Invasion Day 130 – Summary

 The summary of the 130th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 3rd July 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Russian army has captured Luhansk Oblast as Ukrainian forces withdrew from Lysychansk and nearby area to avoid encirclement. The fate of Donbas is now in the hands of the defenders of two iconic cities – Slovyansk and Kramatorsk.

Ukrainian troops liberated a settlement north of Kherson and slowly, but surely gaining a new ground.

Kharkiv Frontline

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

 Kharkiv & Chuhuiv direction

  • Fighting continues in the vicinity of Demetrivka. Russian forces continue its attempt to capture the settlement, but so far without success.
  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions at Prudianka. The attack was repelled.

Siverskyi Donets

includes the area of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut

Slovyansk direction

  • Russian troops continue its offensive towards the Mazanivka – Dolyna – Bohorodychne line of defense. Ukrainian defenders are successfully repelling one attack after another.

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


Bakhmut Area

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Russian forces captured Klynove and consolidated the fire control over M-03 highway.

Lysychansk Area

includes the vicinity of Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk

Lysychansk direction

  • In order to save lives of Ukrainian soldiers and avoid encirclement, the Ukrainian command has decided to withdraw its forces from Lysychansk.
  • Russian army captured Zolotarivka, Verkhnokamyanka, Lysychansk power plant and gained full control over Luhansk Oblast.
  • The enemy also attacked Berestove and Spirne, but the attacks were repulsed.

South-Eastern Front

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

  • Russian forces resumed offensive attempts in the direction of Novomykhalivka. Ukrainian defense is holding out.
  • The enemy tried to break through Ukrainian lines in the vicinity of Spartak near Donetsk Airport. The fighting is ongoing.
  • Russian troops assaulted Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Pavlivka, without success.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • There was no change on the ground in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

Kherson Frontline

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

  • Ukrainian forces liberated Ivanivka north of Arkhanhelske.
  • Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions at Potomkyne, but the attack was repelled.

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.


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The full overview map of current situation.

 


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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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Vladimir

O, limited the number of characters 300? Because my opinion doesn’t match yours? Thank you. Local members who consider their opinion to be the only true one and declare those who disagree with them to be bots/trolls/russians! nazis don’t notice they themselves are taking the position of fascism.

Anna

For those who think that Russia’s recent gains in Lysychansk are a victory let me answer this this post in the ISW: “Former Russian military commander Igor Girkin, an ardent Russian nationalist who commanded militants during the 2014 war in Donbas (and completely supports Russia’s invasion) posted a scathing critique of the Kremlin’s handling of the war on his Telegram channel and questioned the significance of the seizure of Lysychansk. He suggested that Russian forces… Read more »

Andrej Uroš

Interesting story. But where is your link to it? If you are going to quote someone, especially if that person posts something in russian and you translate it to english, you need to provide a link to the original so that we can verify if what you said is an accurate interpretation.

Last edited 2 months ago by Andrej Uroš
Tristan

Link to the ISW report

You’ll find all citation links in that one.

Andrej Uroš

Cheers. It appears to be legit. I don’t understand his position on some of the stuff. It doesn’t make sense to me. I wen’t through some of his earlier posts and he has beencritical of this operation frequently in the past. I’m not sure how much of his outlook accurately reflects on the situation on the ground. The Russians did make substantial errors in judgement/tactical errors in the beginning of the conflict and suffered heavy… Read more »

Noelle

Dvornikov is a past tense now. Got sacked. Two new generals were appointed and reached incredible feat for a Russian Army (as far as we observed). Namely: coordination with acquiring the terrain already mostly vacated by the enemy forces. So, yes, RF has something to celebrate. Girking (that one) is and enabler – treat him as an legitimised by regime voice of discontent among the locals and military and GRU particularly. If you want how… Read more »

Andrej Uroš

Oh really? Wasn’t aware of the movement. Did they give a reason why he was replaced and who is commanding Russian forces now? I read somewhere it’s Gennady Zhidko, others mention Alexander Lapin and Sergey Surovikin? It’s hard figuring out the command structure. Putin also awarded 2 commanders for their liberation of LNR with hero awards, Lapin who commands the Central Military District and Esedulla Abachev which sounds like he could maybe be a Chechen… Read more »

Noelle

It’s generally hard to follow. Russian’s OOB is a complete mess now and command structure have no apparent sense (e.g. what this killed not so long ago general from L/DPR (2nd AC) was doing in Popasna where he died when it was not his units deployment area???). Putin’s changes (bear in mind: during an active operations) seems to be following the rule: throw as much s*t, some eventually sticks. More or less how theirs ‘artillery… Read more »

zotta

Dvornikov is old story …..

