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

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
Marinka - Ugledar - 15.02.2023
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"The situation in the Marinka direction as of 12:00 /Moscow time/ February 15, 2023

▪️ The battles for Marinka have been going on for several months, attempts to squeeze out the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the city are complicated by dense urban environment. Fighting continues. Advancement deep into the residential area through the Druzhby Avenue is gradual due to the presence of fortified positions in multi-storey buildings in the center.
▪️ At the moment, Russian troops have changed the tactics of storming Marinka, moving on to envelope Ukrainian strongholds from the south and north. Theoretically, this could make it possible to encircle a large fortified area from two sides and force the Ukrainian formations to leave their positions.
▪️ To the south, in the area of the tire repair plant, the cleaning of the territory of the enterprise is almost completed and the advance to Chapaev Street began.
▪️ To the north, the RF Armed Forces pushed out the consolidated units of the 79th Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the territorial defense forces from their positions in the fields east of the farm bases and the pigsty, and advanced from Geologichnaya Street to the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the local warehouses.
▪️ In addition, the soldiers of the RF Armed Forces improved their tactical situation near Krasnohorivka and Pobjeda by carrying out a successful raid on the positions of the 79th brigade. Because of this, part of the Ukrainian forces was withdrawn from the forward positions to the reserve ones."

Inside Marinka:
"Footage from a Russian military correspondent that traveled with the crew of the armored personnel carrier to change fighters at the front line in Marinka, located on the outskirts of the city of Donetsk. In addition, the Russian groups shared their own footage with him: shots from their drones, from a helmet-mounted action camera of one group's commander, and from a camera installed on the armored personnel carrier."



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"The situation in the Vuhledar direction as of 13:00 /Moscow time/ February 15, 2023

▪️ At the Vuhledar sector, fierce fighting continues in the area of summer cottages southeast of the city. Marines of the 155th brigade of the Pacific Fleet slightly improved their situation by knocking out units of the 72nd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from several houses.
▪️ However, the situation is still unstable. The Armed Forces of Ukraine completely mined the approaches to Vuhledar and roads in the settlement itself, securing themselves from any assault from the outskirts.
▪️ Additional reinforcements of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were transferred to the combat area: tanks from the 1st battalion of the 1st Tank Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine arrived in Vuhledar. With the support of the engineering forces of the 72nd brigade, firing positions for heavy armored vehicles are being equipped.
▪️ In addition, over the past few days, at least three columns with personnel, weapons and equipment from the 80th Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have arrived. Earlier, it was noted that one part of the 80th brigade departed Lyman in the direction of Bakhmut to hold the Chasiv Yar-Krasne/Ivanivske, and the other, as part of one BTG, was transferred to Bohatyr to reinforce the group at Vugledar.
▪️ Combat coordination and organization of communications between the assault groups of the 72nd Mechanized Brigade, 80th Air Assault Brigade and the 18th battalion of the 35th Marine Brigade are now underway. In the coming days, a counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is planned in the dacha area, with the goal of subsequent attack on the Pavlivka-Mykilske line."
 

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
The Ukie normies are claiming that Russia sustained large losses in their attempt to storm Vulhedar, not sure how much of that is true.
As usual, they can claim whatever they they want to, but as always they're unable to back their stories up with any kind of objective data.
If You do a quick google search about battles for Ugledar, You'll find multiple western media news articles on how Russia lost an entire brigade down there, but they just blindly parrot the ukrainian talking points, without any questions to the point where it simply insults intelligence.
A whole, full size brigade (with no exceptions) destroyed while storming Ugledar - the HQ, sustainment battalion, signals battalion, brigade artillery group, anti-aircraft crews, all of them supposedly charging uphill in a suicidal attack ? 100% kill ratio with no wounded ? A full size size brigade is something around 4000-5000 soldiers and hundreds of vehicles, more than 100 tanks alone, so it's not like they can just disappear without a trace.
And do we get any kind of photos/videos of the battlefields full of burned down tanks, APCs, bodies of Russian serviceman stacked a top of each other, etc. ? Nope, none of that, but we should trust the narrative and don't ask any questions. The only "proof" that's going on around is a video or rather clips cut out and edited from a longer video:
Failed attempt of Russian troops to advance in the direction of Ugledar - long version.

