The Russian-Ukrainian War of 2022 (News and battle updates only)

Izyum-Kupyansk - 09.09.2022
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"The situation in the Izyum-Kupyansk direction by the end of September 9, 2022

Kupyansk direction
▪️ Due to the transfer of reserves to the Kupyansk sector of the front, the RF Armed Forces managed to stop the advance of the main forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine a few kilometers from the city limits.
▪️ By the end of the day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine established control over the villages of Chkalovske, Shevchenke, Borivske and control the Chuhuiv-Kupyansk highway all the way to Hrushivka, which makes it possible to transfer heavy equipment and artillery systems directly to the line of contact.
▪️ The Ukrainian command is forming a strike force to storm Kupyansk in the area of Hrushivka and Starovirivka.
▪️ The RF Armed Forces carry out artillery, rocket and air strikes on the areas of enemy concentration.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine are shelling settlements in the rear.
▪️ Ukrainian formations may attempt to block the units of the Russian Armed Forces in Kupyansk and try to bypass the city with the main forces and advance north in the direction of Dvorichna.

Balakliya direction
▪️ There are unverified reports that the eastern quarters of Balakliya are still being held by detachments of the Russian Armed Forces.
▪️ In the near future, we should expect an attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the villages of Vesele and Kunje.

Izyum direction
▪️ When trying to advance again in the direction of Horokhovatka, the mobile groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine met with a powerful rebuff near the village of Yasinovate.
▪️ The reinforcements of the Russian Armed Forces came to the eastern bank of the Oskil River, which prevented attempts to cross the river by mobile groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - settlements on the western bank are under fire control of the RF Armed Forces.
▪️ The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will strengthen the mobile units on the western bank of the Oskil with heavy equipment and will try to conduct reconnaissance by fire in the direction of Izyum.
▪️ To the south of Izyum, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are attacking from Virnopillya and Dolyna.
❗️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine will attempt to attack Lyman from the direction of Slavyansk-Raihorodok. The main goal of the Ukrainian command in this area is to reach the Oskil Reservoir from southeast and encircle the Russian group near Izyum-Slavyansk."
 

911

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Objectively speaking, this is the biggest win that Ukraine has registered since the sinking of the Moskva, though this is potentially more serious. They've managed to put together a strike force and hit one of the weaker spots along the frontline, a spot that is potentially very significant as it leads to Izyum, a strategic hub in the region. So let's give them credit where it's due.

Some analysts like Scott Ritter have stated that the Ukies are unlikely to consolidate their gains, He said that the Russians retreated in order to avoid large losses but that they are regrouping and building up a counter-offensive. TruckDriver's new map above also shows that the large pocket won by UA forces is starting to close.



The next 2-3 days are going to tell whether this Ukrainian offensive was a lasting success or almost as ineffective as the Kherson offensive.

Also, Ukraine is claiming to have captured a Russian general, perhaps the biggest fish captured so far in this war:

 

TCOCBR18

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I have seen Russian telegram channels vociferously refuting that a lieutenant general was captured, and showing additional photographs of the actual lieutenant general in which he doesn't even really look that similar to the captured officer. Yes, they do look similar, however, that doesn't really mean much. Also, I would assume that if the Ukrainian army really had captured a two-star general (Russian lieutenant generals are equivalent to American major generals, they are actually two-star, not three) they would emphatically be talking about it way, way more than they have been. It would become the main media story for days.
But of course, this is just my speculation; I don't actually know anything.
And yes, 911, this is, at least for now, the biggest Ukrainian victory since the first couple months of the war. We will see if it lasts.
 

TheosisSeeker

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I have seen Russian telegram channels vociferously refuting that a lieutenant general was captured, and showing additional photographs of the actual lieutenant general in which he doesn't even really look that similar to the captured officer. Yes, they do look similar, however, that doesn't really mean much. Also, I would assume that if the Ukrainian army really had captured a two-star general (Russian lieutenant generals are equivalent to American major generals, they are actually two-star, not three) they would emphatically be talking about it way, way more than they have been. It would become the main media story for days.
But of course, this is just my speculation; I don't actually know anything.
And yes, 911, this is, at least for now, the biggest Ukrainian victory since the first couple months of the war. We will see if it lasts.

