The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 8th November 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:

  • Synkivka, Novojehorivka

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

  • Russian forces launched an attack towards Vasyukivka and reached its outskirts. The attack was eventually repelled by 30th Mechanized Brigade. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • No activity reported.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • The enemy advanced towards Bohdanivka and captured Ukrainian positions in the area, including a damaged CV-90 that was hit back in August. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Khromove, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske

Avdiivka City

includes the city of Avdiivka

  • According to volunteers delivering aid to people and soldiers in Avdiivka, Russians have recently moved artillery to forward positions and all supply roads leading to the city are within their fire range.

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • Russians crossed a creek south of Novomykhailivka and attempted to advance, but were repelled by Ukrainian 79th Air Assault Brigade. (source)
  • Russian drone revealed that Ukrainian troops returned to Dacha area south of Vuhledar. The enemy was unable to hold these positions. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Prechystivka, Staromayorske

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • Ukrainian forces advanced in the area west of Robotyne and pushed the enemy one treeline away from the settlement. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • No activity reported.

Left Bank Front

includes the left bank of Dnipro river between Kherson and Nova Kakhovka

  • According to Russian sources, Ukrainian forces have begun to transport heavy equipment across Dnipro. (source)
  • Fighting continues in Krynky.

Due to ongoing raids in the area between Kherson and Nova Kakhovka, Left Bank Front has been introduced and Kalanchak Front retired.

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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Max Beckhaus

I would be interested in your theorys of of a possible Ukrainian victory. This would entail a definition of victory and how you think Ukraine could get there. Here is mine:

Max Beckhaus

Victory: Ukraine becomes part of the EU and NATO.
Ukraine would likely need to force Russia into at least a ceasefire which is stable thru deterence until NATO is ready to invite Ukraine. How to force Russia into this is the big problem. I can see it happening thru imposing costs on Russia until it is really interested in letting go of the destruction of a western Ukraine.

Ppp

It’s very good that you introduced the map of the Lower Dnieper. Something very interesting is about to happen there.
Regards.

Kay

Yes, I think so, too. At least there is something to be said for it.
Since the Russians have fewer troops there than elsewhere, it is also somewhat easier for the UKR to advance there. There are also relatively few towns and Russian defensive positions there. This makes maneuvering easier and you can reach your next destination more quickly.

Kay

And then there was the breach of the dam and the resulting flood. The RUS were able to use this to their advantage in the first few months because the UKR could not cross the Dnepr because the river was very widened due to the flooding. The problem is that at some point the water returns to its natural reservoir, which is now the case and the Dnepr is exposed again.

Kay

UKR is also lucky here that only on the right side of the Dnepr is the bank area swampy, flood damaged and difficult to pass. This means that the Russians can bring few troops there. And this also makes it easier for the UKR to bring the equipment to the right bank.
So overall the situation on the lower Dnepr is optimal for UKR and probably the easiest front line in the entire war.

Kay

If UKR recaptures the area, they will have a very important railway line to Crimea in their hands. Because then it no longer goes through Russian territory.

That is my personal assessment. So there is no guarantee that this will actually happen

Comis

Thank you for your update, Jerome!
And thank you all for regulary interesting comments here. There are a lot of sources where you can get information about the war, but i check this sektion nearly every day and often find additional infos.
Keep up the good work!

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