The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 7th January 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • Ukrainian troops repelled yet another attack towards Stelmakhivka settlement.
  • The defenders also repulsed Russian attacks in the vicinity of Makiivka and Ploschanka.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Russian forces attempted to regain lost positions in the area of Dibrova settlement with the support of tanks, but didn’t succeed.
  • Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near Bilohorivka (Luhansk O.), without success.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

There was an extra summary for this front yesterday, Day 317 – Bakhmut Front.

  • The enemy managed to advance north of Soledar and entered the first residential buildings there. (source)
  • Russian forces attempted to advance in the direction of Sil train station north of Soledar. The attack was repelled.
  • Ukrainian 46th Airmobile Brigade launched a counter-attack over the night and regained some lost positions in the direction of the salt mine. Whether they were also successful in other parts of the town is currently unknown. (source)
  • Russian forces attack Ukrainian positions in the area of Krasna Hora, without success.
  • Russian troops attempted to enter the outskirts of Klischiivka, but the defenders did succeed and the enemy retreated.
  • The enemy tried to advance in the area of Ozaryanivka, with no success.

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • Heavy fighting continues in the industry area and in Opytne.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • Russian forces attempted to break through Ukrainian lines near Pervomaiske. Ukrainian defenders repelled the attack.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Fighting persist in Mariinka and in the direction of Pobieda settlement.

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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ukrain will lose soledar no more than 3 days


Probably will take longer than that, but the fate of the town is pretty much sealed, there is not much Ukraine can do to counter that.

If recent reports are true, by the Russian side, then the soledar-bakhmut route is cut and supplies going to Soledar won’t come from bakhmut anymore, making it significantly harder to hold.


Sorry i meant the bakhmut-seversk route and not stop supplies or communication, but disrupt them.


Soledar is not supplied from Bakhmut, that would have no sense, the routes were under Russian fire control for months.

This development, however, makes manouvering more difficult and it’s easier now to create temporary openings by fixing Ukr. troops in place.


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Siversk, also is not supplied from Bakhmut. At least not since RU forces were so nice to vacate the North after a tiny bit of Ukr. nudge.


Its a bunker the battle for soledar has lasted longer then 3 days already. I have my bets on ukrainian being able to hold soledar just like with bakhmut


Related to yesterday’s Bakhmut blog and its comments:
The time will soon come when Russia will run out of prisoners who can be sacrificed for the front (life, murderers, hopeless, no family). Especially since it is now slowly leaking out even among these prisoners that one is treated there only as cannon fodder and has hardly any chance to get out alive or in one piece…


… That they are better off in prison than at the front will not have escaped them either.
I think that for Putin and Wagner (idiot Prigoshin) it is meanwhile a volcano, which stands before the eruption. Until now, this could still be prevented by sacrificing their own people. But the fuse is getting shorter and shorter and one can already feel the rumbling of a volcano about to erupt…


Your current decisions are irrational, not strategic, stupid and characterized by uncertainty. And incomprehensible to any military expert….

Even Stalin is turning in his grave at this stupidity….


Eh… sure dude…


I do know nothing about Stalin’s spiritual leadership nowadays.
Using ‘no-people’ is no-brainer for colonial (even non-conscious colonial) power. They, just like ‘Donbas Warriors’ are not counted into losses and nobody cares.


Yakovlivka is turning into a new Popasna. Very bad 🙁


Popasna was more strategic and a highrer altitude.


Yeah, but Yakovlivka’s fall has grave consequences: the Bahmut-Siversk defense line is now much harder to supply.

Also why are the Russians using S-300 to bomb Ukraine in the Harkiv and Zaporizhzhia regions? Did they run out of other missiles? Why isn’t anyone hitting Russian military factories?


Too far away methinks.


they have got a lot of them, unlike mythical ‘zirkons’ or newer S400s. For the same reason they also used naval missles. Even Putin’s Plywood Marshall (courtessy of Girkin) won’t throw everything what they have on Ukraine. They are suspected, however, on getting low – where ‘getting low’ means: below expected number in case of aggression.


Sorry for not related question, Jerome, can you tell please software you are using for creating maps? Is it Adobe after effects or what?
And also can you tell in which web framework your site is using, as I see it’s not React.


Shouldn’t pervomaiske be marked as contested? The town’s borders are pretty weird and acording to your map the russians have a bit of it.

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