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 south of Kreminna continued without major territorial changes.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Very intense street fighting continued within Bakhmut city. Russians made limited gains during the reported period.

Heavy Russian attacks without much advance occurred north of Khromove and south of Ivanivske.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Bakhmut city front by the morning, 1 May 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.

At the time of writing, the map is blocked for viewers by Google Maps. In case the problem is not resolved soon, the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map will move to another platform.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians’ new attacks toward Avdiivka failed to result in their major advance.

To the south, Russians managed to advance somewhat through the street fighting within Mar’inka and Pervomaiske.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Minor fighting occurred in these areas during the reported period.

The frontline by the morning, 1 May 2023.