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Battle of Konotop (2022)

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Battle of Konotop (2022)
Part of the
Battle of Konotop 24.jpg
A Russian 9K114 Shturm destroyed in the battle
Date24–25 February 2022
(1 day)
Location
Result

Russian victory

  • Russian forces captured city, later withdrew[1][2]
Belligerents
 Russia  Ukraine
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Ukraine Artem Seminikhin[3]
Units involved
 Russian Armed Forces  Ukrainian Armed Forces
Strength

Unknown

  • 300 vehicles[4]
Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown
Per Ukraine:
2 wounded[5]
Per Ukraine:
3 civilians wounded[5]

The Battle of Konotop was a military engagement that took place around the city of Konotop, Ukraine between the military forces of Russia and Ukraine as part of the Northeastern Ukraine offensive during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Battle

On 24 February, a mixed Russian column of up to 300 vehicles approached Konotop, before engaging Ukrainian mechanized units.[4]

On 25 February, burned Russian equipment was seen in Konotop and its outskirts,[6][7] while the city was besieged by the Russian army.[8] The Ukrainian Army stated that Russian forces besieging the city were poorly supplied.[7] However, Ukrainian forces lost control of the city later that day.[9][10]

Aftermath

On 2 March, Artem Seminikhin, the mayor of Konotop, stated that Russian forces in the city warned him that they would shell the city if the residents resisted them. Russian vehicles, deployed outside the City Council, were surrounded by locals.[3] Seminikhin asked the residents of the city whether they wanted to fight or surrender, whereupon the residents "overwhelmingly" refused to surrender.[11][12]

Later in the day, city authorities began negotiations with Russian forces, with talks lasting 12 minutes. An agreement was reached under which Russian forces accepted not to change the city's government, deploy troops in the city, obstruct transportation, or remove the Ukrainian flag. In return, the city officials agreed that the residents would not attack Russian forces.[13]

On 3 April, Ukrainian MP Olexander Kachura stated on Twitter that all Russian forces had left Konotop Raion.[1] On 4 April 2022 Sumy Oblast's Governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyi stated that Russian troops no longer occupied any towns or villages in Sumy Oblast and had mostly withdrawn, while Ukrainian troops were working to push out the remaining units.[14]

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References

  1. ^ a b @SputnikATO (3 April 2022). "Конотопский район освобожден от российских оккупантов. Об этом сообщил нардеп Александр Качура. Еще вчера глава Сумской областной военной администрации Дмитрий Живицкий заявлял, что армия РФ находится в районе Белополья и Конотопа" (Tweet) (in Russian) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Russian troops no longer hold any settlements in Ukraine's Sumy region, says governor, National Post (4 April 2022)
  3. ^ a b "As Russian invaders demand that Konotop surrender, mayor explicitly defies threats". www.ukrinform.net. Archived from the original on 3 March 2022. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b "General Staff: Battles ongoing along border, 20 Russian helicopters land near Kyiv". Ukrinform. 23 February 2022. Archived from the original on 25 February 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b "На Сумщині за день близько сотні поранених, 4 – загиблих | Данкор онлайн | Сумской информационный портал: все новости Сумщины". Archived from the original on 27 February 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Конотоп залишається під контролем України + ВІДЕО" [Konotop is under control of Ukraine] (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 25 February 2022. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Russian troops stop near northeast city of Konotop -Ukraine's land forces". Reuters. 25 February 2022. Archived from the original on 5 March 2022. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Russian invasion of Ukraine enters third day: What we know so far". Al Jazeera. 25 February 2022. Archived from the original on 28 March 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  9. ^ Ward, Alexander. "'Almost not possible' for Ukraine to win without West's help, Ukraine official says". Politico. Archived from the original on 26 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Ukraine war news from February 25: Kyiv suburbs breached, Russian forces face resistance, Zelensky warns Russia will 'storm' capital". Financial Times. 26 February 2022. Archived from the original on 26 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  11. ^ Valeria Polischuk. "Мер Конотопа: місту поставили ультиматум – за опір накриють артилерією". RBC Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2022. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  12. ^ Khavin, Dmitriy; Botti, David; Tiefenthäler, Ainara (2 March 2022). "Mayor in Ukraine asks his city's residents whether they wish to fight or surrender". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 3 March 2022. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  13. ^ Natalia Gurkovskaya. "Бої на Сумщині – влада Конотопа провела переговори з окупантами після ультиматуму". RBC Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 6 March 2022. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  14. ^ Russian troops no longer hold any settlements in Ukraine's Sumy region, says governor, National Post (4 April 2022)