November 22, 2023

Invasion Day 637 – Summary

The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 22nd 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: Siverskyi Donets overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut…


The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 22nd 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, Ivanivka

Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • No activity reported.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • No activity reported.

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • Russian forces advanced north-west of Krasnohorivka and captured an area between the settlement and railway. (source)
  • The enemy also crossed the railway and reached a nearby treeline. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Novobakhmutivka, Lastochkyne, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske

Avdiivka City

includes the city of Avdiivka

  • Russian forces advanced in the area south of Promka. (source)

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Staromayorske

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Robotyne

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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It looks like the Russians have captured part or all of Khromove, confirming their recent progress in the Bakhmut area.


take care of yourself.



I don’t know if this story is true… But if it is actually true, the Russians fought against a machine gun for 40 days. 40 days is probably an exaggeration, but it shows Russian stupidity.


Zalužnyj is right, there is a stalemate that recalls the First World War, where there was widespread use of artillery but on the field the defense made up of trenches and machine guns dominated. And the First World War was not won on the battlefield, but by the internal collapse of different states


I wouldn’t trust anything that channel says unless they have a credible source. They have quite the history of baseless speculation. Basically like the same kind of narrative as the hardcore pro-russian channels, just on the other side.


the device is nothing new, actually. I remember such stuff from the time when I was young and apparently handsome (for some). US (as rumours says) have full autonomous prototypes (kinda like from R. Scott’s Aliens) I would not be surprised if the semi-autonomous were around just not deployed because of legal issues.

The guy from the channel has got mixed reputation, though.


Thanks for the information that this source is not reputable. The pro-Ukrainian reporting is striking, but that’s what you get from many sources. It’s the same with the Russians. It is questionable whether this information is also taken from “reputable” sources. Especially since they have the opportunity to verify the information, which we don’t have.

Last edited 6 months ago by Kay

When you finally realize you weren’t winning and can’t win a war, start speculating about stupidity and ugliness of the enemy.


Ah you mean whatever state owned propaganda with neon regime and Zelenskyj on drugs 🙂 Nice analogy, truly had no idea when russian have no conceptual fact based arguments, they simply invent them and call everyone stupid or just inferior. Play it again, Frank, maybe will become reality this time…


On an off-topic note, to Jerome and everyone in the US who’s reading this, I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving!

(Just watch out for vatnik/tankie types at dinner, and be prepared to do what you need to with them…)


From a military point of view, why do the russian commanders almost systematically and bitterly try to fight back the lost little villages like Piatykhatky, Urozhaine, Staromaiorske, Andriivka, and so on, while hundreds of other places could be better options? My impression is that it is obsessiv.


Because the Russians have their equipment near the lost place and are using it to recapture it. If they were to conquer other places every time a village was lost, it would be logistically difficult to manage. The Russians always advance where they have protected the hinterland with defensive positions and whose command positions are on the direct route.


This war takes place mainly on lines of communication. For each new front, a new line of communication would have to be created. But the Russians currently have no means for this.


What happened, where are the experts who told me Ukraine is doing good, to tell me Russian soldiers are being slaughtered in the hundreds of thousands. To tell me Russian equipment is shit.

I will say again make peace while you can. The clock is ticking. The so called “stale mate” will snowball over you.


Ukraine is doing good? Jerome what is the good part. The mass surrenders? The desertations? The lack of man power and all kinds of military equipment? The mass emigration with more than half the population leaving? The dead economy? The signals coming from the western “friends”? Or maybe the president is good?

Nothing is good. Nothing.


Stop this Russian propaganda BS if you can.

Yes, Ukraine is doing good, considering that Western country did not provide enough equipment and ammunition. The kill ratio is still in favor of Ukraine, Russia is exhausting whatever they have left in stupid attacks. The only hope for Putin is a possible win of the fat orange traitor in the next US election. Otherwise, he is toasted.

Max Beckhaus

Don’t believe your own propaganda. You should have learned by now that your Russians fellows just lie. Ukraines economy grows robustly this and very likely next year, infaltions sinks nicely, as do interest rates (opposite to Russia btw.) About a fourth of the population left, not over half of it. Per Capita GDP will likely be at pre war level soon, may be next year.

Last edited 6 months ago by Max Beckhaus

The economy is growing because it has been on the brink for the last two years. Now the funding from the West is paying off because the UA has been able to use it to open up new economic sectors. This apparent growth is a stabilization, nothing more. Likewise, inflation has been so high in recent years that a decline is the logical consequence.

Max Beckhaus

No, it shrank last year by 29%. It is growing this year. If you remove the roughly 25% of people that left, which take a lot of GDP with them, this is more than stabilization.

Max Beckhaus

UA is growing about 5% this and next year. I call that a debt and foreign funded recovery.


