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

South of Velyka Novosilka, Ukrainians advanced both on the eastern and western flanks of the Russian defense node in Staromaiorske. Ukrainians also entered Urozhaine with fighting taking place within this village.

To the west, Ukrainians liberated village Rivnopil, and reached northwestern outskirts of Novozlatopil.

South of Orikhiv, Ukrainians advanced a little further in the directions of Robotyne and Verbove. They also repelled a Russian counterattack from the side of Kopani.

Intense fighting without major changes continued between Pyatykhatky and Zherebyanky.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The front south of Velyka Novosilka by the afternoon, 26 June 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Ukrainians landed forces on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River, liberating settlement Dachi and gaining a bridgehead in the area of the defunct Antonovskyi Bridge.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

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


Donbas Area – Northeast

Fighting in this area remained intense but did not result in major territorial changes during the reported period.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Both sides conducted attacks at various spots of this area. No major territorial changes were confirmed as of the time of writing.