Battle of Mykolaiv

Battle in the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Battle of Mykolaiv
Part of the southern Ukraine campaign of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Mykolaiv Regional State Administration after a Russian rocket strike, 29 March 2022
Date26 February – 8 April 2022
(1 month, 1 week and 6 days)
Location
Mykolaiv, Mykolaiv Oblast, Ukraine
Result Ukrainian victory[1]
Belligerents
 Russia  Ukraine
Commanders and leaders
Units involved

 Russian Armed Forces

Ukrainian Armed Forces

 Ukrainian Navy

Irregular civilian volunteers (militia)[2]
Casualties and losses
Per Ukraine:
470+ killed[6][7]
300+ wounded[8]
Per Ukraine:
60+ killed[9][10][11]
11 missing
93+ wounded
Frigate Hetman Sahaidachny scuttled[12]
128+ civilians killed, 545+ wounded[13]
250,000 civilians evacuated[14]
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The battle of Mykolaiv started on the night of 26 February 2022, as part of the southern Ukraine campaign during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It ended with Russian forces being repulsed from the city in March, and by April all but a few of its surrounding villages were back under Ukrainian control.

Mykolaiv is a strategically important shipbuilding and port city on the Black Sea and on 4 March was "seen as the next key stepping-stone for Russian forces on the road to Odesa."[15]

Background

Dmytro Marchenko, who commanded the defense of the city, said that on 25 February there were no checkpoints, trenches, or patrols in Mykolaiv. Residents were in a state of panic regarding Russian troop movements in nearby Kherson, and a lack of communication among security forces led to friendly fire incidents.[16]

Varvarivskyi Bridge over the Southern Bug River

According to Marchenko, the Russian command sought to surround Mykolaiv in a manner similar to the Siege of Mariupol. Over the course of the battle, he reportedly refused eight orders to blow up the Varvarivskyi Bridge over the Southern Bug River, which would cause the city to become totally encircled.[16]

During the afternoon hours of 26 February 2022, 12 Russian tanks broke through Ukrainian defenses near Kakhovka on the Dnieper and began heading towards Mykolaiv.[17] Vitaly Kim, the governor of Mykolaiv Oblast, stated that the city had five hours to prepare for encirclement and urged citizens to prepare barricades and volunteers to defend the city.[18][19] Artillery and other arms had also been prepared.[20]

Battle

First assault

By around 18:52, Russian tanks entered the outskirts of the city, prompting the mayor to order those in the city to stay at home and as far away from windows as possible.[21] Shortly after, Russian troops entered the city and a battle on the Southern Bug erupted minutes later.[22] According to some reports, tanks "passed through the city".[23] Russian forces had also taken over the Mykolaiv Zoo.[24]

After three hours of fighting, Russian forces were driven away back, although fighting continued and several Russian tanks reportedly bypassed the city's defenses.[25] Extensive fighting was recorded in Korabel'nyy Raion [uk], on 6th Slobidska Street, and on Central Avenue.[26]

By the early morning of 27 February, Ukrainian officials announced that Russian forces had been driven away from the city, with Kim posting on Telegram, "Mykolaiv is ours! Glory to Ukraine!" (Миколаїв наш! Слава Україні[!]).[27] In the aftermath, some Russian soldiers were captured, and the city was extensively damaged.[28][29][30]

Second assault

On 28 February, Russian troops advanced from Kherson towards Mykolaiv, reaching the city's outskirts and launching an assault at 11:00 a.m. local time.[31][32]

Destroyed residential buildings in Mykolaiv.
Rocket from a multiple rocket launcher in Mykolaiv, 9 March
Mykolaiv Regional State Administration after Russian rocket strike on 29 March

On 1 March, according to Ukrainian officials, a Russian column near the city of Bashtanka, just north of Mykolaiv, was defeated by Ukrainian forces.[33][34] On 2 March, another Russian column was defeated at the city of Voznesensk, northwest of Mykolaiv, by Ukrainian regular army troops, members of the Territorial Defense force, and local volunteers.[35]

