Author: David Batashvili, Research Fellow at the 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.


Donbas Area

Russians advanced several kilometers through the woodland between the Ukrainian-controlled towns of Lyman and Yampil, reaching and attacking (without apparent success as of the time of writing) the village of Ozerne.

North of Svyatohirsk, Russians achieved a limited advance taking Korovii Yar village.

Russians failed to advance around Izyum, or in the eastern and southern parts of the Donbas frontline, despite attempted attacks. Street fighting continued within Rubizhne and Popasna.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map, the area north of Slovyansk as of the afternoon 2 May. All information on the maps is approximate.


Kharkiv Area

Ukrainians attacked east of Kharkiv, liberating the villages of MomotoveSorokivka and Verkhnya Rohanka. They then reportedly proceeded to move from this territory into the area west of the Staryi Saltiv town in a possible preparation for an advance on it.

The area east of Kharkiv by 2 May


Zaporizhzhia Area

Russians conducted new unsuccessful attacks near Hulyaipole.


No major changes were reported in the Black Sea area and in the Siege of Mariupol.