Author: David Batashvili, Research Fellow at 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

In the north, Russians attacked in the areas of Synkivka and Ivanivka without achieving major advance.

In the south, Russians advanced a little east of village Terny.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Fighting continued in village Khromove, which remained disputed.

Russians advanced a little on the western outskirts of Bakhmut, and north of Klishchiivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The frontline west of Bakhmut by the morning, 8 December 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Heavy fighting continued in the area of Stepove with both Russian attacks and Ukrainian counterattacks. No major territorial changes occurred.

Russians continued attacks on the plant between Stepove and Avdiivka, as well as east and southeast of Avdiivka and towards Tonenke and Sjeverne, without major advance.

Fighting continued within Mar’inka.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Fighting without major territorial changes continued on the Kopani-Novoprokopivka-Verbove line.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting continued in the area of Krynky as well as at other spots of the frontline along the Ukrainian bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River.