I wrote that the economy is growing because it has crashed in recent years. You can’t talk about an economic upswing when more than two-thirds of it comes from foreign subsidies. Most of it is debt because the UA has to pay this money back over the next 10-20 yrs. This money is only used for stabilization, because without the aid money the UA wouldn’t even be able to pay the wages of its employees


Well how do you expect it to grow with so much damage to infrastructure and the inability to export grain and other products?

Max Beckhaus

I can only repeat myself, the Ukrainian economy is growing strongly this and likely next year with debt and foreign funding. The expectation is not mine, but that of IMF, nbu, etc. It is not untypical for war economies to grow. But the amount of growth is more than just stabilization in my world, it is recovery for me. There is grain export via see and land, and bridges being built.

Max Beckhaus

Ukraine is recovering to a level where it can fight another day at current parameters with a working war economy and society. Stabilization was the second half of last year, recovery is going on now.


It is true that individual sectors are growing again after collapsing over the last two years. But only with the help of funding. I think we can only talk about an economic recovery again when UA itself generates the resources it needs to be stable. Mainly through tax revenue and exports.

Max Beckhaus

Ok, that would obviously only be possible after this war. The goal must be though, to transform Ukraine into a working war society, since this war will possibly if not likely last for a long time. Ukraine did hugh steps into this direction this year. The goal should be to recover to stable lowish inflation and interest rates while the state war budget is financed externally.

Max Beckhaus

If the trade corridors also get stable, that would constitute full recovery from the 22 shock for me. Ideally even the currency will be freed as well. Important steps in those directions where done. Next the AD cover for Ukraine needs to be stable. We will know more after this winter about that. I can see Ukraine completing this war recovery next year.


Do you even read what you write? What mass surrenders? There are mass desertions on the Russian side which is why their sending in migrants from central Asia to fight. The economy has been devastated by the war, the economy can’t grow if your Russian friends are destroying ports and other infrastructure.


Man everyone knows why Russia attacked. It begins to be internationally recognised as legitimate reason under the international law. Ukraine didn’t further abide by implementation of peace plan by the UN security council in decision 2204. Or the so called Minsk 2.

No peace sure. Carry on then. See where that leads you.


Russia attacked because Putin thought it would be a easy win. He was wrong.

Russia never respected any agreement they signed with Ukraine, including Minsk 1 and 2 and the Budapest memorandum.

Now, if Russia wants peace, they have to leave Ukraine.


If russian troll is asking for peace that means all is good. Ukraine has to carry on.

Max Beckhaus

Haha, very true. They know that they just get poorer and weaker every month this goes on.


When you see putin’s favorite words, “everyone knows” – propaganda will follow. In your “alternate reality”? Primitive lying russian propaganda, nothing new. Because the reality is different – the entire civilized democratic world helps Ukraine, and the help continues.

Last edited 6 months ago by Ukrainer

If the end of this war sees both the ruscist empire and USA broken into little pieces forever, here’s one US citizen who would call that a fair trade if Ukraine wins.

Don’t think you can threaten a wider war and scare all of us into quaking in our boots. Just a few hours north of where I sit are hundreds of nuclear warheads. Even if Trump rips the USA apart, Cascadia will rise :p


Why would the US be broken apart? We’re not taking shelling and the money isn’t really an issue. Helping Ukraine won’t precipitate such an event. Though, just to be clear, it would NOT be a fair trade to see the US collapse to defeat Russia. It would be economically devastating for the entire world. Decades of setback. It would be a Russian victory if the US somehow fell. Unequivocally.


It seems to me you assume that Russia will perform better in the future. Do you seriously believe RT?


I really hope so, Putin’s sudden stroke would be the 1st step in a good direction.

We (The World) need Russia. Just not this one.


I guess he believes the Russian buttkissers in the west like Scott Ritter and Douglas MacGregor who have been announcing the imminent collapse of Ukraine for the last two years.


Two more weeks I guess


sure, you just need to properly adjust the century I assume.


Can you tell me what have your Russian friends achieved in the last 12 nmonths apart from taking the ruins of Bakhmut? I guess the Russians have only lost 3 tanks and 1 helicopter according to you sources. Even the Russian public is getting suspicous about the success of the “special operation”. Most of the Russian equipment is trash but they do have some good drones like the Lancet.


you know, they have a good, reputable new friends such as Iran, NK, Hamas…

(I suppose that Brezniew – more of ‘role model’ than Stalin cosplaying for Mr. P) is doing circles in the grave because of that humiliation)


Putin has two problems. The first is Gerasimov, who doesn’t care about human life and miserably destroys resources in the same way over and over again. He believes a lot helps a lot. The second problem is that Putin is afraid of no longer being relevant after being deposed. Maybe even afraid of dying afterwards. His life above all others.


Hey, Vatnik, how 3 days operation is going, still good? Warsaw next week, Lisbon by end of second week? You can point out everything bad about Ukraine, still cant hide your own weakness and incapacity and incapability that your two only allies you beg for ammo and drones is Iran and North Korea. Wasnt it the other way round before invasion? I know, too hard to ask question someone like you.Peace!