January 23, 2023

Invasion Day 334 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 24 hours, as of 23rd January 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). Sloboda Front includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river Svatove direction Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions in the area of Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka. Neither attack succeeded. Siverskyi Donets overview…


The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 24 hours, as of 23rd January 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions in the area of Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka. Neither attack succeeded.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • The enemy attempted to break through towards Vyimka, but failed to advance.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled Russian attacks towards Bilohorivka and Rozdolivka.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Russian forces attacked towards Paraskoviivka settlement, without success.
  • The enemy assaulted Ukrainian positions in the direction of Stupochky in order to gain fire control of road H-32 (T-0504). The attack was repelled.

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • Fighting continues on the outskirts of Bakhmut.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • Russian forces attempted to seize new positions in the vicinity of Novobakhmutivka, but failed to advance and retreated.
  • Ukrainian troops repulsed a Russian attack in the area of Pervomaiske.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Heavy fighting remains active in Marinka.

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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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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Artemivs’kyi district
Oblast Donetsk, Oekraïne
48.819236, 38.174083
found another big entrenchement.. Seems weird Google doesnt blur entrenchements from allies… foto’s seems from 2023..


How do Russkies deal with the fact that they’ll never have peace until they leave Ukraine? We’ll never stop supporting Ukraine

Max Beckhaus

Well, well, german tanks on the right side of history on the same fields again, in the span of my mothers lifetime. History in screwed circles. Thank you Poland and Finland for the european leadership.


And the UK for starting the ball rolling!


Too many right sides. Is your heart beating on the left?

Max Beckhaus

No, it is beating with countries that are being invaded by their neighbours.


Tell us how you fought against the United States for the invasion of Iraq?



ISW reports on Prigozhin’s fall. Can anyone predict what implications this will have for Wagner in relation to conventional Russian forces?
Will there be a Wagner vs. RUA battle soon because Prigozhin will not acknowledge his political defeat?

Dwarf Mines

Calling it a “fall” seems a bit much. It is more like a “decline” or “recession” at best.

In my opinion, ISW has been putting a bit too much projected wishful thinking into their reports recently.

I also don’t think they are accurately characterizing what happened with Surovikin.

I doubt there will be much immediate impact on the ground.


It must be understood: ISW is a propaganda outlet, not an actual think tank. Look at their past reports: the switch between “the end is near, we may fall any moment” and “Russia is so weak they won’t survive another month”. Almost none of their predictions comes true.

While I would really like them to be reliable, they only see and amplify one pre-defined point of view, regardless of facts.


Their interactive map is pretty okay I would say, they put what they think Russia has in there and what Russia claims it has, which is pretty cool I would say, but for anything other than the map, but yeah there ain’t much that could be considered reliable.


jump on the Vlad Vexler’s channels – on the YT it is the only reliable source of reflection on R. internal politics and ideology-less ideology of ‘Putin’s’ possy.
‘Musitians’ (as Kadyrovites before) made too much of noise around and (probably) became too connected for P. comfort. If you rule by ‘divide and conquer’ you need to divide.
Do not take too much from this.

Zhorik Vartanov

Watched his episode where he compares Alexander III and Putin:
Alexander III was oppressing Ukrainians
Putin has invaded Ukraine
Ergo, the history repeats itself!
I’d imagine that any normal person who – unlike me – isn’t for some sick reason obsessed with the Russian history would be terrified, overwhelmed and simply destroyed by such revelations and conclusions.

Zhorik Vartanov

As I see it – not completely brain-dead immigrant from the Soviet Union, but otherwise just an average dude, making a living and blogging a bit (and saying the ‘right’ things), nothing wrong with that. ‘The only reliable source of reflection on R’? Okay, if you say so.


‘on YT and in English and not sensationalists in design’ if you want exact description. With relatively low entrance threshold which is not without the significance. How many average Johns even could name e.g. Alexander the IIIrd?

Zhorik Vartanov

Fair enough


Which is funny to say, since there never was a Ukraine before the Soviet Union…. They also didn’t call themselves Ukrainians and have not much in common with the average Ukrainian. Those who inhabited these land were mostly Ruthenians and Cossacks and it’s not like there was no reason for their oppression, since they threatened the empire and Russia did what every monarchy did at that time.


