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

Russian attacks without much advance continued in the areas of Synkivka, Kyslivka and north of Tabaivka.

Russians also continued to push in the direction of Terny.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Hard fighting continued on the Bohdanivka-Klishchiivka line with Russians advancing a little in the area between Bohdanivka and Khromove.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians took the northern part of Avdiivka and advanced a little west of it, cutting the main supply line into the town and increasing the threat of its encirclement.

At the time of writing Ukrainians were likely conducting withdrawal from the town amid continuing Russian attacks from the north, south, and east of the town, and toward the remaining Ukrainian-controlled corridor from Avdiivka.

Russian attacks continued in the area of Pervomaiske and Nevelske, as well as from Mar’inka in the directions of Heorhiivka and Pobjeda.

Very intense fighting continued in Novomykhailivka with Russians attacking it from the east, south and northeast.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Avdiivka frontline by the afternoon, 16 February 2024. All information on the maps is approximate.



Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

No major changes occurred in the area during the reported period.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting in the area of Krynky continued without major changes.