Invasion Day 374 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 4th March 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:

  • No activity reported.

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Ukrainian tank ambushed a Russian reconnaissance team west of Zolotarivka. The area in the vicinity of Zolotarivka was adjusted based on the footage. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Nevske, Serebryanske forest, Kreminna, Bilohorivka, Spirne, Vesele, Vasyukivka

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Khromove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • A road bridge was blown up in Khromove settlement, west of Bakhmut. The only remaining road from/to Bakhmut is through the fields and Ivanivske. (source)
  • Given the situation in the area of Bakhmut and reports on the ground, it’s safe to assume that Russian forces captured the remaining part of northern outskirts and the area north of Tavr Meat Plant.
  • The situation in Zabakhmutka (eastern part of Bakhmut) is currently covered by the fog of war. There is a possibility that Ukrainian defenders retreated from the area.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • Elements of Ukrainian Presidential Brigade, in cooperation with 110th Mechanized Brigade and 55th Artillery Brigade, repelled a Russian mechanized assault in the vicinity of Novobakhmutivka. (source)
  • Soldiers of 53rd Mechanized Brigade blew up a house occupied by Russian troops in the dacha area west of Vodyane. This footage reveals that Russian forces advanced west of Vodyane towards Pervomaiske. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

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

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Marinka, Pobieda

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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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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One thing is certain… Putin no longer falls asleep every day with a grin on his face.It is certainly quite humiliating for him not to go down in history like Catherine the Great. Nobody wants to be seen as a failure…


Bold of you to assume Putin isn’t detached from reality so much he believes the war is going well.


I don’t understand now… My statement is the opposite of your answer


I think chernopopovka IS under control of ukrain since months. Russian try to cut the logistic road to this position by trying to capture nevske.

Dibrova IS contested i think. Both side dont try to hold the settlement.

Shypivila IS also contested. In no mans lands. Ukr EM regulary report shelling or attack in this little settlement.


Take a look at Deepstatemap


This is the mistake that the Russians are making…. They are shelling small settlements that have nothing to do with the course of the war and are neither strategically nor tactically important. Thus, they waste their ammunition, which is then missing somewhere else, and waste an infinite amount of time with it.


The Russians would be much further ahead if they bypassed such small settlements and unimportant villages. Just as the Americans did in the Gulf War. They were in Baghdad within a few days, because they left all villages on the way there.

I would even claim that Russia would have already taken the entire Donbass, if they had bypassed the small villages around


Plenty of javelins waiting for a such walk by russian tanks 🙂 This is not the Gulf war…


What does that have to do with Ukraine…? The Russian strategy is aimed at total destruction, regardless of Ukraine.The Russians use this strategy everywhere they wage war. Only now it has been made clear to them for the first time that it no longer works that way.

Last edited 23 days ago by Kay

Its what they try at thé beginning. It doesnt work. BEcause they are not able to protect their supply Line.

And for dibrova or chernopopivka, its défensive shelling. If they dont shell this little settelment, kremina will fall easily.


Interesting opportunity for Ukraine in the near future. It’s looking unlikely they’ll hold Bakhmut too much longer without unnecessarily risking encirclement given the current conditions. But in withdrawing, they can use their statement/announcement to fan the flames of resentment between Russian regular army and Wagner by handing one of them the PR victory and leaving the other out completely.


March will be a quiet month. After 8 months of assaulting the city Wagner will have already exhausted themselves so they will turn to looting and raping who’s left in Bakhmut. The rest of the ruzzian army with no offensive capabilities have been relying on Wagner too much to get victories, now they’ll get shredded once more Western support comes in April.


The question remains, why hasn’t the west sent more support now when Ukraine needs it the most? Why does nobody send Ukraine airplanes and long-range missiles? And why is the west so sluggish when it comes to increasing military production? Why is nobody sabotaging Russian military factories? Why do we just let Russia portray itself as pro-peace? It’s like the west isn’t serious


Bad politics and missplaced fear of escalation into wider conflict and potential nuclear war.

Supplies are being sent but in a delayed slow trickle. New miliutary hardware has been turned into micromanagement politics when it should be part of broad military aid based on demand. 

Logistics and training take time, everything decided now should have been decided at least 6 months ago.


They want to make sure weapons go where they are needed and not solc on the black market.


because nothing would make a difference and that would be demotivating leading to surrender, and war is good for profits. the reason why anything got promised to be build for the future is because of the loan increase. ukraine relies on loans structured as land lease with the americans to buy weapons. when ever you are indebt as a nation you dont get any say in your own spending just like a bankru


I’m not sure to understand what you were trying to say, but, FYI:

  • western countries are either giving weapons to Ukraine and/or paying for the weapons Ukraine is buying
  • they also support Ukraine financially (giving money)
  • there are also some loans (eg UE 18billion loan) but with interest rates and payback conditions so generous, that it’s basically another gift of money

The UK owed the USA billions after ww2. It was not paid off until 2010’s.
However the UK survived as a nation as will Ukraine if the Ruzzian nazis are expelled.
If Ukraine loses no more Ukraine.


WE still have sign indicate that ukr side suspect a massiv russian attack on kupiansk .

They build a fortification l’IGN and start to evacuate civilian.



Max Beckhaus



They might keep going westwards and try to take Chasov Yar from the north.


It’s far more likely they will turn north and try to consolidate their control on the Bakhmut river, taking Bilorihvka too.

Max Beckhaus



It’s not like mud will paralyze both armies completely, it will slow down the pace of the war but we’ll still see fighting happen.

Max Beckhaus

No, but Russia crawled in winter, in will stall in mud.


I doubt western tanks will see much action until summer, i also doubt Ukraine can conduct operations like Kharkiv now that Russia isn’t short on manpower anymore.


That’s the interesting part. The Russians know pretty much when (summer) and where (Zaporozhie) the Ukrainians will attack. And unlike 6-8 months ago, they will have enough manpower. While this does not guarantee they will be able to repel the Ukrainian offensive, the conditions will be very different than those that existed prior to the Balakliya-Izyum debacle.

Max Beckhaus

I doubt that Russia is not short of manpower anymore. 1.) Roughly half of the supposedly 300k are casualties now 2.) There may be more man, but they obviously have not much power.
Further more Russias equipment is degrading with every day, while Ukraines hardware will grow the next months.
And finally, the souther frontline is about 180 km long, that is still a lot of space.