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.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Ukrainians achieved new advance south of Velyka Novosilka during the reported period.

Ukrainian control over villages Neskuchne and Novodarivka was confirmed, as well as over village Blahodatne. Ukrainians advanced further, liberating villages LevadneStorozheve and Makarivka. They also advanced through the area between Makarivka and Novodonetske, closely approaching Urozhaine, the battles for which were taking place at the time of writing. Also at the time of writing, Russians were counterattacking towards Makarivka, with resulting combat taking place between that village and Staromaiorske.

Fighting without major territorial changes continued south of Vuhledar, southeast of Hulyaipole, and near Lobkove. Ukrainians remained unable to achieve major advance south of Orikhiv.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The southern frontline by the afternoon, 12 June 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Intense fighting continued on the northern flank of Bakhmut – in the Berkhivke-Yahidne area, and on the southern one – near Klishchiivka. Ukrainians likely pushed Russians back a little, but the extent of their advance was unclear at the time of writing.


Belgorod Area

Maneuver combat in this area during the reported period was limited to clashes of small groups of light infantry fighters.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Fighting without major changes continued in the areas near Dvorichna and Kreminna.


Donbas Area – Southeast

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