The summary of the 196th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 7th September 2022 (Kyiv time).
Ukrainian Army has launched an offensive in Kharkiv Oblast and liberated a number of settlements. Russian forces were likely caught off guard and the initiative is on Ukrainian side.
Ukrainians also continue with its offensive in Kherson Oblast, where they liberated one settlement and local offensive is also reported from the Siversk area.
Russian forces captured the remaining parts of Pisky settlement and continue to unsuccessfully attack Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Bakhmut.
Note: We have a new front – Kupyansk.
includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv
Kharkiv & Chuhuiv direction
- Ukrainian troops repelled Russian attacks towards Pytomnyk and Rusky Tyshky.
includes the vicinity of Balakliia and Kupyansk
- Ukrainian Army has launched an offensive in the area of Balakliia and caught the Russians by surprise. The operation is conducted by elements of 25th Airborne Brigade, 80th AirAssault Brigade and 92nd Mechanized Brigade.
- Ukrainian forces liberated Verbivka, Yakovenkove, Volokhiv Yar north of Balakliia, and according to unconfirmed reports they’re advancing towards Semenivka and Bryhadyrivka.
- Russian forces abandoned their positions south of Balakliia and withdrew across Siverskyi Donets river. Ukrainian forces entered and secured Nova Husarivka and Bayrak.
- Kalynivka and Taranushyne are likely under Ukrainian control, but because there is no visual proof yet, they are marked as Unknown control for now.
- Ukrainian troops entered Balakliia from the west. Clashes are reported from the town.
includes the vicinity of Bakhmut
- The intensity of fighting has decreased in Soledar, Bakhmutske and towards Bakhmut. Sporadic clashes however continue.
- The enemy tried to improve its position near Vesela Dolyna. The attempt was denied by Ukrainian defenders.
- Russian forces attempted to advance in the direction of Mykolaivka Druha. The attack was repulsed, but the enemy seized new positions in the area.
- Ukrainian defenders repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of Zaitseve and Kodema. Despite Russian propaganda, there is still no proof Russian forces captured the Ukrainian fortified positions west of Kodema.
- Russian troops attacked Mayorsk, but without success they retreated.
includes the vicinity of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk
- Soldiers of 79th AirAssault Brigade crossed Siversky Donetsk river near Raihorodok and liberated Staryi Karavan. The nearby Brusivka settlement is very likely under Ukrainian control as well.
- Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions at Hryhorivka. The attack was repelled.
- Ukrainian command deployed an element of 80th AirAssault Brigade and 46th Assault Battalion Donbas near Siversk. The combined group managed to push Russian forces away from Verkhnokamyanske and Ivano-Darivka.
overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity
includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast
- Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian assault in the vicinity of Novobakhmutivka.
- The enemy launched an offensive attempt towards Avdiivka and Opytne. They didn’t succeed.
- Based on the released footage, Russian forces reached the highway bridge at Stavok Mykka, west of Pisky. The settlement is under Russian control.
includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast
- No change on the ground.
includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv
- Soldiers of 128th Mountain Brigade raised Ukrainian flag in Novovoznesenske.
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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.