Russia has continued shelling attacks against a number of Ukrainian cities since its invasion began in February 2022. The Siege of Chernihiv is ongoing.
[On Feb 24] The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had surrounded Chernihiv and was laying siege to the city.
At 14:25 (UTC+2), the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had surrounded Chernihiv and was laying siege to the city.
On 26 February, Ukrainian forces claimed that they defeated a Russian force that attempted to take the city. Several Russian tanks were allegedly seized by Ukrainian forces. The Ukrainian government also claims that Russian BM-21 Grad rockets had hit hospitals and kindergartens in Chernihiv, though this claim was not independently verified.
On 27 February, Ukrainian officials claimed that Russian forces damaged much of Chernihiv's city center with missiles, including the destruction of a historic cinema. Russian forces later claimed that they had completely blockaded the city. Ukrainian sources also claimed that on 27 February, 56 Tankers were destroyed by the Ukrainian Army, containing fuel for Russian military units.
Will Russia control Chernihiv on June 1, 2022?
This question will resolve positively if Chernihiv is under Russian military control on June 1, 2022.
We will consider being under Russian control if more than 50% of the city's raions are under the de facto control of the Russian military.
Resolution will be sourced from reputable media reports.