And no matter how many times You watch it, it doesn't show anything close to the claims they make, and if that's the only thing out there than we have another "ghost of kiev" - level fairytale.
Of course it doesn't change the fact that Russians failed to take Ugledar by direct assault as well as failed to encircle it later on, and in both cases losses were taken, but not to the extent that ukrainians claim.
For more details I'll post Rybar's analysis of battles below, (haven't had the time to dig in into it before) and sooner or later there should be an episode on Ugledar by the History Legends channel.
 
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TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
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Chronicle of the battles for Ugledar - Rybar's analysis
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"Photo and video materials with a broken column of military equipment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have circled the Internet. Many began to mistakenly attribute the losses to the 155th Marine Brigade of the Pacific Fleet, which is active in the suburban areas southeast of Vuhledar, but this is not so. As reported in the feedback bot, the equipment could have belonged to the 35th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 41st Combined Arms Army (it seems to have been transferred to the operational subordination of the 29th Army). Regardless of whose equipment it was, what happened is an extremely tragic and unpleasant episode, comparable to the loss of columns in Brovary, Bilohorivka, Kamyshuvakha north of Popasna. In order to understand what really happened near Vuhledar, and who is responsible for the decision to send the column without cover into the open field, we decided to make an overview chronicle of the battles in the Vuhledar sector.

What happened under Vuhledar ?
▪️ January 23-24, soldiers of the 155th brigade of the Pacific Fleet and the 7th OBTF "Kaskad" of the DPR swooped through the defenses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and occupied summer cottages west of Mykilske.
The general plan provided for the simultaneous advancement of several formations on a wide front: it was planned to “take Vuhledar in pincers”. But the marines and the Kaskad, unfortunately, were the only ones who managed to break through the battle formations. Taking advantage of the effect of surprise, the RF Armed Forces took the enemy by surprise: in the course of intense fighting, they advanced towards the settlement, squeezing out units of the 68th Jager and 72nd Mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine back to Vuhledar and the Pivdennodonbaska coal mine.
▪️ January 25, by joint efforts, the Marines and the OBTF reached summer cottages in the southeast of Vuhledar, gaining a foothold in private homes. The disorganization in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine made it possible to gain a foothold: the first reports appeared about the entry of Russian units into the city itself. During the day, assault detachments of the 72nd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried unsuccessfully to counterattack from Vuhledar and from the territory of the mine.
Nevertheless, the initial goal of the Russian troops to cut off the supply of Vuhledar was not achieved: the Armed Forces of Ukraine were able to hold the line.
▪️ January 25-26, the soldiers of the RF Armed Forces advanced to the outskirts of the dachas. Separate assault detachments carried out raids on the outskirts of Vuhledar itself in the area of the pumping station. At the same time, an advance began from Pavlivka to the southwestern outskirts of Vuhledar. However, the Ukrainian command had already begun to reinforce the defensive grouping in the city, artillery firing positions were moved to a safe distance, and mortar crews were constantly mining the approaches. At the same time, motorized rifle units of the RF Armed Forces failed to reach the planned lines.
▪️ By January 27, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were able to build a dense defense in Vuhledar. At least three companies acted on 1 km. The supply along the Vuhleledar-Konstantinovka-Marinka highway was not cut either physically or by fire: Ukrainian reinforcements were placed at the main nodes.
Marines, with the support of artillery and aviation, continued fighting near the dachas near Vuhledar, despite the complicated situation: the transfer of additional units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine began from the Soledar direction. With each passing day, the Ukrainian formations drew up more and more reserves to hold an important strategic point. Remote mining of streets and approaches continued - almost all fields were covered with mines even before the offensive, and over a week of fighting, the Armed Forces of Ukraine installed more than a hundred barriers. Forces of the 35th Marine and the 80th Air Assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine arrived in Vuhledar to replace the 72nd brigade, which suffered huge losses, and a battalion-tactical group was transferred to Bohatyr to create an operational reserve.
Later, the 21st battalion of the 56th Motorized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with UAVs equipped with night vision devices was noted, and a few days ago an armored personnel carrier of the 53rd brigade was seen near Vuhledar. In multi-storey buildings, ATGM crews were placed, and long-range artillery fired at the positions of the RF Armed Forces.
The initiative was taken from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
▪️ By the end of January, the offensive initiative of the RF Armed Forces had practically come to naught. Due to severe weather conditions, aviation could not operate, and drones could not be used.
▪️ By February 5, the battles had practically passed into the positional phase. Artillery and aviation of the RF Armed Forces actively fired on the areas of concentration of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which during the offensive of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation lost more than two hundred people killed. The bodies of the dead could not be taken out due to the lack of transport equipment and the active fire impact of the Russian army. The corpses were either simply left or taken to the Pivdennodonbaska coal mine, where they were left. To prevent flight from the positions, the nationalists of the Kraken arrived.
▪️ It has become simply impossible to attack only by the forces of the Marines and the OBTF. To tie down the resources of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and cut off supplies, another blow was needed - from Mykilske in the direction of the Vuhledar-Marinka highway and the Pivdennodonbaska mine.
▪️ It was at this stage that the introduction of motorized rifle troops into battle to strike at the enemy’s flank with an armored fist was simply inevitable and it was no longer possible to postpone it. However, an adequate military plan was never implemented properly.
What happened ?
▪️ Before any offensive, in order to achieve the assigned tasks, appropriate training is necessary - reconnaissance, artillery and engineering. UAV crews and advanced scouts identify enemy positions, and artillerymen, together with aircraft, fire at strongholds and fortified areas. At the same time, the electronic warfare crews must ensure the complete suppression of communications and drones, and the engineering and sapper troops must carry out mine clearance of the surrounding area - otherwise the offensive is doomed to failure.
The delay in the entry into battle of motorized rifle units and the subsequent defeat of the column became possible only because of the general unpreparedness of the infantry involved in this sector. Due to the large-scale mining of approaches, the inadequate use of available electronic warfare equipment, a predictable result was obtained: a rather narrow passage was made in mine-explosive barriers, through which a column of armored vehicles rushed. The entire route was tracked by UAVs and shot through by artillery and anti-tank crews.
Who is to blame?
▪️ You can put the blame on the command of the group as much as you like, but in this particular case, the cause of the tragic events was the general unpreparedness of the commanders of the battalion and tactical level, the lack of coordination between the units involved and the disruption of the combat mission. Motorized rifle units were supposed to enter the battle almost simultaneously with the marines, but this did not happen. The commanders of this formation, probably fearing punishment, reported on the complete readiness of their subordinates for the assault, which was far from reality.
▪️ Due to the lack of elementary cover for electronic warfare as well as the objective difficulty of completely clearing all approaches to Vuhledar and the highway there was simply no other option for movement. The entire column was at a glance from the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Vuhledar Heights.
▪️ At the same time, all the equipment was not destroyed, as Ukrainian media say. Some were only damaged, the rest remained intact. Under favorable conditions, it can be pulled out and repaired. Judging by the open hatches, most of the personnel were successfully evacuated, but there are dead and, alas, they cannot be returned.
▪️ Fear of command, unwillingness to work on own mistakes, failure to use the experience of the whole year of the SMO and the most common bureaucracy are the main reasons for what happened. Systemic changes are needed in approaches to the conduct of hostilities - both at the operational-tactical and simply tactical levels. Otherwise, Bilohorivka and Vuhledar will be repeated from time to time."
 
