Invasion Day 218 – Summary

The summary of the 218th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 29th September 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Ukrainian Army remains focused on the liberation of northern part of Donetsk Oblast and continues to advance. The situation for Russian forces defending Lyman remains critical, and they will be likely soon cut off. According to rumors, Russian command has decided to deploy fresh recruits of 1st Tank Army to stop the Ukrainian offensive.

The enemy stubbornly continue to attack in the vicinity of Bakhmut with minimal or none gains, wasting resources instead relocating them to the north.

Putin will sign a decree to annex the four partially occupied regions of Ukraine tomorrow at 3pm Moscow time. Make sure to follow us on Twitter to receive the latest updates.

Kharkiv Front

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

Kupyansk direction

  • No change on the ground during the past 48 hours.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Fighting continues in Soledar and Bakhmutske.
  • Russian forces assaulted Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Vesela Dolyna and Zaitseve. Neither attack was successful.
  • The enemy attempted to break through Ukrainian lines in the area of settlements Ondradivka, Mykolaivka Druha, Mayorsk and Zalizne. Ukrainian defenders managed to repel all the attacks.

Slovyansk Front

includes the vicinity of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk

Slovyansk direction

  • Ukrainian troops repulsed a Russian attack towards Vyimka.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Ukrainian General Staff reported shelling of Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Novyi Mir. Given the size of the settlement and the recent success of Ukrainian units in the area, it’s safe to assume Ukrainian forces liberated Novyi Mir.
  • Ukrainian forces liberated Shandryholove north of Drobysheve.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Niu-York, but without success.
  • Ukrainian General Staff reported a repelled attack in the area of Ozeryanivka (east of Novoselivka). The situation south-west of Horlivka isn’t as bad as we previously thought.
  • The enemy tried to advance in the direction of Pervomaiske and Pobieda. Ukrainian defenders managed to stop the attacks.
  • Ukrainians defending Novomykhailivka and Pavlivka reported another unsuccessful attempt by Russian troops to advance towards the settlements.

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • No change on the ground during the past 48 hours.

Kherson Front

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions in the area of Bezimenne settlement. The defenders repelled the attack.

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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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Didn’t the Russian General Staff deliberately make Lyman a fixation point to limit the Uk advance in the northern part of Luhansk Oblast? This gives them time to send fresh troops (from the mobilization) to the other fronts to consolidate them.


How many Russian soldiers were taken prisoner in the Lyman pocket ?


Nobody know. Estimations vary from hundreds to 10 000.

But they are not yet completely surrounded.

Big Red Ed

This would make a beautiful photo op to present to Putin just after he announces his annexation of UKR territory. Inspiration for all those conscripts…lol

Pikująca Szozda

Unless I missed something, they’re encircled, but they’re not prisoners yet.


Zarichne is still russian. Roads between lyman and kremina are under ukrain fire. But they are not encircled. Its probably a question of hours.

uncle vanjia

yampil is


Yes. Yampil give them 2 axes to attack zarichne/toresk.


Around Liman:
@Rybar and others from this bubble points out presence of not only recon and sabotage Ukr forces on the N side of the river but also heavy hardware. It’s a few days in a row, though the Ukr side is silent in the matter. They repeated in consecutive posts contacts around Zarichne and on the length of the road making the forest under Ukr control.