|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 – Northeast
Heavy street fighting continued in Severodonetsk with the two sides exchanging attacks and counterattacks while control over territory was fluid. Russians appeared to control over half of the city as of the time of writing.
Southeast of Severodonetsk, Ukrainians counterattacked in Voronove, retaking the village or most of it.
In the Popasna breakthrough area, Russians took village Komyshuvakha after days of intense fighting.
Russians were not able to advance in other sections of the frontline in this area, or come closer to encircling Ukrainian forces defending Severodonetsk-Lysychansk, despite sustained efforts to do so. The threat of encirclement nevertheless remained.
Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map, Donbas Area – Northeast as of the afternoon 7 June. All information on the maps is approximate.
Donbas Area – North
Russians continued to consolidate their control over the territory north of the Siverskyi Donets River reaching Sviatohirsk from the northeast and launching attack on the town’s outskirts, as well as reaching the river in the area of Staryi Karavan, Bruskivka and Raihorodok.
In the area between Izyum and Slovyansk, Russians continued their efforts to advance on Bohorodychne, but were unable to reach this town despite achieving some progress in the woods before it. Heavy fighting occurred in the area of Dovhenke and Dibrovne.
Donbas Area – North, 7 June
Ukrainian forces achieved a limited advance in at least two spots northeast of Kharkiv.
Fighting continued around Russian-controlled Ternova and Rubizhne as well as in other parts of the Kharkiv frontline.
Black Sea Area
The two sides continued exchanging attacks and counterattacks in various parts of the frontline in this area.
Ukrainians achieved a limited advance liberating Zolota Balka on the western bank of the Dnipro River while also putting pressure on the Russian defenses 20 kilometers northwest of the Kherson city.
No major territorial changes occurred in Donbas Area – Southeast, Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area.