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TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
Soledar - 15.02.2023
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"The situation in the Soledar direction as of 20:00 /Moscow time/ February 15, 2023

Soledar direction
▪️ At the Soledar sector, assault detachments of the Wagner PMC captured several positions at the Vasyukivka-Razdolovka line. Members of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade "Edelweiss" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated to reserve lines.

Bakhmut direction
▪️ To the north of Bakhmut, the assault detachments of the Wagner PMC advanced on the southern outskirts of Paraskoviivka. The attack on this suburb of Bakhmut comes from three sides: Blahodatne, Krasna Hora and the Stupki area.
▪️ At the same time, Russian units broke through the defense lines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the Bakhmut-Slavyansk highway, establishing control over a section of the road and knocked out the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the direction of Zaliznyanske. In addition, members of Ukrainian formations report fighting on the outskirts of Berkhivka.
▪️ So far, the Armed Forces of Ukraine still have a logistical connection through Berkhivka, however, the advance of the "Wagnerites" to the village and the assault on the northern outskirts from several sides may allow the forces of the Russian Federation to take Ukrainian units in Paraskoviivka and its environs into a mini-boiler.
▪️ In Bakhmut, members of the Ukrainian formations mark the advance of the "Wagnerites" on the eastern and southeastern outskirts of the city. Fighting also continues in the Budenovka area, where the Armed Forces of Ukraine are holding back the offensive.
▪️ By February 22, another company of mobilized citizens is expected to arrive from the Sumy region, whose task is to help hold Bakhmut at least until February 24. The Kiev authorities intend to hold the city to the date of the start of the SMO to boost morale.
▪️ To the west of Bakhmut, a separate rifle battalion is being formed, the resupply of which will take place at the expense of units disbanded due to their losses.

