The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 16th December 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

  • Russian forces, after numerous of attempts, entered the northern outskirts of Synkivka. The settlement is now contested. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Synkivka

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

  • The enemy advanced in the area north of Klishchiivka and reached the fortified position on the high ground. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

  • The enemy continues to advance long the Avdiivka railway and reached the next treeline. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, Nevelske, Pervomaiske

Avdiivka City

includes the city of Avdiivka

  • Mechanized units of 47th Mechanized Brigade attacked Russian positions north of Coke Plant, revealing the enemy was likely unable to hold the nearby treeline. (source)
  • Ukrainian defenders withdrew from Promka.
  • Russian troops reached the first houses in the south-eastern part of Avdiivka. (source)

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • The enemy gained more ground in the north-western part of Marinka. (source)
  • Ukrainian command dispatched an assault group from 46th Airmobile Brigade to recover previously lost positions in Marinka. The attack was not successful, and the group sustained heavy casualties. (source)
  • The enemy advanced alongside the road towards Pobieda from the direction of Marinka. (source)
  • Russian forces also made gains towards Novomykhailivka from the direction of Marinka. (source)
  • 79th Air Assault Brigade repelled another mechanized assault on Novomykhailivka. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Marinka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • Russians assault Ukrainian positions north-west of Verbove, revealing that Ukrainian forces control more territory in the area than we previously knew. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Novoprokopivka, Robotyne

Left Bank Front

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

  • Ukrainian marines continue to repel Russian attempts to regain control over Krynky, inflicting some serious vehicle losses. (source)

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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