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I have sources that say Snihurivka and another nearby settlement are occupied by Russia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CactusCartocratus (talk • contribs) 22:12, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]



Change the legend for green, should say Rest of Ukraine, or unoccupied Ukraine.--Damián A. Fernández Beanato (talk) 16:25, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Мечников I cannot add it yet because I have not seen it on 3rd party sources. Viewsridge (talk) 17:17, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Мечников: The map is covering the invasion of Ukraine, I don't think it should be expanded it into Russia just because a single Ukrainian attack has taken place. Most of the conflict is still limited to Ukraine. Viewsridge (talk) 16:44, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
the invasion of Ukraine is part of the Russian-Ukrainian war. the invasion don't cease to be an invasion if Ukraine fired some target in Russia to defend. It's important case --Мечников (talk) 17:38, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hey Viewsridge could you create a .png verison of the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine please?


Thank you! 05:43, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@ You can get the file in the .png resolution you want by clicking on the highlighted resolutions under the file in the commons page. Look for: "Size of this PNG preview of this SVG file: 800 × 538 pixels. Other resolutions: 320 × 215 pixels | 640 × 430 pixels | 1,024 × 688 pixels | 1,280 × 860 pixels | 2,560 × 1,721 pixels | 2,199 × 1,478 pixels." Viewsridge (talk) 05:47, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Can you include an update for Izmail area air strike? 19:22, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ Thanks! Added. Viewsridge (talk) 19:43, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]



Konotop has already fallen unfortunately, citing: "— Ukraine lost the city of Konotop (Ukraine Embassy in U.S.)" ---> | "Ukraine’s army in the statement said government troops had lost control of Konotop, a city in the north-eastern region of the country near the border with Russia." ---> — Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:12, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ok thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 17:16, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks and also, the Russian forces/control of the settlement of Bakhmach doesn't really seem to be contested to me, apart from local civil resistance that is, source: Scion234 (talk) 17:49, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]



Hi, I've seen your work on tracking the invasion, thank you for your work. I've read the discussion about sources, could the bbc map be used to source the situation in the villages north-east of Chernihiv?--Caarl 95 (talk) 17:44, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Caarl 95: I could use that, thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 17:49, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hey Viewsridge, how are you doing? I appreciate your work on the File:2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.svg map! :-)

I have no clue what happend, but it seems like there is currently a problem with the map, since it does not display properly on other projects like Wikipedia and there is even a problem with the preview here on commons. People have been reverting very often in a short time, probably to fix it - but I have no clue if that will help. Could you please take a look at that?

Best regards, Koreanovsky (talk) 11:00, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Koreanovsky: File is currently broken due to the ongoing edit war, it will be fixed if users can stop edit warring for 20-30 mins. Viewsridge (talk) 11:04, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]



Why Kharkiv changed to uncontested? 2603:8081:1702:2C00:5469:4EBA:9CCE:6012 18:27, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Berdyansk and Mariupol


Hello, you mentioned in one of the map updates that the Berdyansk and Donetsk fronts connected sieging Mariupol. I'm looking for a good source to update the Mariupol and Berdyansk battles, and all i could find about it was some speculations from the Institute for the Study of War. Can you provide me the source(s) you checked? RGoes (talk) 19:06, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@RGoes: Sure I saw it here Viewsridge (talk) 20:04, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. RGoes (talk) 20:09, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hey, I don't think this merits inclusion because it doesn't seem reflective of the situation on the ground. I think this is the sentence you're citing:
"Russian troops, however, have made considerable progress in southern Ukraine as they advanced from the Crimean Peninsula toward Kherson, Mykolaiv and Mariupol. Another offensive, stalled by Russia’s failure to capture Kharkiv, pushed to link up with these troops from the north, aiming to encircle some of Ukraine’s most capable forces that are deployed in the Donbas region."
However, it doesn't say that the two fronts have linked up - it says that they pushed to link up - i.e. they are moving to link up but have yet to do so. This is consistent with what I'm reading across Ukrainian media and on the ground reporting - Mariupol is not encircled as it stands. Cran32 (talk) 23:46, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Cran32: I've reverted it until further clarification, thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 06:56, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Nuclear Power Plants



Can you please add the four Nuclear Power Plants to the map. — Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:37, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@ Added. Viewsridge (talk) 09:22, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
source on konotop update also theres fighting renwed in mykoliva acording to live ua couldnt figure out how to make a catterogory Fireduck420 (talk) 10:28, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Fireduck420: Here, Viewsridge (talk) 10:31, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]



Heya, just wanted to thank you for also working on the whole Ukraine map. Finally turning unproductive cartographical interests and endless news-scrolling into something productive :P Taroboy owo (talk) 01:23, 3 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Taroboy owo: No problem. I thank you for your edits on the file too. Viewsridge (talk) 07:51, 3 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

File:2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.svg


Hi Viewsridge,

thank you for the good work by creating this map and keeping it up to date. Would it be possible that you add a scale on the map?

