The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 8th December 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).


Russian army remains focuses on the area around Bakhmut and puts pressure on Ukrainian troops stationed there. Casualties continue to mount on both sides, but it seems the Russians are willing to sacrifice a lot to capture the town. Ukrainian command has relocated several units from the Kherson to Donbas in order to reinforce the defense and replace exhausted units.

Russian forces conducted a recon by force north of Kharkiv near Ternova settlement.

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian attack in the area of Stelmakhivka.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Heavy fighting continues in the area of Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske and towards Bakhmut.
  • The enemy tried to seize new positions in the area of Opytne, but wasn’t successful.
  • Russian troops managed to cross the canal near Kurdyumivka and tried to advance towards Bila Hora. The advance was stopped.
  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Mayorsk, but without success.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

Lysychansk direction

  • The enemy tried to push Ukrainian forces out of the vicinity of Ploschanka and Chervonopopivka. Both attempts weren’t successful.
  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast. The attack was repulsed.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled Russian attacks in the area of Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne and Berestove.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • The enemy attempted to gain full control over Novobakhmutivka settlement, but did not succeed.
  • Ukrainian forces counter-attacked near Vodyane and regained recently lost positions.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Ukrainian troops repulsed Russian attacks in the area of Marinka and 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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« Ukrainian forces counter-attacked near Vodyane and regained recently lost positions. » how is it possible since Ukrainian army reppels everything, and all Russians attacks are not successful ?
Is it so difficult to be factual, and say it when RUF gain ground ?

Max Beckhaus

Looks like Russians smoke a lot lately. Reminds me of the beginning of the war. It seems like Ukraine took of the brakes or got handcuffs removed. I like it.


As a Ukrainian, I will say that we have a lot of cigarettes, they fly far and explode beautifully… Everything is just beginning.


The map has a duplicate of the 30th separate mechanized brigade – in Kharkov and Bakhmut


The 36th Marine Brigade is fighting in the Toretsk area, the 111st TPO Brigade is located in the Zarechny area, the 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade has been deployed near Bakhmut, you can look at the official Facebook pages. The 35th Naval Infantry Brigade counterattacked in the area of ​​Vodyanoye and Pervomaisky, according to Russian military commanders.

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