Invasion Day 102 – Summary

The summary of the 102nd day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 5th June 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Russian army focusing its forces primarly on Sievierodonetsk and the Siversky Donets area. Ukrainian forces have a local success in Kherson Oblast, in the area of Bilohirka.

Russian army continues to target border areas of Ukrainian Chernihiv and Sumy Oblasts.

Kharkiv Frontline

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

mostly cloudy | ~24 °C

Shelling: Korotych, Tsyrkuny, Cherkaski Tyshky, Rusky Tyshky, Stary Saltiv, Chepil

There was no change on the ground in Kharkiv Oblast.


Siverskyi Donets

includes the area of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut

partly sunny | ~27 °C

Shelling: Virnopillya, Dibrovne, Dovhenke, Bohorodychne, Slovyansk, Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, Ustynivka, Toshkivka, Bilohorivka, Berestove, Pokrovske, Bakhmut, Dolomitne, Zaitseve

Barvinkove direction

  • Russian troops resumed offensive operation in the direction of Barvinkove and attempted to break through Ukrainian lines near Virnopillya. The attack was repelled.

Slovyansk direction

  • Russian forces attacked Bohorodychne, Dovhenke, but without success and retreated.
  • The enemy intensifies attacks on the left bank of Siversky Donets towards Svyatohirsk and Stary Karavan, trying to push Ukrainian forces to the right bank. Russian sources claim that Ukrainian troops retreated from Shchurove.
  • Based on the available footage, it’s safe to assume Russian forces captured Yarova near Svyatohirsk.

Sievierodonetsk direction

  • Ukrainian forces conducting counter-offensive operations in the city of Sievierodonetsk. The enemy concentrates its main force in the eastern district.
  • Fighting continues in Ustynivka and Komyshuvakha.

Bakhmut direction

  • Russian forces again attempted to seize Nyrkove and nearby area, but failed.

South-Eastern Front

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

partly sunny | ~28 °C

Donetsk Oblast

Shelling: Zelene Pole, Novosilka, Vremivka, Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Novoselivka, Niu-York, Toretsk

Russian army has reportedly changed its tactic and focuses on targeting units in the rear, trying to disrupt Ukrainian supply lines.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Shelling: Kamyanske, Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Bilohiria, Malynivka

There was no change on the ground in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.


Kherson Frontline

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

partly sunny | ~29 °C

Shelling: Mykolaiv, Luch, Blahodatne, Shyroke, Tokareve

Ukrainian General Staff reported fighting in the vicinity of Sukhyi Stavok and Lozove. Russian troops reportedly attempted to recapture previously lost positions, but the attack was repelled.


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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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Augusto14

We have all gotten quite used to the fact that Ukrainian village names are anything but unique.
More specifically: The link below suggests that the Bila Krynitsia currently fought for on the Kherson frontline (RUS claims conquest, UA claims having repelled the attack) isn’t the one in Kherson Oblast, displayed on your map, Jerome, but the one in Mykolaiv Oblast that sits just west of Davydyv Brid.

Otherwise, the link mentions possible fighting for Tetyanivka, just south of Svyatohirsk. Something to look out for. If true, it would mean successful Russian crossing of the S. Donets, and another bridgehead aside from Izium that may be used to assault Sloviansk. However, such bridgeheads may be short-lived and costly, as was shown in Bilohoriwka a few weeks ago.

https://t.me/rybar/33602

Augusto14

Apparently, Blahodatne has once again changed hands. Your maps had it as constantly UA-controlled, while ISW has recently coded it back to the Russian side. Might be prudent to just mark it as “contested” for the time being.

ТРУХАhttps://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.1.0/svg/26a1.svgEnglish on Twitter: ““We are pressing on the Kherson direction. The Russians left Blagodatnoye, which is very close to Kherson” — Arestovych. https://t.co/WnJCUWeafm” / Twitter

cwDeici

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2022/06/06/russias-ancient-t-62-tanks-are-on-the-move-in-ukraine/?sh=5be3d9b112be

Hmmnope, T-62s already at the front lines lol. Should be yummy death traps once even the oldest common RPG warheads still around hit them.

cwDeici

Correction, they’re behind the frontlines.
But Russia had 2100 functional tanks at the start, and they’ve lost a confirmed 700, plus unconfirmed losses, minus new tanks, so between 1/3 to 1/2 their modern tanks.