You are correct. I don't think it's the same guy, they look very similar in that one photo and completely different in others. Wait and see.
 
Kharkiv - 10.09.2022
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"The situation in the Kharkiv direction as of 12:00 /Moscow time/ September 10, 2022

❗️ At night, Russian units were ordered to withdraw from their positions in Izyum, Kupyansk and all other settlements

▪️ They retreat to the eastern bank of the Oskil River.
▪️ The western half of Kupyansk is completely under the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The eastern part is under the control of the RF Armed Forces.
▪️ The territories south of Kupyansk are likely to come under the physical control of the enemy in the near future.
▪️ To the north, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are increasing pressure in the direction of Velikiy Burluk/Bolshoy Burluk."
 
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Map - 10.09.2022
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"Situation in Ukraine by the end of September 10, 2022"

Kharkiv direction
▪️ The armed forces of the Russian Federation were withdrawn from a significant part of the liberated territories of the Kharkiv region to avoid losses.
▪️ At the moment, units of the Russian Armed Forces are on the defensive line along the eastern bank of the Oskil River.
▪️ The command of the RF Armed Forces made a decision to withdraw the troops holding the defense to the north of Kupyansk - units of the RF Armed Forces move to Vovchansk.
▪️ Separate maneuver groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine allegedly reach the Russian border, but in fact, the confirmed zone of conditional control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine remains until the Khotimlya-Bolshoy Burluk line.
▪️ Russian troops are trying to stabilize the front line and ensure the exit of refugees.
▪️ The pro-Russian population flees from the territory of the Kharkiv region to the territory of Russia and to the northern regions of the LPR - punitive detachments have entered the settlements occupied by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Izyum direction
▪️ By the middle of the day, the main part of the Russian troops left the Izyum bridgehead and retreated across the Oskil River.
▪️ In the vicinity of Izyum, separate units of the RF Armed Forces remained until the last moment, to cover the withdrawal of the main group of forces and held back the enemy at close approaches.

Lyman direction
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine opened another front - having crossed the Seversky Donets River in the Raihorodok area, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attempted to take Lyman and Yampil by storm.
▪️ Russian units repulsed all enemy attacks.
▪️ Units of the Russian Armed Forces continue to maintain control over Lyman and inflict fire damage on the enemy, containing him at the Stary Karavan-Dibrova-Ozerne line.

❗️ The idea of the command of the RF Armed Forces is to try to organize a stable line of defense along the Oskil-Seversky Donets rivers. There is a regrouping of the units withdrawn from Balakliya, Kupyansk and Izyum and the introduction of reinforcements.

Luhansk direction
▪️ Information warfare units and state sponsored propaganda are spreading fakes about the occupation by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of the settlements of Svatove, Kremenna, Lisichansk and even Severodonetsk. This is all false - all settlements are under the control of Allied Forces.

Soledar direction
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine made an attempt to push through the defense of the National Militia of the LPR in the area of the settlement of Spirne - the front line remains the same, there are no changes, all attacks were repulsed.

Donetsk direction
▪️ Units of the National Militia of the DPR have completed a complete cleaning of the so-called "anthill" stronghold in the area of the runway of the Donetsk airport.

Zaporozhye/Zaporizhzhia direction
▪️ To the east, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are gathering forces in Vuhledar and are preparing for an attempt to break through the Russian defensive positions - this may be an attempt to prevent Russian troops and the strike force of the 3rd Army Corps from advancing in this direction. In any case, a powerful grouping has been created by the RF Armed Forces in this area.
▪️ To the west, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are gathering reserves in the Orehiv area and are preparing an attack on Rabotyne and Nesterianka - the concentration of Russian troops in the area has been increased.

Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction
▪️ According to available information, the enemy is transferring additional reserves through Nikolaev, preparing new attempts to break through to Kherson."
 
