MAP OF UKRAINE. The war in Ukraine continues this Wednesday, March 28, 2022. There are many maps available on the net, compiled from reliable sources, to keep track of the daily situation…
[Mis à jour le 23 mars 2022 à 11h26] The war in Ukraine, launched by Vladimir Putin on February 24, has turned into a trench war, with Russian troops advancing slowly, even bogging down in places, in a resisting country. Nevertheless, several large cities were taken or besieged on several fronts throughout the country.
From the very beginning of the conflict, maps have played a crucial role in understanding the Russian military operation and in monitoring the situation in real time. Here are the best sources available with up-to-date maps.
Information agency cards
Several agencies provide the press with daily updated maps and charts. This is the case with Agence France Presse in France, as well as specialized services such as Visactu or Graphic News, an independent international agency funded entirely by media publishers. Most of these maps are updated at the end of the day (depending on the update dates, the maps below may be dated a day earlier).
Ukrainian site map Liveuamap
One of the most valuable documents currently available on the Internet is a map compiled by Liveuamap.com, an independent Ukrainian platform that collects and cross-checks various information from media and social media sources and allows visualization, in real time, or almost, of collisions and successive strikes in the country.
Another interactive map published on MapHub allows you to visualize Russian attacks and Ukrainian defensive actions since the beginning of the conflict. The tool, which lists hundreds of events to date, is run by the Center for Information Resilience (CIR), an independent UK not-for-profit company that is also dedicated to identifying, responding to and denouncing influence operations. CIR aims to “raise awareness of and help counter the threat affecting operations, including disinformation, to democracy and objective truth.”
A few days after the start of the war in Ukraine, the French Ministry of Defense prepared an update of the situation and a map detailing the theater of operations. The map is posted on the portal of the Ministry of Defense and is updated daily.
Situational maps of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
The reports and maps produced daily by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) provide the press (including Le Monde) with up-to-date and accurate information. The Institute for the Study of War is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy research organization. It “promotes an informed understanding of military affairs through sound research, sound analysis, and innovative education.”
Media cards in France and abroad
In France, reference sites such as Le Monde or Le Figaro offer to follow the advance of Russian troops with a series of maps based on reliable data from the sources mentioned above. Les Décoders du Monde offers a day-by-day map of the development of the Russian invasion, including a slider for navigating the chronology of the conflict. Le Figaro compiled several maps based on information from the Liveuamap website, Graphicnews and other news agencies such as AFP.
On Twitter, the maps and accounts of the situation by historian and former soldier Michel Goya are among the most complete. These documents are also posted on his blog. Abroad, the websites of the two leading American media outlets, the New York Times and the Washington Post, also offer up-to-date maps.
Battle of Kyiv Mapped
The battle for Kyiv in particular was highlighted by several media outlets in France and around the world. Visactu, a French agency specializing in the production of press infographics, provides regular updates on the situation in the Ukrainian capital. Le Monde, Le Figaro, The New York Times or The Washington Post are among the media outlets that provide the best coverage. Kyiv Independentnewspaper from the Ukrainian capital, regularly covering the situation.
Russia continues to throw more and more military force to the west and east of Kyiv, perhaps trying to surround the city and infiltrate it.
The map shows approximate Russian (red) and Ukrainian (blue) positions and lines of advance in the Battle of Kyiv as of March 12, 2022. pic.twitter.com/sKDpzPo4mm
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) March 12, 2022
In the UK, the BBC also has a page on the fighting in Ukraine. Some cards also let you know about the situation in the capital. Another British publication, the Financial Times, is also ditching its cards prior to the clashes in Kyiv.