Give this 2 more months at most and they’ll be forced to use the T-62s on the frontline, although perhaps we’ll start seeing a lot of T-62 corpses in July. By August there should be proper counter-offensives, and it’ll be interesting to see T-62s defending the rear. XD

Zakhar

In the Forbes photo, we see two unmarked tanks. It’s all. T-62s are also in service with Ukraine, you can see about it on Wikipedia

Dolgan

are you sure for T62? Ukraine have à lot of T64.

Henry Whitworth

The fact that Jerome’s work here, for many weeks, has focused on micro movements on the map rather than any large scale movements bodes well for which side, do you think?

The side that has been throwing all their resources into a massive offensive to grab and hold all of Donbas while encircling most of the best Ukrainian forces and destroying them.

The side that needed to meet that offensive on a massive, hundreds mile long front and grind it down and attrite the invading army while buying time to build up large new forces behind the lines with superior Western weapons.

Azog

Based on these inputs – impossible to say because:
– both Ukrainian army and infrastracture also suffer losses. Very serious ones
– higher speed of advance means higher losses for the attacker. Micro or macro movements – whatever works.
– unclear what is meant by superior Western weapons. So far the West didn’t promise (and delivered) anything that Ukraine didn’t have already (and was apparently lost). Oh, Javelins, right..
If Ukraine can stand and fight for months if not years (and the West can still enthusiastically deliver!), then yes, Ukraine might have an edge here. In this case, the victory – if Ukraine wins – might be worse than the defeat. Destroyed country and fully indebted – in fact owned – by the Uncle Sam. Hmm, I have my doubts here. Something tells me there won’t be another Marshall plan here.
On the other hand, Russia isn’t even in a total war mode yet. And its economy is doing okay ( not great, but well, if I remember correctly it was supposed to crumble a long time ago). I really, REALLY, don’t want to see the escalation. Extreme case – hopefully unlikely, but its troubling even to think about it – if the parties are willing to up the antes, nuclear war and the end of civilization. That would be kind of sad, especially given that all of this could have been stopped in February if people were willing to talk and listen.

Henry Whitworth

Trollskies are silly.

Last edited 22 days ago by Henry Whitworth
Azog

This is rude, but whatever floats your boat man

Colin

Ruzzia can choose to end war and go home anytime they want.
Instead they are systematically destroying Ukraine.

Henry Whitworth

You just gave us the troll standard; “Well, hey, be reasonable, if Ukraine had just surrendered to Russia in February there wouldn’t be all this war.” And you included the threat of nuclear war. So, you calling me “rude” is the mildest of compliments you could give me. You can spin your inhuman garbage but some of us understand who you are.

Azog

In this case I suppose you returned the compliment.
Why are you referring to yourself as ‘us’? How many are you?

Zakhar

He has all the trolls who do not believe in the victory of the holy Ukraine. Why prove and justify something if you can just call your opponent a troll

Michał

Hi. When I open full map in new browser tab, the picture is from 98th day, not 102. Same situation is in 100th summary. Will be grateful if it could be repaired. Thanks for your job! Great work

Zakhar

Gaidai (head of the Ukrainian administration of the Luhansk region) confirmed that the Ukrainian army controls only the industrial zone area in Severodonetsk. All residential quarters are under the control of the Russian army. Earlier, the same thing was reported by Yuriy Butusov (Ukrainian journalist)

John

The amount of dislikes on your comment goes to show how people ignore facts and only judge through their opinions. Literally if you look at drone footage, and POV footage of troops from either end you can clearly see that Russian forces control the residential blocks. In fact there was a video today of Russian troops moving across the main street of Severodonetsk with no resistance, just driving along the main road across the town. No ukranian forces seen. But yeah, all this is just “Propoganda”. If anyone does not believe me, I can personally send you the videos showing that Russia controls the residential blocks of Severdonetsk,

Vita

So your videos and suppose proofs are not fake or propaganda (especially coming from a mastermind country like Russia in propaganda) but Ukraine news are?

This goes to show exactly what you just said: “The amount of dislikes on your comment goes to show how people ignore facts and only judge through their opinions” And this is your opinion based on videos that can be as fake as Ukraine news, so who to believe? It’s your opinion :).