Greetings --Alabasterstein (talk) 12:07, 3 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Alabasterstein: Added. Viewsridge (talk) 12:31, 3 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Location of Important Seaports


A Seaport icon for Important coastal cities like Odessa. 2A01:9700:13B2:9300:19D2:B45D:742C:7B30 20:15, 4 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Kherson, Mykolaiv


Hello Viewsridge,

great work on the Ukraine-Russia war theater map! Wanted to bring to your attention, Kherson is under Russian control according to several news sources, including The Guardian. Mykolaiv is currently contested, Odessa appears to be an upcoming target of Russian forces. --EruditeSponge (talk) 04:30, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@EruditeSponge: Thanks, I believe these changes have already been added to the map by the other editors. Viewsridge (talk) 16:41, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Battle of Kyiv map


Thanks for your map. Can you add Horenychi and Hostomel (town) ? Names. Ukrainians said about russian forces near it. Also it needs to add Bucha's name and the airport near Vasylkiv. And what for the map has Explosions / attacks? There was a lot of attacks and everything not possible to take into account, not everyone is on the news --Мечников (talk) 15:45, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Мечников: Added and removed. Viewsridge (talk) 16:40, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

If you can make the area controlled by the Ukrainians blue (instead of green) then i can insert it in Template:Russo-Ukrainian War detailed map, the same way File:Situation in Taizz.svg is inserted in Template:Yemeni Civil War detailed map. Tradediatalk 00:29, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Tradedia: Here you go. Viewsridge (talk) 11:10, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. However, what i meant is that you change the color from green to blue on the original file (Battle of Kyiv (2022).svg) and not create a new file. This is so that when the File:Battle of Kyiv (2022).svg gets updated, it gets updated on the template automatically. You can keep the arrows and everything else you want, just make the green blue... Tradediatalk 15:41, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Tradedia: I'd rather keep the map in yellow in the original. I will be updating the template map when I update the original as well. Viewsridge (talk) 15:53, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, thanks. I inserted it. I count on you to keep it up to date ;) Tradediatalk 21:29, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]



can u update irpin as contested I tried to bring it up on the actual discussion page but no one with the power to edit the map file seems to have seen it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fireduck420 (talk • contribs) 15:18, 7 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Fireduck420: Changed. You can edit the map with Inkscape. Viewsridge (talk) 16:19, 7 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Vasylivka, Tokmak, Polohy captured ; Havryshivka Vinnytsia International Airport destroyed


The Ukrainian armed forces reported that Russian forces had captured Vasylivka, Tokmak and Polohy (near Zaporizhzhia) on March 7.

Also on March 6, Havryshivka Vinnytsia International Airport (western Ukraine) was bombarded to destruction by russian forces. Cavewiki (talk) 07:48, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Cavewiki: Added, thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 08:58, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Multiple sources indicate advancements in Luhansk


As an example, the ISW, and various war mappers (like or have all followed on detailed reports that the Russians have taken most of northern Luhansk. Also, Seems according to their mayor the city was taken by the 3rd of March. Attached link: I tried updating it on my own, but I am new to using Inkspace so I figured that it was just better to let you know instead. Thank you for your good work informing people! — Preceding unsigned comment added by GeoSpace (talk • contribs) 08:14, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@GeoSpace: Added, thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 08:58, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Map updates


Ivankiv needs to be updated to uncontested, as it’s been under Russian control for almost a week now.

