Invasion Day 278 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 28th November 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).


Russian forces managed to break Ukrainian defense south of Bakhmut and captured one settlement and several fortified positions. This is the only area where the enemy has success, all other attacks were repelled by Ukrainian defenders.

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian attack towards Stelmakhivka settlement.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • The enemy tried to advance towards Yakovlivka, the attempt was repulsed.
  • Fighting continues in Soledar, Bakhmutske and in the direction of Bakhmut.
  • Russian forces managed to advance and capture Ozaryanivka settlement, likely from the direction of Zaitseve and Mayorsk.
  • Russian sources also claim the capture of Kurdyumivka and Andriivka, but haven’t yet provided any footage.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

Lysychansk direction

  • Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast, without success.
  • The enemy tried to seize new positions in the area of Verkhnokamyanske, but wasn’t successful.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • Russian troops attempted to break through Ukrainian lines in the vicinity of Novobakhmutivka. The attack was repelled.
  • Ukrainian defenders repulsed a Russian attacks in the area of Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Nevelske.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Heavy clashes continue in Marinka settlement.
  • Yet another attack of Russian forces towards Novomykhailivka was repelled.

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

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

Kalanchak Front

includes the left bank of Dnipro river south of Kherson and Kakhovka

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

Full map

The full overview map of current situation.


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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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I’m really concerned about the Donbass front, the Russians just captured Kurdjumivka according to Liveuamap

Max Beckhaus

The east freezes now, the south doesn´t yet if at all. So a ukrainian winter offensive should come in the east. Russia has mobilized, retreated to shortened, deffensivable positions and deplets its missile stocks. Russia is out of options, if it can not stop Ukraine this winter, it is hart to see how it could at all.

Last edited 2 months ago by Max Beckhaus

Russia continues to nibble away at Ukr villages in the East. While at very high cost they still continue to slowly advance.The UA seems to have no success for months, and then tears off a big chunk. Not sure where and when the next chunk will be or if ever. The Russians are clearly preparing for a defensive battle in Zapo and it will come at a high price to the UA on the offensive.


Have heard ‘idea’ to move cross the plains to Sea of Azov, seeking to capture Berdyansk, Mariupol, and Melitopol. I suggest, this while obviously hard might still be easier than attempt crossing of km. wide Dnipro against prepared reinforced RU positions on the other bank. Sure Russia shall also have reinforced defenses on those plains, however plains aren’t the ideal set up for effective defense.


“No sucess for months” ? Can we speak about Izium, Kharkiv front, Kherson re-capture, Kalanchak Spit advance ? Do russian succeed to advance anywhere else except around Bakhmut for no tactical nor strategical reasons ?