The Ukrainian Navy scuttled their only frigate and the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy, Hetman Sahaidachny, in the port of Mykolaiv on or before 3 March. On that day, a photo was published showing the frigate partially sunk in port.[36][12] On 4 March, the Ukrainian Defence Minister confirmed that Hetman Sahaidachny had been scuttled to prevent its capture by the Russian forces.[37][36]

Third assault

According to Dmytro Marchenko, one of the key battles during the defense of Mykolaiv took place on 4 March. Hundreds of Russian tanks moved towards the city from three directions: Stanislav to the south, Posad-Pokrovske to the southeast, and from the north, down the highway connecting Mykolaiv and Kropyvnytskyi. Two Russian BTRs entered the Kulbakinskyi airfield, which Marchenko recognized as a feint designed to draw out Ukrainian reserves and artillery. He sent police forces to recapture the airfield while focusing the artillery on the main Russian force, thus breaking up the attack.[16]

Ukrainian counteroffensive

Kim later announced that Russian troops were driven out of the city but were counterattacking. Ukrainian soldiers recaptured Kulbakino Air Base.[38] Mayor Oleksandr Senkevich said that Russian troops were attacking the city from the north, east and south. Ukrainian troops held a single swing bridge spanning the Southern Buh, the easiest route for Russian forces to reach the port of Odesa.[39] Russian forces were later forced to retreat back beyond the city limits,[40] pushed out of the city outskirts by Ukrainian troops led by Dmytro Marchenko.[41] Marchenko received the Ukrainian Order for Courage for his role in defending the city.[41]

On 7 March, ten Ukrainian soldiers were killed and dozens of others were wounded in a Russian airstrike on the barracks of the 79th Air Assault Brigade at 05:15.[42][43] Kim later stated that Ukrainian forces had recaptured Mykolaiv International Airport and civilians could now leave the city.[44] At 05:00 Russian troops began shelling the city and a Kalibr cruise missile hit a military barracks, killing eight soldiers and wounding 19, while another eight were missing. Heavy clashes took place to the east of the city and a tank battle broke out at the airport. The shelling stopped around the evening, with Ukrainian forces declaring they had repelled the Russian assault.[40]

On 8 March, a Russian battalion tactical group unsuccessfully attempted offensive operations towards Ternivka district [uk] in Mykolaiv and was driven back to Russian "force concentration areas" near Kapustyne [uk], Balovne [uk], and Novomatviyivske [uk].[45]

Kim claimed on 11 March that Ukrainian forces had pushed Russian troops back to the east by 15–20 kilometres (9–12 mi) and had also surrounded some units who were negotiating for a surrender. He said that the Russian force that attacked the city was relatively weak, but warned that a stronger one could easily capture the city. The head doctor of a local hospital, Oleksandr Dimyanov, said that 250 Ukrainian soldiers and civilians had been wounded during the battle, of whom 12 died.[46]

Russian forces still controlled villages 20 kilometres (12 mi) away, with only the Southern Bug River keeping the city from being encircled. Senkevich told The Guardian that civilians were being evacuated through the road leading to Odesa, and about 250,000 had been evacuated.[14]

Civilians stacked tires on city streets in the battle, and burned them using Molotov cocktails to slow down Russian troops if they entered the city, so Ukrainian troops could target their tanks.[47][48] Kim meanwhile organized the defenses and motivated people through videos he posted on social media. Sgt. Ruslan Khoda, who commanded the Ukrainian forces defending the airport, stated that Russian troops seemed to be mounting probing attacks to test vulnerabilities in their defenses and they were often preceded by surveillance drones. Maj. Gen. Dmytro Marchenko [uk], who was leading the city's defense, stated that Ukrainian forces were trying to break the morale of Russian troops by repeatedly shelling them.[43]

On 15 March, Kim claimed that Ukrainian forces had pushed back Russian forces from the city center.[49] On the same date, Russian forces were also said to have been pushed out of areas on the border between Mykolaiv Oblast and Kherson Oblast, which was expected to result in a reduction of shelling on the city.[50] On 18 March, Ukrainian forces reportedly broke through Russian lines at Mykolaiv, pushing them back into Kherson raion.[51]