Anna

Sorry, here is the link:
https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-july-4
I posted it kind of fast and I had a busy day. My apologies.

Andrej Uroš

Thanks Anna. Much appreciated. Nothing personal, it’s just that theres alot of disinformation from all sides so it’s always good to double-check and verify these types of comments.

Seb Holden

Now after Severodonetsk and Lysychansk fell, Russian forces will probably focus on Kharkov and Donetsk. Liberating the rest of the DNR is vital to the Russian forces as the 8-year buildup of defences and forces in that area is showing itself to be vital in Russian considerations for future offensives. Once Ukrainian forces are fully pushed out of Kharkov and DNR Russian forces will find it much easier to advance in various sections of the… Read more »

Max Beckhaus

Kharkov? Sorry, russia has not the ability to take kharkov anymore, if they ever had. This may happen in russian dreams or, if the west stops supporting ukraine completly, which will not happen in the foreseeable future and i personally think it will not happen ever. There will always be western support.

djokolo

The Russians can take Kharkov only after they turn it into a second Mariupol. The proximity of Kharkov to the Russian border and the unwillingness of Ukraine to respond to shelling from Russian territory is the only possible scenario.

Last edited 2 months ago by djokolo
Andrej Uroš

True, unless the Russians leave a corridor for the Ukrainians to evacuate like in Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. “Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat accross” and “When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard” -Sun Tzu. The Russians didn’t do this in Mariupol which is why it took them 3 months to take it as they completely encircled the Ukrainian forces who were fighting to… Read more »

NXP

Hahahaha lol Sun Tzu lol

str

“matter of days”? It took a “little” longer than that 🙂 And besides russians plan was a total encirclement from the beginning, they just had to scale down their goals, not because they wanted to, but because of Ukr defence was so hard. Look at the maps of the fight and axis of rus attacks, how they changed overtime.

RutilantBossi

Given Ukrainians have more manpower i’m not sure allowing enemies to retreat is the right choice, Also don’t Russians have tons of artillery and no regard of human life? I bet their plan was to encircle the city and destroy it with artillery and that Ukrainians retreating wasn’t in their plan.

MeNeutral

It might not have been the plan, but it still worked in everyones favor since not a lot of people had to die
Russia got what it wanted and UKR forces didn’t have to be sacrificed so that they could live another day to fight. those people who couldv’e died or get POW they are some of the best units

PPP

Better not use “we” and “us” so much when you mean “I” and “me”. Also better not use “liberating” instead of “capturing”.

str

Thats troll farms new way of posting, they just throw some negativity here and there,and how russia is doing great, just enough to saw doubt. They aren’t so blatant like before, but that one gave himself away with “liberating”.

Dolgan

We also see New pro russian troll appear recently in french forum. Not the good one. Inexperented troll.

Andrej Uroš

I think Kharkov will be left for the end along with Mykolaiv, Odessa, Zapporozhia and Dnipro. They are bigger cities which will be tough to capture so the Russians will probably leave it for as late as possible when the enemy is weaker and demoralised. Russia will use this current momentum to next push for Bakhmut and then onto Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.

Dolgan

The ennemy getter stronger and russia get weaker. So to big city, its only in putin Dreams.

NXP

You’re funny troll

Andrej Uroš

I’m no troll. I’m a realist. Look at the analysis of independent people for eg. the youtube channel ‘Military Summary’ that incorporates both pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian maps into his coverage and analyses the conflict in great detail. The guy does a better job than all the military experts that come on CNN and BBC combined that frequently talk gibberish.

