The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the recent developments on the battlefield, as of 20th December 2023 – 22:00 (Kyiv time).

Summary of the day 665 is the last summary released this year. There might be an extra summary in case things worsen for the defenders in Avdiivka, but other than that, no other summary is planned for the upcoming Christmas holidays. I’d like to thank all our visitors for reading our summaries through the year 2023.

Sloboda Front

includes the area of between Oskil and Aydar river

  • Ukrainian forces drove Russian troops out of Synkivka, regaining control over the settlement. (source)
  • Russian troops advanced in the forest area north/north-west of Synkivka. (source)

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 defenders repelled a Russian mechanized assault towards Spirne. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Terny, Bilohorivka, Spirne

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • The enemy gained full control over the Ukrainian fortified positions north-west of Bakhmut overlooking Khromove. (source)
  • Russian forces captured at least half of dacha area south-west of Bakhmut. (source)
  • Ukrainian forces advanced in the area of a water reservoir north of Andriivka. (source)
  • Russian troops captured a treeline north-west of Kurdyumivka. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka

Avdiivka Front

includes the vicinity of Avdiivka

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sieverne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske

Avdiivka City

includes the city of Avdiivka

  • Russian forces advanced by a one tree line from the direction of Vodyane towards Avdiivka. (source)

Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

  • The enemy reached the southern edge of Novomykhailivka from the south. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Marinka, Pobieda, Novomykhailivka

Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • Russian forces regained previously lost positions east of Novoprokopivka. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Verbove, Robotyne

Left Bank Front

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

  • Fighting continues in Krynky. Ukrainian marines continue to repel Russian attacks on the settlement.

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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