On 18 March, two Russian Kalibr missiles, fired from either nearby Kherson or Crimea, struck a Ukrainian army barracks of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade (headquartered in Mykolaiv), used to train local soldiers, located in the northern suburbs of Mykolaiv.[5] The attack occurred during the night, while the soldiers were asleep in their bunks. Not enough time was available to sound the alarm, as the missiles were fired from too close, from the vicinity of Kherson.[52] The Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reported that the city morgue and the Ukrainian army stated that at least 80 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, and their bodies recovered.[53] However, the BBC reported that out of the 200 soldiers in the barracks, only one man was pulled from out of the rubble 30 hours after the attack.[52]

On 8 April, Ukraine claimed that "virtually no" Russian forces remained in the Mykolaiv region.[54]

Aftermath and later attacks

The house shelled on 29 June
University of Shipbuilding shelled on 15 July
Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University shelled in August
Tanks with sunflower oil attacked on 16 October

However, as of 16 April, Russian forces continued shelling the city.[55] Cruise missile attacks also continued, although the city remained in Ukrainian control.[56]

On 12 April, the city lost its main water supply as a result of damage to the pipeline bringing fresh water from the Dnieper. Subsequently the people in Mykolaiv were forced to rely on water from rivers and streams as well as donations from neighboring towns and cities. The head of Mykolaiv regional military administration Vitalii Kim promised to get the water supply back to half capacity in the following days using wells, water purification equipment and desalination plants.[56] A month later, water supply from Southern Bug was established, but this water is brackish, dirty and isn't suitable for drinking or cooking.[57][58] According to a BBC investigation, Russian forces deliberately broke the pipeline with explosive charge. The exiled governor of the Kherson region at that time, Dmytro Butrii, told the BBC that the Russian occupation forces did not allow a repair team to access it.[58]

On 5 May, the Russian Defence Ministry claimed that its missiles destroyed a large ammunition depot in Mykolaiv.[59]

On 22 June, Ukrainian authorities reported that Russian forces launched seven missiles at Mykolaiv.[60][61] According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the strike conducted by the Russian Aerospace Forces killed up to 500 servicemen of the 59th Motorized Brigade located in the Okean shipbuilding plant and destroyed a fuel terminal in the city.[62]

On 28 June, shelling damaged Central City Stadium and an abandoned military base.[63] On 29 June, a Russian rocket strike hit a five-storey residential building,[64] killing at least 8 people and injuring 6.[65]

On 15 July, the city's two largest universities were struck by missiles: Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding and Mykolaiv National University.[66][67][68]

On 29 July, five people were killed and seven were injured at a bus stop in Mykolaiv after Russians shelled the city.[69] Another strike on 30 July killed Oleksiy Vadaturskyi, the owner of Ukrainian agricultural company Nibulon, along with his wife.[70]

On 17 August, two missiles hit Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University.[71] Two days later, it was shelled again with two S-300 missiles.[72]

On 16 October, Russian kamikaze drones stroke two tanks with sunflower oil for export (about 7.5 thousand tons each) in Mykolaiv. The tanks caught fire and the oil flowed through the streets.[73][74]

On 1 November, new shelling partially destroyed a historic gymnasium (1892), a polytechnic college and damaged neighboring residential buildings. One person was reported to be killed.[75]

On 11 November, shelling of the city collapsed part of a five-story residential building, killing 9 people.[76][77]

The relentless attacks ended in November as the front line was pushed back in the course of the 2022 Kherson counteroffensive.[78]

Casualties and war crimes

Olha Dierugina, the director of the forensic institute of Mykolaiv, told Agence France-Presse that their morgue had received 120 bodies during the battle, including 80 soldiers and 30 civilians. Some of the dead also included Russian soldiers.[79]

A cancer hospital and an eye clinic were bombed on 12 March. On 13 March, Kim stated that a gas turbine factory had been bombed by the Russians. He later said that nine people had been killed in the attack.[80]

According to a report by The New York Times on 16 March, 132 bodies were housed at the city's morgue.[43]

On 29 March, a Russian missile strike had hit the regional administration's headquarters in Mykolaiv. 37 people had been killed[81] and at least 33 injured.[82][83]

See also

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