Author: David Batashvili

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

Inconclusive fighting continued southwest and northwest of Kreminna.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russians advanced into the center of Bakhmut city from the southeast. They also achieved a limited advance in the north of the city. Street battles in Bakhmut remained extremely intense.

On the city’s flanks, fighting in the areas of Khromove and Ivanivske was intense but did not result in major territorial changes. Fighting without major changes continued within and around village Orikhovo-Vasylivka.

In the north, new Russian attacks near Bilohorivka were unsuccessful.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Bakhmut city front by the afternoon, 3 April 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Village Kamyanka, northeast of Avdiivka, was likely captured by Russians.

Russians continued to attack without achieving major advance on the flanks of Avdiivka, with particular intensity in the area of Sjeverne, Pervomaiske and Nevelske.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

No major maneuver combat was noted in these areas during the reported period.