The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 19th January 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).
includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river
- No change on the ground during the past 48 hours.
overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity
- Ukrainian defenders repelled a Russian towards Terny and in the area of Bilohorivka and Verkhnokamyanske.
includes the vicinity of Bakhmut
- The enemy attempted to cross Bakhmutovka River near Sil towards Blahodatne. They didn’t succeed.
- Russian troops assaulted Ukrainian positions near Krasnopolivka and advanced by a few meters towards the village.
- Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions in the direction of Krasna Hora and Paraskoviivka. The defenders repelled both attacks.
- Fighting continues in the vicinity of Klishchiivka. Russian sources claim that Wagner mercenaries captured the settlement, but there i s no visual proof.
- Ukrainian General Staff reported an enemy attack towards Oleksandro-Shultyne, which is right behind Bila Hora. It seems the enemy is attempting to bypass the Ukrainian fortified positions near Klishchiivka.
- Russian forces attempted to advance in the area of Kurdyumivka, but didn’t make any progress.
the city of Bakhmut
- Wagner mercenaries advanced south of Pidhorodne in the direction of Tavr Meat Plant and captured the first houses on the outskirts there.
- Fighting continues in the industry area on the eastern outskirts.
includes the vicinity of Avdiivka
- Russian forces assaulted Ukrainian positions near Vodyane and Nevelske, without success.
includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast
- Heavy fighting persist in Marinka.
- Ukrainian forces repulsed a Russian attack near Pobieda settlement.
includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast
- Russian sources claim a new offensive towards Zaporizhzhia city. However, neither Russian source provided a visual footage supporting these claims and Ukrainian sources do not mention it at all.
includes the left bank of Dnipro river south of Kherson and Kakhovka
- No change on the ground during the past 48 hours.
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.
It feels a bit like as if the US wants Ukraine to first grind down Russian military equipment before shipping 500 Abrams tanks, hundreds of missile launches and helicopters at once, so Ukraine could Operacija Oluja the occupied lands
and build a highway and rail-line from Germany to Kiev and anchor 5th fleet around Crimea. do you realise what it’s needed to supply and sustain 2 divisions of Abrams (that counting tanks only)? Only US can be so wasteful and survive.
RU media claim capture of Dvurechye near Soledar but I can’t find it on the map. Any idea?
Krasnopolivka also fell apparently.
Russian helicopters attacking Ivanivske: https://t.me/readovkanews/51140
Dvorichne is part of Soledar, here 48.700309974446384, 38.026691359853906
Thank you Jerome.
Breaking news: The Russian army said today that its troops have launched an offensive in the Zaporizhzhia region (And Germany is still debating sending tanks..)
… will there be simultaneously another offensive coming from the north in a renewed attempt to cut off the UKr forces in the Donbass? That was one of the numerous plays that they attempted before right?
More like a local limited offensive so far
There us a lot of a fog but does seem like – from what I have seen at @telegram (not @Rybar fantasmagories, this guy is just another conduit of RUMoD) there were limited actions up to 2 platoons. More like testing the waters, they ‘reports successes’ in the places they already have been or in the grey zone.
Jerome, in reaction to the recent waves of attacks and insults by mobilized Russian trolls against you and your blog, I wanted to say that those of us who keep on coming to your site (since almost the beginning of Russian invasion) do so because of the accurate, objective and fact-based information that you provide. Thank you very much for all your work!
Thanks for your work, which certainly takes a lot of time.
We are with Ukraine!
He is in fact apreciated
UK Defence Ministry says Wagner Group has up to 50,000 members under their command in Ukraine: News Outlet via Pravda Ukraine.
But you know I’m not too concerned. Remember Kadyrov’s troops at the beginning of the war? Well, they left the war after sustaining heavy losses; now we don’t hear anything from them. The same fate awaits Wagner. Then 6 months later we’re going to hear about a new scary mercenary group fighting for Russia and so on and so on
Ukraine can do it
Well I am not so sure. The fact is that I don’t remember of any military successes obtained by Kadyrov’s ‘Ahmat-sila’ troops, while Wagner does have verifiable ones. The former is by and large a TicToc army, the latter is not.
stay strong Ukraine!
Small correction Jerome — “Meet Plant” should be “Meat Plant”
Oh, wow. What a typo 😀 I’ll correct it.