PPP

You can just put some links here. No need to do it personally.

Azog
ConcernedFollowerSin

If UA forces let RU ones move freely in residential areas right now & there, does that mean that they prioritize sparing civilians?

Needle

At Sievierodonetsk, the Ukrainian army was able to counterattack.  Artillery on the south bank of the river killed a lot of Russian troops.  Perhaps instead of sending large numbers of soliders into street battles, the Russians should have used anti-artillery radar to counter Ukrainian Accurate shelling .

Mr Zelensky’s recently visit to Lysychansk was indeed brave.  Certainly, the Russian major-general who led the attack himself and died seemed braver .

Zakhar

In Severodonetsk, the counterattack has already choked, this was confirmed by Ukrainian officials. Ukrainians rolled back to the industrial zone again

John

The counter attack failed fully. Russian forces are still at their previously held positions within the city.

Vita

https://deepstatemap.live/en#10/46.7874/32.6981 That doesn’t seem to be the case.

Piotr

Please add Komyshuvakha on the map. Great job with those updates!

Henry Whitworth

Hard to believe it could be happening this fast but does anyone suspect that the Russian offensive is kind of hitting its high water mark already? I mean, are they going forward in more places than backwards in others? And if they’re sending those poor guys to the assault in T-62s already, what the heck do they have behind this to push it further? I mean, Ukraine is just starting to roll out some fresh new wartime units and they’re still just ramping up their mobilization.

MeNeutral

this ”they are sendng T-62s in the batlle, they are running out of modern tanks” BS is not true, not only can you see in videos that they also have modern tanks send to batlle (like the T-80s), but T-62s are also not a bad tank for what their purpose is and let me tell you the purpose of these tanks, those tanks are mainly send to locations where there is not a lot of Tank battles expected like the sout-eastern front, their purpose is to protect the soldiers who are most likely standing behind the tanks to avoid getting shot and believe me that it’s main armament (it’s a 115mm gun) is pretty deadly to humans, not so good against modern tanks like the leopard probably, but definitely deadly to unprotected humans and probably BTRs too, it also has a machine gun as it’s secondary which is again pretty deadly to humans.

So just wanted to clear out that if you just look at pictures you get a bad idea of how it looks on the actual battlefield. btw if you want somewhat reliable information i got you a channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ÖsterreichsBundesheer/featured (it’s the austrian army), but they only make like a video about the Ukraine like once every 1-3 weeks, but it’s very informative (if you are german at least, because most of their videos are german, but i think they started doing them in english too since the most recent one about the ukraine is also available in english).

Last edited 23 days ago by MeNeutral
John

Exactly. People often forget that the US army still uses WW2 weaponry in battles within the middle east, these range mostly to guns and support fire rifles, but again as you stated, if it works, it works. Just because something becomes obsolete doesn’t remove its usefulness in other aspects, as you mentioned with the T-62. I can already see the people going “but muh, Russia army obsolete !1!1!1!!!”. They forget that the actual Russian Federation does not use T-62 battle tanks, not even the modernised versions, it is the DNR and LNR armies that have begun using them again, which the Ukranian Armed Forces have also done!

Michal Slastan

Nonsense. DNR and LNR have zero T62, just as well as Ukraine. Ukraine did not have those tanks in 2014. Those are ruZZian wrecks driving around the battlefield. I pitty the orcs that have to enter those steel coffins.

Henry Whitworth

The Putin trollskies are relentless on this site. Jerome does good work with these maps that draws attention from a lot of different bloggers and news organizations so it also draws the spinners. They choke out every conversation here with this, “Hey ya gotta be fair to the Russian perspective. You’re being biased.” stuff.

Tristan

Even if they send T-62 only on “secondary” fronts, it means they are running out of modern tanks. Remember: Russia was supposed to have thousands of modern tanks in reserve. We now know it wasn’t true and that their losses (750 confirmed by oryx, probably more than 1000 in reality) is not sustainable.