Mostly they lived in peace tho, it was only powerhungry vassals of Russia that wanted to have a throne in today’s Ukrainian lands, tho they never united the people against Russia, since those people never cared what flag they were under. Nationalism only became a thing much later in history which united those people living in those regions.


It’s comical that a Russian would say that. He might know that what was before 1917 is irrelevant because the RSFSR and then the Soviet Union did not assume the obligations of the Russian Empire. They were therefore not its successor states. Therefore, the state formations we know today as the Russian Federation and Ukraine have the same long history – since 1917.

Zhorik Vartanov

This is why I didn’t like the video that I mentioned to Noelle. The author there produced some astonishing facts from the past to the audience and immediately proceeded with comparison to today. It might be entertaining of course, we like seeing patterns even when they are not there but in the end it’s apples and oranges.


this is primarily philosophy channel so take that into account, valuable for educational levels, also for deciphering internal struggles of ‘Russian Soul’. Putin’s “history remarks” have no value as ‘history’ but are important as project of mindset. They are also ofc. self-defeating (case of ‘non-existing Ukraine’ or language) but that is the ‘feature not a bug’.


eee… now you are speaking nonsense. Ukraine as the state was quite late to the party but definitely existed even if shortly (and at some moment in 3 incarnations at the same time). Basically – you are echo chamber of the RU narratives now. The Ukrainian recognisable identity existed long before the state though, as practicaly every not purely modelled one was and is fluid. The ‘nation’ –>


–> in the modern sense is a construct of XVIII and XIX century and particular institutions taking certain form at that time (army, school, administration and juridical are most obvious) which created ‘the nations’ themselves. Deliberating about ‘nations’ before modernity is called ‘presentism’ in the history research and ofc. widely used in social training of beign a part of ‘nation’


“Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions in the area of Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka. Neither attack succeeded.”. Not succeeded in what? Taking these settlements? Correct. Although the attack did succeed in killing multiple Ukrainian soldiers and destroying T-72 tank. Source: https://twitter.com/JulianRoepcke/status/1617502051843334146


So, the RuSSians killed 3 soldiers and destroyed a tank with a MLRS strike.

That is not even an attack. just a shelling of poor ukrainians. Why are you showing this ?

RIP Ukrainian heroes


the real hero is you, Tristan, your brave comments here will destroy the russian military very very soon. Not that, who die in the mud are great but the selfimportant social justice warriors in a cafe with a latte macchiato and their mobile will safe us all, thank you so much, Tristan

Last edited 1 year ago by Eleonora

At least, I don’t parrot Russian propaganda as you do, my dear Russian bot.


you and your heroic friends always use words like propaganda and bots. could you please explain what that is?


“propaganda” = information, either false or of a strongly biased / misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.

“bot” = chatbot; by extension, human beings who behave like chatbots.


and why should i be a bot who spread propaganda? because you not like my opinion, because you feel in your deep inner that i am right and that scares you?


Much more than 3. And I’m showing this because that’s the full truth, not the laconic “neither attack succeeded”. Shelling is not an attack? Ok, so they were defended to death, if the different wording helps you to cope with reality better.


When Jerome is talking about an attack, it means a ground attack (by a significant number of soldiers, at least 30 iirc). So your video doesn’t prove that “the attack was successful” as you claimed. It’s not even a video of the actual Russian attack (that failed to gain ground).

And you can find dozen of video like this, showing Russians getting killed by Ukrainian artillery, so what ?

JJ Gonzo

Jerome is describing changes on the ground, not every single attack/counterattacks, recon by force, etc. If one side or another gained new ground then attack is counted as succeeded.


Jerome deals with maps showing ground gained or lost based public info. Does a pretty good job with that without speculating much into causalites both sides conceal anyway. Ofc he’s not a neutral specator, if your looking for speculative neutralist opinions based on short twitter clips you should follow bloggers like Roepke & Arestovych, experts at reading tea leaves & bold predictions.

john black

you need to update your map dude… Klishivka is fallen including the stronghold to the west and north. Russians attacking Ivanisky.


А вам откуда известно?


its on twitter

Jim Crack

You need to provide a source.