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 within Severodonetsk and Toshkivka with Ukrainians maintaining control over western parts of the two cities. Severodonetsk International Airport came under the Russian control.

To the south, Russians took Katerynivka seriously worsening position of the Ukrainian defenders in neighboring Zolote who now have to contend with Russians from three sides.

Russians pressed with new attacks on Vrubivka and Berestove trying to widen the area of their stalled Popasna breakthrough, without success in Berestove and with inconclusive results in Vrubivka as of the time of writing.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map, Severodonets-Lysychansk-Bakhmut area as of the afternoon 15 June. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – North

Contradicting information continued to arrive regarding control of Bohorodychne although even if Russians do not have full control over this town yet, they appear likely to get it in the near future.

Ukrainians continued their flanking counterattack west of Izyum advancing east from the recently liberated Zavody and Spivakivka, and retaking village Prydonetske located 8 kilometers from Izyum.


Black Sea Area

Ukrainians completed consolidation of their control over Davydiv Brid after repelling series of Russian counterattacks that sought to contest their possession of this town.

Ukrainian forces also achieved limited advance in the western part of the Kherson front attacking village Kyselivka located 13 kilometers from Kherson city as well as advancing a little southeast from the recently liberated Tavriiske.

Frontline northwest of Kherson city, 15 June


No major territorial changes occurred in Donbas Area – Southeast, Donbas Area – SouthZaporizhzhia Area and Kharkiv Area.