March 11, 2022

Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

Russian Defense Ministry

(as at 6 p.m. /Kyiv time/ Mar.11)

Main efforts of aggressor are focused on capturing/blocking of Kyiv, Kharkiv,
Chernihiv, Sumy, Kherson, Mariupol and Mykolaiv, advancing towards Kryvyi Rih,
Kremenchuk, Zaporizhzhya as well as on establishing (keeping) control over
temporary occupied territories districts.
Kremlin has made a provocation (BEL-UKR part of border) for Belarusian
Armed Forces involvement into Russian armed aggression against Ukraine. Having
done three bomb strikes on positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces in Rivne region,
enemy aircraft performed airstrike on border villages of Belarus from Ukrainian
airspace.
Aggressor grossly violates international humanitarian right and the Rules of
War.
Operational environment
Priority tasks for Russian forces grouping still are destruction of Ukrainian Air
Defense system, command posts and operative-tactical aviation of Ukrainian Air Force.
For the purpose of striking forces grouping enforcement, Russian command
continues formation, training and relocation of designated additional units from all
Military Districts, Northern Fleet and Airborne troops.
Making a provocation on BEL-UKR border, enemy is forming the background for
deployment of designated Belarusian Armed Forces units on the Ukrainian territory.
Enemy is trying to deploy comprehensive support system and augment C2 and
AD systems.
Pollisskyi operational zone
Units and subunits of Eastern MD are trying to resume advance towards Kyiv
from north western and western direction. At present, we record forces concentration
and engineering fortification development of positions in Bucha, Makariv and
Ivankiv areas.
Sabotage-reconnaissance groups increased the number of attempts to infiltrate
into the capital.
Siverskiy operational zone
Main efforts of units of 90th Tank Division and 2nd CAA of Central MD were
directed on the preparation of offense towards Brovary and Boryspil directions.
Enemy has taken up defense in Nova Basan, Pisky, Stara Basan of Chernihiv
region and Bohdanivka and Tarasivka of Kyiv region.
Chaotic artillery shelling of Chernihiv is going on.
Slobozhanskyi operational zone
Western MD forces’ grouping is being created on the edge of Romny –
Konotop.
Enemy has taken control over Trostyanec – Sumy highway, which drives away
all obstacles on enemy’s way towards Konotop.
There are 3 “Tochka-U” TMLs discovered in the area of Stanove.

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Donetsk operational zone
1
st and 2nd Army Corps and 8th CAA of Southern MD units have lost their
offensive capabilities and have to regroup.
Russian troops facilitated air-missile strikes and artillery shelling of Mariupol
in terms of preparation to resume the offense on the city.
Tavriyskyi operational zone
58th CAA units are staying within the area of concentration in Gulyai Pole,
Vasylivka and Orihiv waiting for command to attack the city of Zaporizhzhya.
As a part of comprehensive support, enemy delivered an echelon with
ammunition from occupied Crimean peninsula. There is a respective field depot
deployed on the northern outskirts of Melitopol.
“Rosgvardiya” subunits are spotted to be moving in the area of
Novomykolaivka (Kherson region).
Southern Bug operational zone
During advancement of 49th CAA units of Southern MD towards Kryvyi Rih –
Nikopol, part of enemy’s forces remained in Beryslav taking up defense.
Azov-Black Seas operational zone
Enemy prepares for missile strikes at the territory of Ukraine. Respective Black
Sea Fleet ships are replenishing with “Kaliber” type sea-based cruise missiles.
Terrorist and unlawful occupation activity of Russian armed forces
The enemy continues to terrorize peaceful inhabitants through artillery/missile/air
strikes on residential districts, social and critical infrastructure objects. The biggest
intensity of air strikes was in cities and villages of Kyiv, Zhytomyr and Chernihiv
Oblasts and Mariupol city (Donetsk Oblast).
The enemy is trying to introduce an administrative-police regime in occupied
territories of Kherson and Zaporizhia Oblasts: Russian propaganda is spreading
(distributing outreach leaflets, hanging “DNR” flags), a system of military
commandant’s offices is created (Tokmak city, Melitopol city). In the urban-type village
of Kalanchak, Rossguard patrols are searching for pro-Ukrainian citizens, including
veterans of the Anti-Terrorist Operation/Joint Forces Operation, ex-employees of
Ukrainian law enforcement agencies. Locals are restricted in their movement, curfews
are imposed, and Ukrainian citizens are forced to lead the occupied settlements under
treat of murder.

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