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.


Black Sea Area

In the afternoon of 29 August, Ukrainians launched offensive operations along the frontline in this area. The resulting intense fighting has continued since.

Fighting engulfed the northeastern half of the frontline from Andriivka on the Inhulets River to Zolota Balka on the Dnipro River. Ukrainians punctured Russian defense in the areas of villages Sukhyi Stavok, Novodmytrivka, Arkhangelske, Olhyne and Zolota Balka. Reports regarding Ukrainian control of the named villages appeared, but fighting seemed to be dynamic and territorial control was difficult to ascertain behind the fog of war.

Ukrainians also attacked northwest from Kherson. They likely took Pravdyne and Ternovi Pody, and fighting was intense at other sections of the frontline too, including near Oleksandrivka on the coast as well as between Blahodatne and Kyselivka.


Donbas Area – North and Izyum Area

Russians attacked to the south of Dovhenke, without reaching any settlement as of the time of writing.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russian made many attempts to advance in this area, which were repelled.

Ukrainians faced difficult situation in village Kodema which came under heavy Russian assault from various directions. Situation in the village was unclear at the time of writing.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians once again tried to attack Avdiivka as well its northern and southern flanks. Ukrainians repelled the attacks.

Fighting without major changes continues in the areas of Pisky, Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map, Donbas Area – Southeast as of the morning 31 August 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area

Russians unsuccessfully attacked towards Pavlivka.

Some Ukrainian activity with possible advance was reported but no details were available.


Kharkiv Area

Fighting continued in the area of village Udy. The village appeared to be either back under Ukrainian control or contested.