Southfront: Earlier, on March 5 and 6, the Ukrainian side used information about humanitarian corridors to provoke and block evacuation during the ceasefire regime, as Russia directly informed the Ukrainian side about the ways and time of evacuation in advance, a day or more before.
Therefore, on the third day, on March 7, Russia changed tactics and reported about humanitarian corridors a few hours before the evacuation. It was reported that today French President Macron guaranteed the security of humanitarian corridors on behalf of the Ukrainian side.
As a result, only dozens of civilians were able to escape from the blockaded cities. Many died under the shelling by Ukrainian nationalist forces.
In the afternoon there were significant tactical successes in the encirclement of the AFU grouping in the Donbas region. On March 7, the main successes of the advancing units of the united Russian and LDPR forces took place in the Severodonetsk-Lisichansk agglomeration in the direction of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.
From the Kharkiv direction from the northeast to the southwest, Russian troops are moping up the key town of Izyum. In the direction of the Izyum-Slavyansk E40-M03 route, forces of the LPR continued their offensive, and took control of the Staromlinovka railway station in the south of the village of Oskol.
A rocket attack destroyed the local police station in Izyum, where the headquarters of the so-called territorial defense were located.
Also, forces of the LPR reached the outskirts of Severodonetsk and took control of the villages of Kudryashovka, Voronovo, Metelkino, Medvezhye, Askoronovka, Petrovka, Alexandrovka.
In the north of the LPR, a militia detachment was ambushed by the AFU:
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The grouping of the DPR and Russia are narrowing the ring around Mariupol, the village of Mangush on the western outskirts of the city is under the control of the DPR.
Also, DPR forces advanced in the direction of Vladimirovka, took control of the settlements of Latmoye, Berezove, Yasnoye, Maksimovka and Valeryanovka, encircling Ukrainian forces in the Volnovakha district from the north.
Russian troops are not entering the city of Kiev, fighting continues in the Bucha area. At the same time, the suburbs of the capital were actively shelled with Caliber missiles.
Ukrainian MLRS firing from the residential ares in Kiev :
Two oil depots are burning near Zhytomyr:
In the Nikolaev area, the situation remains difficult for the Russian forces. Russian troops suffered a number of tactical defeats in the directions of Nikolaev and Krivoy Rog. At the same time, the AFU proved unable develop any significant success, while achieving local victories.
Odessa has been left on its own. Russian forces are attacking military infrastructure facilities and the locations of Ukrainian units, without undertaking any assault operation.
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