Invasion Day 224 – Summary

The summary of the 224th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 5th October 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Ukrainian forces maintain steady progress and liberated another bunch of settlements in Kherson, Kharkiv and also Luhansk Oblast. Ukrainians also continue to successfully defend the remaining parts of frontline and don’t allow Russians to advance and capture new positions.

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • Ukrainian forces liberated Hrekivka settlement and reached the outskirts of Makiivka.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • House to house fighting continues in Bakhmutske and Soledar.
  • Russian forces attempted to gain new positions in the vicinity of Bakhmut, but they weren’t successful.
  • The defenders repelled Russian attacks in the direction of Zaitseve, Kurdyumivka and Mayorsk.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Vyimka and Spirne, without success, they retreated.
  • According to multiple sources, Ukrainians maintain fire control over the road between Svatove and Kreminna.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

  • Russian troops attempted to break through Ukrainian lines in the area of Vesele. They didn’t succeed.
  • The enemy assaulted Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Novomykhailivka. The attacks were repelled.
  • Ukrainian General Staff reported a repulsed attack towards Vuhledar. It seems likely that Russian forces are in control of Mykilske.

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

  • Ukrainian president Zelensky confirmed liberation of Novovoskresenske, Novohryhorivka and Petropavlivka settlements.

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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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What’s so great about Bakhmut that Putin’s rabble are trying to get in at any cost, even though the front is collapsing to their north and south?


Mostly for propaganda reasons, so they can still say they are attacking at least somewhere


I wonder about that, too. Maybe it is just because they have all their stuff in the vincinity anyway.


I think its still wagner here.

And wagner need a victory.

Its a battle in the battle. For the succession of putin.


Water for Donetsk


If Bakhmut is occupied, the railway line and roads through the north and south could be blocked, and Ukrainian forces in Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve and Odradivka south of Bakhmut would have to retreat. This would make it more difficult for Ukrainian forces to counter-attack in that direction, and as a result, the Russians would be able to send reinforcements to other fronts, and as ~ is a reasonab.


But in my opinion, a Russian attack on Bakhmut would be utterly pointless.


But russia have not the military power to capture bakmut.

Ukr send the minimum of on this front. If they are in difficulties, they can send reinforcement very fast.


Seems “OP” has suggested president Zelenskyi to start reporting liberated villages, what with previous acknowledgments also of Kryvyi Rih TerDef units liberating this and that – in lieu of Zelenskyi´s constant race for hearts and minds of population, now that Time magazine has portrayed the actual mastermind of the UAF success – Zaluzhnyi. Here´s hoping the latter will remain in charge of UAF

Max Beckhaus

„OP“? Why would he not stay in charge? Zelenskyi and Zaluzhnyi are easily first in the categorys best president and best general of our time. Why would anybody want to change that but russian trolls?
Zelenskyis role in getting Western support with his speeches and videos can not be overestimated. And he quite obviously had the right General in charge.

Max Beckhaus

That ‘puppet’ is the reason why there is western support.