December 23, 2022

Invasion Day 302 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 22nd December 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). Sloboda Front includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river Svatove direction Ukrainian General Staff reported a repelled Russian attack near of Masyutivka, indicating there’s still a Russian presence in…


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

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • Ukrainian General Staff reported a repelled Russian attack near of Masyutivka, indicating there’s still a Russian presence in the area.
  • The enemy attempted to gain full control over Novoselivske settlement, but didn’t succeed.
  • Ukrainian General Staff mentioned a repulsed attack in the area of Pidkuichansk, hinting at Ukrainian advance towards the settlement.
  • Ukrainian Border Guards released a video of shelling Russian positions in Karmazynivka. It seems Ukrainian troops were forced to retreat across the Zherebets river. (source)
  • The defenders repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of Stelmakhivka and Ploschanka.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Ukrainian forces repelled yet another attack in the area of Chervonopopivka settlement.
  • Ukrainian troops managed to advance in the Serebryansky forest towards Kreminna. (source)
  • Ukrainian General Staff reported a repelled Russian attack in the vicinity of Dibrova, hinting at Ukrainian presence and advance towards the settlement.
  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions at Bilohorivka and near Verkhnokamyanske, without success.
  • The enemy attempted to advance in the area of Berestove and towards Vesele. Both attacks were repelled.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Russian troops tried to advance from the direction of Yakovlivka, but were unable to gain new grounds.
  • Fighting continues in Soledar and Bakhmutske.
  • Based on released footage by Russian state TV, the enemy is in full control of Andriivka settlement. (source)
  • Russian attacks near Kurdyumivka and Ozarianivka were repulsed.

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • There is a confirmed Ukrainian presence at a nearby radio tower east of Bakhmut. (source)
  • Heavy clashes continue in Opytne. Elements of 53rd Mechanized Brigade have arrived to the area to reinforce the defense. (source)

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • Another Russian assault towards Krasnohorivka was repelled.
  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions in the area of Vodyane and Nevelske. Neither attack succeeded.
  • Ukrainian forces managed to repulse a Russian attack towards Nevelske.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Russian troops conducted a recon by force near Niu-York, but retreated after a brief skirmish.
  • Heavy fighting continues in Marinka.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled the enemy attacks towards Novomykhailivka and Preschystivka.

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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Russia will not take Bakhmut

For the first time, UKR sources are referring to clashes near Ivanivske, suggesting Bakhmut is slowly being encircled. The situation is not better around Soledar.


Only in your dreams, Patrick the Russian bot.

In reality, Bakhmut is the Russian Army’s grave. Thousands of dead Russians for nothing.


So posting information quoting Ukrainian sources makes me a Russian bot? With you, the inquisition is alive and kicking…


The information you posted certainly does not suggest that “Bakhmut is slowly being encircled”. You made that up.

In reality, Bahmut holds and it will probably hold until the end of this war.


UK has at least 70 challenger 2 tanks,surplus to requirements,ready to go with easy transportation to Ukraine,good armour,diesel engine and very long range gun for a tank.Yet ive not heard Ukraine ask for them!, when its obvious the Germans are not going to let Leopards go to Ukraine in foreseeable future.


There’s constant talk about MBTs, but I’m not sure that is what Ukraine really needs. They need ammo for artillery (barrel and rocket), they need anti-air, and they also need a lot of vehicles to transport infantry that are protected against small arms fire so they have a chance to arrive somewhere. They probably have enough tanks, might need IR sights for them, but not just more.

Max Beckhaus

The british think that russia is low on artillery ammunition Their secret service latley said, that russia has to use oldish shells now, which are passed or close to their shelf life. If that is true, opposite to estonias 7 mn shells left, the war is lost for russia.


I wish it were that simple, but don’t forget Russia is also producing shells and importing them from Iran and North Korea. The previous assessments of Russian munition stock have proven to not be true. I think Russia would show signs, if their stock was close to depletion – like shelling less. What matters is that Ukraine won’t run out of shells thanks to us

Max Beckhaus

It does make a hugh diffrence if they have to fall back to 3-4 mn produced or also have 7mn left in stock. Russia will never run “out of” shells, they have big production capabilitys, but it is dwarved by what they use(d) and by what the west can produce. So if the stocks are depleted, no import or production will be able to replace that. So it makes a big diffrence for ukraine.

Last edited 1 year ago by Max Beckhaus

Since the beginning of the war, the British MOD is saying that Russia has no more missiles, no more ammunitions. They are probably confusing with their own stocks which are nearly equal to zero.
The production of shells of the USA is around 14k per month, Ukraine uses 5k per day. So the greatest trouble is on Ukraine side.
And we see it right now


But it take the ruzzians to fire 8 shells to hit anything worthwhile.
Ukraine are more accurate.




Bakhmut has not fallen after6 months of shelling.




Bakhmut holds strong.


Karmazynivka (near Svatove) changed hands since the last update? There is no mention of it in the report..

Max Beckhaus

Mud, mud, mud… looks like the weather is on russias side. No end for mud season in east and south in sight. Russia is getting the pause it needs.


It’s rather Ukraine pausing. Russia, currently, is advancing.

Max Beckhaus

Advancing? Who, where?


In the last few weeks, Russia captured Ozaryanivka, Kurdiumivka, Andriivka, Yakovlikva, Karmaznivka and is close to taking Klishiivka, Pidhorodne and Bakhmutske. On the other hand, they are vulnerable and on the defensive near Dibrove/Kreminna.


You literally have the map in front of you. Kremlin bot.


We were told that the most important thing was that Ukraine had the initiative. Now it is Russia who has the initiative, but for some unknown reason it is not that much important.
Russia is attacking everywhere in the frontline while Ukraine only tries to breakthrough around Kremina without success.