Izium also needs to be updated. Russia is claiming to have captured the city, and since it had been shelled for almost a week before that, it seems safe to assume the front lines at least extend to the area

Mykolaiv should also be switched to contested, as fighting there has resumed in the last 24 hours 2601:155:4300:FA80:C9E7:105F:74E6:E24 12:08, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@2601:155:4300:FA80:C9E7:105F:74E6:E24 and 2601:155:4300:FA80:C9E7:105F:74E6:E24: Updated Mykolaiv and Ivankiv, need to wait for 3rd party sources before changing Izium. Viewsridge (talk) 12:56, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

For Izium:

Russians noted as on outskirts of Izium:

Ukrainian army stating Izium being contested:

General mapping project showing Russian advances at least up to Izium: — Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2601:155:4300:FA80:C9E7:105F:74E6:E24 (talk) 13:39, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Third party sources on Izium


For Izium:

Russians noted as on outskirts of Izium:

Ukrainian army stating Izium being contested:

General mapping project showing Russian advances at least up to Izium: 2601:155:4300:FA80:C9E7:105F:74E6:E24 13:40, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@2601:155:4300:FA80:C9E7:105F:74E6:E24: Updated, thanks. Good work. Viewsridge (talk) 13:47, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Artsakh supplying aid to Ukraine


Hello! I just noticed that on File:Countries supplying aid to Ukraine during the 2022 Russian invasion.svg there's a spot on the map indicating the en:Republic of Artsakh. Apparently they have sent 14 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine if you would like to update the map. source. -- Dainomite (talk) 18:55, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Dainomite: Added, thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 19:40, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ivankiv taken by the Russians


Hey there, so it seems Ivankiv has been under Russian control since at least March 2nd. I have attached a BBC article to provide a reference: Spaceman2288 (talk) 03:06, 10 March 2022 (UTC) @Spaceman2288: Already included. Viewsridge (talk) 07:59, 12 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Humanitarian Corridors


Icon indicating the location of humanitarian Corridors and when they were opened. 10:13, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Chernihiv Encircled


Hey there, it looks like Russia has fully encircled Chernihiv according to their mayor. This article I have linked has more details provided. Thank you again! Spaceman2288 (talk) 14:45, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Volnovakha has fallen


Hey there Viewsridge, CNN has indicated asking with other sources from the battlefield that Volnovakha has fallen. I have linked the article: . Thank you for helping to keep the map up to date! Spaceman2288 (talk) 20:40, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Spaceman2288: Added, thanks.

When you update please show Novoaidar under Russian control. It was captured by LPR and Russian forces on 3 March [5]. Also Ukrainian confirmation it is occupied is here [6]. AbsolutelyFiring (talk) 02:08, 12 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@AbsolutelyFiring: Added, thanks.

Dnipro Airport


I can not overlay the explosion icon over the rivers and roads, when marking Dnipro Airport as bombed, like the one near it. Please help with it. AbsolutelyFiring (talk) 09:01, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@AbsolutelyFiring: If you're using Inkscape, on the top left side of the program click Object and then click Objects from the drop down menu. A menu will open on the right side, the objects name will be highlighted when you click them, you can drag the object names above other object names, this will overlay it above the other objects. Also you can set layers, (shift+ctrl+L) this will group multiple objects and they can be moved above or below other grouped object layers. Viewsridge (talk) 10:05, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I showed Russian forces halfway between Nova Odesa and Mykolaiv since Wall Street Journal yesterday said they had been beaten back 40 miles from Voznesensk. Can you please show a yellow arrow from Voznesensk to the drawn back advance line, in order to indicate the counterattack? AbsolutelyFiring (talk) 17:22, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@AbsolutelyFiring: You should be able to do that yourself, just copy one or more of the yellow arrows, resize it as you see fit and copy one of the drawn back advance lines and edit its nodes (F2). Viewsridge (talk) 17:50, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ukraine map editors


Hi, Just wanted to draw your attention to bias on the part of absolutely firing in relation to map edits. On his talk page under the talk topic, 'funny', he readily admits to 'only relying on one sided accounts if they discredit Russia'. His constant revisions by now contradict the most up to date reputable sources. 2A01:B340:64:A0F7:A5E7:4CF1:93E1:7B1 11:57, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Aid to Ukraine maps


Hey, thank you for updating those two maps [7][8]. Much appreciated. If you are willing and have the time, you could further update the second map by coloring Kosovo (represented by a circle due to its small size). The source is [9]. Cheers, Ktrimi991 (talk) 22:19, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Ktrimi991: Added, thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 08:55, 24 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Quality map from high quality German newspaper (FR = Frankfurter Rundschau), that is far more realistic (day 29): Mariupol is not sourrounded yet like shown on actual map. — Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:16B8:30AE:5F00:7C81:7ADC:3D94:63BA (talk) 11:33, 25 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

