The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 16th December 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • Ukrainian defenders repelled Russian attacks in the area of Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka and Ploschanka settlement.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Another Russian attempt to regain lost positions in the area of Chervonopopivka was repulsed.
  • Russian forces tried, likely through the forest, to advance in the direction of Hryhorivka, but didn’t succeed.
  • Russians attacked Ukrainian positions near Verkhnyokamyanske, without success.
  • The enemy attempted to break through Ukrainian lines and advance towards Vyimka. The attack was repelled.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Wagner’s mercenaries released a photo confirming previous rumors regarding the capture of Yakovlivka. The settlement is under Russian control.
  • Heavy fighting remains active in Soledar, Bakhmutske and in the area of Bakhmut.
  • Russian forces again tried to enter Klischiivka south of Bakhmut, but without success.
  • Russian attacks in the area of Andriivka and Kurdyumivka didn’t succeed.
  • The enemy captured Ukrainian fortified positions north-west of Ozaryanivka, on the other side of the canal. Confirming previous reports about their presence on the other side.
  • Russian troops attempted to advance towards Druzhba, but didn’t succeed.

Bakhmut City NEW

the city of Bakhmut

  • Ukrainian 46th Airmobile Brigade has been relocated to reinforce the defense of Bakhmut. (source)
  • The situation on the ground changes every hour, but it seems Russians did not cross the water body near the industrial zone (as reported two days ago).

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • The enemy conducted a recon by force in the area of Oleksandropil. After a brief skirmish, the group retreated.
  • Russian attack towards Vesele was repelled.
  • Russian forces assaulted Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Nevelske, but didn’t succeed.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Fighting continues in Marinka, the enemy managed to advance by a few meters towards the center.
  • Russian attacks in the vicinity of Pobieda and Novomykhailivka were repelled.

Correction: Shevchenko settlement seems to be under Russian control at this moment.

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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