Chasiv Yar direction
▪️ To the southwest, fighting continues near the Kostyantynivka-Chasiv Yar-Bakhmut highway. The Armed Forces of Ukraine attempted a counterattack with the forces of the 80th Air Assault Brigade. Intense clashes are noted on the outskirts of Krasne/Ivanivske."


Inside Bakhmut


Beware: dead bodies.
 
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Pointy Elbows

Pelican
Orthodox
I'm wondering if the the " Russian Ugledar disaster" was useful for the Milley comments that "Russia has lost strategically, operationally, and tactically." They needed something to fluff such an absurd, all inclusive statement by Milley, whose boss was declaring a month ago that NATO is running out of time to get material into Ukraine's hands. Sounds like a warm up for "let's declare victory and retreat."

TruckDriver9's post on Ugledar is insightful. Such a blunt AAR, publicly available, is something pretty rare. If Rybar is actually quoting Russian primary sources, it is almost shocking. This Donbass front is an epic story of Russian Artillery vs. Ukrainian combat engineer/fortifications work. If/when the tranches are cleared, then it turns into an urban warfare fight in the buildings behind. Russia has been building arty stockpiles for years, while Ukraine has been digging trenches and pre-planning minefields. All the top cover, ISR-Strike assets (like Doug MacGregor talks about so often) are super effective in the open, but there's a lot to be said for trenches, as that's all that's kept these Ukrainians in the fight under such heavy fire. It must be exhausting for those guys, at least the ones that make it through the first few days.
 

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
I'm wondering if the the " Russian Ugledar disaster" was useful for the Milley comments that "Russia has lost strategically, operationally, and tactically." They needed something to fluff such an absurd, all inclusive statement by Milley, whose boss was declaring a month ago that NATO is running out of time to get material into Ukraine's hands. Sounds like a warm up for "let's declare victory and retreat."

TruckDriver9's post on Ugledar is insightful. Such a blunt AAR, publicly available, is something pretty rare. If Rybar is actually quoting Russian primary sources, it is almost shocking. This Donbass front is an epic story of Russian Artillery vs. Ukrainian combat engineer/fortifications work. If/when the tranches are cleared, then it turns into an urban warfare fight in the buildings behind. Russia has been building arty stockpiles for years, while Ukraine has been digging trenches and pre-planning minefields. All the top cover, ISR-Strike assets (like Doug MacGregor talks about so often) are super effective in the open, but there's a lot to be said for trenches, as that's all that's kept these Ukrainians in the fight under such heavy fire. It must be exhausting for those guys, at least the ones that make it through the first few days.
Rybar is run by Mikhail Zvinchuk, graduate of the Suvorov Military School and the Military University of the Russian Ministry of Defense, military translator Russian - Arabic, intelligence analyst, and former employee of the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. He left the service at the time of the Syrian operation - supposedly because he was disenchanted with the bureaucracy and internal politics at the department. Although some say that he got out with a blessing from his superiors and that the Rybar channel is affiliated with the Russian military intelligence.
 

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
February 16 - Russian air campaign update.



"Explosions in Kharkov, Poltava and Dnepropetrovsk regions."


"Heading for central ukraine."

"Powerful explosion in Sumy region."

"Four loud explosions in Kremenchug."

"UKR TG: Residents of Lvov Oblast, there is a real threat. Please stay in shelters until the end of the air alert! Maksym Kozytskyi - the head of Lvov OVA."

"Nikolaev, Khreson and Odessa regions.- air defense work on calibers."

"Kremenchug again."

"Kirvograd region, explosions."


"Explosions in Lvov."

"Air defense work in the Cherkassy region, missiles on route to Kiev."

"Ukrainian sources report widespread use of decoys."

"Two rockets flying towards the center. Maybe to Kiev."

"Kiev, explosions."

"Kherson, explosions."

"Critical infrastructure object was hit in the Lvov region. There are no victims. The fire was extinguished."