Noelle

no – it does not mean that they are “running out of tanks”. This is a pure nonsense. They have problems with fast backfilling the losses – apparently they started to taking Bielorussian’s armor for replacements. That (if it’s true) would be a strong indication that the 1st rate (let’s call it that for a sake of simplicity) replacements e.g. machines which can be easily taken from the storage without any significant refitting or repair are mostly spent. It does not mean that they “do not have more”, it means “that more needs time to be put into use”.

Tristan

So you are saying that they are running out of functioning, modern tanks. Thank you for the confirmation.

Noelle

what I am saying is: do not make fantastic (or any) conclusions from a singular phenomenons. There is a very dangerous and stupid tendency to underestimate Russian potential after decades of overestimating them.

NXP

Really?! T-62 has deadly gun?! No sh*t! Every gun can be deadly to unprotected humans. T-62 tanks were massacred during the first and the second Chechen wars. Even common RPG-7 is able to penetrate its armour. Another thing is they don’t produce parts for it any more so good luck with it. Oryx will be extremely busy counting abandoned T-62 in coming months.

Azog

RPG-7 makes a hole in 1.5m think concrete and – at least in theory – can take out any tank. The problem with RPG – just like with any other portable antitank weapon of course is getting within the range without being killed and then getting away still in one piece.
And yes, believe it or not, 115mm gun can be perfectly deadly.
Don’t get me wrong here, T-62s have very little to offer against modern tanks. But there were very few tank vs tank battles in Ukraine (and generally at platoon level at most). As far as I know Russians won most if not all, but it doesn’t matter much, because generally you don’t want to throw your tanks against other tanks anyway, it’s always risky.
So if it’s used exclusively as a self propelled gun, well, it has a gun, it moves and it’s reasonably protected (you know, it’s a tank ). What’s wrong with that?
It’s not about the weapon per se, it’s about how you use your weapon, this is what matters.

Michal Slastan

T62 is not gonna be self propelled for long. That crap will break down before it can undertake any reasonable action. ruZZian army is completely pathetic.

Henry Whitworth

Come on. The fact that Russia is pulling long-obsolete tanks out of mothballs to try to add weight to an offensive that has massively failed in its objectives is a significant sign of what’s happening.

Yes, a desperate army can make use of just about any kind of weaponry, perhaps. But you just skip over the fact that this is supposedly the second most powerful army in the world committing a large part of their entire combat power to an offensive right over their own border. Their objective is conquest so, no, it’s not “BS” to point out that having to use obsolete gear is a sign of trouble for them. They’ve burned through so much of their standard armor (which itself has shown major flaws) that they have to stick crews into these old tanks that could cause more logistical problems for the attackers than damage to the defenders. Are these crews even trained in anything more than just being able to drive and fire the things? This isn’t a dominant army moving forward with combined arms tactics. Armor is incredibly vulnerable on the battlefield if it isn’t well coordinated and combined with other forces.

I assumed they were going to park the things in protected, defensive positions and just use the guns to add weight to their artillery. Which, in itself, shows a possible growing weakness in artillery. But now we’re seeing some of them being sent forward with makeshift “improvements” that will do nothing to shield them from anti-tank weapons.

cwDeici

Indeed, the T-62 can protect a crew against most small arms fire and provide a reasonable amount of direct firepower, albeit inaccurate by modern standards, and without an autoloader.
M72 / RPG-16 or RPG-7 with the oldest warheads would be deadly for vehicles like T55 / T62 or M60.

I hope posters are confused and not scared of Russia and treasonously wanting to negotiate (source: I called Putin and Chavez in 2003 and Erdogan on the day he was elected, and supported Ukraine for the 2008 NATO bid that was blocked by Germany and France… so much for the security guarantee for giving up their nukes).

cwDeici

called that they’d take their countries to dictatorship (and in Venezuela’s case, starvation)

At any rate, this vehicle will die to modern weapons that aren’t even dedicated anti-tank weapons. The do add mass and firepower to an army if you can flesh it out enough that the enemy can’t kill them all at once, but it’s a death trap.

cwDeici

Actually the T-62 for all its horrid weaknesses in a modern context (it’s a decent tank for its own era), will probably cause less logistical issues for the Russian war criminals, since it’s a simple machine compared to modern tanks.
That said, it’s not good enough to use as a pillbox since it’ll die to RPGs. You could use it for indirect fire, but that’s not going to be much better than Russian helicopters dumping all their ammo at the border and turning around immediately.

