January 14, 2023

Invasion Day 324 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 13th January 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). Sloboda Front includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river Svatove direction Ukrainian forces repelled Russian attacks towards Stelmakhivka and Makiivka. Siverskyi Donets overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and…


The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 13th January 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • Ukrainian forces repelled Russian attacks towards Stelmakhivka and Makiivka.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Ukrainian forces advanced and reached the vicinity of Kreminna. The enemy attempted to regain lost positions, but didn’t succeed.
  • Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in the area of Bilohorivka and Spirne settlements. Both attacks were repulsed.
  • The enemy tried to advance in the direction of Rozdolivka, but wasn’t successful.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Wagner mercenaries, based on released footage, captured the northern residential area and the center of Soledar. Ukrainian forces remain in control of the western outskirts of the town.
  • Ukrainian President Zelensky thanks 46th Airmobile Brigade and 77th Airmobile Brigade for the defense of Soledar.
  • The enemy attempted to advance towards Sil, but the attack was repelled.
  • Ukrainian forces repulsed a Russian assault towards Krasna Hora.
  • Wagner mercenaries captured most of Pidhorne and attacked towards Paraskoviivka. They didn’t succeed, but the situation remains complicated.
  • Another attack in the area of Klishchiivka was successfully repelled.
  • A dangerous situation is developing south of the previously mentioned towns, as Russian forces attempted to break through Ukrainian lines towards Predtechyne. The attempt was stopped, but it is clear that the enemy controls most of the area between Klishchiivka and Kurdyumivka.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled a Russian attack from the direction of Kurdyumivka and Mayorsk.

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • Fighting continues in the industry area.
  • Russians advanced in the east and reached the eastern outskirts of Bakhmut.
  • Fighting is ongoing in the northern part of Opytne.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions in the vicinity of Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Nevelske. Neither attack was successful.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Russian forces conducted a recon by force near Krasnohorivka. The enemy retreated upon contact.
  • Heavy fighting continues in Marinka.
  • The enemy probed a Ukrainian defenses near Velyka Novosilka. Russian troops retreated after a brief skirmish.

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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According to UKR sources (call name “Madjar”), Wagner entered the industrial zone of salt-mine No 7.


Comments are dedicated only to discussion but not complaints to the author about “injustice” from his side. It’s obvious why your comment was deleted. Jerome does his reports absolutely for free, so you don’t pay anything – shut up and go on Twitter to speak about your opinion


Voice of Ukraine. The problem Jerome is that you can’t stand being the loud speaker of UAF. By now the Sil Rail Station has been captured by RUF, maybe you could also hear the Russian pov to counterbalance.


Which Russian source said Sil rail station had been captured. That’s not the info I have. Can you provide a link?


Chill man. Just provide some proof.


Here, have some copium.


  • Russian is way more corrupt than Ukraine
  • Trump is a liar and a crook

So if you are against corruption, you should be against Russian and Trump.


Trump is pro-Russian, but fact of the matter is that except for Serbia, nobody in Eastern Europe wants to be a part of the “Ruski mir”. We want democracy, peace and freedom. Just look at the difference between Slovenia (in the EU) and Serbia (pro-Poccia). Slovenia is on-par with Italy economically, while the Russian Oblast of Serbia is still stuck in the 1980’s with no prospects of a better future


Serbia does not want to be part of any military alliances or any “mir”. There is nothing to brag about living in an ethnically pure ministate with no history of its own.


Hey trumpanzee boy take your hatred elsewhere.
USA is also corrupt as is Russia as is tory gov uk.
You can find corruption in most nations if one looks for it.


Just ignore pointless talking. Turn away and avoid wasting time because that’s what they clearly intend.


Wagner allegedly offered them to surrender but they refused.


Never believe what the russian say.

1) You don’t know if those “dozen of UKR soldiers” are actually ukrainian. FYI, Wagner use the ukrainian uniform to confuse the defenders (that’s a war crime)
2) Assuming they were indeed ukrainian soldiers, you don’t know if they refused to surrender
2 bis) Maybe they accepted to surrender and were immediatly killed after.

Henning Pulitz

Thank you for all the updates! One thing I noticed: Almost every day at almost any front, there is an attack by the Russians on Ukrainian position, upon which the Russians usually “retreat”, are “repelled”, or were “probing unsuccessfully”, according to your updates. But the Ukrainians seem to almost never “attack and retreat”, at least this never seems to be mentioned in your reports.

Henning Pulitz

Is this due to differences in Russian and Ukrainian strategy? Or due to the sources you are using?



Russians are attacking more often, but Jerome is mostly using Ukrainian official reports’ terminology. In those report, they mension russian shelling and russian attacks, but not ukrainian ones. Russian reports, on the other hand, are notoriously unreliable.


Beleive what you want. You can allways go elsewhere.

John Robinson

cock by name…cock by nature…


We are not to suppose that this is a real person but an entity with an agenda. And I feel like there’s no need for expletives.


Thank you, John Cock, for showing your clear intent to discredit Jerome’s reliable documentation so openly.


Thank you for explaining the first half of your statement, fully agreed. The second half of your statement (“make Russia look incompetent”) is pure speculation. Maybe he is just presenting facts from a Ukrainian perspective. Maybe it’s because of the background Tristan and Noelle pointed to. My impression is that he is presenting facts diligently. In the end, as Colin said,”believe what you want”.


He takes that directly from Ukrainian MoD reports. Of course they only talk about failed russian atacks, it wouldn’t look good to talk about their own. But if they want to win the war and keep moral high some sacrificies to the truth have to be made.


difference in tactics (Ru uses ‘recon in force’ routinely, which Ukr also uses – recall Kherson operations – but relies more on different ways of creating combat awareness and gathering intel) and also in rhetoric of used messages.


Part due to propaganda but also because Russia is more on the offensive and also alot of info of own sides movements is not supposed to be in the open. So there will is a natural bias where Ukrainian movements will be less mentioned and delayed compared to Russian ones.

Dwarf Mines

Thank you for all your hard work over the past several months.

You may want to clarify on the first bullet point under Bakhmut Front that the Russians have taken the northern residential section and center of Soledar rather than leaving the location undefined.