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

Ukrainians broke through the Russian defenses northwest of Lyman. Following the previously reported liberation of Lozove, they continued to attack in the eastern, northeastern and northern directions, liberating about a dozen villages and trying to keep up their advance towards the roads connecting the local center of Russian defense, Svatove, with Borova as well as with Lyman and Yampil.

The Ukrainian breakthrough seriously threatens communications of the Russian forces within and around Lyman.

Meanwhile, battles continued within Lyman and Drobysheve, and near the outskirts of Yampil, while Ukrainians also entered the nearby Novoselivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Ukrainian breakthrough between Lyman and the Oskil River as of the noon, 26 September 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Black Sea Area

A small Ukrainian advance was noted at the northeastern end of the frontline. Otherwise, battles in this area continued without major territorial changes.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Heavy fighting without major territorial changes continued in this area with Russians trying to advance towards Bakhmut and nearby villages.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Attempted attacks from both sides were reported in this area. No major territorial changes occurred.


Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area

Serious fighting was noted in the area between Pavlivka and Yehorivka with results unclear at the time of writing.