The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 8th June 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

Belgorod Front

includes the area of between Vovchansk and Belgorod

  • Russian news reporters reached the center of Novaya Tavolzhanka, hinting at that Russian opposition forces retreated across the border, or control just a small portion of the town now.

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 General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Vesele

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Ivanivske, Pivnichne

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • Ukrainian forces advanced towards Berkhivka village and crossed Sharabarivka Pond. (source)

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Avdiivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Ukrainian forces liberated Novodonetske settlement. (source)
  • Ukrainian troops also attempted to advance further south of Novodonetske, but lost one Mastiff MRAP and retreated. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Marinka

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • Ukrainian forces advanced south and south-east of Mala Tokmanka. The attack group sustained some losses, but Ukrainian Army gained new ground nevertheless. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • No activity reported.

Kherson Front

includes the left bank of Dnipro river south of Kherson and Kakhovka

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • No activity reported.

Full map of Ukraine

overview map of current situation in Ukraine

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) and geolocated footage.

We also thank the following Twitter users for their geolocations and amazing work: @neonhandrail, @auditor_ya and the team at @geoconfirmed.

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Noelle

and warning ->
There is an another Russian Twitter Offensive, a lot of ‘troubled Ukrainians’ accounts activated recently. Some completely new, some old. They generally echo-chamber themselves asusual jumping on the threads to increase visibility.

Triglav

Who are these troubled Ukrainians?

Tristan

All the Twitter accounts who only say something like “I was optimistic, but we lost so many Bradley an Leopards, this is a disaster, the counteroffensive failed, where are Zaluzhny and Budanov, are they alive ?”

They are not concerned nor Ukrainians, the are bots, repeating Russian buzzwords.

Triglav

Yeah Russian bots are everywhere, they pollute the internet like there is no tomorrow

Lev Vuksin

Everyone keep in mind the 47th and the 128th were just battered at Soledar .The 128th was pulled right at the beginning and replaced by the 47th. The 47th continued to fight on the Banking front while 128 was sent to zaporozhia. So they’ve refitted but with recruits.

Tristan

It was the 46th in Soledar, not the 47th. The 47th is a new unit. The 46th is suposed to be somewhere in Zaporijja oblast.

Lev Vuksin

Oh ya that’s right. the 47th is the 1 that got the Bradley’s and T55S tanks though right?

Last edited 11 months ago by Lev Vuksin
Lev Vuksin

Did they get leapords too? Wikipedia said they lost 3 A6s.

PERTURABO

The ambsuh of UKR dozens of vehicles was a tragedy I hope it will serve as a lesson for next probing attacks or counter offensive. How is it possible to align so much tanks in a narrow corridor without 50 m distance between them ?! Without further recon on artillery systems in front of the corridor ? With only one mine swipping vehicle ? It is a sad joke

Triglav

Yeah it was sad to watch those videos, especially given that they will be used extensively for pro-Russian propaganda and are reminiscent of the Russian military strategy. I wish the Ukrainian military all the best luck to liberate its land, to stop the medieval imperialism of Russia, for a strong Ukrainian nation state and for the values of the European enlightenment

Tristan

So you think that the world will live peacefully after a war that would destroy mankind ? Humm….

But let me ask you: if your ideal, peaceful world, on what kind of values would you like to build the society ? Not democracy ? Not freedom ? Not equality ? Not respect for the human life ? Because, those are the European values you consider as “bullshit”.

Noelle

nah, this is a popular resentment and illusion.

Noelle

slavery was (and still is there and there) pretty much ‘All-The-World Value’, that does not excuse European powers neither does U.S but gives a context. The same with colonization – EU powers just had technological jumpstart in the XVI and especially XVIII century. There was extensive muslim colonization in Africa and Pacific Asia for example. And yes – imperialism is an old sin, too. –>

Noelle

–> If you wanna play Fallout-Live, just get a tent and cosplay.
‘European Values’ are not magic. It’s just conviction that everything, including mentioned values, needs to be questioned and is open for critique – something with which Europeans still struggle. WIthout Eu you would not have e.g. postcolonial critique or anti-imperialism. –>

Noelle

Besides that feat (which, indeed is somewhat unique for Eu intellectual traditions, now endangered again by rectionaries small and big) there is nothing particularly special in Europe.

