The summary of the 220th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 1st October 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Ukrainian Army liberated the key town of Lyman in the northern part of Donetsk Oblast and the nearby settlements. Russian forces, unable to gather enough reserves to support the garrison, decided to retreat towards Luhansk Oblast. Ukrainian forces will now likely try to advance towards Kreminna and Svatove.

Despite the problems in the north, Russian forces remain primarily focused on Bakhmut and its surroundings, where they are unable to advance and capture new positions.

Kharkiv Front

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

Kupyansk direction

  • Russian forces attempted to cross the border and advance in the direction of Kozacha Lopan. The attempt was stopped by Ukrainian guardsmen.
  • Ukrainian forces advanced east and liberated Kurylivka.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Ukrainian forces repelled Russian attacks in Soledar and Bakhmutske. The fighting continues.
  • Ukrainain defenders repelled Russian attack towards Vesela Dolyna.
  • Russian troops unsuccessfully assaulted Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Odradivka, Zaitseve and Mayorsk.

Slovyansk Front

includes the vicinity of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk

Slovyansk direction

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

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Ukrainian Army liberated Drobysheve and Stavky settlements.
  • Amid the worsening situation, Russian command decided to withdrew its forces from Lyman through Zarichne towards Kreminna.
  • Ukrainian forces announced the liberation of Lyman a few hours later. The 81st Airmobile Brigade and Kulchitskyi Battalion participated in the liberation of the town.
  • Ukrainian reconnaissance element reached a bridge connecting Zarichne and Torske. Given the Russian retreat from the area, it’s likely that both settlements are under Ukrainian control.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Niu-York, but the attack was repelled.
  • The enemy tried to break through Ukrainian lines near Pervomaiske. They didn’t succeed.

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.
  • According to unconfirmed information, Ukrainian forces launched an offensive in the area of Kreshchenivka and Zolota Balka. FIRMS data confirms artillery activity in the area.

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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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