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Kharkiv - 11.09.2022
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"The situation in the Kharkov direction as of 13:00 /Moscow time/ September 11, 2022
▪️ At the moment, Russian units continue to reconfigure the front in the Kharkov direction - the withdrawal of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation from the line Udy - Kozacha Lopan - Rubizhne began.
▪️ The RF Armed Forces maintain a limited presence, covering columns with refugees who are leaving for the territory of the Russian Federation.
▪️ To the east of the Seversky Donets River, separate mobile groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have so far reached the Khotimlya-Velikiy Burluk/Bolshoy Burluk line.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine, carried out a shelling of Velikiy Burluk, although there is no RF Armed Forces personnel, only civilians remained in the settlement.
▪️ The RF Armed Forces continue to level the front along the Oskil River, pulling reinforcements to the eastern bank.
▪️ In the area of the town of Oskil, Russian detachments hold the road, ensuring the exit of individual groups of refugees.
▪️ In the area of the village of Senkove, the army aviation of the RF Armed Forces destroyed the pontoon crossing of the Armed Forces of Ukraine."
 
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"Attacks on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine - what is known at the moment

▪️ At about 20:00 /Moscow time/, the Russian Armed Forces launched rocket attacks on the largest thermal power plants in eastern and central Ukraine:
➖ Kharkovskaya CHPP-5 and Zmievskaya CHPP in Kharkiv region
➖ Pavlogradskaya CHPP-3 in Dnepropetrovsk region
➖ Kremenchug CHPP in the Poltava region
▪️ Launches were carried out from the waters of the Black and Caspian Seas.
▪️ The surge and sudden energy shortage led to a lack of generating capacity. The transfer of additional capacities along the energy rings of 750 kV and 330 kV power lines did not lead to the elimination of problems in the network.
▪️ Due to the drop in frequency at substations, protection began to work, first turning off large consumers, and then entire regions.
▪️ The collapse of the power system has spread to the networks of Kharkiv, Sumy, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye and Odessa regions. It also affected the areas of the Donetsk region controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Kyiv region and the capital of the country.
▪️ Two Ukrainian nuclear power plants at once - Khmelnytsky and Yuzhnoukrainskaya - began shutting down their power units due to the inability to transfer the generated electricity to the grid.
▪️ The accident was localized by disconnecting the western and central regions of Ukraine from the eastern and southern ones. Electric trains stopped almost all over the country, in Poltava several trolleybuses caught fire right on the streets.
▪️ The situation was complicated by the shutdown on the night of September 11 of the last operating unit of the Zaporozhye NPP, which was caused by regular attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the facility. Prior to this, Ukrainian power engineers disconnected 750 kV and 330 kV power lines from the station. All this led to a significant decrease in the stability of the country's energy system.
▪️ Later, work began on restoring power supply in local segments of the Ukrainian energy system. Reserve capacities are connected, energy is being redistributed from the hydroelectric power stations on the Dnieper River and power lines in the western part of the country.
▪️ Is this enough to disable the country's energy system? Definitely not, for this, at least you need to hit power autotransformers 750/330kV in the western and central parts of Ukraine, as well as on the Dnieper. Therefore, the impact on the critical infrastructure of the enemy must continue."
 
Slavyansk - 12.09.2022
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"The situation in the Slavyansk direction as of 17:30 /Moscow time/ September 12, 2022

▪️ The most difficult situation is developing in the vicinity of Lyman, near which for three days in a row the battles of a small garrison of the Russian National Guard and the National Militia of the LPR with superior enemy forces have continued.
▪️ Allied Forces have already repulsed several attacks, but the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is not reducing the onslaught.
▪️ Artillery strikes are carried out on advancing enemy units.
▪️ Near the village of Zakitne, Ukrainian formations were able to establish a crossing over the shallow Seversky Donets River and transfer equipment to reach Yampil, overrun it and storm Lyman from the east.

❗️ The goal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is to gain a foothold on the right bank of the Seversky Donets River in order to develop an offensive towards Kreminna in the LPR."
 
