2022 Ukrainian southern counteroffensive information
Battle in the 2022 invasion of Ukraine
2022 Ukrainian southern counteroffensive
Part of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Southern Ukraine campaign
A map showing the Kherson/Mykolaiv frontline
29 August – 11 November 2022 (2 months, 1 week and 6 days)[dubious – discuss]
Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts, Ukraine
Collapse of the Russian military–civilian administration in Mykolaiv Oblast
Russian military forces announce withdrawal to the east bank of the Dnieper
Ukraine recaptures all remaining occupied territory in Mykolaiv Oblast (except the Kinburn Peninsula) and the portion of Kherson Oblast west of the Dnieper, including the city of Kherson
Syria (unofficially, per SOHR)
Commanders and leaders
Andriy Kovalchuk Roman Kostenko
Ukrainian Armed Forces
"Kakhovka" operational group
1st Special Operations Brigade
17th Tank Brigade
35th Marine Brigade
42nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade
54th Motorized Brigade
60th Infantry Brigade
128th Mountain Assault Brigade
103rd Territorial Defense Brigade
129th Territorial Defense Brigade
Ukrainian partisans Separate Special Purpose Battalion
Russian Armed Forces
49th Combined Arms Army
76th Guards Air Assault Division
83rd Guards Air Assault Brigade
126th Coastal Defense Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet
DPR People's Militia
Syrian Arab Army
25th Special Mission Forces Division (per SOHR)
30,000–35,000 (start of the offensive)
20,000–25,000 40,000 (October, per Ukraine)
Casualties and losses
Per Russia: 9,500 killed and wounded
Per Russia: 1,200–1,360 killed and wounded Per Ukraine: 2,500 killed, 5,000 wounded
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
shopping centre bombing
refugee column shelling
Northeastern Ukraine campaign
February cluster bombing
government building airstrike
March cluster bombing
April cluster bombing
dormitories missile strike
3 March bombing
16 March breadline attack
Chuhuiv air base
Northeastern Ukraine–Russia border
Eastern Ukraine campaign
art school bombing
Bohorodychne & Krasnopillia
Eastern Ukrainian counteroffensive
civilian convoy shelling
Southern Ukraine campaign
government building airstrike
civilian convoy attack
residential building airstrike
1st & 2nd Voznesensk
Southern Ukrainian counteroffensive
Crimean Bridge explosion
Nationwide missile strikes on October and November
Spillover and cross-border incidents
rail war in Belarus
rail war in Russia
Russian commisariat attacks
Ust-Ilimsk military commissariat shooting
Zagreb Tu-141 crash
Russian mystery fires
Nord Stream gas leaks
A military counteroffensive was launched by Ukraine on 29 August 2022 to expel Russian forces occupying the southern regions of Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts.
Military analysts consider the counteroffensive to be the third strategic phase of the war in Ukraine, along with the concurrent eastern counteroffensive, after the initial invasion and the Battle of Donbas.
After many strikes against Russian military targets, Ukraine announced the start of a full-scale counteroffensive on 29 August 2022. On 9 October, Ukraine said it recaptured 1,170 square kilometers of land. On 9 November, Russian troops were ordered to withdraw from Kherson, the only regional capital captured since the start of the invasion. Ukrainian forces recaptured the city of Kherson two days later, on 11 November.
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^Reuters (9 October 2022). "Ukraine says it recaptured 1,200 sq km of Kherson region in ongoing counteroffensive". Reuters. Retrieved 17 October 2022.
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