"There is a hit in the North, West of Ukraine, in the Dnepropetrovsk and Kirovograd regions - Yermak about the night attack. "The Russians have changed tactics. They are conducting active reconnaissance, using false targets." Yermak complains."




"Odessa and Kiev regions explosions reported."
 

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
Soledar - 16.02.2023
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"The situation in the Soledar direction by the end of February 16, 2023

Soledar direction
▪️ Assault detachments of the Wagner PMC established full control over the heights west of Blahodatne, knocking out the forces of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine behind the nearby reservoir, and advanced close to the village of Zaliznyanske.

Bakhmut direction
▪️ To the north of Bakhmut, assault detachments of PMC "Wagner" are fighting in Paraskoviivka. The attack on the suburb of Bakhmut continues from three sides, with the most intense clashes in the south. Despite the rather difficult situation, the Ukrainian formations still hold their positions - the struggle continues for every house.
▪️ At the same time, Russian units entrenched themselves on several sections of the Bakhmut-Slavyansk highway in the directions of Orekhovo-Vasilevka and Berkhivka.
▪️ The Wagnerites are advancing on Berkhivka from two directions: from the northern districts of Bakhmut (Stupki area) to the eastern outskirts of Berkhivka and from the north from controlled sections of the highway. At the moment, fighting continues for important positions on the hills.
▪️ Advancement to Berkhivka and in the direction of the Zaliznyanske reservoir will make it possible to encircle the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Paraskoviivka, so the Ukrainian authorities are transferring reserves of the 30th Mechanized Brigade through country roads and underground tunnels to hold the fortified area.
▪️ Positional battles continue in Bakhmut. Assault detachments from the northern districts of the city conducted a sortie to the line of defense of Ukrainian units in the area of the Bakhmut nursery in Yahidne.

Chasiv Yar direction
▪️ To the southwest of Bakhmut, the "Wagnerites" advanced on the outskirts of Krasne/Ivanivske, moving in from the southwest and southeast.
▪️ Sections of the Kostyantynivka-Chasiv Yar-Bakhmut highway are actually in the gray zone - none of the parties has full control over them."


Eastern outskirts of Paraskoviivka


Inside Bakhmut
 

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
Kupyansk-Kreminna - 17.02.2023
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"The situation in the Starobilsk direction as of 16:00 /Moscow time/ February 17, 2023

Kupyansk direction
▪️ There are no significant changes at the Kupyansk sector. There is an exchange of artillery and mortar strikes along the front line from Kamenka to Stelmakhivka.
▪️ The Ukrainian command is waiting for the resumption of the offensive of the RF Armed Forces. In the event of the loss of Kupyansk and its environs, the engineers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing a line of defense to the west of the city, digging ditches and trenches with construction equipment.
▪️ Artillery crews were deployed to the Dvorichna-Kupyansk line, and the brigade artillery group of the 3rd Tank Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was deployed to the west of Dvorichna.
▪️ The reconnaissance groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct reconnaissance of the positions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation using the Leleka-100 UAV and the Mavik-3 and Matrice-300 copters.
▪️ Territorial defense of Ukraine reinforcements have been deployed to Synkivka. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are expecting an assault on the village from Lyman Pershyi and Vilshana.

Svatove-Kreminna direction
▪️ Positional battles are going on at the Lyman sector.
▪️ Yesterday, the forces from the 2nd battalion of the 66th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to recapture the lost positions in the direction of Ploshchanka, but the offensive was repulsed. The 66th brigade lost two killed and ten wounded.

Siversk direction
▪️ There are no changes at the Lysychansk sector. In the vicinity of Siversk, the 90th and the 122nd battalions of the 81st Airmobile Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine operate.
▪️ In the area of the Siversk agglomeration, fortifications are being prepared before the offensive of Russian troops."


Somewhere in the forests between Lyman and Kraminna, Russian reconnaissance teams work with drones to provide target coordinates for the artillery - collection of videos from this week.



 
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TCOCBR18

Robin
Orthodox
The Russians have fully captured the town of Paraskovievka, according to a whole series of sources just today. There is photographic confirmation.
The Ukrainians did the best they could with the situation, as the Russian envelopment threatened the destruction of the Ukrainian units in the town, they fought tenaciously to hold the flanks for about three days to give time for a full retreat from the town. They probably suffered very high casualties doing so, but at least weren't encircled.
This is, however, a near-death blow to the Ukrainian Bakhmut defensive campaign. The Russians now effectively are enveloping the north, northeast, east, southeast, south, and southwest of the city.
 

