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Makariv is located in Kyiv Oblast
Makariv is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 50°27′35″N 29°48′53″E / 50.45972°N 29.81472°E / 50.45972; 29.81472Coordinates: 50°27′35″N 29°48′53″E / 50.45972°N 29.81472°E / 50.45972; 29.81472
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kyiv Oblast
RaionBucha Raion
 • Total62.76 km2 (24.23 sq mi)
 • Total9,589
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)+380 4578

Makariv (Ukrainian: Мака́рів, Russian: Мака́ров) is an urban-type settlement in the Bucha Raion, in the Kyiv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. The town was formerly the administrative center of Makariv Raion, until that raion was dissolved as part of the reform of administrative divisions of Ukraine in 2020. The population of the settlement is 9,589 (2021 est.)[1], down from 12,042 in 2001.


The town had a Jewish community and had been the center of the Hasidic Makarov dynasty (Makariv being pronounced as "Makarov" in Yiddish).

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

In the early morning of 28 February the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked a Russian military convoy in the city as part of the Kyiv offensive of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[2] Later that day two civilians (a 72-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman) were killed when their car was blown apart by shots from a Russian infantry fighting vehicle at the intersection of Bogdan Khmelnytsky Street and Okruzhna Road, near the hospital.[3][4][5]

On 2 March 2022, the Ukrainian military said that the town had been retaken from Russian forces by the 14th Motorized Rifle Brigade and the 95th Air Assault Brigade.[6][7] On 7 March 2022, 13 civilians were killed and 5 rescued in an air strike on a bakery and bread factory ("Макарівський хлібозавод") there.[8][9] On 9 March it was reported there was heavy fighting at Makariv and that Ukrainian troops still had control of the town.[10] On 12 March it was reported that the town had been bombarded from the north, with significant damage to apartments, schools and a medical facility operated by Adonis Medical Group.[11] On 15 March Ukrainian forces fought off a Russian attack[12] but subsequent reports implied that the settlement had been retaken by Russian forces.

On 22 March 2022, the General Staff of the Armed Ukraine Forces announced that Makariv had been recaptured from Russian forces. They added that "the Ukrainian flag was raised over the town of Makariv".[13][14][15][16]



  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Denysenko: Column of Russian military equipment near Makariv, Kyiv region destroyed". Interfax Ukraine. 28 February 2022. Archived from the original on 28 February 2022. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  3. ^ Beaumont, Peter (8 March 2022). "Russian soldiers accused of firing on civilian vehicles in Ukraine". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Окупанти розстріляли автомобіль з пенсіонерами у Макарові" [The occupiers shot a car with pensioners in Makarov]. TSN (in Ukrainian). 10 March 2022. Archived from the original on 11 March 2022. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Video shows elderly couple being killed by Russian armored column". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 9 March 2022. Archived from the original on 13 March 2022. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Ukraine's Armed Forces regain control of Makariv near Kyiv". Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  7. ^ "Russia takes Kherson as UN estimates 750+ civilians dead". The Jerusalem Post | Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  8. ^ "At least 13 civilians killed in air strike on Ukrainian bread factory - emergency services". Reuters. 2022-03-07. Retrieved 2022-03-07.
  9. ^ "У Макарові ворожий снаряд влучив на територію хлібзаводу: 13 людей загинули". (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2022-03-07.
  10. ^ "13-й день війни. Обстановка залишається напруженою, точаться жорстокі бої". Novy Chas (in Ukrainian). 9 March 2022. Archived from the original on 14 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  11. ^ Murphy, Paul P. (12 March 2022). "Significant destruction seen in Makariv, a Ukrainian village 30 miles west of Kyiv". CNN. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, March 15". Critical Threats. American Enterprise Institute. 15 March 2022. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  13. ^ Ukrainian troops liberate Makariv. Retrieved 2022-23-03
  14. ^ ВСУ освободили Макаров в Киевской области (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2022-23-03
  15. ^ "Ukraine war latest: US slams Russian refusal to rule out nuclear arms".
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