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.


Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map, the Battle of Donbas as of the afternoon 18 July 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – North

After liberating Kurulka, Ukrainians continued to attack in the northern direction and liberated Dibrovne as well.

Ukrainians counterattacked in Bohorodychne pushing Russians a little to the north with fighting continuing within and around the town.

Another Ukrainian counterattack took back Mazanivka.

Ukrainians repelled Russian attacks on Dolyna and Krasnopillya.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Spirne changed hands twice during the reported period after the two sides exchanged counterattacks, and appeared to be under the Ukrainian control as of the time of writing.

Ukrainians repelled numerous Russian attacks in the northern, central and southern parts of the frontline in this area.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians attacked towards villages Kamyanka and Novomykhailivka without success.


Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area

Russians attacked south and east of Vuhledar, likely taking Volodymyrivka.


Fighting continued without publicly known major territorial changes in Black Sea Area and Kharkiv Area.