The summary of the 188th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 30th August 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Ukrainian forces launched a counter-offensive operation in Kherson Oblast, but hasn’t yet shared any official information regarding the liberated settlements.

Meanwhile, fighting in Donbas continue. Heavy clashes are reported from Soledar, Kodema and the vicinity of Bakhmut. Despite the air and artillery superiority, Russian forces have been unable to advance for at least a week now.

Kharkiv Front

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

 Kharkiv & Chuhuiv direction

  • Russian forces tried to improve its position near Udy, but were stopped by Ukrainian defenders.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • House to house fighting continues in Soledar and Bakhmutske.
  • The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna and Zaitseve, but without success.
  • Russian forces attacked Kodema from multiple directions. The situation is complicated, fighting continues.
  • Russian troops assaulted Ukrainian positions at Shumy. The attack was repelled.

Slovyansk Front

includes the vicinity of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk

Slovyansk direction

  • Russian forces tried to break through Ukrainian lines and advance towards Shnurky. The attempt was denied by Ukrainian defenders.
  • Russian reconnaissance element attacked Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Dolyna. The element was forced to retreat.
  • Ukrainian troops repelled a Russian attack towards Bohorodychne.
  • The enemy tried to improve its positions near Ivano-Darivka, without success retreated to the original positions.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity


Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

  • Ukrainian forces repelled Russian attacks towards Avdiivka and Opytne.
  • Based on the released footage, it seems Russian forces captured new positions in the vicinity of Donetsk Airport, north of Pisky.
  • Russian troops tried to advance in the direction of Pervomaiske and Nevelske. Both attempts were repulsed.
  • Fighting is reported from Marinka, but Russian troops have been so far unable to push forward.
  • Russian forces resumed the assault towards Novomykhailivka. Clashes are ongoing.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled Russian attack towards Pavlivka.

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • No change on the ground.

Kherson Front

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

Ukrainian forces have launched a counter-offensive in Kherson Oblast on August 29, 2022 and have reportedly broken through Russian lines. Here below you can find information, which both sides can agree on, or they are visually confirmed.

  • Clashes have been reported from the vicinity of Pravdyne. There is no footage or additional information to confirm or deny any advance.
  • Both sides reported fighting in the area of Sukhyi Stavok. The settlement seems to be contested.
  • Ukrainian troops have advanced towards Arkhanhelske and reached the outskirts.
  • The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Potomkyne. The attack was repelled.
  • The major activity is reported from the north, in the vicinity of Petrivka. Ukrainian Army deployed the elements of 128th Mountain Brigade in the area and attempted to push south. However, based on the released footage, Ukrainian forces lost at least five tanks during the attack near Petrivka, and it’s unknown if they managed to penetrate Russian lines and advance south or not. Nevertheless, Petrivka seems to be contested.

According to Ukrainska Pravda and CNN, Ukrainian Army liberated number of settlements. This, however, remains unconfirmed and thus not included in our Invasion maps. You can find the map on our Twitter.

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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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Max Beckhaus

Russian combat losses on avg. in the last 3 days (avg. since 24.2.) as realsed by MoD Ukraine: 417(256) personnel, 17(11) Tanks, 25(23) AVP, 18(6) Art.!!!, 3(2) MRLS
These are numbers that were only reached in phase 1 (kiev) befor.


I mean its simple, RU can have 20k troops west of the river but that means shit without, bullets/artilery shells/food/water etc. So if UA keep a steady attack witout too much looses, and constantly hits any pontone attempt for resuply, kerson will be liberated in a matter of weeks. What i am more curious if UA will have some steam to go after melitopol and crimea before winter comes around.

Max Beckhaus

Southern operational command and the general staff have reported big russian losses 2 days in a row now, espacially in equipment.
Looks like a probing attack across the whole front line of the right bank with astonishing succes in some areas. Letz see what can be consolidated. Looks like ukraine is really taking the initiativ. The Kherson strangle move tightens. Winter is coming for russia.


I’d say that – instead of media-made ‘shock and awe’ for which they simply have no means (art&aviation in proper numbers) – Ukr put on ‘mess and confusion’ operation in effort to debilitate and demoralise the enemy. I hope they will bite a little, pause (and maybe give back some), rain the hell on Ru forces, and bite again. Rinse&Repeat. But let’s see how it shall proceed in a week or two.

Max Beckhaus

I`ll write this just once: “Winter is coming” is an idiom from contemporary culture rooted in a famous series of books. It stands for “deep shit coming”. This winter there will be deep shit coming for russia: Oil sanctions by EU, crumbling economy (no/less gas income, lower oil prices + sanctions) and battlefield losses. This is just the start.

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