About Shostka


Hey bro! Shostka city on your map indicated that its occupied by Russians İts not true, my grandma lives in this city and tells me taht city is controlled by Ukraine

Also u can read Shostka's biggest nfo portal - it says nothing about russian occupations

And also if you dont believe me ask city's mayor on his Facebook - Mykola Noga ( Микола Нога )

Thank you! 22:04, 25 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Front Line in the Southern Part of DPR


The page in question is File:2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.svg

The RF MoD claims complete control to the south of the line Hulyaipole - Volnovakha. Reference: The settlements in that region are permanently mentioned in RF MoD daily briefings, for example:, Finally, settlements in that region are presented in the DPR report claiming 132 settlements are under DPR control. Reference:

Please note hese sources are official, they are not Telegram channels.--Argut (talk) 10:33, 26 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Argut: Russian Government's sources are not reliable, and should not be used to update the map. Viewsridge (talk) 12:29, 26 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you!


I have been looking at the wikipedia map for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as many have. You have done a great job keeping it up to date.

Every day I look at the edits people make to see the progression of the war. Sometimes it's messy, seeing people constantly reverting, but you seem to be unbiased and out of these disputes. Thank you! Mickel53wiki (talk) 16:43, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Mickel53wiki: You are very welcome :). Viewsridge (talk) 16:46, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Colour Scheme on Ukraine map


Hi, I love the maps and really like the Ukraine invasion one & the work you put in. But I am colour blind and find the yellow on yellow(specifically with Ukraine's movements) difficult to see. I saw someone posted an alternative colour scheme and wanted your thoughts? Maybe it would be possible to change the existing main Ukraine invasion map theme to something like this? --SailingOn (talk) 03:56, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@SailingOn: I've added a colorblind friendly version to the file page. Viewsridge (talk) 08:43, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Interview for the Signpost


Hi Viewsridge! I'm EpicPupper, the outreach manager and an editor for the Signpost. I was wondering if you were willing to do a short, text-based interview on your contributions to File:2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.svg? I have some questions ready here if you'd like. Cheers! EpicPupper (talk) 03:40, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@EpicPupper: Hi, I've answered the questions you have asked, feel free to ask more questions if you'd like :). Viewsridge (talk) 09:54, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]



Hello! Thanks for the continuing maps. Would you be able to change the 24 February 2022 - Present to something such as 24 February 2022 - 5 April 2022? The "Present" thing will be hard to parse in the future when the maps are looked over. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CaptainJeida (talk • contribs) 18:41, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@CaptainJeida: The timestamp shows when the conflict began, the present will be changed to the end date when its over. If you would like to change the date in custom maps, you can select the text in inkscape and modify it. Viewsridge (talk) 13:07, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Edith colors


Hello, could you change the color of the latest version of the map? I don't have the skill to do that... :( — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eoiuaa (talk • contribs) 12:58, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Eoiuaa: To which would you like to colors to be changed? Viewsridge (talk) 13:08, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I would like you to change the color of the card dated 12:34 pm on April 6th to colorblind colors. Thanks for understanding! Eoiuaa (talk) 13:12, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, not card, but map! Eoiuaa (talk) 13:13, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Eoiuaa: The old color scheme which used darker yellow and red could not be viewed by people with color blindness. There appears to be consensus on the talk page of the file for the use of light yellow and red colors. You should open a discussion if you'd like to change it in the file's talk page. Viewsridge (talk) 13:20, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, I understand, so can you change my edit to a color blind color picker? Eoiuaa (talk) 13:32, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Eoiuaa: If you'd like to recommend another color blindly friendly scheme I could change it. You would have to give me the RGB code of the colors though. Viewsridge (talk) 13:35, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

No, you didn't understand me. I don't want a new color blind palette, I like yours. But I edited the map in the old palette (red-yellow, which is not for colorblind) and would like you to recolor it to match your palette, which is for colorblind. Eoiuaa (talk) 14:23, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

