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


Kupyansk-Kreminna - 17.03.2023
"The situation in the Starobilsk direction as of 17:00 /Moscow time/ March 17, 2023

Kupyansk direction
▪️ At the Kupyansk sector, Russian units established control over several strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Hryanykivka, the enemy was forced to retreat to the right bank of the Oskil River.
▪️ To maintain combat readiness, the Armed Forces of Ukraine rotated the personnel of the 107th and 108th brigade of the territorial defense of Ukraine at the Khitne-Vilkhovitka and Synkivka-Petropavlivkalines, and also transferred the forces of the 51st separate rifle battalion from Andriivka to the line of contact.

Svatove-Kreminna direction
▪️ At the Lyman sector, over the past week, servicemen of the 144th Motor Rifle Division of the RF Armed Forces have been conducting a positional offensive at the Makiivka-Kreminna line. During active battles, the RF Armed Forces entrenched themselves west of Chervonopopivka within the administrative boundaries of the DPR.
▪️ To the south, the fighters of the RF Armed Forces knocked out the forces of the 25th Airborne Brigade and the 19th rifle battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from several strongholds on the Zhuravka gully-Torske-Dibrova line, expanding the control zone around the bank of the Zherebets River.
▪️ A DRG of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with quadcopters in service operates near the village of Zhitlovka. The DRG provides target designation for artillery and mortar crews.
▪️ A Russian DRG is conducting reconnaissance by fire at the Makiivka-Nevske line.
▪️ The enemy forces are equipping new defense lines on the opposite bank of the Zherebets River."

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March 17, night of the Geran

"Explosions in Kiev and Chernigov regions. Kamikaze Geraniums in the air."

"Dnepropetrovsk region, explosions."
"Explosions were recorded in the city of Novomoskovsk in Dnepropetrovsk region."

"Geraniums reported in Zhytomyr region."
"Zhytomyr region, series of explosions reported."

"Krasnoarmeisk (Pokrovsk district), temporarily occupied part of the DPR, explosions."

"Geraniums in Volyn."

"Explosions in Kramatorsk."

"Huge explosion and fire in Ukraine's Konstyantynivka."

"New wave over Kiev. Air Defense is working."

"Geraniums in Rivne region."

"Explosions reported in both Kharkov and Kiev."

"Drones fly towards Ternopol and Khmelnytskiy."

"Zhytomyr oblast, more explosions reported."

"Two drones hit a critical infrastructure facility in Novomoskovsk. - This was announced by the head of the Dnepropetrovsk OVA Sergey Lysak in his TG channel. According to him: there is serious destruction."

"Gerans over Lvov Oblast."
"Explosions reported in Lvov Oblast."

"All over Ukraine, attacks are now being carried out on fuel, lubricants and ammunition warehouses, which were accumulated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the spring campaign."

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Zaporozhye - 19.03.2023
zaporozhye19032023.jpg"The situation in the Orihiv sector as of 13:00 /Moscow time/ March 19, 2023

▪️ Two assault groups of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reinforced with territorial defense units, conducted reconnaissance in combat at the position of the 291st Motorized Rifle Regiment of the 42nd Motor Rifle Division of the RF Armed Forces near Robotyne.
▪️ Ukrainian formations tried to bypass positions of the RF Armed Forces from two sides. The movement of the enemy was noted by UAV crews, and the artillerymen of the 42nd Motor Rifle Division worked on the advancing groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, destroying the equipment on which the Armed Forces of Ukraine were moving.
▪️ This attack, with a high degree of probability, is not the last one today. Armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including tanks, are now concentrated in the vicinity of Novodanylivka. At the moment, at least 15 units of equipment have been deployed near this suburb of Orihiv.
▪️ In addition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to storm the positions of the Russian Armed Forces at the Bilohirya-Charivne line. In the vicinity of Bilohirya, a column was formed, on which artillery crews of the RF Armed Forces immediately worked out. The Ukrainian equipment had to return to its original positions. Ukrainian units use a smoke screen before almost every offensive.
▪️ The Ukrainian command is preparing for a large-scale offensive. Regular, essentially suicidal attacks are aimed at assessing the state of Russian defense and adjusting the overall offensive plans in the Zaporozhye region. In the south, reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are concentrated not only near Zaporozhye, but also in the Kherson and Nikolaev regions: from Ochakov to Nikopol, there are from 10 to 15 thousand people, mainly territorial defense units and mobilized citizens.
▪️ In Maryansky, on the border of the Dnepropetrovsk and Kherson regions, on the banks of the Kakhovka reservoir, assault groups are trained daily, including landing on the banks of the Dnieper River.
▪️ Yesterday, March 18, the Armed Forces of Ukraine unsuccessfully tried to land DRGs on Bolshoi Potemkin Island on the Dnieper River."