Kay

Offensives against defense positions are the ones with the most casualties in wars. Unfortunately, this is how it is and we will have to get used to such images. What counts is what comes out in the end.

Max Beckhaus

Yes, this will be bloody. Russia knows it’s coming and it is prepared. This stays a war of attrition. If Ukraine has cut the railroad by winter, I would call that a draw. Cutting down to the see of asov would be a victory. But the costs will be high, I am pretty sure of that.

tom

I would rather call it war of motivation. Winner will be on that side which can sacrifice more blood. If Ukrainians will be willing to fight for south and east they will win soon or later. Are men from Kiev go and fight for east? For the moment I see that russians are willing more. Nevertheless will be not over until Putin lives.

Kay

I disagree.PMC like Wagner are willing to fight because they earn a lot of money with it.They don’t care where they fight,as long as there is money.

Russian volunteers do it because it satisfies their ideas.And the rest (mobilized, regular troops) are poorly trained and leave the front as soon as danger threatens. As far as motivation is concerned, the RUS army has made a poor showing in this war

Matthias

So why didn’t Ukraine offer Wagner more money then? The idea that Mercs fight wherever there is money is only true to a certain level – Money maybe is the single most motivating factor, but not the only one.

tom

Exactly. Money and technology is not enough to win. You can have both and still loose. Look at Vietnam war and Afganistan – winner was the one who had more will to fight and die and this is the ending factor. Are people willing to die for fight? And what I see that russians are. Question is are UKR willing to die for donbas and south?

Kay

If the Russian troops had more motivation and willingness to die, Ukraine would have been conquered long ago. After all, at the beginning of the war, the RUS force was vastly superior. But the country has only been defended by the UKR’s will to fight.I don’t know what they’ve seen in the last few months, but they definitely weren’t motivated RUS soldiers.Wagner are the only ones, but not the rest

Patrick

I would rather say that terrible planning, overconfidence and underestimating the adversary were the main reasons why 2022 has been such a bad year for Russia.

Max Beckhaus

I am with Patrick here, even though I would give Ukraine a motivational edge. War is a contest of will and logistics. There are no signs of either side losing its will or being logistically so bad of as to lose soon. A ukrainian from Kiev is for sure more motivated to fight for the south or east than a Siberian… Ukraine knows that every inch left in Russian hands will be starting point

Max Beckhaus

For the next hot phase. That is why Ukraine will win, as it will logistically.

Noelle

add confusion and morale, too. Units with high institutional morale and cohesion (there were such – parts of VDVs and some specnaz units) were tough nuts to crack. Some were never cracked, they fight to the end (like that unit in Kharkiv which raided the suburbs in a ‘Ghost Recon’ style at the beginning).
The rest was a mess.

Noelle

I am not sure if ‘paying more’ for criminals (including rapists, murderers, child molesters etc.) is the best idea. The core of Wagner is still a Kremlin’s device, you cannot just ‘buy’ these guys until the ‘Vertical’ stays in place.

Noelle

So… I was watching the released video from the ambush and, well…
The mess was smaller than during some of my mandatory excercises back then when I was young and somewhat handsome (according to anectodal data, ofc). That considering nobody actually shoot at us at the time, unlike these unfortunate guys.

Max Beckhaus

Activity along the whole southern frontline. I guess the counteroffensive is on. This will be some bloody 5 months for Ukraine. Godspeed to the AFU. Slava ukraini!

Oskar Tegby

The source said that the MRAP was lost to a mine and provided proof. However, aren’t MRAPs supposed to withstand mines?

Alfred

Nothing withstands a mine as long as you make it (the mine) big enough.

Noelle

its job is to protect the crew not be invincible. Heavy anti-tank mine will wreck the MRAP. Crew should survive.

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