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
Soledar - 17.02.2023
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"The situation in the Soledar direction as of 19:00 /Moscow time/ February 17, 2023

Bakhmut direction
▪️ To the north of Bakhmut, last night, due to the simultaneous attack on Berkhivka from two sides which pinned down Ukrainian units, the assault detachments of PMC "Wagner" were able to move deep into Paraskoviivka from the south.

Update: Paraskoviivka was liberated by the Wagner PMC



▪️ At the same time, the advance of Russian troops began in the direction of Orekhovo-Vasilevka and Dubovo-Vasilevka with the support of artillery and MLRS, as well as tactical and army aviation.
▪️ Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to hold back their lines with all possible forces. In the Bakhmut area, in the coming days, the transfer of armored personnel carriers from the Vuhledar direction, which were held in the reserve of the Ukrainian group, is expected.
▪️ In addition, by March 1, two battalions (about 800 people) from the newly formed 116th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are planned to be transferred to Bakhmut and Krasne/Ivanivske. (Those are the same two battalions that were mentioned on February 13.)
▪️ Positional battles continue in Bakhmut. Ukrainian formations, with the help of artillery and Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters, are firing at the areas of advance of the "Wagnerites".

Chasiv Yar direction
▪️ To the southwest of Bakhmut, fierce battles are taking place on the outskirts of Krasne/Ivanivske. Both sides actively use cannon and rocket artillery.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out a counterattack on the section of the Kostyantynivka-Chasiv Yar-Bakhmut highway, pushing back the assault detachments of the Wagner PMC. The road is still in the “gray zone”.
▪️ Personnel rotation has been carried out at strongholds in Chasiv Yar. Units of the 42nd Separate Battalion of the territorial defense of Ukraine arrived in the combat area, and are equipping facilities for the defense of the city."


Updated map
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TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
Kupyansk - 18.02.2023
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"The situation in the Kupyansk direction as of 19:00 /Moscow time/ February 18, 2023

▪️ At the Kupyansk sector, Russian units completely cleared the village of Hryanykivka to the north of Kupyansk, knocking out the territorial defense formations from the village.
▪️ At night, the Ukrainian command tried to conduct a counterstrike on the areas of concentration of the RF Armed Forces in Hryanykivka to capture back their lost positions. Fire support was provided by rocket and cannon artillery crews from Dvorichna, as well as tactical aircraft from Mirhorod.
Russian soldiers repulsed the attack.
▪ At night, an automobile convoy with personnel and military equipment arrived from Hrushivka to Kupyansk-Vuzlovoyi and Kurylivka to strengthen the front lines."
 
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TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
Soledar - 18.02.2023
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"The situation in the Soledar direction by the end of February 18, 2023

Bakhmut direction
▪️ To the north, after the liberation of Paraskoviivka, the assault detachments of the PMC "Wagner" are attacking the northwestern suburb of Bakhmut - Berkhivka. Several important highways pass through the village, through which the supply of the Bakhmut garrison passes.
▪️ Now fierce battles with the Ukrainian formations which were withdrawn from Paraskoviivka are taking place on the eastern outskirts of Berkhivka.
▪️ Also, Russian fighters, trying to break through the defensive lines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, occupied one of the hills north of Berkhivka.
▪️ In addition, the "Wagnerites" managed to advance a little in the Stupki area. After establishing control over Paraskoviivka, the tactical position of Russian fighters on the northern outskirts of Bakhmut improved significantly.
▪️ Positional battles continue in Bakhmut itself. As a result of the fighting to the west of the champagne factory, the assault detachments of the PMC "Wagner" were able to knock out the Armed Forces of Ukraine from several positions in this quarter.
▪️ On the southern and southwestern outskirts of the city, the “Wagnerites” went to Radyansky Lane from the direction of Opytne, and also moved closer to the Bakhmut cemetery.
▪️ The Ukrainian command has begun the transfer of a battalion of an unidentified formation from the Lyman sector to Kramatorsk, followed by the transportation of personnel to Bakhmut.

Chasiv Yar direction
▪️ To the southwest of Bakhmut, positional battles with the use of artillery continue.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine pushed back the assault detachments of the Wagner PMC from the Kostyantynivka-Chasiv Yar-Bakhmut highway. Clashes are taking place in the vicinity of the road."


