Invasion Day 106 – Summary

The summary of the 106th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 9th June 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Ukrainian forces retreated from Svyatohirsk and nearby area. The defenders delayed the Russian advance far longer than anybody anticipated and gave Ukrainian troops more than enough time to dig in and build fortifications around Slovyansk and Kramatorsk.

Belarus announced formation of People’s Militia units, and continues to keep a meaningful force near the border with Ukraine.

Kharkiv Frontline

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

sunny | ~28 °C

Shelling: Udy, Rusky Tyshky, Stary Saltiv, Korobochkyne, Chepil

  • There was no change on the ground in Kharkiv Oblast.

Siverskyi Donets

includes the area of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut

sunny | ~28 °C

Shelling: Dibrovne, Kurulka, Tetyanivka, Pryshyb, Kramatorsk

Slovyansk direction

  • Russian army have begun to build fortifications in the vicinity of Izium amid the fears of Ukrainian counterattack towards the city.
  • The enemy reached the northern outskirts of Dolyna, fighting is ongoing.
  • Ukrainian troops repulsed enemy attacks on Bohorodychne and Dovhenke, north of Slovyansk.
  • Ukrainian forces have retreated from Svyatohirsk and most likely from Studenok as well over the night. Russian troops entered Svyatohirsk and captured the town.
  • Russian sources claim that Russian troops crossed Siversky Donets near Svyatohirsk and captured Tetyanivka. This is however unconfirmed and there is no visual proof.
  • Situation in Shchurove, Staryi Karavan and Brusivka is covered by the fog of war.

Bakhmut direction

  • Russian forces entered the eastern outskirts of Roty.

Lysychansk Area

includes the vicinity of Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk

Shelling: Serebrianka, Pryvillya, Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, Ustynivka, Hirske, Zolote, Komyshuvakha, Berestove, Bilohorivka

  • Fighting continues in Sievierodonetsk. The situation in the city is very fluid and changes every hour.
  • Ukrainian defenders repelled attacks on Toshkivka and Ustynivka. The enemy retreated to its original positions.
  • Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions at Berestove, but weren’t successful.
  • Russian forces entered the western outskirts of Komyshuvakha, putting Ukrainian troops at Zolote under more pressure.

South-Eastern Front

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

partly sunny | ~29 °C

Donetsk Oblast

Shelling: Avdiivka, Kamyanka, Niu-York

  • There was no change on the ground in Donetsk Oblast.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Shelling: Orikhiv, Huliaipole

  • There was no change on the ground in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

Kherson Frontline

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

mostly cloudy | ~26 °C

Shelling: Tavrijske, Blahodatne, Lyubymivka, Shyroke, Bila Krynytsia, Bereznehuvate, Dobryanka,

  • There was no change on the ground in 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)

Visit our Deployment map for updated interactive map of captured areas and Ukrainian units.

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cwDeici

More progress on the southern front, orcs pushed back 5-7 kilometers along Zapohorizia axis! Yesterday there was some progress along Kherson, so combined this is promising. It’s inching forwards, and I suspect it will accelerate by July and August.

Rene

Hi all, is this website connected to the youtube chanel “Military summary ” ? Thanks 😊

Kurkuas

Hello,
I was a passive reader of this great website from the outbreak of the war and wanted to thank Jerome for all the effort put into the details and maps.
These are by far the best overview maps to stay informed of the military actions.

Keep up the great work.

Michal Slastan

You rock! Thank you very much from Slovakia!

Matúš

stay strong my dear ukrainians! all world is with you, everybody hates ruSSian primitives

Needle

There is no point in talking too much about politics, and in some places people have even turned against each other by talking about the War between Russia and Ukraine.  Instead of talking about who is on the right side, I focus on the military coverage. 

The battle for Sloviansk will be difficult for both Sides.  The Russians had better access in this direction and were able to bring in more ammunition to support the fight.  The Ukrainian army, too, will be better supplied than Sievierodonetsk.  It also looks defensible in terms of geography, like rivers and forests. 

Carpathid

Politics and war are one-same, this has always been the case no matter where you are. One is soft-power, other hard-power.
Hoping for Ukrainian army victory, but political collapse. Can get a good permanent Slavic Mujahideen type thing going. It’s the way to Balkanize Russia.

cwDeici

Hmmm, I’m surprised Military Land missed the official news today of progress on the Kherson front.
Well, there were no details regardless.

Pity about there only being several MLRS sent to Ukraine, the US and the UK, whom I’ve always supported since I was a little kid (whereas I hated Putin, Erdogan, Chavez and Xi), since they’ve been the good guys for over a century, have been cheap with Ukraine, but it’s better than everyone else. Poland ordered 500 for the long term though, which is kinda insane. Do they plan to send any to Ukraine?

