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

Ukrainians launched attacks on Kuzemivka. Ukrainian probing attacks were also reported during the reported period in the Kreminna-Dibrova area.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Ukrainians launched attacks on the flanks of Bakhmut during the reported period.

On the northern flank, they advanced from Bohdanivka and Hryhorivka in the directions of Berkhivka and Dubovo-Vasylivka. Further north, a Ukrainian attack was reported west of Berestove.

On the southern flank, Ukrainians pushed Russians back south of Ivanivske, and advanced in the directions of Klishchiivka and Kurdyumivka.

Within Bakhmut, Russians continued to attack amid very intense street fighting, gaining new advance in the west of the city.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Bakhmut front by the morning, 15 May 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Fighting without major territorial changes continued in the areas of Avdiivka, Pervomaiske and Mar’inka.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

New Ukrainian probing attacks were reported near Vuhledar, Novodonetske, and north of Polohy.