The summary of the 78th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 12th of May 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Russian forces have captured the city of Rubizhne while Ukrainian forces are moving additional reinforcements to the area of Siverskyi Donets.

Belarus continues to move its forces to the border with Ukraine. Situation in Transnistria remains unchanged.

Kharkiv Frontline

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

mostly cloudy | ~22 °C

Shelling: Rusky Tushky, Pytomnyk

There was no change on the ground in Kharkiv Oblast.

Siverskyi Donets

includes the area of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut

partly sunny | ~24 °C

Shelling: Oleksandrivka, Lyman, Novoselivka, Toshkivka

Ukrainian forces have retreated from Rubizhne and Vojevodivka towards Sievierodonetsk and Pryvillia. During the retreat, Ukrainian forces blew up a bridge connecting Vojevodivka and Sievierodonetsk. This has been confirmed by the head of Sievierodonetsk city council.

Russian troops attempted to break through Ukrainian lines in the area of Novoselivka, but the attack was repulsed. Fighting continues in the vicinity of Oleksandrivka and Shandryholove.

Some elements of 58th Mechanized Brigade have been redeployed from Sumy Oblast to support Ukrainian units stationed in this the area.

South-Eastern Front

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

partly sunny | ~26 °C

Donetsk Oblast

Shelling: Marinka, Avdiivka

Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions at Zelene Pole. The attack was successfully repulsed. Russian forces continue to unsuccessfully assault Ukrainian positions at Marinka and Avdiivka.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Shelling: Orikhiv, Huliaipole

There was no change on the ground in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.


includes the Azovstal Plant in Mariupol

partly sunny | ~21 °C

Russian forces broke into the Azovstal plant and captured a few buildings on the edge. Ukrainian troops managed to push the enemy back in the evening.

Kherson Frontline

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

mostly sunny | ~27 °C

Mykolaiv Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Kherson Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Kherson Oblast. Heavy fighting is reportedly ongoing on the regional border of Kherson and Mykolaiv Oblast.

Full map

The full overview map of current situation.

Maps and article are based on the following sources:

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, official channels of Ukrainian regional administrations, Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), press released of Russian Army, DPR and LPR (taken with a grain of salt)

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