 
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TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
Bakhmut - 20.02.2023
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"Battle for Bakhmut situation as of 15:00 /Moscow time/ February 20, 2023

▪️ After the liberation of Paraskoviivka, the assault detachments of the PMC "Wagner" swooped through the defenses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine southeast of Berkhivka and advanced close to Yahidne. Now the fighting is going on on the northern outskirts of the village.
▪️ At the same time, there is an assault on the northern outskirts of Berkhivka. Russian units established control over an important position on a hill north of Berkhivka and Dubovo-Vasylivka, improving their tactical position before assaulting the suburbs of Bakhmut.
▪️ The main efforts are concentrated on the assault on the northern regions of Bakhmut and its suburbs. The successful liberation of Paraskoviivka made it possible to increase pressure on Berkhivka and Dubovo-Vasylivka, through which the supply of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the north of the city was organized.
▪️ In Bakhmut, the “Wagnerites” went deep into the defense lines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Stupki area in the north of the city, freeing the territory of the railway station. The cleanup is ongoing.
▪️ In Zabakhmutovka, the assault detachments advanced further along Vatutina Street, reaching the area of the cemetery, in the eastern parts of Bakhmut.
▪️ Positional battles are going on in the southern parts of the city and to the southwest of Bakhmut. Russian units, with fire support from artillery and aviation, are pushing through Ukrainian fortifications in the Budenovka area and near the Kostyantynivka-Chasiv Yar-Bakhmut highway.
▪️ Advancement in the southwest of Bakhmut and northwest in the direction of Orikhovo-Vasylivka makes it possible to tie down the efforts of Ukrainian formations.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine sent a hastily formed battalion from the Sumy region to Bakhmut.
▪️ At the same time, in the same area, there is an accelerated training of a combined rifle battalion, which should replace the 37th battalion of the 56th Motorized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, from the "Karpaty" tactical group, which suffered losses in the battles for Krasna Hora and Paraskoviivka."


Update: Unconfirmed claims that, by the evening, Yahidne was liberated by the Wagner PMC.
 
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Pointy Elbows

Pelican
Orthodox
There's pretty open tension between Wagner PMC and Russian MOD these days.
I've seen a few of those videos, but also some claiming it's a deception operation prior to the coming happening. It might just be Preghozin maneuvering around MOD guys for future leverage. I've also noted an uptick in "Putin needs to go" type posts, claiming he's been too hesitant, weak, etc. It might just be maskirovka, or even a western op to instill doubt. Moving pieces create friction.
 

TruckDriver9

Hummingbird
Ugledar - 21.02.2023
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"The situation in the Vuhledar direction as of 19:00 /Moscow time/ February 21, 2023

▪️ The situation near Vuhledar is difficult. The attack on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the dominant heights in the city stalled, and the Ukrainian formations, after strengthening the grouping, launched a counterattack.
▪️ With the current efforts, it is simply futile to attack the stronghold in Vuhledar, which is located on a height. To resume the assault on Vuhledar, a different tactic is needed - a bypass of the Ukrainian positions from the east: from the direction of the Pivdennodonbaska coal mine, or from the west: from the direction of Velyka Novosilka to Bohoyavlenka.
▪️ Fierce fighting continues in the area of the dachas southeast of Vuhledar. The Pacific Fleet Marines are trying to break through the defense lines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine southwest of the Pivdennodonbaska coal mine, on the outskirts of Vuhledar.
▪️ At the same time, consolidated assault detachments of the 53rd Mechanized 72nd Mechanized and the 35th Marine brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the support of self-propelled artillery from Yelyzavetivka and Trudove, launched a counterattack in the dacha village west of Mykilske. The fighting is going on between Pavlivka and Mykilske. In the air, copters are actively used.
▪️ At the moment, Ukrainian formations are trying to gain a foothold in the occupied territories, waiting for the transfer of reinforcements of the Russian Armed Forces to Mykilske and the resumption of the Russian offensive in the Vuhledar sector.
▪️ Additional personnel of an unidentified formation have been transferred to the reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bohatyr.
▪️ In addition, at least one M142 HIMARS MLRS crew arrived in Bohatyr, which may have received long-range high-precision guided munitions GLSDB (up to 150 km)."
 
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