Author: David Batashvili, Research Fellow at Rondeli Foundation


This is a special issue of the Rondeli Russian Military Digestdedicated to the Russo-Ukrainian War, composed on the basis of numerous open sources.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Russians conducted attacks on Synkivka from the north which were repelled by Ukrainians.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russians pushed back Ukrainians north of Yakovlivka in the direction of Rozdolivka.

Northwest and west of Bakhmut Russians advanced,approaching eastern outskirts of village Bohdanivka, and likely taking village Khromove or most of it.

Russians also advanced north of Klishchiivka.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Heavy fighting without major changes continued in the area of Stepove.

Russians advanced southeast of Avdiivka entering the outskirts of the town.

Russians completed the capture of the southern part of Mar’inka, and advanced in its northern part. Ukrainians remained in control only of the far northwestern outskirts of the city. Russians also advanced southwest of Mar’inka in the direction of village Pobjeda.

Russians advanced in the area of Novomykhailivka entering the eastern outskirts of this village.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Mar’inka frontline by the afternoon, 15 December 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians pushed back Ukrainians west of Robotyne.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Russians unsuccessfully attacked Ukrainians in the area of village Krynky.