Plz let it be the day of the freeing of the lepards. Otherwise i will have to move to Finland or some other place with politicians that know what to do.
The last time when Germany sent tanks with feline names to Ukraine to fight Russians it went completely sideways. If you cannot resist the urge to send Leopards, at least rename them first.
Oh come on, let them German tank cats be on the right side of history at least for once.
on the right side, Mr. Beckhaus? Here something to read for you, https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Countries/UA/32ndReportUkraine-en.pdf
Yes, dear Russian bot, Ukraine is on the right side, and Russia on the evil side. Russians are invading a democracy (instead of overthrowing their dictator Putin). They are deporting children, raping women, killing civilians. They are war criminals.
what i know is, that the ucraine do this with russian ppl, what you tell is just west propaganda, but i know you want to believe and feed your inner hate
Ukraine does nothing to the Russian people. Except, of course, to the Russians soldiers who are invading them.
You want Russian soldiers to be safe ? Send them back to Russia ! They have nothing to do in Ukraine.
It is not Western propaganda, but the truth. Why do you think independent media were banned in Russia, the main social networks or Wikipedia were cut off? Because people might learn the truth.
After all, Russia guaranteed the inviolability of Ukrainian borders (including Crimea) in the 1994 Budapest Memorandum.
Russian media are not a model for sure. But there is also a lot to be said about western media reporting and particularly how information is filtered or presented in ways that are meant to shape public opinion rather than inform citizens.
Just as Russia banned western media, the EU did the same with Russian ones. Where is the right to access information ?
EU. didn’t banned russian media. Nova gazetta, for example, is a Russian media. Baned in Russia, but not in EU.
EU baned propraganda offices owned by Russia-state. IMHO, EU shouldn’t have let those propaganda offices to present themself as “media”, and they should have baned them from the start.
I disagree. Either there is freedom of information or there is hypocrisy and censorship. The United States is the only country where you have free and unhindered access to information.
The United States is not “the only country where you have free and unhindered access to information”. Sorry, Americans, but your country is not special. There are plenty of countries that have as much or even more freedom than you do, and more respect for democratic values.
And FYI, freedom of information is never absolute, neither in the USA or any other country. There are always limits. As for any freedom, in fact, there are always limits to your personal freedom (if there weren’t, then other people could not be free), and we have laws and justice to arbitrate between all these conflicting freedoms.
And think about this.
Freedom of expression and information is absolute in the United States. Why should my individual freedom to watch Russian propaganda (if I want to watch it) be limited? Whose rights or freedoms am I undermining by watching what I want? And BTW, if Jerome was not following Russian pro-war reports, he would not be able to compare, double-check, and update his maps.
Think about it.
Hey, your error is to pretend that you live in the only country that allows that. You don’t.
And you are probably less informed (NOT more informed) if you watch russian media, because you don’t have the kownledge and the method to detect false information, so you fall into their traps.
You don’t get it. Why should anybody tell me what I should watch and what not? That’s the issue. I’m for pluralism – not blocking access to alternative views or opinions.
No, YOU don’t get it.
You can read/watch whatever your want, there is no law against that. ou can also think whatever you want, have any opinion.
But you, or a media, cannot publish whatever they want. They must abid the law. When they don’t, they are banned (and/or condemned), that’s it.
Liberty of opinion is asolute, liberty of expression is not. That’s political philosophy 101.
No, I can’t watch whatever I want because I live in an EU country where Russian news are banned. I am denied the right to access unfiltered, first-hand information. Censorship is always wrong and a sign of weakness, no matter who applies it.
There was no information in the “media” that were banned. So, you are not denied anything.
I stop here. This is not the subject of this website. I just wanted to make you think a little bit about what is so wrong in your messages, but you are not interested.
I believe in your sincerity but your peremptory claims are a sign of ignorance and immaturity. I hope life teaches you one or two things and you manage one day to put principles ahead of politics.
Can you shout “FIRE” in a busy theatre?
Don’t change topics. We are talking about censorship and media freedom.
USA doesn’t seem like the freest country to me anymore. Today, there are a lot of gender and racial peculiarities where expressing a bad opinion means slowly hunting down the person and removing them from public life. And on the other hand, while there are thousands of anti-establishment media out there, some of them strike me as concentrated evil dissolving everything they touch.
You wrote: “EU. didn’t banned russian media. Nova gazetta, for example, is a Russian media”. Of course, NG wasn’t banned in the EU, it’s a liberal pro-western media. In a book published in 1906, called The Friends of Voltaire, Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote: « I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it ». She was damn right. No to censorship.