I was pleased to read about one particular instance where the M777 took out a Grad in 2 shots, and the commanders said they’d have needed 10 shots with their old Soviet artillery.

It’s my hope that the ~250 or so Western artillery pieces Ukraine will soon have on the battlefield will be more effective than a thousand Soviet tubes.

Once the Russians don’t even have an artillery advantage we’ll be able to reduce them efficiently.

In the meantime we’ll watch them slowly grind their munitions stockpile into dust. Every month they blow through years of savings. They’re not producing enough certainly, even China is exporting far less to them now.

Hah, we need the oil embargo, not because the Russians will lose money short term, they can’t even spend it right now, they’re becoming much more of an autharchy. Nope, the energy embargo is to ensure that they’re crippled long term.

Won’t it be nice, when a nation where 70% support murder, rape and often even genocide, when they suffer much deprivation for their choices? That’s sweet justice. (And before anyone says WW1 created WW2, that’s an old Nazi myth, Versailles was soft for the size of the war and then largely unenforced. Western powers sympathetic to German talking points simply didn’t fight back against this stupid legend. Now WW2 had a harsh peace treaty, and it actually worked.)

Xabin

(I hope that the 250 or so pieces of Western artillery Ukraine will soon have on the battlefield will be more effective than a thousand Soviet tubes) Right now Russia’s artillery relative to Ukraine is about 40 to 1 and of course , Russia also has precision artillery, Ukraine could have 250 precision artillery pieces on the battlefield but to be effective they need images
satellites constantly and drones, which it currently lacks. you also say that (Russia is wasting its artillery ammunition, turning it into gunpowder) but what you don’t say is falling on the heads of the Ukrainian infantry. More and more Ukrainian soldiers are refusing to go to the front, their morale is rock bottom, they allege that they are sent to the meat grinder with only a rifle, that there is no role play, just waiting for a artillery shell blow you to pieces.

str

My friend travels to Ukraine every few weeks with equipment he buys from donations. It’s opposite to what you say, they are highly motivated. Besides Ukraine cares more about their soldiers, thats why you don’t see them sending them into meatgrinders like russia does.
And to be clear, theese opinions are not from a single unit – they are the same in SOF, artillery, and even territorial defence.

Dolgan

Ukrain have massiv (impossible to have more) support of images satellites.

You can easyly find source who says that lot of russian soldier also refuse to fight their morale low. Let this for historian. Both side continue to fight.

PPP

The ratio is 4 to 1. In the Donbass maybe more like 10 to 1, but not even close to 40 to 1. Where did you get that number? It’s true that constant shelling is detriment for morale, but in general artillery is a very innefficient weapon against infantry, especially when they are literally dug in. It appears to be more a game of showing power than actually having it which might eventually work (fake it until you make it) and maximizing material damage to Ukraine (even though the intent is to capture it and does not make sense for anyone in his right mind…)

Fjose Smørhatt

Your statement that artillery is very inefficient against infantry is too broad to be useful. It might be true for a “normal” army, but Russia is a land based army. It has massive amounts of artillery and vast quantities of artillery ammunition at its disposal. So what might be inefficient to begin with, if you pound something enough times because you simply have the numbers to do so, maybe you’re making up for that efficiency… Crude, yes, but what can you do? Russia is not a bear, it’s an orgre with a giant club.

Dolgan

Google “first World War”. You will learn a lot. And during ww1, both camp have really stronger artillery than russia in Dombass.

Kim Bailey

Do follow on here occasionally to see how Ukraine are doing on the ground. I am from UK. Reference MLRS UK is supplying. According to a military expert interviewed recently the majority of UK MLRS are currently undergoing an upgrade and are being shipped to the US in batches for the purpose of this upgrade. Therefore, it is very likely there are currently only a few workable units in the UK, which may explain why only a few have been released to Ukraine. I would add it is likely the UK has to keep some for our own defence just in case in the madman decides to attack us the UK. The analysis provided suggested more may be sent to Ukraine when available.

Colin

Yip – the UK needs them for its own defence – some maybe in the Baltic states along with 10,000 UK troops and other nato troops and equipment. Gives the ruzzians something to think about?

Kim Bailey

From UK. Reference MLRS. A military expert said during a recent interview the UK doesn’t have all its MLRS in workable order. They are currently being shipped to the US in batches for an upgrade. I would say that perhaps the UK needs to keep some MLRS units here in the UK just in case the madman decides to turn his venom on us here at home. The expert did believe the UK will provide more as and when that situation allows.

cwDeici

Btw, for people like the Z-point fellow who zealously follow their murderer-rapist supporting Russian media in pushing the whole “let’s nuke the world and we’ll be the ones to go to heaven, and they’ll just be dead…” (Yes, this has been a recent trend in the Russiam media where all independent directions have been stomped out)… just ban them.

