Invasion Day 164 – Summary

 The summary of the 164th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 6th August 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Russian army focuses on breaking through Ukrainian lines in the vicinity of Avdiivka and Pisky at all costs, but so far is unable to advance deeper into Ukrainian controlled territory, and has only minor gains. Russians have more success in the area of Bakhmut, where the troops are approaching the outskirts from the south and east.

Ukrainian forces successfully repelled most of the attacks on their positions in the last 48 hours.

Kharkiv Front

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

 Kharkiv & Chuhuiv direction

  • Fighting continues in the area of Husarivka.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Ukrainian troops retreated from Travneve and Kodema and moved to more favorable positions. The enemy captured these two settlements later on.
  • Russian forces reached the outskirts of Kodema, fighting is ongoing.
  • The enemy attempted to advance towards Zaitseve, but the attack was repelled.
  • Russian forces continue to attack Ukrainian positions at Bakhmutske, Soledar, Yakovlivka and the western outskirts of Vershyna. Ukrainian defenders repulsed all attacks.
  • A complicated situation remains east of Bakhmut. Russian troops continue to put pressure on the defenders from the direction of Pokrovske and are slowly advancing towards the city.

Slovyansk Front

includes the vicinity of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk

Slovyansk direction

  • The enemy tried to capture the western outskirts of Bohorodychne, but without success and withdrew.

Note: As there is no solid confirmation that Russian troops are located in Bohorodychne and Ukrainian General Staff reported a repelled attack on the western outskirts, it seems Russians are no longer in control of the settlement.


Siverskyi Donets

overview map of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Lysychansk vicinity

 


Donetsk Front

includes the center and southern part of Donetsk Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

  • Fighting continues in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Avdiivka and Krasnohorivka (north of Avdiivka).
  • The enemy tried to break through Ukrainian lines in the direction of Nevelske. The assault was repelled.
  • Russian forces attempted to advance and capture new positions in Marinka, but didn’t succeed and were forced to retreat.
  • Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian attack towards Pavlivka.
  • The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Prechystivka from the direction of Novomaiorske. The attack was successfully repulsed.

Note: The recent report by Ukrainian General Staff clarifies of who is in control of Novomaiorske. It seems Russian troops captured the settlement a while ago.


Zaporizhzhia Front

includes the Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

  • No change on the ground.

Kherson Front

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

  • The enemy, yet again, tried to regain lost positions near Lozove with no success.

Ukrainian side announced a strict embargo on all information regarding Kherson Oblast and advance of Ukrainian troops. The only allowed source for this area are the reports by Ukrainian General Staff.


Full map

The full overview map of current situation.

 


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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), geolocated footage and press releases of Russian Armed Forces, self-proclaimed DPR and LPR

 
 
 
 
 
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Ardiana
Dex

Ukrainian troops always “retreated from (..) and moved to more favorable positions”.

As always! Soon yhe best position will be Dnestr River.

Dolgan

@jerome 300 caracter is very short. Maybe 400 is a better compromise.

Patrick

https://liveuamap.com/en/2022/7-august-russian-forces-attempted-to-advance-at-novobakhmutivkakrasnohorivka

UA morning report mentions that RU attempted to advance at Novobakhmutivka-Krasnohorivka direction – so Novobakhmutivka is RU-controlled? .

Dolgan

An interesting map to the russian BTG in ukrain (of course its an estimation). Nb: probably all btg are not complete or at egal quality.

If true,
Next battle defensive or offensive clearly in south.

https://twitter.com/DefMon3/status/1555513448506736640?s=20&t=Rh4E6U6KFDP3pkXQiapzBg

Dolgan

And if true, russia clearly abandon the capture of slaviansk/kramatorsk.

Yan

Why did you decide that the Ukrainian forces retreated from Kodema?

Yan

I think you misinterpreted the messages of the General Staff UAF.
Firstly, there is the southern Zaitsevo and the General Staff could have in mind an attack on it.
Secondly, between Kodema and Vershina there are roads along which northern Zaitsevo can be attacked.

Max Beckhaus

Frontline stabelized, oil price wti below 90, russian economy in big trouble, grain shipment picking up and western air defense systems coming next. On top it looks like ukraine can shift the focus in direction kherson. Winter is coming for russia.

Ardiana

Winter should bring some change to troop movement. Once ground freezes tanks become more usable again, defensive value of swamps decreases.

Noelle

And winter equipment magically will appear, right?
(they did not have it in reasonable amount, hence so many frostbites, when they started in Feb, sic!). Winter means also more breakdowns, unlike popular beliefs RU equipment is not ‘winter-proof’ by design.

Patrick

I don’t know if RU economy is in such big trouble. So far least, it has shown impressive resilience: https://www.russiamatters.org/blog/crippling-sanctions-russias-economy-afloat-now

Noelle

Modern states are complicated and resilient beasts,they do not die in a few months. If someone expected that RU will collapse in a short time- that was a delusion. RU will survive ofc (until something drastic and unexpected happens) but won’t thrive and a war is a costly bussiness. At the moment – they went into deficit (for the 1st time since rebound in early 2k) and it won’t gonna better.

Noelle

2/2
expect a lot of “sanction does not work” narrative exactly *because* they are started to bite.

MeNeutral

i know that this is impossible to tell, but does someone know with how many soldiers russia makes it’s attacks? like we just see ukraine has repulsed all attacks and it sounds impressive, but if it were only like 10 guys probing the defensives with no intention to capture it.. like yeah no shot

Patrick

I guess it depends on which part of the front is attacked. BTW, it is still unclear to me how many soldiers RU has in UA. I have seen vastly diverging estimates ranging from 90,000 to 200,000 (without the DPR/LPR forces).

