The summary of the 156th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 29th July 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Ukrainian forces continue to successfully repel Russian attacks on their positions, allowing the enemy to achieve only minor gains at high cost. Russian forces currently focus on the area around Bakhmut and attempt to break through Ukrainian lines near Donetsk, where the frontline hasn’t changed since the start of Russian invasion.

Meanwhile, merchant ships stationed at Odesa and Chornomorsk are loaded and ready to export the grain. The Ukrainian side is currently waiting for a green light from UN and Turkey.

Ukrainian officials stated there is a high possibly of Russo-Belarusian invasion from the north towards Chernihiv Oblast. We’ll see in coming days and weeks if Russia has capabilities and resources to open a new front.

Dedicated to Ukrainian prisoners killed in Olehnivka prison. Героям слава!

Kharkiv Front

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

 Kharkiv & Chuhuiv direction

  • Ukrainian patrol discovered a Russian reconnaissance element near Schurivka. After a brief skirmish, the recon element was neutralized.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Ukrainian defenders repelled a Russian attack in the vicinity of Yakovlivka.
  • Fighting continues in and around Soledar. The enemy is pushing primarily from the direction of Stryapivka.
  • Russian troops, for the first time, tried to advance towards Bakhmut from the direction of Klynove. The attack was repulsed.
  • The enemy has reportedly gained a new ground in the vicinity of Vershyna, most likely in the direction Kodema.
  • Russians seem partly retreated from Vershyna due to unfavorable positions. They currently control the eastern part of the settlement.
  • The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions at Semyhirya, but without success and retreated.

Slovyansk Front

includes the vicinity of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk

Slovyansk direction

  • Soldiers of 93rd Mechanized Brigade repelled a Russian attack in the vicinity of Brazhivka. Ukrainian elements are likely stationed pretty close to the settlement, but the settlement itself is under Russian control.
  • Ukrainian troops located in the vicinity of Mazanivka repelled a Russian assault from the direction of Dovhenka. Mazanivka seems to be fully under Ukrainian control.
  • The enemy tried to advance towards Dolyna from the direction of Pasika. The report by Ukrainian General Staff confirms that Pasika settlement is under Russian control, but Ukrainians seems to be deployed somewhere in the forest area between these two settlements, as reported previously in Summary 154.
  • The fate of Bohorodychne is unknown at this moment.
  • Russian reconnaissance element tried to overrun Ukrainian positions near Verkhnokamyanske, but without success, and the enemy retreated.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

Correction: Recently released video by Ukrainian 93rd Mechanized Brigade shows Russian presence in the eastern part of Velyka Komyshuvakha. The town is at least partly controlled by Russian forces.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

  • Based on the recently released footage, it’s safe to assume that Russian troops captured Novoselivka Druha, north of Avdiivka.
  • The enemy launched an offensive attempt towards Avdiivka, Pisky and Krasnohorivka. Despite the air, artillery and manpower superiority, Russian troops were unable to advance further.
  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Velyka Novosilka, but without success.

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • There was no change on Zaporizhzhia front.

Kherson Front

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

  • Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian assault towards Bilohirka.

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.

Full map

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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