Maps of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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After 100 days of brutal clashes, invading Russian forces control about 20 percent of Ukrainian territory, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told Luxembourg’s Parliament on Thursday. The battlefield stretches across large swaths of the country, from the northeastern Kharkiv region to Mykolaiv near the south, Zelensky added.

Read more: Updates from key battlegrounds

The front along the Donets River

Pro-Kremlin media reported that Russian forces were beginning a new stage of their assault on the east, with plans to soon take over Slovyansk and the nearby town of Kramatorsk. The Ukrainian military said in a statement that Russian forces are focusing the fight on Slovyansk, targeting villages on its outskirts even as Ukrainian forces fight to hold onto their territory. (Read more)

Russian-controlled area

Severodonetsk

Izyum

Rubizhne

RAILROAD

Lyman

Lysychansk

Barvinkove

Slovyansk

RAILROAD

Kramatorsk

Popasna

Horlivka

15 MILES

Russian-controlled area

Severodonetsk

Izyum

Lyman

Slovyansk

Popasna

Kramatorsk

Horlivka

25 MILES

Donetsk

Russian-controlled area

Severodonetsk

Izyum

Lyman

Slovyansk

Popasna

Bakhmut

Kramatorsk

Horlivka

Pokrovsk

25 MILES

Donetsk

Ukraine’s Donbas region

Russia’s offensive in eastern Ukraine, known collectively as Donbas, has long been a flash point for conflict between the two countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly invoked the idea of Donbas’s distinctive regional identity as a basis to “defend” its Russian-speaking people inside Ukraine.

Parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions were already ruled by separatists loyal to Moscow before Russia launched its latest invasion in February. Since then, U.S. officials say Russian forces have not made much progress militarily in Donbas; one official described the progress as “anemic.” Read more.

Belgorod

RUSSIA

Valuyki

Kharkiv

Area held

by Russia-

backed

separatists

before

Feb. 2022

Strarobilsk

Izyum

LUHANSK

Lyman

Severodonetsk

Slovyansk

Luhansk

Dnipro

Horlivka

Shakhty

Donetsk

DONETSK

Zaporizhzhia

Rostov-on-Don

Taganrog

Mariupol

50 MILES

Berdyansk

Melitopol

THE WASHINGTON POST

Belgorod

RUSSIA

Valuyki

Kharkiv

LUHANSK

Izyum

Severodonetsk

Luhansk

Kramatorsk

Dnipro

—Dnieper

Donetsk

Area held

by Russia-

backed

separatists

before

Feb. 2022

DONETSK

Zaporizhzhia

Mariupol

Melitopol

50 MILES

RUSSIA

Belgorod

Valuyki

Kharkiv

LUHANSK

Izyum

Severodonetsk

Luhansk

Donetsk

—Dnieper

Area held

by Russia-

backed

separatists

before

Feb. 2022

DONETSK

Zaporizhzhia

Mariupol

Melitopol

50 MILES

Ukrainians rush to cross to neighboring countries

Fighting throughout the country has driven nearly 6 million people from Ukraine into neighboring countries, the U.N. refugee agency said. According to border police authorities, the majority of Ukrainians are fleeing to Poland.

Men ages 18 to 60 are barred from leaving the country after President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call to take up arms and defend the country against the Russian invaders.

After weeks of attempted evacuations, more than 125,000 Ukrainian civilians have been able to use humanitarian corridors to leave bombarded cities, according to a video address by Zelensky.

Why Russia’s military is bogged down by logistics in Ukraine

Russia had earlier proposed routes leading to Russia or Belarus, which were rejected by Ukraine. Ukrainian officials have accused Russian troops of repeatedly bombarding convoys of food and medicine trying to reach the besieged city of Mariupol.

Humanitarian corridors proposed by Russia

Corridors to other regions of Ukraine

Corridors to Russia or Belarus

Russian-held areas

BELARUS

RUSSIA

Gomel

Sumy

Belgorod

Kyiv

Kharkiv

Poltava

UKRAINE

Separatist-

controlled

area

Zaporizhzhia

Mariupol

Kherson

Rostov-

on-Don

Odessa

Crimea

Annexed by Russia

in 2014

100 MILES

Black Sea

Control areas as of March 7.

Routes are approximate.

Sources: Institute for the Study of War; Post reporting, Russian Ministry of Defense

Humanitarian corridors proposed by Russia

Corridors to Russia or Belarus

Corridors to other regions of Ukraine

Russian-held areas

RUSSIA

BELARUS

Gomel

Sumy

Belgorod

Kyiv

Kharkiv

Poltava

UKRAINE

Separatist-

controlled

area

Zaporizhzhia

Mariupol

Rostov-

on-Don

ROMANIA

Kherson

Odessa

100 MILES

Crimea

Annexed by Russia

in 2014

Black

Sea

Control areas as of March 7. Routes are approximate.

Sources: Institute for the Study of War; Post reporting, Russian Ministry of Defense

Nearly three million people have left Ukraine, foreshadowing a massive humanitarian crisis

Dylan Moriarty, Artur Galocha, Joe Fox, Harry Stevens, Hannah Dormido, Laris Karklis, Lauren Tierney, Tim Meko, Simon Ducroquet, Júlia Ledur, Adrián Blanco and N. Kirkpatrick contributed to this report.

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