Author: David Batashvili, Research Fellow at the Rondeli Foundation

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


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Near Kuzemivka, Ukrainians retook most of village Novoselivske.

Intense fighting continued south of Kreminna.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russians completed the capture of Soledar during the reported period. Russian attacks without major advance continued in the direction of Krasna Hora, Blahodatne and Silj.

Heavy fighting continued in eastern Bakhmut and around Klishchiivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Bakhmut-Soledar front by the noon, 16 January 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians attacked unsuccessfully in the areas of Avdiivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske and Nevelske.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians unsuccessfully tried to attack north of Dorozhnyanka and south of Velyka Novosilka.