The summary of the 170th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 12th August 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

The situation remains unchanged. Russian forces continue to shell Ukrainian positions without launching ground operations. The only exception is the vicinity of Bakhmut and in Pisky, where the enemy has minor success. The development in recent days indicates that Russian army lacks manpower and therefor has decided to choose the scorched earth strategy.

Kharkiv Front

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

 Kharkiv & Chuhuiv direction

  • There was no change on the ground.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • A Russian reconnaissance element tried to break through Ukrainian lines south of Yakovlivka. The attack was repelled.
  • The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions at Bakhmutske and continues its offensive in the town of Soledar.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled Russian attacks towards Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve and Kodema.
  • House to house combat is reported from Zaitseve (near Horlivka). Russian troops have reportedly advanced closer to the town’s center.
  • Russian forces have used the terrain to its advantage and continue to push inside the Dacha – Hladosove – Travneve valley, reaching Dacha settlement.

Slovyansk Front

includes the vicinity of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk

Slovyansk direction

  • Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near Bohorodychne from the direction of Pasika, without success.
  • The enemy attempted to gain momentum and advance towards Dolyna. The attack from the direction of Tychotske was repulsed.
  • Russian forces tried to improve its positions in the vicinity of Ivano-Darivka, Hryhorivka and Verkhnokamyanske. The defenders thwarted all the attempts.
  • The enemy tried to advance towards Vyimka, fighting continues.

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 forces advanced in the northern area of Pisky and are in control of more than a half of the settlement.
  • Ukrainian defenders continue to repel Russian attacks towards Marinka.
  • Russian forces, with a help of air support, tried to break through Ukrainian lines in the vicinity of Pavlivka. They didn’t succeed and retreated.

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • No change on the ground.

Kherson Front

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

  • There was no change on the 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.

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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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Seems as if Russian troops were forced to retreat from Soledar


RA announces the capture of the village of Uda in the north of the Kharkov region and the complete cleaning by the group “Wagner” of the village of Vershina near Artemyevsk (Bahmut).

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