I welcome them using up all their ammo though. I figured it’d be touch and go between Russia and Ukraine since Russia historically underperforms (although it did worse than I expected, but I also thought Ukraine was better prepared so it evened out), but as we can see Russia has already sent troops into battle with Mosin-Nagant rifles and is preparing to use T-62s and we’ve found time upon time that their weapons, from nukes to rifles, have been picked apart by corrupt officers and soldiers, and much of what hasn’t been stolen and sold has degraded with time. The same is true for their munitions, which has a high dud rate, even with their cruise missiles.

If the Russians want to line up several hundred T-62 at a time (rotating in more as needed) and use their tanks for a primitive form of extra artillery, then I welcome the waste in munitions. They’ll run out eventually, they’re not the Soviet Union anymore. The leading Ukrainian intelligence officer estimates they’ll start having ammunition issues by the end of the year, and he predicted roughly when they’d attack.

The Russians are running out of cars too, production is down by 85%, it’s why they’re stealing cars in Ukraine.

I’m not saying most Russian troops are using these inferior rifles and tanks, or that they don’t have more regular tanks and weapons left, but the fact that they’re becoming more and more apparent is a sign that gaps are emerging.

Supply issues come to the fore LOOOONG before a country runs out completely. When the Spanish flu killed 10% of the infected, entire villages in Alaska lost all their adults, so we’ll continue to see massive spikes of shoddy units while other units remain reasonably well equipped.

cwDeici

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2022/06/06/russias-ancient-t-62-tanks-are-on-the-move-in-ukraine/?sh=5be3d9b112be

Hahaha, nevermind, they’re sending them to the Kherson frontline. RPG heaven, here we come!

Henry Whitworth

Yeah, I saw a report of that yesterday with that picture of their “protection” from top attack. I can feel bad for the poor saps they put in those things.

cwDeici

There’s plenty of evidence the T-62 is being sent to the frontlines, and it is absolutely a very obsolete tank. (smoothbore, 581hp, CAST STEEL armor for god’s sake)
This doesn’t mean there won’t still be modern tanks at the frontline and on the way out, but it’s verified they were railing in T-62s, and if you’re being honest with yourself you wouldn’t try to get into semantics about how a 115mm gun is deadly if the shell hits infrantry… You know what? Old tanks can run people over too! WOW, we should all use 60 year old tanks with steel armor that trundle along at 40km/h cross-country.
On the bright side, it being so incredibly outdated means the Russians won’t need that many parts they can’t get, but they have been rusting for decades.

Last edited 22 days ago by cwDeici
cwDeici

actually, the smoothbore cannon is fine for its time once again, but it lacks modern guidance. Seems the Russians are adding armor cages to their T-62s around Kherson (thus raising the profile, and reducing visibility) to protect against -javelins-… 🙂
Well, as much as it makes it even less useful, the cages might protect against an RPG hit (but it’s not like you’d need to aim for the turret).

cwDeici

apparently not the frontlines, but behind them. Well, that’s fine. Give it another 2 months and we’ll see these T-62s in combat on the frontlines, since the Russians are losing 7 confirmed tanks each day on average (should be significantly more with unconfirmed), from a starting point of around 2100 functional tanks they’ve now lost between one third to half their tanks. We’ll see these soon enough.

NXP

There are already reports of knocked out T-62. Unverified though.

Augusto14

Here is a somewhat different map, from a pro-Russian source, about the situation around Charkiw. Main differences to your map:

RU controlled: Hu’riv Kozachok (NW of Udy), Dementlivka, Rubizhne
UA controlled: Sosnivka, Shopyne, Zarichne, Khotimlya, Prymorske
Contested (RU-controlled, but attacked by UA, see Telegram-link w. comments below): Tsupivka, Velykhi Prochodi, Ternova [Fights in/for the a/m have also been stated by the Charkiw AFU, videos of UA shelling of Velykhi Prochodi can be found at BlueSauron’s twitter account.]

05-06-new-17-00-EN-1.jpg (1352×1001) (ibb.co)

https://t.me/swodki/110522

Pete

Cassad confirms the Ukrainian beachhead at Khotomlya, but for some reason neither liveuamap nor Jerome draw it as Ukrainian-controlled.