But I also have a very nice other colorblind palette that you might like. I can upload it later :) Eoiuaa (talk) 14:24, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. I've also gotten complaints about these colors (light yellow and pink w blue arrows) at en:Talk:2022_Russian_invasion_of_Ukraine#map, that they're "a bit of an eyesore" and "horrible on the eyes". I don't know if that reflects a difference in monitors; personally, I don't find anything wrong about your color scheme, it just seems a bit cartoonish is all. But maybe there are other colorblind solutions that would meet with more acceptance? (Though maybe that would just result in a different group of people objecting.) Kwamikagami (talk) 20:47, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Someone suggested adding the blue arrows to the original map, without changing any of the other colors. I'd do it except that the coding is a mess and I don't want to spend the time if I'm just going to be reverted. But perhaps you know where everything's defined? Kwamikagami (talk) 21:39, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you


I just want to say thank you for the tireless work you have done. Its helped notified alot of people. Not asking anything. Just thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danial Bass (talk • contribs) 02:02, 8 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Mongolia supplying aid to Ukraine

[edit] Victorgrigas (talk) 13:08, 12 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Added, thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 13:48, 12 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can you try this?

[edit] RobiH (talk) 14:50, 13 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@RobiH: I am rather content with the current coloring of the file. Viewsridge (talk) 14:59, 13 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The maps for List of foreign aid to Ukraine needs revision


I don't know if you've seen the suggestion at

I'm not skilled enough to change the map, but I can help in pointing to changes needed. If you want me to, tell me how we should communicate (if not here).

Already, these countries which have sent humanitarian aid to Ukraine should be added to the map and the article: - San Marino - - Liechtenstein - - Cyprus -

According to the article, Artsakh, which is questionable to be on the map at all, has sent aid to Russian forces in Ukraine, not Ukraine. Remove Artsakh from the article completely?

Thanks for your great work!

/2022-04-22 — Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:59, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@ Added and removed. You can leave a message here for requested changes, thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 10:25, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for making those changes.
I think you missed what I referenced first though:
"The map here is faulty as it shows several islands/territories as independent nations. For instance, US Virgin Islands (part of the US), British Virgin Islands (UK), Canary Islands (Spain), Gibraltar (UK), Faroe Islands (Denmark), Puerto Rico (US), Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France), Sint Maarten (Netherlands) and Saint Martin (France) are not countries of their own and should be covered by their nations' decisions on the map."
These are just examples. Hence, you can grasp there's work at hand. :)
These islands/territories should probably not have a circle at all, because it would convey they are countries of their own. Another solution is to put the country in parentheses after their name, like "New Caledonia (France)".
Also, territories which are self-proclaimed states should be removed. Now they are marked as their countries, not part of the countries they belong to under international law: Transnistria (part of Moldova), Luhansk People's Republic (Ukraine), Donetsk People's Republic (Ukraine), Abchazia (Georgia) and South Ossetia (Georgia). It would be like if the map would show Crimea as part of Russia.
Of course, all I've said goes for the map of military aid as well.
/2022-04-22 15:27, 22 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Viewsridge forgot to @ you. /2022-04-25 22:39, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Viewsridge I've made a list of islands/territories to be marked blue, as they are not independent. It's about 30.
I also encircled them on this map: Those in red should be marked blue. Those in black are self-proclaimed states and should be removed.
This goes both for the map of humanitarian and military aid.
Also, add Montenegro to the list of countries which have given aid. Source:
Hope this helps and thanks again for your work!
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
Aruba (Netherlands)
Bermuda (UK)
Curaçao (Netherlands)
Cayman Islands (UK)
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
Anguilla (UK)
Saint Barthélemy (France)
Montserrat (UK)
US Virgin Islands (US)
British Virgin Islands (UK)
Puerto Rico (US)
Sint Maarten (Netherlands)
Saint Martin (France)
Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Pitcairn Islands (UK)
French Polynesia (France)
Falkland Islands (UK)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (UK)
Faroe Islands (Denmark)
Gibraltar (UK)
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cuna (UK)
French Southern Territories (France)
British Indian Ocean Territory (UK)
Guam (US)
Northern Mariana Islands (US)
Tokelau (New Zealand)
Wallis and Futuna (France)
American Samoa (US)
Niue (New Zealand)
Transnistria (part of Moldova)
Luhansk People's Republic (Ukraine)
Donetsk People's Republic (Ukraine)
Abchazia (Georgia)
South Ossetia (Georgia)
Northern Cyprus (Cyprus)
/2022-04-30 23:30, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ I believe the island territories you've listed have a certain degree of self rule from their dependent states. Directly incorporated territories such as French Guiana are already marked in their dependent colors. British Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man have sent aid to Ukraine exclusively. Partially recognized states should be kept in the map, as partially recognized Kosovo has sent aid to Ukraine. Viewsridge (talk) 00:17, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Viewsridge Fair enough. Although different degrees of self-governance, I believe most of them have their foreign affairs and defense governed by [dependent country]. Is "foreign affairs and defense" enough? Is Wikipedia ok as source? It's a lot less time consuming than digging through official documents. The reason this is vital is that now the map shows them as what could be perceived as independent countries not supporting Ukraine, while in fact (most?) of them are by their dependent country. (Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man have complex statues, but foreign affairs and defense are still governed by the UK.) Ok on the "partially" unrecognized states then. You missed adding Montenegro (source in my last comment). /2022-04-30 03:07, 30 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @Viewsridge , please add Serbia to the list of countries which have given aid to Ukraine. Source:

