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

Russians continued efforts to advance in the area west of Lysychansk, likely taking village Verkhnokamyanske (not to be mistaken for the previously taken town of Verkhnokamyanka) or a part of it.

To the north, heavy fighting continued in the area of Bilohorivka, while to the south Russians attempted to advance west of Spirne.

At the southern end of this area, Russians continued attacks in the area of Vershyna-Luhanske-Novoluhanske-Semyhirja-Kodema without major advance.


Donbas Area – North

Russians traditionally continued to attack the area of Dolyna, Krasnopillya and Bohorodychne without success. Bohorodychne saw particularly heavy fighting during the reported period.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians likely captured Novobakhmutivka after previously gaining and losing control over this town.


Kharkiv Area

Russians unsuccessfully attacked towards Dementiivka (north of Kharkiv city) and towards Sosnivka (west of the Russian-controlled Kozacha Lopan).

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map, Kharkiv Area as of the morning 8 July 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Fighting continued without publicly known major territorial changes in Black Sea AreaZaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South.