Invasion Day 7 – Summary

The summary of the seventh day of Russian invasion to Ukraine.


Russian forces captured the first regional capital and are advancing towards Slovyansk from the west. Ukrainian recaptured a town near Kyiv but Donbas, and mainly Mariupol, is approaching a critical stage.

Southern front

Kherson area

Soon after the midnight (Kyiv time), Russian forces captured the Kherson city hall and announced the capture of the city. It is the first regional capital captured by the Russian side.

Mykolaiv area

Russian troops landed near Mykolaiv, but were eliminated or captured by Ukrainian forces. Apart from sporadic shelling, there was no attack on the city itself. The spearheading element still roams in the north of the city, the location is unknown.

Tokmak area

Russian forces captured Kamianska-Dniprovska and Vasylivka. Ukrainian forces blew up a railway bridge in Vasylivka yesterday, which complicates the Russian advance to the north. Local Ukrainian self-defense force guards Enerhodar, but there is no military presence, and they are encircled.

Northern frontline

Kyiv area

Elements of 14th Mechanized Brigade and 95th AirAssault Brigade successfully liberated the town of Makariv near Kyiv.

The large Russian column hasn’t reached its destination yet.

Chernihiv area

No changes, Ukraine Army continue to defend the area.

Ichnia area

Ukrainian forces ambushed an enemy convoy near Kruty and destroyed several vehicles. Russian forces claim they reached the outskirts of Brovary, but we’re unable to confirm it.

Eastern frontline

Sumy area

Ukrainian defense line are still holding. There are most likely some Russian elements moving around the region, but there is no footage.

Ukrainian self-defense force in Konotop received a warning that either they surrender or the town will be leveled.

Kharkiv area

The center of Kharkiv was shelled today and numerous buildings are heavy damaged. The Russian spearheading force flanked to the east, captured Balakliia and reportedly heading towards Izium. If Ukrainian forces won’t stop this spearheading force, they might soon reach Sloviansk and cause huge problems for the forces in Donbas.

Donbas frontline

Luhansk area

Russian forces claim they reached Svatove, connected with the forces in the north, and encircled remaining Ukrainian troops near Bilovodsk. We cannot confirm any of this, and it might be just propaganda.

Donetsk area

Russian troops advanced inside Volnovakha, and captured most of the town. According to Ukrainian sources, Volnovakha is almost completely destroyed. Ukrainian Forces lost one BMP-1 and at least one tank during the battle.


Mariupol was under heavy shelling all day, but Russian forces haven’t started the assault yet. Heavy damage is reported inside the city, including a dozen civilian casualties.

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I’m guessing there is less public information on the Russian units?


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I’m guessing there is less public information on the Russian units?


VERY well done.
keep it up!


Thank you for the addition of the legend. The Russian’s progress is disturbing, but maybe not surprising in some areas. Good heavens, it all appears to be taking a very nasty turn, not disregarding the stalwart defense fought by the UAF. Have any reports suggested a possible time of arrival for the Kyiv convoy? (With the understanding that it will take time for the units to regroup and concentrate before launching further assaults)

@Xsern on Twitter

This is false – it is due to 4 blown up bridges:

•Teteriv River at Ivankiv
•Kamaryn-Slavutich checkpoint bridge
•E40 Kyiv-Zhytomyr highway bridge
•Irpin-Dymer bridge


That seems a lot more likely.

@Xsern on Twitter

•Russian 40-mile column is still stuck because of the blown up bridges and cannot progress to Kyiv. They must repair or pontoon the bridges before continue. •But there is an alternative if Russia cannot fix the bridges and get the column moving: When Russia captures Mykolaiv, there will be a 400 mile back-door road to Kyiv. But this will not be simple – a giant Russian column was destroyed by Ukraine Air Force in the… Read more »


Appreciate the daily updates. Great maps and detailed updates.


Love the reports and the maps keep it up!


Bloody amazing. Appreciate your work and the accuracy


I love your daily updates, keep them coming!