@Easternmagic: Added, thanks. Viewsridge (talk) 17:10, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Good work for the war map! Mycranthebigman (talk) 16:51, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Some paintbrushes for you!

The Artist Award 🖌 🎨
Wow! The map of the invasion is amazing! Take these brushes. You probably need them, and you definetly deserve them. Mr Reading Turtle (talk) 11:00, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Although it is partially recognized (but recognized by most of Europe), can you also show Kosovo in File:Mutually closed airspace 20220301.svg? Its airspace is also closed to flights into and from Russia as stated in the source:

I wrote to the original uploader many weeks ago, but has been inactive for weeks now. Can you update this map by including Kosovo?

Yours sincerely, 08:17, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@ Done, you can edit the map with Inkscape for your future convenience. Viewsridge (talk) 08:34, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much for the update. 23:11, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

how do you make these?


Greetings! i've seen your excelent work on the maps for the Ukraine war and i wanted to ask if there was a toutorial or a template you could direct me to. as i have been looking how to create battle maps for personal projects. thanks in advance SirColdcrown (talk) 17:40, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@SirColdcrown: You can use Inkscape to edit the .SVG format used in Wikipedia. There are tutorials on how to use Inscape online, but just interacting with the program should give you an idea on how it works. For a base map you can download selected areas from OpenStreetMap, which is copyright free. User NordNordWest also has a nice gallery of locator maps, which can be modified into battle maps. Viewsridge (talk) 08:22, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
how do you avoid the lag? i'm trying to edit an area of 6 blocks in manhattan (a 17mb file) but the program becomes unusably slow once it's imported, how did you manage to edit the entire metropolitan area of Kyiv then? SirColdcrown (talk) 17:44, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@SirColdcrown: Lag is common in files larger than a few mb's, there's no workaround for it AFAIK. Viewsridge (talk) 17:50, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I'd like to upload translation for your work of SVG map


Sorry for my clumsy Englsih.

I've translated your work of map, and yet I can't conceive how I upload it without separating author. Can I dare to ask a question about uploading translation?

Regards. 호로조 (talk) 02:13, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@호로조: I'm not sure, user Glrx might be able to help you with that. Viewsridge (talk) 08:25, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your answer. --호로조 (talk) 01:04, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If you downloaded File:2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.svg and then used Inkscape to edit the text, then the file is probably a mess. Most graphics editors do not handle multilingual SVG.
If your version is a clean Korean SVG (that is, it has no systemLanguage attributes), then you could upload it to Commons as File:2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine ko.svg. Many users have uploaded language-specific versions of the map, but those maps have not been updated frequently, so they are little used.
A better approach to adding Korean would be to use the SVG Translate tool. Click this link:
and select Korean. At the start, I would just translate the map legend. You can always add more translations after you see what the tool can do. Also, you do not want to spend hours in SVG Translate before committing your changes. Somebody may upload a new version of the file while you are translating the old version.
Another benefit of adding the translations to File:2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.svg is that the 10 pages that already use the file on the Korean Wikipedia will automatically start showing the Korean translations that you add.
Glrx (talk) 15:52, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your kind explanation. If needs, I'd offer my longer answer at your place of user talk. --호로조 (talk) 01:03, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Map for the Russian-Georgian war


Hi there! Could you create the same map for the Russo-Georgian War as you did for the Russian-Ukrainian and Moldovan-Russian (Transnistrian) Wars? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uliana245 (talk • contribs) 18:26, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Uliana245: Here you go: Viewsridge (talk) 18:08, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! You are the best! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uliana245 (talk • contribs) 19:20, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Update request



Can you update File:McDonaldsWorldLocations-fr.svg by coloring Russia in dark gray because Mcdonald's withdrew, color Iran in light gray because Mcdonald's was never present there and add the border of South Sudan (there never have been Mcdonald's in both Sudans)? The updated File:McDonaldsWorldLocations.svg can be used for reference.