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Avdiivka - 19.03.2023
"Battle for Avdiivka situation as of 14:00 /Moscow time/ March 19, 2023

▪️ After the liberation of Krasnohorivka, Russian units continued their offensive further to the west with the task of bypassing the Avdiivka fortified area from the north. Over the past few days, full control have been established over hills next to the railway line near Petrivske.
▪️ At the moment, positional battles are underway with the active use of artillery and tactical aviation. Moving further towards Petrivske will cut off the main supply route of the Avdiivka fortified area.
▪️ The military personnel of the RF Armed Forces were also able to expand the zone of control to the west of Vesele, gaining a foothold in positions near water bodies and completely securing the road to Krasnohorivka.
▪️ To the south, Ukrainian formations attempted to attack the positions of Russian troops near Vodyane and Opytne. The fighting went on for several days, but the RF Armed Forces repulsed the attack, and the assault detachments of the 147th battalion of the 116th brigade of the territorial defense of Ukraine retreated to the Sjeverne. The losses of the 147th battalion were 7 killed, 14 wounded.
▪️ Successes in the Avdiivka direction became possible thanks to the massive use of artillery along with aviation. As a result of pinpoint strikes by high-precision projectiles on rear facilities and ammunition depots, significant damage was inflicted on the enemy and a springboard was provided for the offensive of ground forces."
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Avdiivka - 20.03.2023
"Battle for Avdiivka situation as of 15:00 /Moscow time/ March 20, 2023

▪️ To the north of Avdiivka, Russian units developed success near Krasnohorivka and broke through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the railway. Now the RF Armed Forces have entrenched themselves on the eastern outskirts of Petrivske (Stepove/Stepovoe), where fierce battles are taking place.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine urgently reinforce forward positions with reserves. Reinforcements, reinforced by several tanks, were transferred from the Berdychi area in the direction of Petrivske.
▪️ To the northeast, Russian fighters entered Kamyanka, for which intense fighting has been going on for the past few days. Clashes continue inside the village.
▪️ To the south of Avdiivka, assault detachments of the Russian Armed Forces, operating from the vicinity of Opytne, broke through the fortifications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the southwestern outskirts of the city. Now the fighting is going on on the outskirts of the 9th quarter of Avdiivka.

▪️ If the military personnel of the RF Armed Forces are able to completely liberate Petrivske and gain a foothold in the area by cutting the railway line, the supply by rail will be stopped, which will significantly reduce the capabilities of the Ukrainian group.
▪️ A breakthrough in the southwest of the Avdiivka fortified area ties down the Ukrainian units in this area, preventing them from being transferred to the north, to Petrivske, to regain control over a section of the railway line.
▪️ With clear and timely coordination of the actions of the advancing forces of the RF Armed Forces, serious tactical success can be achieved, and the grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine can fall into an operational encirclement."


Bakhmut - 20.03.2023
"Battle for Bakhmut situation by the end of March 20, 2023

▪️ To the north, there are clashes near Khromove, where Russian units have advanced close to the road to Chasiv Yar. Ukrainian artillerymen are conducting massive barrage fire of the outskirts of the settlement.
▪️ The assault detachments of the Wagner PMC occupied part of the hills to the north of Bohdanivka.
▪️ In Bakhmut, the assault on Ukrainian positions by Wagner detachments continues. The head of the PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that more than 70% of the settlement had already been liberated.
▪️ In the north of the city, Russian units established control over the territory of the nursery and the construction warehouse "Fantasy", while reaching Alexandra Kolpakova Avenue.
▪️ In the Sobachevsky district, assault detachments successfully knocked out formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from several quarters. "Wagnerites" almost reached Mariupolskaya Street in one of the sections.
▪️ In the south of Bakhmut, the Wagnerites are fighting fierce battles near the Avangard stadium. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to recapture the lost positions with the help of consolidated units from various formations.
▪️ To the southwest of Bakhmut, positional battles continue near the Kostyantynivka-Chasiv Yar-Bakhmut highway. Control over the site changes hands regularly. The Wagnerites, with the support of artillery and aviation, conduct regular sorties on enemy strongholds, hampering the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

▪️ Despite their difficult situation, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing a counteroffensive around March 24 in the Bakhmut direction. Significant reinforcements were transferred from the cities of Kiev, Sumy, Kharkov and Chernigov regions to the Kostyantynivka-Chasiv Yar line.
▪️ By launching a counteroffensive at Bakhmut, the Ukrainian authorities intend to demonstrate to Western countries the readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the spring-summer campaign and convince them to speed up the supply of military equipment."



Avdiivka - 23.03.2023
"Battle for Avdiivka situation as of 20:00 /Moscow time/ March 23, 2023

▪️ To the north of Avdiivka, soldiers of the 132nd Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade of the RF Armed Forces (formerly the 3rd Gorlovka Brigade of the National Militia of the DPR) have moved west of Novobakhmutivka after completely clearing the settlement from the presence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️ South of Novobakhmutivka and northeast of Krasnohorivka, Russian units developed success by knocking out Ukrainian formations from two strongholds. Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine hold positions in the forest belt near one of the sections of the H20 highway and are in a semi-encirclement.
▪️ Positional battles continue near the railway northwest of Avdiivka. After the sortie of the RF Armed Forces to Petrivske (Stepove/Stepovoe), the Armed Forces of Ukraine transferred reserves and pushed back the Russian military personnel over the railway line. At the same time, the fighters of the RF Armed Forces expanded the zone of control along the railway.
▪️ Mutual artillery shelling continues to the west and southwest. Servicemen of the RF Armed Forces are shelling the areas of concentration of manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Lastochkyne, Tonenke and Sjeverne."