Last edited 2 months ago by Andrej Uroš
Noelle

‘this guy’ pushes hard Russian propaganda and Bielarussian in origin nonsenses like ‘Polish Lithuania union’ (sic!), ‘western mercenaries’, ‘human shields’ used by Ukraine and so on. He is smarter than other enablers like DPA and the bunch of redpillers (Duran, Redacted etc.) but you need to take him for what he is. He uses mainly Ru sources, Ukr ones only if they are useful for his narrative.

Last edited 2 months ago by Noelle
Andrej Uroš

His analysis is quite in depth and a few of his predictions have come true. He has also been critical of the Russian offensive at times and uses Ukrainian-backed maps as well as Russian. I’ve never seen him glorify any Russian unit or politicians or Russians as a people. He focuses his content solely on the military strategy in Ukraine.

Noelle

then maybe rewind the videos history – in every controvertial topic he always takes RU’s side and always pushes Russian narratives. He is better now than a month or two back then (namely: he is disguising himself better). Still – he is what is.

NXP

you’re providing incredible ignorant and naive info. It’s actually laughable. Possibly from that “independent” people right? Independent from knowledge and reason I guess. Suggest you to find a real military sources of knowledge and not from questionable randoms on YT.

Andrej Uroš

By all means provide examples of any credible independent military experts you know of instead of criticizing me.. You will find it is not that easy. Many retired US colonels and generals are employed in an advisary capacity at Raytheon and Lockheed Martin so they have conflict of interest prolonging the war. Another group of retired experts like colonel Douglas Macgregor or former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter have a somewhat pro-Russian view. It is… Read more »

Noelle

there is alot of enablers (aware and not, not counting flock of Tucker which is another herd) in the USA or EU. And let’s not even start talking about the Far East or Africa which have a very ‘romantic’ view about Russia in general and are blinded by flat anit-americanism. You will find there e.g. guys cheering a potential invasion of Taiwan while they themselves (like all these countries around China) are “in the range”… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Noelle
Andrej Uroš

True. The world is quite divided on the matter. It is also reflected on G7 v BRICS and their trading partners. Countries which traditionally used to be neutral are forced to take a side. Cheers for the link. I will take a look.

str

What momentum? Russia was barely able to capture two medium cities, and couldn’t even stop Ukr forces from retreating to new positions. It took russia 77 days just to increase their foothold form april in that area. 77 days to move the frontline by 20-30km, let that sink in. With Ukr forces burning so many rus ammo depots, how long do you think rus will be able to keep that artillery barrages? And those barrages… Read more »

Dolgan

We will see if russia can maintain the same artillery with longer (by road) logistic.

Andrej Uroš

Dude, Zelensky said in June after 100 days of fighting that Russia controls 20% of Ukraines territory rough;y 125,000km2 equivalent to the areas of Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands combined. That’s nothing to sneeze at whichever way you look at it.

str

They controlled 21.5% in March. And look how much it cost them to take that, just check Oryx site for example… They are running out of manpower and material

Dolgan

Hum how many country are countroling buy our allies ? How many Wins the ww1?

Who won ww1?

And ww2?

Pete

One curious development yesterday (July 3) was that Ukrainians withdrew from the beachhead at Khotomlya. I thought they meant to create an offensive there a cut communications of the Izyum group. But as Russians continue to advance to Staryi Saltov, Ukrainan command gave up on that plan and chose to re-use the troops elsewhere. Pretty much the same thing has happened a month ago at Lyman. Russians just ignore these beachheads and continue their thing,… Read more »

Dolgan

The Unconfirmed beachhead east to stary saltiv ?

Andrej Uroš

I predeicted weeks ago that Sieverodonetsk and Lysychansk would fall quickly. I said then that won’t be the deciding battle, but in fact Slavyansk and Kramatorsk which the Ukrainians have a better advantage of defending and setting up good defensive positions. I would only add to this that in my opinion if Ukraine suffers a decisive loss in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, then Zelensky will probably sit down and sign an armistice and the war will… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Andrej Uroš
Max Beckhaus

It is seems probable, but is not sure, that russia will go for Kramatorsk/Slavyansk. If they do, that may also open up greater opportunities in the south. I can imagine many scenarios, in which ukraine wouldn´t even think of signing anything, including losing the whole of the donbas and not gaining anything anywhere, which i hold for inprobable. Remeber this: Ukraine will win this war for sure, if they keep on fighting (see also, Afgahnsitan,… Read more »

Colin

It is totally different war than iraq or Afganistan. WW1 style heavy bombardments of entrenched positions, hundreds of lives a day being lost, infrastructure being destroyed, nato weapons being tracked and destroyed in transit or storage.
Not compareable.
In the ruzzian occupied area in the east many residents are pro ruzzian.

