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.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Ukrainians liberated Urozhaine, and advanced east of it as well. They also started to advance on village Zavitne Bazhannya.

Intense fighting was taking place north of Dorozhnyanka.

Ukrainians liberated part of Robotyne with very heavy fighting taking place within this village. They also continued to push toward Verbove, and on the front between Robotyne and Kopani.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Ukrainian advance toward Staromlynivka by the noon, 18 August 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Russians continued heavy attacks toward Synkivka but could not reach the village as of the time of writing.

They also launched new attacks in the area of Novojehorivka, without major territorial changes.

Heavy Russian attacks also occurred in the area of Bilohorivka.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Fighting without major changes continued in the Berkhivka-Yahidne and Klischiivka-Kurdyumivka areas.

Heavy fighting with mutual attacks occurred between Druzhba and Mayorsk.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Fighting in the area of Avdiivka and in Mar’inka continued without major changes.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting in the area continued without major changes.