The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 18th 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, Petropavlivka

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Torske

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Andriivka, Klishchiivka

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • Ukrainian General Staff reported a repelled Russian attack east of Novobakhmutivka, which possibly hints at a Ukrainian advance, as there are no geolocated Ukrainian positions east of the settlement.

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Keramik, Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka

Avdiivka City

includes the city of Avdiivka

  • 47th Mechanized Brigade targeted the enemy just outside the Coke Plant proper. (source)
  • Drone of 110th Mechanized Brigade targeted Russian soldiers north of Coke Plant, revealing a Russian advance. (source)
  • Russian forces advanced in Promka and reached the north-western edge. (source)
  • Ukrainian soldiers maintain control over the western part of Promka. (source)

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • 58th Motorized Brigade repelled Russian attack and counter-attacked west of Novodonetske, and captured Russian positions in the vicinity. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Staromayorske

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • Ukrainian troops made further gains south-west of Robotyne. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Robotyne, Novoprokopivka, Verbove

Left Bank Front

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

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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Kay

Because the Russians had to move their reserves from the Zaporizhia Front to Avdiivka, they now have too few forces at Robotyne to successfully defend this region. That’s why the UAV offensive is back up and running there. The night operation is interesting…

from min. 3:40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v0v1H-qJx8

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Stefano

It’s great to see Ukraine still making gains in multiple areas, my only concern is that Avdiivka looks to be doomed unless more reinforcements are sent there.

Max Beckhaus

I am not sure if mud season started there yet. That should give UA some time to breath before the ground is seriously frozen. It may become a long winter for those fighting there… Pretty good chances it is the next bakhmut and supposed to be taken before election.

Patrick

But Zelensky thinks there is no need for a pause.

Noelle

that’s not the matter of ‘Zelensky’s thinking’ this is a reality of situation.

Patrick

according to Zelensky not Zaluzhny.

Patrick

A pause in the offensive, I meant. Zaluzhny said Ukraine should adopt a defensive position until it replenishes forces and gets more equipment. Zelensky said there should be no letup.

Noelle

there are two mixed up narratives (and I dunno if you’re mixing them on purpose or just by ignorance). At the political level ‘the pause’ is Russian narrative bouncing back with the intention of lowering support for UKR (‘peace’,’armistice’,’pause’,’negotiation’ etc.). On the mil. level ‘the pause’ already happened ca month ago when effectively offensive actions were stopped (low intensity –>

Noelle

–> actions practically never stops). Politicians and military acts on different scenes. There is no point of ‘pausing’ the war effort (and RU does not really want ‘the pause’ as such, just lower intensity for replenishment) while the actual fights have their more and less active phases and UKR went into ‘pause’ more or less at the time when Zaluzny’s paper was published.

Dolgan

God make you are right. If russia waste their forces on avdivka, its a very very good news.

Andrew

Keep an eye on the northern flank of the ruscist advance towards Stepove. Longer it gets, more dangerous Moscow’s situation becomes.

Kay

It must be remembered that apart from Bakhmuth, RUS did not capture a single major city this year. And Bachmuth were Wagner… How are they supposed to manage to take Avdiivka when the RUS currently have even less experienced forces and material than last year. Russia will not be able to handle any major ground attacks for the next six months. They are just as decimated as the UA.

Stefano

To be honest they didn’t even capture Bakhmut, they literally turned it into ruins. I guess they’re afraid of launching a large scale assault on Avdiivka as they know it would mean another 10-15,000 dead. That northern flank looks to be tougher to defend, if they manage to capture those villages west of the railway it will become hard to resupply the city.

Triglav

No material? What about the North Korean rockets and shells? I think these will be mostly used in Avdijivka and are in fact very concerning

Noelle

they always can turn it into rubble and fill with bodies, it will take time ofc. So – no, there is no reason for optimism. They definitelly can take the dirt if willing (and they apparently are) to fill the fields with caracas and wrecks. As most people you seem to underestimate how little the human life is worth in the Great Russian World. That including average local.

Kay

Except that RUS only has Iran and North Korea as suppliers. While the entire West stands behind UA. An army cannot spontaneously switch from a defensive formation to an attack formation. This takes time, strategy and resources.
Avdiivka is the last straw. Probably not even the RUS believe that they can successfully conquer Avdiivka.

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