Max Beckhaus

WW1: France had the same population as ukraine and suffered thru 1500!!! days of loosing 800!!! soldiers a day. So considering the fighting spirit of the ukrainians, where is the argument not to go on for a year at least? Talking about diffrences to afgahnistan or iraq: Neither had a population of 40 million nor did they get supported by the biggest military power of the world (NATO+) with some of the most suophisticated weapons… Read more »

Colin

Do you really want an 8 year war (Iran/Iraq) with one million dead, three million maimed, both countries destroyed.

Max Beckhaus

I don´t want any war and it is not my buisness to decide on this war anyways. Russia and Ukraine will have to make those decisions. What i can decide, is if and who i support. I personally will support ukraine at any length necessary, since i strongly believe that any end but a ukrainian victory will make the situtation human kind is in even worse than it is allready. The logical sollution is to… Read more »

Colin

More weapons also means the war could drag on for years, cost hundreds ot thousands of deaths and Ukraine destroyed.

Dolgan

More weapon, means ukrain can fight for is freedom.

Putin can save ukrainians live immediatly. Dont return the responsabilty.

Noelle

you mean the genocide of Ukrainians (that’s the alternative to fight) would be beneficial for them? Seriously?

Patrick

The alternative to fighting is genocide? What nonsense…

Noelle

and what the ‘denazification’ means in reality? Maybe refresh your memory and read the famous Putin’s ‘paper’. Then take a deep breath and dive into this: https://medium.com/@kravchenko_mm/what-should-russia-do-with-ukraine-translation-of-a-propaganda-article-by-a-russian-journalist-a3e92e3cb64 link to the original inside. This is a pretty genocidal stuff, have no illusion in that.

Patrick

Denazification means banning the commemoration / celebration of WWII collaborators and other Nazi sympathizers. Nothing to do with genocide.

Patrick

And obviously stopping the 8-year shelling of the Donbas that has killed thousands of civilians.

rock

Already now, after a few months, the Russian rabble in Ukraine has killed more civilians than Ukraine has allegedly (no one could verify this) killed in 8 years in Donbas. Does this mean -according to your argument- that it is right and necessary to denazify Russia?

Noelle

if that so, Russia should ban most of its parliment starting with Puting because they went openly fashist in the last months.
Besides being redherring it’s pretty clear projecting word-swap. Change ‘nazis’ for ‘Jews’/’Black’/whatever and you shall see.

Colin

I’m not fighting or risking my life.
It seems the ukrainian soldiers are not getting much of a chance to fight. They are just being bombarded at distance by Russian artillery.

Dolgan

Its not a vidéo game…

Heavy shelling are not cleaning trench or fortified defender.

To win , russian have to fight. Stop dreaming of this bullshit zero fight war .

Dolgan

8 year of war, its done .

Putin can stop the war immediatly. No need to more innocent death in both camp.

RutilantBossi

Russia getting economically and militarily ruined will be a great sight so yeah, i want that.

zotta

someone still is pro-russian , can’t deny this

Andrej Uroš

Yeah it’s definately looking like an industrial-type of war, something like attrition warfare which hasn’t been seen since WWI with a big focus on trenches and artillery

Colin

Look up Iran Iraq war, 8 years of horror. 1 million dead 3 million maimed, both countries ruined.

zotta

that was hell , yep .

Andrej Uroš

If you look at the map progress, strategically it would make sense for Russia to continue the momentum and take Bakhmut and then encircle Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. The reason I bring up a possibility of armistice if Russia is successful in those 2 cities is that there is no major city left to put up a fight after that all the way to the Dnieper river, i.e Dnipro would be next major city and there… Read more »

Dolgan

Its the russian story telling since 3 month.