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Zaporozhye - 13.09.2022
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"The situation in the Zaporozhye direction as of 15:30 /Moscow time/ September 13, 2022
▪️ In the Zaporozhye direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine conduct reconnaissance of the positions of the allied forces before conducting a counteroffensive in certain sectors of the front.
▪️ Units of the 65th brigade of the reserve corps of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing to storm the positions of the Russian Armed Forces at the Orihiv-Tokmak line in the coming days.
▪️ As part of the preparations, a battalion of the 102nd brigade of the territorial defense was deployed from the second echelon of defense to the positions of the 65th brigade, and artillery shells were delivered to the supply depots of the 44th Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Omelnik.
▪️ At the turn of Dorozhnyanka - Konstantinovka, separate assault groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted reconnaissance in combat of Russian positions - three Bukovel electronic warfare systems were deployed on the line of contact.
▪️ Reconnaissance groups of the 44th Artillery Brigade are actively using Matrix and RQ-20 Puma drones from the vicinity of Shcherbaky in the area of Nesteryanka, Kopani, Konovalova, Dolinka, Myrne, Solodka Balka.
▪️ At least one Ukrainian HIMARS MLRS launcher has been deployed in the vicinity of Kamyanske.
▪️ On the night of September 12-13, several columns of military equipment and fuel and lubricants arrived in Orihiv to replenish the grouping of forces on this sector of the front."


Kherson-Andriivka - 13.09.2022
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"The situation in the Andriivka direction as of 16:30 /Moscow time/ September 13, 2022
▪️ Units of the 46th Air Assault Brigade and 35th Naval Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, after regrouping in the area of Lozove, made another attempt to attack from the Bilohirka area in the direction of Bruskynske.
▪️ As a result of the massive fire impact of artillery and MLRS of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the advancing units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered losses and began a disorderly retreat.
▪️ Fire cover for the fleeing Ukrainian servicemen is provided by two crews of M777 howitzers from the Bereznehuvate area.
▪️ The Russian Armed Forces destroyed two Ukrainian howitzers: Giatsint-B, four kilometers east of the village.
▪️ Additionally, over 25 armored vehicles, including four tanks, eight self-propelled guns and nine armored combat vehicles, were deployed through the established crossings to the right bank of the Inhulets River."
 
Donetsk-Vuhledar - 13.09.2022
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"The situation in the Donetsk direction as of 18:00 /Moscow time/ September 13, 2022
▪️ The Ukrainian command continues to prepare for a strike on the settlements of the Donetsk agglomeration. The preliminary start date is September 14 at night.
▪️ The command was given to the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to be ready to start the assault on the positions of the Allied Forces in the direction of Pisky and Marinka.
▪️ A wagon train with military equipment and personnel arrived at the railway station in Pokrovsk for an offensive in the Donetsk direction.
▪️ To reinforce the units of the 79th Air Assault Brigade, several mortar crews were sent to the Marinka sector, and servicemen of the 42nd battalion of the 57th Motorized Brigade arrived in the Pisky direction.
▪️ Artillery of the Allied Forces is conducting massive fire damage on Ukrainian positions in Kurdyumivka and Maiorsk, because of which the Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered losses and withdrew troops to reserve positions.
▪️ The enemy with the forces of about 50 people, with the support of light armored vehicles, attempted a counterattack on the lost strongholds in the western part of the Donetsk airport from the direction of Opytne. However, the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine came under heavy artillery and mortar fire from the “Somalia” battalion of the National Militia of the DPR and were forced to retreat with losses to their original positions.
▪️ On the night of September 9-10, about 2,000 servicemen from the 53rd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were sent to the Vuhledar sector of the front. Strengthening is connected with the planned counteroffensive in the southern direction in the coming days.
▪️ As part of the preparation, formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, are equipping positions at civilian infrastructure facilities in Vuhledar, and engineering troops continue clearing the area.
▪️ At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine use multiple numerical superiority in order to hide the real target of the strike and thus disperse the units of the Allied Forces to defend false attack sites."


