Russian troops have not fulfilled the task of defeating units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and reaching the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. At the same time, occupiers are stopped in the Mykolaiv direction.
This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the report on the Russian invasion as of 24.00 on 15 March 2022.
The enemy is trying to strengthen the troops by transferring to Ukraine battalion tactical groups formed of joined units that suffered losses during the first ten days of the operation and military mercenaries from other countries. In addition, according to available information, the Russian military authorities have decided to organize early graduation for cadets of higher military educational institutions in the Russian Federation to involve them in war actions against Ukraine.
In the Volyn direction, the enemy's actions have not changed; the primary efforts are to strengthen the protection of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. The transfer of units of the 120th separate motorized infantry brigade of the North-Western Operational Command of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus to the border areas with Ukraine was revealed.
The enemy did not conduct active attack operations in the Polissya direction. However, having suffered losses, the enemy, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, conducts chaotic mining of the area, creating dangerous living conditions for the civilian population of Ukraine. Along with this, the enemy was regrouping and restoring the combat capability of the units defeated in previous battles. As a result of the effective actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy suffers significant losses in personnel and equipment.
In the Siversk direction, the enemy concentrated its efforts on reconnaissance during the day. They have problems with providing troops with ammunition.
In the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy is trying to strengthen the existing troops by concentrating reserves near the state border, blocking access to the city of Sumy from the south, and blocking the city of Izyum. The enemy has no success.
In Donetsk's direction, the enemy made an unsuccessful attempt to advance in the directions of Rubizhne, Severodonetsk, and Lysychansk. As a result of this attempt, the occupiers suffered significant losses and were forced to retreat. Close to Popasna, the enemy tries to keep the occupied position. However, they have no success in the Avdiivka area.
The worst situation remains in the Mariupol area, where the enemy tries to block the city on the western and eastern outskirts. As a result, the occupiers suffer significant losses; they are forced to involve reserves from the 810th Separate Marine Brigade.
In the Pivdenny Buh direction, the enemy concentrated its efforts on maintaining the occupied frontiers and improving the engineering means of the existing positions. Nevertheless, the invaders do not abandon the idea of continuing the movement in the direction of Kryvyi Rih. As a result of the effective work of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine in the area of Chornobaivka, the enemy lost seven combat helicopters.
In general, as of 15 March 2022, the enemy lost (destroyed or lost combat capability) up to 40% of the units involved in the so-called "Operation" on the territory of Ukraine.
The total personnel losses of the enemy from 24 February to 15 March 2022 reached approximately 13,500 people.