January 31, 2023

Invasion Day 342 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 31st January 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). Sloboda Front includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river Svatove direction The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Novoselivske, but didn’t succeed. Siverskyi Donets overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut…


The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 31st January 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Svatove direction

  • The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Novoselivske, but didn’t succeed.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Russian forces tried to break through towards Yampolivka (near Terny), without success.
  • Ukrainian defenders repulsed Russian attack towards Bilohorivka and Spirne.
  • Russian troops attempted to advance in the direction of Rozdolivka and Vasyukivka. The attack was repelled.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Russian forces attempted to enter Krasna Hora and Paraskoviivka, but were unsuccessful.
  • The enemy advanced in the area of Klishchiivka and towards Ivanivske.
  • The road T0504 connecting Kostyatynivka and Bakhmut through Ivanivske is now within the range of Russian artillery and thus no longer passable.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of Kurdyumivka and Ozaryanivka.

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • Wagner mercenaries managed to advance by a few houses on the south-eastern outskirts of Bakhmut. Fighting also continues near the Tavr Meat Plant and the industry area.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka, Vodyane and in Pervomaiske. Neither attack was successful.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Fighting continues in Marinka. The enemy managed to reach the center of the town.
  • Ukrainian 72nd Mechanized Brigade, in cooperation with 68th Jager Brigade, continue to repulse Russian attacks towards Vuhledar.

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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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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Wagner took Mykolaivka (north of Krasnopolivka) https://t.me/RVvoenkor/37399


Wagner took Mykolaivka (north of Krasnopolivka) https://t.me/RVvoenkor/37399


Is the road through Artemivske now the safest supply route to Bakhmut ?

Max Beckhaus


Looks like Russia is trying to impale itself again. This time with bodys instead of equipment. There is a forecast of a long cold snap in the east. So the ground for a Russian offensive is set.


More meat for the grinder.


My hope is that the GLSDBs that Ukraine will soon get will have a similar impact compared to Himars when it was delivered last year. Because right now it feels just like May/June of last year, when Russia occupied Lisičansk and Severodoneck

Max Beckhaus

I doubt that any one system will make an impact like himars did, but the sum of western support may. The war is evolving but we may see the same pattern again, some russian victorys like in may/june followed by hugh victorys of Ukraine. I personaly believe that Ukraine waits for western weapons, stocks and dry conditions in the south, while they let russia impale itself in the east.

Max Beckhaus

For me the key to this war is the land bridge to crimea. If Ukraine can liberate it, crimea will turn into a giant kherson 2.0 logistic trap. That bleeding wound would put russia in a terrible position. So i think Ukraine is focused on just that and waits for summer.


There’s an interesting propaganda piece from the Wagnerites that they have several battalions worth of Americans and Norwegians fighting alongside them, and that they were even part of their militaries before going to fight for Wagner. Is there any grain of truth to it?


Why not? Mercenaries do what they are paid to do. Doesn’t matter where they are from. Plus a lot of people around the world are actually for Russia and against NATO. Why would Canadians or Americans fight only for NATO? It’s not like NATO are the good guys, and Russia are the bad guys. There are good guys and bad guys on both sides. The rest is just politics and money.


Spoken like a true fifth columnist. I await the day you and your family are brought out and shot for treason when the 3rd World War starts.


JFC, dude. He said there are good and bad guys on both sides and it’s all just politics in the end, and you go with “I hope your family gets shot”. Gee, I wonder why he thinks like that and who is the bad guy out of you two.


I don’t see any good “people” over at the Russian Orcish state, only war criminals, rapists and invaders. People who play the both sides card is almost always a Russian bot, good try though.


“Good” and “Bad” are relative terms – who defines what is “good”? Not all russians are war criminals, rapists and invaders. Not all germans in ’45 were evil devils. A lot of the people you condemn are just afraid of their lives and try to get by. Or they don’t care. Wishing them to get shot doesn’t make you look particularly “good”, either.