Ardiana

It’s not many, otherwise total losses across all fronts would be way more than 200 per day.

Noelle

A lot of accounts states that the tactical level of engagements dropped drasticly. While at the start RuAF would deploy company and above elements during the operations, this dropped to the platoon or even effective squad level (~10-30) around a month ago. There is also much more SOF operations.

Romeo

is possible to know who is manning the frontline for the russians? Is the DPR/ LPR? it’s said that the russian are relocating a lot of btgs in the south, is this happenning?

Edward
For the most part, Russians themselves are on the front lines now. They have already activated reserves and brought units from the far east and north into the battlefield. Assault units of the separatists no longer exist, and the rest perform the functions of logistics. 
Edward
The strategic initiative is on the side of Ukraine and therefore Russian troops are indeed being transferred to Zaporozhye and Kherson.This is a purely political decision, because now keeping Kherson and units on the other side of the Dnieper is very risky.

Sentinel

a strategic initiative would mean there is a strategical plan – and ressources for that
back to man power and military production ressources the russians could equip and sustain around 6-times the troops they are using now
without donezk and a depleted western assistance – no way to contain russia

Ralle

Please, may you elaborate this further? Do you mean general mobilization? Personally I would think, that GM would come close to an admission of failure.

Sentinel

tactical-operational-strategical: can ukraine 1. stall the russians 2a win back the coast 2b win back crimea (manpower + attack equipment) -> bound russia 0 in its old borders – in desperation kiew may attack (on) russian soil with nato equipment -> russian regular mobilization .. Kaliningrad

Ralle

Clearly, Putin went all in – economically, politically, personally. In foreign affairs and internally. To me it would not come at odds that an dictator at risk instead orderes a highly risky military manoeuvre in avoiding its failure. War is politics…

Dolgan

They could… but they didnt do it.

Actually ukrain is in total mobilisation and not russia .

Strategic plan (his official version)was put on the table 4 month ago. Since yet all happens like announced ( and probably better). But its only now that hard things will begin.

Wait and see.

tom

Total mobilisation in UA is a joke. Have you seen Kiev? Men are enjoying sun and restaurants. I reaaly dont get it. RU has max 200k soldiers lets say that to beat them UA would need 400k. So either they have and they dont want to fight either 40 bilion nation cant mobilise 400k. Both cases are bad.

Dolgan

You have right on one things. With around 1 000 k , ukrain is not really in full mobilisation.

If we compare with france, during WW1, it was 7 000k.

But in front of max 300k for russia, …

tom

So what they are waiting for. My feeling is that they dont care about donbas and kherson exactly like they didnt care about crimea. remember like russians came there and took wihout one bullet? and whole units joined them. it really looks like putin has a bit right that some of them want to be in Ru

Kherson

Here is the war of artillery. Ukraine still doesn’t have enough of it. Of course it’s possible to mobilize millions, but what for? To put all of them with AK against tanks and cannons? It’s not a video game where you can teach many units for one step. Who will fund all these troops?

Kherson

If you are interested, just search on YouTube the video “Сиреневый парк”. It’s about how locals were shoot by Russians. And you will see how it is to attack tanks with nothing.

Ardiana

Yeah, the numbers just don’t add up. Either Reznikov is lying that they have 1 million mobilized, OR they’re trained in theory but don’t have weapons so not in troop count, OR they are ready to go and just waiting orders, meaning they’re not confident they can take on 100k+ Russians with just 1 mil.

Dolgan

They are on their 4 stage of mobilisation. The 2 first are Probably train (some of them probably have the time to follow specialist training).Some of them was engage in dombass. The third probably close to finish his initial training . The rest still training.

Noelle

‘1mln mobilised’ is probably a propaganda’roundup’.though the number is realistic for such population(in full total war economy they could go for 3 mln easily even more in ‘barrelscrap’ mode). Assume 1/4 in the field/training and the rest in support roles (in US standard ratio would bemorelike 1/6).

Joe8$

I’m interested in your comment about RF being able to equip 6 times the current forces in Ukraine. The current forces do not have advanced tanks, logistics is a mess, they don’t even have NVGs. How is this a modern army?

Last edited 11 hours ago by Joe8$
Dolgan

He doesnt talk about a modern army (russia is not a modern army).

Before this war, russia was (in theory)able to mobilise, train and equip a very big defensiv army in less than 6 month . With soviet material of course.

But now, the military who was plan to form this army are on the frontline.

Last edited 11 hours ago by Dolgan
Joe8$

Copy. It seems like throwing soldiers from either side on the front lines is destined to fail without artillery, air power and enough people to occupy and defend said frontline. I’d guess for the Ukrainian side they’re just getting the right type of artie and the RF lost momentum

Dolgan

2 camp have lot of art. RF have more canon/bm21.Ukr have better gunners (8 years of wars) and now better artillery (155mm and himars. Not a lot. )

2 camp havent aerial superiority.

Ukrain have the mass to cover all the frontline. Not RF.

But we dont see ukr in massiv atk. Bigger was 1k in karkiv

Edward

No, they can hardly maintain the combat capability of already deployed units.
This is evidenced by the redeployment of troops from far east and the transfer of obsolete equipment. The strategic initiative also consists in imposing the battlefield on the enemy, and Ukraine is doing this.