Look a map again . There are cities and rivers.

And before to talk to push ukrainian to dnipro, russian have to cross siversk river and next win at kramatorsk/sloviansk.

Russian are not stupid. If it was easy between kramatorsk and dnipro, why are they attacking by the east? They just have to attack by the south and win easy.

Andrej Uroš

Dude, I was saying IF Russia succeedes in Kramarorst and Slavyansk, then it will be easy and there will be nothing to stop them to push to Dnipro. Another reason is because the toughest and slowest part is the current front line which the ukrainians spent years fortifying, digging trenches and tunnels and making it difficult to take, Thats why the front line near Donetsk hasn’t moved much since the beginning of the war. If… Read more »

Noelle

if they will push beyond they will outpace their support capabilities once again and stretch very thin. Besides, at the Lisichansk their most important advantage reaches its limits – well developed and dense rail lines. Look at the map.

Andrej Uroš

Thats a high possibility. Putin did say something about his forces having a rest. Maybe they will pause briefly to refuel and resupply.

Noelle

‘Putin says’ political message for (mostly) domestic usage. Do not take that seriously. They definitelly should rest, regroup and reform but I doubt that they will, which – if there are Ukrainian reserves around – is actually good.

str

Right now russia is loosing ground in the north (Izium area) and south (Vuhledar, Kherson, around Huliaipole), because they had to strip those areas, just to have anough forces to push in the east, which still was very difficult for them. They don’t have enough forces to push from 3 directions anymore. Meanwhile Ukraine gets more and more equipment, and remember there a lot of Ukr forces training abroad on western weapons, they will get… Read more »

zotta

the ideal line of defense runs from north to south along the Dnipro river , so in the eventuality that sloviansk and kramatorsk they both falls UA will redeploy all along that line , and that is difficult to cross but I am no general …i’m just colonnel , of course not .

Dolgan

Hum. Dnipro again . Russian are at siversk, not dnipro.

Maginot or siegfried are better lign of defence than dnipro. But its purely fiction. Stay in present and in reality.

Andrej Uroš

I agree. fighting on the river bank, taking out bridges and preventing the russians from advancing does seem like a good defensive tactic and Dnieper river is a big river and building a pontoon to cross it will take time.

zotta

there are no big cities west of kramatorsk , so it will be difficult to encircle that area .

Dolgan

What is the link between encircling area and big city?

Russian already try to encircling this area. They fail. Now, they are weaker and ukrainians are stronger.

To capture sloviansk/kramatorsk, they have to abandon kherson .

Andrej Uroš

Thats precisely why they can push accross that area with ease. They don’t need to encircle it. I’m no military expert, but I think you only need to encircle key cities, buildings and enemy positions, not open uncontested land. If Ukrainians withdraw from Kramatorsk they will most probably head west and set up defensive positions near Dnipro, maybe Pavlograd.

str

They can’t push with ease while loosing ground in north and south. That would open them to counterattack, and stretch their logistics like in the beggining of the war, and we know how that ended up. It’s like 200km from the frontline to Kramatorsk, and it took russia 2.5 months just to move 20-30km. Meanwhile there is a lot of equipment pouring from the West all the time. Russia is on the clock, and their… Read more »

Dolgan

Just look to a map…

RutilantBossi

What momentum? Ukrainians retreated from the salient they didn’t get pushed back, their defensive position is now stronger not weaker.

zotta

tell the guys at the front line , their families , the dead , the destruction . one thing for sure , if the war goes on Ukraine will loose that little democracy they had reached while in Russia no one can step up vs Putin in Ukraine there is still a little pubblic opinion , and that people sooner or later they will be so tired of this shitty war to ask for an… Read more »

Max Beckhaus

GB, france and the usa were democracys befor, during and after ww1 and ww2… i would argue that this war will strengthen ukrainian democracy. But i am just an outsider.

PPP

Feels a little bit like “according to this obscure Mayan calendar the world will end next week”. End then it doesn’t, but not to worry, we will conjure a new prediction.

Dolgan

The both city didnt fall quickly.

And the next strong frontline is siversk river.

NXP

Incredible nonsense