July 17, 2022

Invasion Day 144 – Summary

 The summary of the 144th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 17th July 2022 (Kyiv time). Day summary: Russian army reportedly regroups its troops in preparation of the push towards Slovyansk from the north. The enemy also continues to probe Ukrainian defensive lines near Bakhmut and in the southern part of…


 The summary of the 144th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 17th July 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Russian army reportedly regroups its troops in preparation of the push towards Slovyansk from the north. The enemy also continues to probe Ukrainian defensive lines near Bakhmut and in the southern part of Donetsk Oblast, looking for a weak spot.

The other frontlines remain without a change.

Kharkiv Front

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

 Kharkiv & Chuhuiv direction

  • Based on the recently released footage, Russian troops are much closer to Dementievka than we originally thought.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions at Semyhirya and Novoluhanske from the direction of Dolomite. Both attacks were repulsed by the defenders.
  • The enemy tried to advance in the direction Roty – Vershyna, but without success and retreated.
  • Russian forces have stormed Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Vuhlehirsk powerplant, the fighting is ongoing.

Slovyansk Front

includes the vicinity of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk

Slovyansk direction

  • The enemy tried to improve its positions near Ivano-Darivka and Hryhorivka, but they were caught by Ukrainian troops and were forced to retreat.
  • Russian forces attempt to advance towards Siversk, most likely through the forest area south of Hryhorivka. The fighting continues.
  • Ukrainian Special unit Kraken raided Russian positions at Bilohorivka and captured several Russian soldiers. The settlement is, given the footage, correctly marked as contested.
  • Based on the recently released footage and reports by Ukrainian General Staff, Ukrainian forces control at least a part of Verkhnokamyanska settlement.
  • Russian troops once again tried to break through Ukrainian lines near Berestove, Bilohorivka and Yakovlivka, didn’t have success and retreated.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity


Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

  • Russian troops tried to advance in the vicinity of Pavlivka and Novomykhailivka. Both attacks were repulsed by Ukrainian defenders.

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • There was no change on Zaporizhzhia front.

Kherson Front

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

  • There was no change on the ground on Kherson Front.

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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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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Yan UA

looks like Dementievka was contested.
“Kedr” special forces of the Defence Intelligence (GUR) of Ukraine destroyed the forward reconnaissance detachment of the marines of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation that was located directly in Dementievka https://youtu.be/4ekZzZpIaFI


Practically no advances in the last 2 weeks. Who will blink first?

Max Beckhaus

The operational pause was officially ended by shoigu. So chances are that russia will try. Let z see how far they come in the rest of july. Russia is on the clock, i still believe that. My question is: when is russias time over. My money is on august.


The Russians will try to push westward but let’s not forget the Ukrainians have also announced a summer offensive in the south. How will these parallel offensives play out? Which one will start first? How will it impact the other one? The stakes are high for both sides.


they are also already in a offensive in kherson, don’t really know how it goes tho, but i haven’t read or heard of any major succes there, they were like 10km away from kherson, but i think they already lost their progress and got pushed back to the original frontline


No, the Ukrainians were not pushed back to the original frontline. In fact, I don’t know of a single settlement that has been retaken by the Russians in Kherson.


they did try to go for a offensive in kherson already like a month or 2 ago. in davydiv brid and there they had some success, but were immediately pushed back

Max Beckhaus

As long as russia has the upper hand they will not let ukraine take the dnjepr west bank. It is simply to important. But a southern offensive may be a reason to stop the donetzk offensive. It is highly probable that the stalemate will continue for quite a while. Winter is coming.


I don’t think the stalemate will last until winter. I believe Siversk will be taken this month.


They probably crawl into Siversk in a week or maybe two. It’s not the best spot to defend. Good place to be squashed from the hill West and South of the town.


Well, yes, that’s why they don’t rush to take Siversk. Their objective is to take the hills overlooking the city first.


they are well prepared for a longer war. they didn’t want a long war, but now they don’t have a choice. this war will possibly take 2-3 years if not longer. i don’t see that a major counteroffensive will do much in terms of the lenght of the war, but war is unpredictable so who knows.


They aren’t prepared for longer war, there is no indication that they predicted it will last as long as it does now. They are using T-62 tanks, which are obsolete in every way, and hunting for conscripts in DNR and LPR. Thats not an indication of being well prepared, thats indication of desperation.


T-62 tanks aren’t useless. after all a tank is better than no tank. those T-62s are mostly for the DNR and LPR forces (they are the dumpster for the russian army) the russian forces use more modern tanks T-80s T-72s. and that they are in a process to fortify is a good indicator for a long war.


You said they are well prepared for a longer war. Them starting to fortify is reacting to the situation, not indication of earlier planning. Getting convicts out of the prisons to fight is scraping bottom of barrel 🙂

Henry Whitworth

Ukraine just continues to grind down the Russian offensive as they build for their own fall offensive. They described this months ago but few seem to have noticed for some reason. Their moves around Kherson are not a full scale offensive. It’s more of a shaping operation.