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

Fighting west and southwest of Kreminna continued without major territorial changes.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russians achieved new limited advance in the center and in the north of Bakhmut city. Street fighting in the city continued to be extremely intense.

Russians likely advanced a little north of Khromove, without reaching the village.

At the northern end of this area, Russians achieved a limited advance south of Bilohorivka, with fighting going on at the southeastern end of the village.

South of Bakhmut, Ukrainians pushed Russians back a little in the area west of village Ozarianivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Bakhmut city front by the afternoon, 17 April 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians continued to attack on the frontline around Avdiivka and within Mar’inka without achieving major advance.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

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