It’s seriously your responsibility to ban posters who support nuclear genocide on top of murder, rape and ethnic cleansing. It’s not for nothing that even democracies have to tighten rules during times of war (as both the UK and other democracies did in WW2, and Ukraine does now).

Frankly you should ban anyone supporting Russia here (and I say that despite being a classical liberal, we have to fight back against the genocide fetishizing murder rapists), but at the very least get rid of this people who unironically support the idea of going to heaven for genocide if anyone should dare to stop their evil crimes.
(Although for the record I think only one third of their nuclear weapons would even work, I used to think two thirds would, but I’ve lowered my estimate.)

Anyway, looks like we pushed Mordor back a bit today in the Kherson area. ^_^
Every day that passes is one day less of equipment for Russia.

ConcernedFollower

Since early in the ongoing conflict, I am glad to be provided with reliable information on the military situation, which is the obvious intent of this site. Entities obviously not dedicated to this aim have increasingly sparked controversies. Just count total votes on comments and the proportions of upvotes vs downvotes – and watch how these parameters have evolved over the last weeks. Just note increasing numbers of comments that are merely expressing views, narratives, and expectations. IMHO, views can be fancy, narratives are beyond the scope of this site, and expectations are subject to disruptive developments common during wars.

All this is not needed but the site’s policy has been to let people speak freely and to leave it to the readers to reflect for themselves. This policy has been criticized basically because we refuse being exposed to lies or double standards. If there was a good way out of that common dilemma, it would be regularly chosen – let’s not blame the owner of the site but take care for ourselves.

So, whoever wishes just to be informed can easily skip comments that make claims (without substantiating by inherent plausibility or a source precise enough for verification), or present views, narratives, or expectations.

(A narrative could be defined as a set of asserted facts arranged in such a way to nudge the reader to accept an underlying insinuation. Someone else could use the same facts in a different way to insinuate quite a different view of reality.)

But whoever wishes to learn about “what do they want me to think and feel” can read on and watch how his or her emotions are addressed by entities and, then, reflect into which directions these entities want to stir moods in societies – something which limits room for policy of their respective leadership. The sheer existence of such entities demonstrate a high consciousness and concern of their sponsors about limits to their own room for policy. I’d take for granted that a site highly committed to just providing facts to people who mind in turn attracts entities who confuse and frustrate them into disinterest to create favorable conditions.

I’d just read such comments and think twice – the second time from a distant perspective, asking if someone would profit of changing my mind instead of contributing to the site’s obvious aim of providing an up-to-date account of what is going on. I’d just keep in mind that up/downvotes on comments insinuating views instead of informing about facts might have been given from perspectives which are very different from what I have in mind. I’d want to be aware of commenting supporting me vs making use of me. I’d expect that entities can be recognized as such and that their comments provide insights on evolving views and aims of their sponsors, reflecting what urges them. And I’d appreciate the site’s policy to just stay the same.

MeNeutral

I like this website.

Seth

I am getting frustrated with my government for taking too long to get heavy weapons to Ukraine. Starting to feel like this is their plan. Similar to lying Germany. I don’t like it

Colin

Also it is logistically very difficult to deliver heavy artillary to where it is needed.

Seth

The USA is very good at logistics. We should have everything staged in Poland by now., ready to send in as needed. I get the sense that Biden is slow walking weapons to avoid Putins wrath. IMO he is being too weak because of fear of nukes. He waffles back and forth to seem like he is helping but not cross some imaginary line. It frustrates me because Ukraine can flat out win if given enough kit. Russia is a weak and craven bully. The way to beat bullies is to crush them.
‘Germany seems to be trying to say they are helping but waiting for Ukraine to lose so they don’t have too. Makes me sick. I have lost all respect for them as a nation. Seems like they would want to change the narrative and be the heroes for once. Instead they doom their grandchildren to shame

Colin

Ruzzia has been targeting the rail net work and bridges.
And ruzzia is looking for them to knock them out before they get to Donbas.

Seth

Yes obviously. That is why they need a steady stream so that some get through daily. Russia won’t get them all, or even most I think. Russia is not very good at hitting moving targets from what I gather.

Dolgan

They didnt targeting a lot the rail and the bridges. (Nobody know why they didnt do it)

So logistic from West to east is good. And we see m777 , caesar, etc in dombass without diffuculties.

Colin

I understand the French and German positions. They do not want this war to esculate into a European war.
USA citizens have never experienced a modern war on home turf or have never been occupied or carpet bombed.
War is not glorious!

Seth

At least the French have given some good weapons like the Caesar. Germany is lying. If they don’t want to escalate then they should say it. They are trying to play both sides, which is greasy and underhanded. They claim to be giving anti air tanks and panzerhaus but then don’t. They leave Ukraine hanging and it’s dirty. I never said war is glorious. I am a USMC veteran and I know a little about war. I see that Russia is ripe to be defeated and Ukraine can do it with some weapons. They are not getting enough and it is a mistake. Poland has the right idea imo

ZigZag

Thank you for your service. The more the French and Germans support Ukraine now, the less likely there will be a European war. Russia is in no shape for an expansion of the war, especially against a US-dominated NATO. Russia is being grounded down in Ukraine and with enough support to Ukraine, they will be crushed.

