June 26, 2022

Invasion Day 122 – Summary

The summary of the 122nd day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 25th June 2022 (Kyiv time). Day summary: Ukrainian Army withdrew from Sievierodonetsk and nearby towns across the river due to unfavorable situation south of Lysychansk. Russian forces continue to put pressure on the Ukrainian defenders south of Bakhmut and the…


The summary of the 122nd day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 25th June 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Ukrainian Army withdrew from Sievierodonetsk and nearby towns across the river due to unfavorable situation south of Lysychansk. Russian forces continue to put pressure on the Ukrainian defenders south of Bakhmut and the previously mentioned Lysychansk. The enemy also entered Hirske and Zolote and met no resistance.

In the south, Ukrainian forces seem to liberate a town of Vysokopollia and forced Russian forces to retreat.

Kharkiv Frontline

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

 Kharkiv & Chuhuiv direction

  • Ukrainian General Staff reported increased Russian reconnaissance and sabotage activity in Kharkiv area.
  • Russian helicopters attacked Ukrainian positions at Yavirske, only confirming the settlement is under Ukrainian control.

Siverskyi Donets

includes the area of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut

Slovyansk direction

  • Russian troops captured Dibrovne and advanced towards Korulka. The attack on the village was repulsed.
  • Russian forces advanced towards Mazanivka and briefly captured the settlement in the morning. Ukrainian troops managed to regain some of the lost positions in the afternoon. The village remains contested.
  • The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions at Dolyna and Bohorodychne, both attacks were repulsed. However, Russian troops remain in control of the northern part of Bohorodychne.

You can find detailed maps of Bakhmut and Lysychansk/Sievierodonetsk area below.

Bakhmut Area

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Russian troops captured Volodymyrivka and simultaneously advanced towards Pokrovske from Pylypchatyne and Volodomyrivka. The assault was repulsed, but the situation remains complicated.
  • The enemy advanced west of Roty and pushed Ukrainian defenders closer to the Vuhlehirsk Powerplant.
  • The continuous attacks towards Vershyna are putting Ukrainian troops stationed at Novoluhanske and the nearby powerplant at great danger. Ukrainian defenders are holding on so far, but the situation ain’t easy.

Lysychansk Area

includes the vicinity of Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk

Sievierodonetsk direction

  • Ukrainian troops fully retreat across the Siversky Donets river to Lysychansk. The battle of Sievierodonetsk and nearby towns is over.

Apologies for Borove marked with gray color. I forgot to change it.

Lysychansk direction

  • Russian troops attacked southern outskirts of Lysychansk, the fighting is ongoing.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled an enemy attack towards Vovchoyarivka.
  • The Russian propaganda of thousands of Ukrainian troops besieged in the area of Zolote and Hirske turned out to be false. Russian troops captured a dozen Ukrainian soldiers at most, likely the troops who covered the retreat and didn’t make it in time.

South-Eastern Front

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

  • The enemy attempted to advance towards Kamyanka in order to gain control over the primary road, but failed and was forced to withdraw.
  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions at Marinka and Niu-York, without success.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • The first battalion of Ukrainian 1st Tank Brigade has been relocated to the area of Zelene Pole and Vuhledar.

Kherson Frontline

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

  • Recently released footage by Russian sources indicates that Blahodatne is in the gray zone and most likely not controlled by either side.
  • An interesting situation has developed in the north of Kherson Oblast. Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian troops retreated from the prepared defensive positions to Olhyne, without giving any addition information.
  • The next day, Ukrainian troops reportedly repelled a Russian attack from the direction of Potomkyne towards Vysokopillya. Russian BTG attempted to regain lost positions, but met a fierce resistance and withdrew.
  • If both statements by Ukrainian General Staff are true, it seems Ukrainian troops are in control of Vysokopillya. The recent reports are also supported by locals on social media, who reported shelling of Vysokopillya for a several past days, indicating there was indeed a battle and Ukrainian Army gained some ground.

Ukrainian side announced a strict embargo on all information regarding Kherson Oblast and advance of Ukrainian troops. The only allowed source for this area are the reports by Ukrainian General Staff. I didn’t include the rumors spread by some other mapmakers (they turned out to be false again), so the reports here aren’t affected by this decision.

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This summary and detailed maps are based on the following sources:

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, official media channels of Ukrainian regional administrations, Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), geolocated footage and press releases of Russian Armed Forces, self-proclaimed DPR and LPR


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Good evening, I regularly consult your site and appreciate the objectiveness with which you describe the dynamic situation on the ground. It is far from being easy, so thank you for this. South of Izyum, your map shows Dibrovne as being controlled by the Russians. Are you sure about this? I did not see any reports in the Russia media mentioning this fact. Is there a link you could share? Thank you.


I think some source think divrone have been capture because russian élément are south to this position. But no need to capture divrone for that.

Russian shell divrone after the city was announced to be capture.