Differentiation is important, otherwise you will start generalizing, and that often leads to oversimplification. And that leads to sureal idiology (see american politics, Brexit, climate change debate, etc). It is absolutely possible that among 380million US Americans there are those that favor Russia and fight on their side. Statistically, it’s bound to happen




Eh idk, some Russian goals are justified imo (only annexing Crimea), but yeah they could’ve had Crimea without triggering this fuckfest as well.


Stop the hate.

Brazilian Guy

If there are good people in Russia Army and Wagner, what are they doing invading Ukraine, stealing and raping? Are they forced to invade? If they were good people, they would hide in basements, attics, caves, woods, etc.


Several battalions ? That’s very unlikely. As always, when Russians say something, don’t believe them until they give proper evidence.

Taymyr 74

Ha-ha! This is an absolute lie! Where will they find so many idiots??)))


All the former No-Vax people in Italy are very strong Pro-Russians too and i bet the same can be said for other Western Countries, i guess some people just want to go against the current.


You forgot to mention that yesterday Russians took Sacco and Vanzetti. Plus you didn’t mark it on your map.

Source: deepstatemap.live


Confirmation from Wagner has only come today: https://t.me/RVvoenkor/37333
I am sure Jerome will include it in his next update.


deepstatemap.live is Ukrainian source which is not based on claims from what I understand.


Jerome methodology is totally ok, if you like other process to validate use the other site as reference.


I use many more than just those two and point out differences where spotted giving sources each time. Which is also totally ok.


Fair enough.

JJ Gonzo

Not good that AFU allowed russians to go so easily along the channel towards Chasiv Yar. Seems that the channel was not well defended/fortified and was the weakest point of the defence line. With cut of supply lines Bakhmut will fall soon.


There’s plenty of recent footage of Ukrainian defensive positions being undermanned, wonder what’s up with it


Big and sustained losses.


They are already retreating from Bakhmut


(1/4) We’ve had an intrusive flood so I fully understand the forists wish at https://militaryland.net/news/invasion-day-340-summary/#comment-6994. Yet, timely clearing would probably eat up a lot of resources while cracking down at times could serve as an example. Though, well, Jerome never really showed an attitude of censoring and it worked out fine in the long run.


(2/4) There’s been a flood of comments that provoke thoughtless tit for tat and, worse, far-fetched speculations about distant unpredictable future course, and even, worst of all, claims and narratives that distract from sober thinking and focusing on sound decisions. Sober forum members saw purpose behind it, and there’s plausibility to undermine a fact-based site like this.

Zhorik Vartanov

Absolutely, people must stay focused and solidarized in these hard times so the more censorship the better. And since I am sober today thus representing sober forum members, let me throw in an idea: free-form typing is tedious, so perhaps commentators should simply choose what they like from the approved list of politically correct observations, exclamations and insults.


(3/4) At times, we had provokers being quickly and ably refuted so they left soon. Others adapted to let manipulative skewing remarks sneak in at convenience to distract from focusing.


(4/4) Downvoting them, though, could be expectably undermined by coordinated upvotings (which we’ve seen at times). Maybe a sources field could become mandatory – prefilled with like “my private thought” 😉 Or comments being greyed out following a couple of votes of a third category “unbased”.


I think people should be able to say whatever they want and long as they express OPINIONS (even if controversial or unsubstantiated). The red lines are personal attacks, insults, death wishes, etc.


For the map update: 57th and 63th fully withdrawn on rotation. 47th is stationed somewhere in the north(don’t know where exactly). Atleast one battalion of Kalinouski Regiment is in Bakhmut.


47 – https://twitter.com/TarasChmut/status/1619661177885425665
Kalinouski Regiment – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuJOGg2tXYk&ab_channel=%D0%91%D1%83%D1%82%D1%83%D1%81%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%9F%D0%BB%D1%8E%D1%81
57 and 63 – can’t find any official info, my friends are serving in them. I don’t think it’s opsec, since 93 came in as part of a rotation.


TDF, NGU and 93 all came in to replace former Kherson brigades that took heavy casualties.


In yesterday’s update on the situation in Bakhmut Kiyanyn said that two new brigades had arrived as reinforcements. He did not want to specify which ones, for opsec reasons.