At least, you didn’t make the mistake to say it’s a Voltaire’s quote (many people think so). Good.
But you are very politically naive,if you don’t understand that freedom of expression is not absolute. You still don’t get it ?
Ok, let me try. I could say: “I dislike you” (that’s an opinion). I couldn’t say: “you have killed Mr Smith” (that would be libel).
You are contradicting yourself because banning a media is an attack on the freedom of OPINION, which should always be upheld.
No. You don’t even understand what “freedom of opinion” even means. I could even argue that “freedom of opinion” is larger in Europa (or at least in some countries of Europa) than in the USA, where, for example, you may have some serious problems if you are an atheist.
I don’t think so, I don’t have a problem with accessing the websites of Russian newspapers or the Russian Vkontakte network. Likewise, here in the Czech Republic there are many “conspiracy/anti-government” websites that are in operation. We even organize anti-government demonstrations (fortunately, a minimum number of people attend them), which are directed against our aid to Ukraine.
So, from this point of view, we have an imperfect democracy (lot of problems with everything), but it is definitely better than what is in Russia.
You see, being able to access websites but not watch the same programs via satellite TV is just stupid and hypocritical.
The western media more or less lies by omissions rather than outright lies.
Omission as in purposeful retention of information not ignorance or negligence.
Did you even read the report you posted? A ton of it is the mistreatment and isolation of people due to the russian interference in the Dombass region. Like cutting pension pay if people refuse Russian citizenship. So tell me; how many times has Ukraine invaded Russia? Zero. They are simply trying to have the rights of western Europe which Russia sees as a threat.
In Germany, there is freedom of the media. Many Russian journalists who write critically (but truthfully) about their government or whose offices are banned in Russia live in exile in Germany and can pursue their work there without hindrance.They continue to receive information from Russia, but their editorial offices are no longer located in this country.
I can only hope for Russia, and the world, that Russians may be able to look back in shame, as free people, like we Germans do today.
Open your mind. Russian atrocities and lawlessness in Ukraine cost the lives of thousands of civilians. And these are just the cases documented by the UN. But you won’t find out about that in the Russian media.
Due to certain geometrical and anatomical peculiarities we are always on the right side. Funny thing is that we – Germans, Americans, Russians etc – might admit that we were on the wrong side only after ‘our’ side was defeated.
That’s exactly why Russia has to lose.
Why is Bahkmut marked as fully under ua control when your map shows the russians control parts of the outskirts, and the majority off the industry area?
“Ukrainian General Staff reported an enemy attack towards Oleksandro-Shultyne, which is right behind Bila Hora. It seems the enemy is attempting to bypass the Ukrainian fortified positions near Klishchiivka.”
The Russians fear Fort Shroom!
The fort is pretty well build and the one who controls it, basically controls Klishchiivka
They probably don’t just bypass it, but also encircle it, given that they were also able to bypass it, it should be quite easy for them to do so. So either Ukraine abandons it or gets encircled in there, but not a whole of a lot choices to be honest and a counteroffensive from there seems useless for now.
There does appear to be a potentially “softer” area for a Russian advance by Bila Hora toward Predtechyne. However, that advance would be exposed to the Ukrainian positions at Kostyantynivka.
We will see what happens.
…or it can be orcs` trap. Let them move in narrow line and after cut tail off.
What is this fort? Are there any pictures of it or Wikipedia?
What is this fort? Are there any pictures of it or Wikipedia?
Behold Fort Shroom!
I am really not sure about the fate of Fort Shroom. Liveuamap shows its presumed location to be under RU control. This morning’s UKR MOD report does not make any mention of Klishchiivka but does say a Russian attack towards Ivanivske was repelled. Not sure what to make of this. We need visual evidence.
That is not a good sign.
Deepstate map also marks it as under russian control, so it was probably lost to them.
It’s marked as unknown as of 10 minutes ago on deepstate. Learn to read a map legend.
You should learn to read a map. It’s the fort near the canal, in the shape of an upside down shroom, which is in the red (russian control) zone.
Well aware of where it is. Believe what you wish, couldn’t care less what you think.
I think it would be more accurate to say the new Russian offensive allegedly took place in the vicinity of Orihiv rather than towards Zaporizhzhia city, which is pretty far.