I understand and support the information blockade on the offensive. However, I do not understand zero information on the previous great counter-offensive from the Davidiv Brid area. They were about to enter Kherson, and suddenly there was silence and no information … Which counteroffensive is it in this area? 14? 16? Day after day, Arestovych or some other presidential stupid announces something that is utter nonsense, and everyone is swallowing it like pelicans. The old… Read more »


Additionally. If Ukriana even had such an amount of heavy equipment, ammunition, supplies, support, etc., wouldn’t it be better to use it all for defense in the Donbas region? Where does the most important fight really take place? Just look at the map. In the Donbas, an institution is important from the economic point of view every kilometer. If not a mine, it is an open pit, if not a power plant, it is a… Read more »


Ukrainian was Never close to enter in kherson .

And probably, they will not try it before they took control of the 2 bridges.

Kherson is important. For both camp. 7 at 10 percent of russian troup are on this front.


But I know perfectly well that they are far from Kherson. I am simply irritated by this absurdly childish propaganda. Instead of saying what the realities are and that “until we receive enough heavy equipment we will not defend our homeland”, we are dealing with another counteroffensive on Twitter every few days. Only that it usually ends after a few days with an information in which we learn that “the Ukrainian army professionally has retreated… Read more »


Easy. Stop to follow bullshit on Twitter. Sélect your source on Twitter like on other media .


So these are the stakes of people in charge. IMHO ponderings lead nowhere, wait and those who will be around will see and have to deal with whatever …


An objective description of events, thank you. I want to admit my mistake in the forecast about about 500 encircled and captured in Zolote-Gorsky, as well as about the imminent encirclement of Lisichansk. In fact, there are no more than 60 prisoners so far? plus some number of dead (Augusto14’s comment is correct). It seems that most of them left the encirclement in Gorskoye-Zolotoye. At the moment, it is at least stupid for the RF… Read more »


I believe it is important to point out that there has been another reshuffling of Russian commanders. The dates are still a fog when things have happen but Dvornikov is out for certain and we have Serdyukov who has also been kicked out. This is like the third major restructuring of the command for the Russians and no wonder their strategy is “in the air” as to what they are doing.


Operational encirclement – by definition – doesn’t mean that the encircled troops are physically surrounded, it only means that supplying them is difficult if possible at all and that they cannot easily move around. The road from Seversk is within the artillery range so moving tons of – for example – artillery shells is a non trivial task. My understanding is that the Russians are trying to use the momentum and move forward while Ukrainians… Read more »


Yes, you are absolutely right about the prospects of Lisichansk. However, this area is good for defense and, despite the road being shot through, there are more supply opportunities in this area than it seems at first glance.
Of course, we are all armchair generals, but questions about the strategy of the Russian Federation, strange at first glance, arise not only for me.


Jerome: Actually, your statement: “Russian troops captured a dozen Ukrainian soldiers at most, likely the troops who covered the retreat and didn’t make it in time” is a bit wrong. Official LNR reports speak of 90 killed, and 53 captured Ukrainian troops for June 24 & 25 combined, in all their area of operation, i.e. Zolote/ Hirske and Sieverodonezk plus suburbs. The captures look somehow correct (there was a video posting with a bit over… Read more »

Senid Pandur

Brilliant summary as always! I am wondering how much (if any) of the Russian propaganda is actually true because they have reported that they struck and killed 50 UA generals?!.. Only to dismiss the “news” even in their own media. Really strange.

The retreat done from Zolote was phenomenal work by Ukrainians, but they are under some WW2- Battle of Leningrad-level arty fire in that river area.

Fingers crossed.


Russians said 50 generals and officers not only generals, they just knew that general stаff is there.
Phenomenal work of losing territory ?

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They said 50 officers, including generals. Claimed enemy casualties are almost always inflated by all belligerents of all wars, and not even always deliberately, so it’s most likely exaggerated, if it is true at all. But at least one notable Ukrainian officer was reported killed by Ukrainian officials, which may or may not be linked to this strike.



I just want to notice the huge difference between 1 and 50. In this case, we are not talking about inflating numbers but about plain disinformation. If many high-ranking officers had been killed by that strike, the information would have already come out. Families would have been notified and funerals would have taken place. That type of attack can be hidden maybe for some time, but not for this long.


in russia would be daily job , infact so far they have lost few soldiers since the beginning of the war . officially in russia there are no figures , they said around 2 thousands KIA so far . if in Ukrainian side they admitted to loose 100 soldiers per day since may/june probably russian soldiers are made of steel . I wonder what the families think . do they really think it’s a walk… Read more »


That is why it is referred to as “the Soviet man”. This mentality is unique in itself. Not understood by a free man from Western Europe. I live in a country that has experienced this “upbringing” for 45 years. More than 30 years have passed since the Soviet Union left, but for many people little has changed so far. Hence it is as it is. You have a similar upbringing in China, especially in the… Read more »


I see report (propaganda? I dont have time to verify) of russian families forbiden to sent honour to their death on public area (internet)