Invasion Day 368 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 26th February 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Masyutivka

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Ploschanka, Nevske, Torske, Dibrova, Kreminna, Serebryansky forest, Bilohorivka, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Fedorivka, Vasyukivka

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Several accounts shared unconfirmed information about Ukrainian counter-attack alongside M-03 highway and near Ivanivske. Ukrainian forces reportedly managed to advance in the direction of Paraskoviivka and also push Wagner troops further away from Ivanivske. However, no footage or Ukrainian officials confirmed such operation. (source) (source)
  • Ukrainian General Staff reported a repelled Russian attack in the direction of Bohdanivka, indicating the enemy managed to advance towards the settlement.

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Zaliznianske, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Berkhivka, Yahidne, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Pivnichne

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • Wagner mercenaries captured Yahidne settlement. (source)
  • Fighting continues on the outskirts of Bakhmut.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Sieverne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • No activity reported.

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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Deepstatemap is showing the Russians very close to the Bakhmutka river. The fate of Bakhmut east is likely to be sealed.


Rumor from ukr side talk about retreat from the eastern part of bakmut close to be ended Yesterday.

The question IS more to know If ukrain will try to hold western part or retreat completely.


I think they will leave if and when they lose Ivanivske.


By then it will be too late. It’s either now or lose the army.


Everyone should remember that the 46th Brigade was supposed to counterattack at Soladar. Never happened. I think it is time to pull out of Bakhmut before we have another Mariupol. I hope the Ukrainians have a good plan.


They are probably already pulling out a lot of soldiers, if they’ll be able to pull everyone out is a different question, but the most likely answer is no. Time will tell, but a retreat within the next few days or weeks can be expected and hopefully it’s an organised one.


Stupky district has been captured


By who?


Russia. there is a video of the Wagner group confirming it


Deepstate map telegram has several geolocations of russians there


Looking at the map on Twitter, I have a feeling that Ukrainian forces may actually succeed in encircling the Russians in northwest Bakhmut and cutting them off from supplies.

That would be a sign that the city is not going to fall after all.


well, he is the only one reporting such thing, without any proof, mentioning units that are deployed elsewhere.. so i would be very careful to get too excited about this all..

JJ Gonzo

I would hold the horses in this case.


What doesn’t make sense to me is how would Ukraine be able to launch a successful counter from within Bakhmut, towards Paraskoviivka after they blew the dam causing a flood around Yahidne.

Also wouldn’t sending a mass amount of vehicles along the M-03 highway be a suicide mission?


Enough recon and observation with drones since weeks help them to anticipate and see what the Russians have….. If they know there is few artillery on the other side let’s go with tanks and counter offensive!


The dam IS empty now .

Its probably just a “raid” without trying to hold the ground .

A part of the “small War” between defender and assaillant.

During ww1, this kind of raid could penetrate 3 lign of trench. For an action during less than 30 minutes in ennemy area .

WE already see this kind of action in bakmut area .


As long as there is no visual confirmation, it is only rumors, and we shouldn’t pay attention to them (same thing when Russians claim something without any evidence).

However, Ukrainians should have enough forces to do so, and it would be a clever move to do one counter attack like this before the new mud season. Wait and see.


selensky called me and offered me the old job of Moskaljow. Friends, soon i will have to say, mission accomplished. Trust me, trust me all!

Dwarf Mines

Ukrainian forces reportedly managed to advance in the direction of Paraskoviivka

The pessimist in me, assuming these reports are true, thinks these counterattacks are intended to create breathing room for withdrawal from at least eastern Bakhmut.

The tweets from Artur Micek also indicate that he believes this is something of a significant gamble.


this is perpetuated (and echo chambered so to speak) by a few Polish twitter accounts. No other indications. As much as I would want this to be true and succesful, I’d hold my horses until some reliable information (if any) will arrive.