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

Ukrainians repelled new Russian attacks toward Terny.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russians kept attacking toward Bilohorivka approaching it from the southeast.

They also advanced a little north of Vesele and continued to attack in the direction of Vyimka.

Russians advanced in Bohdanivka and Ivaninske, taking most of these villages. Between them, Russians advanced toward Chasiv Yar, reaching this town’s eastern outskirts where fighting continued.


Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Chasiv Yar frontline by the afternoon, 8 April 2024. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians attacked east of Novokalynove, reaching this village’s eastern outskirts.

Heavy fighting continued within village Berdychi. South of it, Russians advanced into Semenivka from the south with fighting taking place within this village as well. Russians also advanced west of Tonenke in the direction of Umanske.

Russians advanced within Pervomaiske taking most of it, and launched attacks in the northwestern direction from this town.

Fighting continued in Novomykhailivka, with Russians advancing in the areas north and southwest of it.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Fighting without major changes continued in the areas of Urozhaine-Staromaiorske and Verbove-Robotyne.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting in the area of Krynky continued without major changes.