Can you add the border of South Sudan in

Can you remove Afganistan and color it in gray in File:NATO partnerships.png? After the Taliban takeover, it was removed from the NATO partnership.

Yours sincerely, 08:44, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@ I've removed Russia from the files that were used in Wiki's. I Don't think South Sudan's inclusion is necessary at this point since there are no operators in both Sudan's. You can use w:Inkscape to make these changes easily, however I think you need a Commons accounts in order to upload. Viewsridge (talk) 11:23, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the updates. I have no knowledge about editing SVG files. So learning it will take time.
Can you also remove Russia from these maps which are used in Wikipedia? (Not updated unused maps, could always be unwittingly put in Wikipedia articles.)
That is it. 13:24, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@ It's easy, just press F1 in Inkscape then click Russia, then press F7 and pick the gray color to change Russia's color. Viewsridge (talk) 13:43, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the recommendation. 17:51, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much for the updates and all the best! 21:04, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Can you remove Russia from File:World locations of Renault factories.PNG. Renault has sold its assets and pulled out from Russia. Source: [15]
Can you color Russia in gray in File:Toyota global network.svg? Toyota has stopped not only its manufacturing activities in Russia, but also stopped imports of its cars to Russia as well. Its official presence has ended. (Toyota cars sold there are now "gray exports", i.e. which are sold by other distributors not sanctioned by Toyota.) Source: [16] 11:31, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much! 12:38, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I translated the zh-tw version of Russian invasion of Ukraine.svg


I translated the zh-tw version of this file, How do I use the translated version? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Twistinez-Taiwaner (talk • contribs) 10:07, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I don't know, user @Glrx: might help you with this. Viewsridge (talk) 10:34, 26 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ukraine map


Can you add the Oskil river to the Ukraine invasion map? Important for understanding recent movements. As always thank you very much. GordonGlottal (talk) 21:22, 9 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@GordonGlottal: Added. Viewsridge (talk) 06:58, 10 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Looks greatǃ GordonGlottal (talk) 00:18, 11 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank You!


Thank you for getting the Ukraine map file unlocked! It was a big help. Physeters 23:19, 28 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

No problem :). Viewsridge (talk) 06:59, 29 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Could you please create a map like you did for the occupied territories of Kyiv and Kharkiv Oblasts?


Could you please create a map like you did for the occupied territories of Kyiv and Kharkiv Oblasts, just as you did with the other occupation pages? Danielg532 (talk) 22:05, 1 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New York


On this map there is a town called " New York". Ist this correct ? 08:16, 9 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes. Glrx (talk) 22:56, 9 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dataset Ukraine map


is there a data set, that is used to create the maps? for a sentiment analysis, i am looking for data on daily border shifts/territorial conquests. Or do you know where to get these data?

best regards Rawae97 (talk) 10:52, 16 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Rawae97: You can see the previous versions of the map by scrolling down to the file history section. Viewsridge (talk) 09:20, 20 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Basic Russia Ukraine map


Hello, Viewsridge! Is there a version of the Ukraine territory map "2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine" from February 24 2022 to September 5 2022 without any colored arrows on it? I'm doing a sort of coding exercise and it'd be helpful for me to have a version of the map with as little visual noise as possible. Even better would be a map without arrows or labels, just the territory lines and colors. I need a gif though, as I need all of the dates included in the primary animation. Thank you! NisseVex (talk) 18:01, 21 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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File:Ukr Inv Debug.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 06:42, 11 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Proposition from Ukrainian publishing house


Hi, Viewsride! My name is Vitalii, I'm Ukrainian documentarist. Together with 'Ukraїner' publishing house we make a book about war in Ukraine and want to use your map. Can I get your email or any other contact for further dialogue please? Wythawt (talk) 16:23, 27 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Proposition from Ukrainian publishing house


Hi, Viewsride! My name is Vitalii, I'm Ukrainian documentarist. Together with 'Ukraїner' publishing house we make a book about war in Ukraine and want to use your map. Can I get your email or any other contact for further dialogue please?

Wythawt (talk) 19:55, 27 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]