Soledar - 13.09.2022
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"The situation in the Soledar direction by the end of September 13, 2022
▪️ To the west of Lysychansk, the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to establish control over the settlement of Bilohorivka, but the attack was repulsed.
▪️ In the Siversk section of the front, units of the the 54th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing for an attack on Zolotarivka.
▪️ Near Spirne, soldiers of a BARS unit (volunteer battalion) of the Russian Armed Forces knocked out a unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from an outpost at the outskirts of the village.
▪️ Positional battles and artillery duels are taking place in the vicinity of Ivano-Darivka.
▪️ Units of the 7th brigade of the National Militia of the DPR took control over the first residential quarter in the north of Soledar. Now the line of contact runs along Kosmonavtov Street.
▪️ The Wagner PMC established control over a section of the Bakhmut-Bakhmutske highway and continue their offensive in the western direction.
▪️ There is also progress from the direction of the Bakhmut-Svitlodarsk highway. "Wagnerites" continue to surround the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the Donbasskaya electrical substation stronghold, approaching the territory of the facility closely from the eastern and northeastern sides.
▪️ At the same time, Wagner PMC units are attacking from Vershyna and have come close to another fortified area to the east of Zaitseve.
▪️ Detachments of "PMC Wagner", developing the offensive from the direction of Kodema, liberated the settlements of Mykolaivka, Mykolaivka Druha and destroyed a large stronghold of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Bakhmut-Maiorsk highway. From the liberated positions there is an advance towards Odradivka and the southern outskirts of Zaitseve."


Kharkiv - 13.09.2022
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"The situation in the Kharkiv direction by the end of September 13, 2022
▪️ Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to occupy positions west of the Oskil River, simultaneously building up their grouping for the subsequent assault on the positions of the RF Armed Forces on the opposite bank.
▪️ The offensive is planned in two directions: Svatove and Petropavlivka in order to reach the flank of the grouping of the Allied Forces in the Luhansk People's Republic.
▪️ For this, about two thousand of additional military personnel are being prepared to be sent to the vicinity of Kupyansk and in the direction of Balakliya. In particular, more than one thousand people from the 47th brigade, as well as 800 people from the 112th and 114th territorial defense brigades. The transfer will be carried out by rail at night under the control of members of the Right Sector.
▪️ Several 155-mm: M109 and Krab self-propelled howitzers were transferred to Khudoyarove and Tetyanivka for the needs of the 14th Mechanized Brigade.
▪️ In addition, columns of military equipment, including western-made ones, arrived in Balakliya and Nortsivka.
▪️ In preparation for the offensive, Ukrainian UAV crews stepped up reconnaissance of the positions of the Russian Armed Forces."
 
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Kherson - 14.09.2022
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"The situation in the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction as of 14:30 /Moscow time/ September 14, 2022

❗The Armed Forces of Ukraine made yet another failed attempt to attack Russian positions yesterday. At the moment, the front line has remained unchanged.

Posad-Pokrovske direction
▪️ In the Posad-Pokrovske direction, after the previous failure of the offensive on Ternovi Pody, units of the 59th Motorized Brigade and the 24th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, took up defensive positions.
▪️ In the area of Myrne, the Ukrainian personnel of the 59th Motorized Brigade are being rotated.
▪️ Ukrainian UAV operates in the vicinity of Maksimovka.

Snihurivka direction
▪️ It is calm in the Snihurivka direction - the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not attempting to attack.

Andriivka direction
▪️ In the Andriivka direction, the Ukrainian command, after an unsuccessful assault on the positions of the Russian Armed Forces in the Bruskynske area, is evacuating the wounded, as well as regrouping forces and means.
▪️ Units of the 46th Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine withdrew their forces from the Bilohirka region to reserve positions on the opposite bank of the Inhulets River to restore combat capability.
▪️ Servicemen of the 35th Naval Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine hold positions in the vicinity of Andriivka.
▪️ In addition, in the afternoon of September 13, Ukrainian units in the amount of 60 people, four infantry fighting vehicles and three tanks tried to gain a foothold at Davydiv Brid - during a short clash, the assault was repulsed, the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated with losses.

Olhyne-Vysokopillya direction
▪️ In the Olhyne-Vysokopillya direction, a company of the 60th Mechanized Brigade and two tank platoons of the 17th Tank Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, attempted to storm Kostyrka.
▪️ The military personnel of the 3rd combined battalion of the 60th Mechanized Brigade with the support of DRGs operating in the vicinity of Novopetrivka were advancing in the direction of Mirolyubivka.
▪️ Russian troops inflicted massive air and artillery strikes on the advancing forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️ Ukrainian troops suffered losses and retreated to the Potomkine area.
▪️ Damaged equipment was evacuated in the direction of Velyka Kostromka."
 
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