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.


Kharkiv Area

Russian forces launched an offensive in the Kharkiv region, crossing the international border in a number of places.

North of Lyptsi, they took villages Strilecha, Krasne, Pylna, Borysivka, Morokhovets, Oliinykove, Zelene, and probably also Hlyboke and Lukyantsi. Russians tried to advance from Zelene to Neskuchne without success. Fighting continued on the Hlyboke-Lukyantsi line.

To the east, in the area of the town of Vovchansk, Russians took villages Ohirtseve, Pletenivka and Hatyshche, reaching the northern outskirts of Vovchansk were fighting was taking place at the time of writing. Russians also reached villages Starytsya and Buhruvatka where fighting continued.


Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The frontline in the Kharkiv region by the morning, 13 May 2024. All information on the maps is approximate.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Fighting in these areas continued without major changes.


Donbas Area – Northeast

No major territorial changes occurred on the Kalinivka-Chasiv Yar-Ivanivske-Klishchiivka frontline despite Russian attacks.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Fighting continued on the Novooleksandrivka-Sokil-Novopokrovske frontline without major Russian advance despite Russian attacks.

Russians advanced within villages Umanske and Netailove, and within the town of Krasnohorivka.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians entered Staromaiorske from the south. Fighting continued within this village, as well as on the southern outskirts of Urozhaine.

Russians pushed Ukrainians back a little northwest of Verbove. Fighting continued within Robotyne.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting in the area of Krynky continued without major changes.