Henry Whitworth

The Biden administration is doing it right. Secretary Austin set up the NATO team that is working closely with Ukrainian commanders, helping them develop long term strategy and responding to their needs. It takes time to build an army and this is a country half way around the world dealing with a massive ongoing war already. And their own military has always used the Russian gear which is largely incompatible with Western weapons. It’s a HUGE undertaking going on and a lot of it is going on away from the cameras and reporters. Meanwhile it makes sense for Ukrainian leader to just keep up the call WE NEED MORE! They’re getting more. Lend-Lease means it’s already funded and military planners don’t have to keep clearing new packages for approval. They’re just putting the stuff on planes and boats and building entire new Ukrainian battalions. It’s coming. You’ll see.

Colin

I am just so worried that Ukraine has not got the time? If ruzzian forces take all of the Donbas it will be so difficult to win back once the ruzzians are dug in.
Also – i have real concerns of western nations pulling the supply of milatary equipment at a later date.
Forcing Ukraine to accept division of the country.
Also, can western nations afford this war?

Henry Whitworth

They’re thousands of square miles short of taking all of Donbas. At the rate they’ve gone, spending as much as they have per mile, do you really see them doing it? Even now Ukraine doesn’t even bother to send all their resources into the east to try to stop them. They take fresh forces and start grabbing back other territory as they grind down the advance in the Donbas. This offensive is failing spectacularly. The doom narrative in the media is throwing a lot of people off, I think. They give the impression that capturing Sievieorodonetsk would be capturing the rest of Donbas. It’s actually kind of weird the way people are talking about it because it’s just so wildly inaccurate.

And, yes, Western nations can afford this war. It was the American economy that tipped the scales in both world wars of the 20th century. With everything we’ve sent in there so far, most of which hasn’t even reached the front yet, we’ve burned through just over a billion of the 40 billion already allocated for Lend-Lease. Ukraine is still in the building phase of their army. News media wants everything to go to their schedules. Later they will report “surprise” at the turnaround and act like no one saw it coming.

Seth

I appreciate your positive attitude, and I hope it’s true. I will not give up. We will see. I know China is watching too. If Russia wins it will be a signal to all the authoritarian regimes out there. Open season on the weak.

ZigZag
Seth

Thanks, I will check it out. And you’re welcome.

Colin

How long can ukr troops stand heavy shelĺing of their defensive positions. Day after day, it must be horrendous, bunker busting shells and fire bombs. By the time the ruzzians attack the defenders will be in poor shape to fight.
Ruzzian artillary needs knocked out asap.

Seth

I am beginning to hate Germany

Erny72

Hi Henry, i like the optimism old bean, but you’re drawing some very long bows here…
Later they will report “surprise” at the turnaround and act like no one saw it coming.”
You’re having a pipedream that trends are always linear. Once Lysichansk and Slavyansk/Kramatorsk are broken, there will be a notable change of tempo since the VSU will have been driven out of the prepared fortifications it spent the last eight years building along the line of contact.
“It was the American economy that tipped the scales in both world wars of the 20th century.”
er, no. It was US industrial capacity that armed the western allies and that capacity has been exported to China to exploit cheap labour, cheap energy, cheap materials and cheaper environmental obligations in favour of larger profit margins for the owners. The comparison to today is chalk and cheese. ‘Murica is a ‘service economy’ now and even that is going to hell in a hand-basket. And it was the naval blockage that tipped the scales in WW1 and overwhelming Soviet numbers that tipped WW2
“we’ve burned through just over a billion of the 40 billion already allocated for Lend-Lease”
Have you read the allocation listed in the bill for 40BN? Most of the freshly printed money is funding the MIC and re-armament of NATO. And also helping inflation reach ever more dizzying heights.
Ukraine is still in the building phase of their army”
When they are drafting a bill obliging single women between 18 and 60 to mobilise for military service, you know any building which might be spoken of is akin to Hitler order Steiner to reverse the Red Army advance on Berlin in 1945, a fine theory on paper but reality says otherwise.
“Later they (the fake news) will report “surprise” at the turnaround and act like no one saw it coming.”
To their credit, although late to join reality, ‘they’ are reporting surprise at the turnaround, at least in the official narrative (Ukraine is losing and bleeding its army white defending untenable positions to buy time for political manouvre. And that’s to prepare you for the good news. Cue the next attempt to deviate the sheeple from what’s going badly wrong with western’democracies’ about now

Seth

Something smells like a Russian pig