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.


Izyum Area and Donbas Area – North

Ukrainians achieved a deep breakthrough and advanced very rapidly, threatening Russians with liberation of Kupyansk as well as with potential encirclement of the Russian forces around Izyum.

Quickly advancing towards Kupyansk, Ukrainians liberated the town of Shevchenkove, and then reached the outskirts of Kupyansk itself launching the battle for this city.

Near the point of their initial breakthrough, Ukrainians liberated the city of Balakliya.

They also advanced rapidly east of Balakliya, and south of Shevchenkove and Kupyansk, liberating a large area as a result. Crucially, they took over the western side of the Oskil River between Kupyansk and Horokhovatka, cutting the primary communications of the Russian forces in Izyum.

During this advance in reported period, Ukrainians liberated dozens of villages.

Fighting also occurred south of Izyum, without major changes.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map, the Ukrainian offensive area by 16:00, Kyiv Time, 9 September 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.

Eastern Ukraine by 16:00, Kyiv Time, 9 September 2022


Black Sea Area

Ukrainians advanced in the area of the Ukrainian breakthrough across the Inhulets River likely liberating village Chkalove.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russians likely took village Kodema or most of it.

Fighting without major changes continued in the streets of Soledar and Yakovlivka as well as at many other sections of the frontline in this area.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Intense fighting without major changes occurred in the area of Pisky.


Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area

No major changes occurred in this area during the reported period.


Kharkiv Area

Fighting without major changes took place in the area of villages Pytomnyk and Borshchova.