Author: David Batashvili

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  North

Russians counterattacked south of Izyum likely retaking Brazhkivka and Sulyhivka while Dovhenke appeared contested as of the time of writing.

Ukrainians repelled Russian attempts to advance towards Karnaukhivka, Nova Dmytrivka, Dibrovne and Bohorodychne.


Donbas Area – Northeast

In the north of this area, Ukrainians counterattacked advancing a little from Verkhnokamyanske towards Verskhnokamyanka. Russians, who had advanced a little northwest from Berestove, failed to advance towards Ivano-Dar’ivka and Vyimka.

In the center and south of this area, intense fighting went on amid continued Russian attempts to advance in numerous directions without much success. Street battles occurred in the eastern parts of the town of Soledar and the village of Yakovlivka.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians captured Pisky or most of it. Their attempts to advance on Pervomaiske and Nevelske were unsuccessful.

Russians failed to advance north and south of Avdiivka. They had initial success in entering village Opytne but were then pushed out by Ukrainians.

Southwest of Donetsk, Russians likely entered village Novomykhailivka with fighting for the village still on at the time of writing.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map, Donbas Area – Southeast as of the afternoon 19 August 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area

Fighting occurred in the areas of Pavlivka-Yehorivka-Shevchenko and in the area south of Shcherbaky-Novoandriivka without major territorial changes.


Black Sea Area

Fighting occurred near Ukrainian-controlled Bilohirka, and northwest from Barvinok which had been liberated by Ukrainians in late June but now appeared to be under the Russian control again.


Kharkiv Area

Russians unsuccessfully attacked towards Udy from the side of Kozacha Lopan.

Southeast from Kharkiv city, Russians failed in attacks near Bazalivka and Lebyazhe.