|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 – North and Oskil River Area
Following the liberation of Svyatohirsk, Ukrainians also liberated village Sosnove thus threatening the rear of the Russian forces holding the defensive line along the southern part of the Oskil River southeast of the town of Oskil.
Intense fighting without major changes occurred near Lyman and Yampil.
Ukrainians were also pushing Russians east of the Oskil River near Kupyansk and Borova but the extent of their advance was not clear yet.
Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The frontline between Oskil and Svyatohirsk, as of the morning 16 September 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.
Black Sea Area
Ukrainians continued to slowly enlarge their breakthrough area across the Inhulets River, cutting the road between Davydiv Brid and Beryslav.
Ukrainian reconnaissance groups were seen far south of Chkalove highlighting the threat of a Ukrainian push towards Beryslav facing the Russians on the Kherson front.
In the north, intense fighting without major changes occurred on the line of Arkhanhelske, Novopetrivka, Kostyrka and Myroliubivka.
Donbas Area – Northeast
Intense fighting continued along the whole frontline in this area. Ukrainians repelled new Russian attacks near Bakhmut and Zaitseve.
Donbas Area – Southeast
Heavy fighting occurred near Avdiivka, Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka. Ukrainians repelled a Russian attack towards Oleksandropil north of Avdiivka.
Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area
Fighting without major changes continued north of Tokmak and Polohy.