December 5, 2022

Invasion Day 284 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 4th December 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). Briefly: The hottest points on the front remain the area around Bakhmut and Avdiivka. It’s clear, just by looking on the maps, that the enemy attempts to encircle Bakhmut and Avdiivka,…


The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 4th December 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).


The hottest points on the front remain the area around Bakhmut and Avdiivka. It’s clear, just by looking on the maps, that the enemy attempts to encircle Bakhmut and Avdiivka, the two Ukrainian strongholds in Donbas. Both sides have relocated some of its forces from Kherson to these areas, signaling the fight is far from over.

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • Russian troops managed to enter Novoselivske settlement. The situation is fluid and fighting is ongoing for every square of the settlement.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Ukrainian defenders repelled a Russian attack towards Yakovlivka.
  • Heavy fighting continues in Soledar, Bakhmutske and towards Bakhmut and Opytne.
  • The enemy also attempts to break through south of Bakhmut towards the west. Fighting is reported from the vicinity of Klishchiivka, Andriivka and Kurdyumivka.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

Lysychansk direction

  • The enemy attempted to regain lost positions in the area of Ploschanka and Chervonopopivka settlements, without success.
  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast. The attack was repelled.
  • Russian troops tried to advance in the vicinity of Bilohorivka and Berestove in Donetsk Oblast. Neither attempt was successful.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • The enemy attempted to break through Ukrainian lines north of Avdiivka, in the area of Krasnohorivka and Vesele. Neither attempt was successful. The defense of said towns is crucial for the defense of Avdiivka.
  • Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian attacks in the area of Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Nevelske.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Heavy fighting remains active in Marinka.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled yet another attack towards Novomykhailivka.

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.

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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 the current situation in Tavilzhanka? ISW map shows that the Ukrainians captured it and the Ukrainians reported shelling in the area. This little town has long been a thorn in the foot of the ZSU. It’s capture would mean Dvorichne is finally under full UA control.

Taymyr 74

“… as of 4th November 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

December! ))

Max Beckhaus

Well, well, a string of battlefield losses and now the oil sanctions kick in. Oil and gas made up around 45% of state income this year, that will change dramatically. The economy is contracting strong, international financing closed and internal bonds lack demand. 2023 will get very ugly for the russian budget.
Meanwhile russian mobilized die in the hundreds daily.
Winter is here for russia.


Let’s wait to witness how effective those new measures prove to be, before celebrating.
However RU continues to expend troops at a rapid rate.
Rumors about another draft probably correct, as Putin is running rapidly through – earlier drafted. I anticipate more troubles, there is a second draft, as everyone in RU must know – why it’s happening. This time protests may turn more serious.


No country has announced it will apply the price cap except UE and G7 countries. Russia is the second world exporter, and OPEP+ will reduce its production to maintain a higher price, despite huge pressure of the USA on Saudia Arabia. Russia will continue to export oil and gas, Chinese/ Indian insurance companies will be delighted to replace Lloyds, Greek shipowners will circumvent the embargo

Max Beckhaus

OPEC+ just announced that production will stay the same. Right now the urals price is around the price cap. I personally doubt that India and China won´t take the chance. Cheaper oil and no stress with the west. Russia on the other hand has to sell its oil desperatly for any budget income… You do not have to be a game theory expert to see where this is going.


You wrote several messages full of pro-Russia garbage.

No, OPEP will not reduce its production, they have announced they are keeping the existing quota. No, you can’t replace one insurance by another one, especially for boats. No, greek shipowners will not do any favour to the russians.

You are alone, Russia. Putin failed miserably and Russia suffers and will suffer even more in the future.


Explain – why country’s don’t want cheaper Russian oil? I’d expect, presuming narrow self interests, classic prisoner’s dilemma — nations trading with RU, solely do from point of self interest. Therefore, what self interest — clearly they don’t wish cheaper RU oil? Clearly RU must sell its oil, there-fore if these potential buyers – accept participating in the scheme. The scheme may succeed.


It is mathematical : Russia is the second world exporter with huge volumes, and other exporter countries will not grow their production, the buyers can either buy Russian oil a the market price, or don’t buy oil at all. But there is another solution : last months, India has become a major exporter of oil though it nether produced a single drop : India buys Oil to Russia and resells it to Europe.


India buys crude oil and sells refined oil.

India’s oil export this year are average compared to the last 5 previous years (and 10 years ago, India oil exports were larger), you can check it here for example.

So, as usual, Hologram repeats russian B.S.


According to Ukrainian sources like (reporting from Ukraine on youtube) the Ukrainians managed to penetrate the main Russian defense line between Kremina and Svatove at Chervonopopivka. UA general staff reports about this aswel… you might want to update your map

Max Beckhaus

It states “in the area of” which can mean anything. These maps here only show reliable Informations, which is why i like them.
Reporting from Ukraine has completly diffrent style. And even he does not report Chervonopopivka as being liberated, but partially liberated.


the ISW also reports Chervonopopivka to be in Ukrainian hands. just zoom in on the village.


It says in the area of the SETTLEMENTS of chervonopopivka. which means that the defended the village itself. the defense line is broken. and the ukrainians hold the village.


The settlements are an area in itself how does it contradict? its not like its a single house… its plural. they are designating that they fought inside the settlement. not outside.


Either way even ISW is reporting its in Ukrainian hands to.


Who believe anymore what ISW say ? It is just propaganda, they could say a sunny sky is a storm, and the reverse, providing it is against Russia. This is not what we are looking for.

Max Beckhaus

Funny that the sky keeps turning out to be a storm for russia. I lost track on how many times they were right. Do you even read isw?


Pleased list assessments of ISW that proved to be wrong.


The Russian’s have launched 3 times ISW’s earlier assessment of their missile stockpile.


For example ISW said Russian will nether take Marioupol or Severodonestk, will fail the mobilisation, etc etc. It is simple, if you read only ISW you don’t understand why it is not the Ukrainian Army who occupies a part of Russia. They obviously belong to the US intelligence, and their job is to denigrate Russia , this is what they do in all of their posts.


Please specify sources (e. g publication date, issue). Statements need facts need sources need credibility/verifications. This is what Jerome’s page is about.