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

Position of the Russian forces around Lyman became desperate during the reported period with their only remaining options being a very rapid retreat or falling into a Ukrainian encirclement.

Northwest of Lyman, Ukrainians took ShandryholoveSerednjeNovoselivka, and possibly Zelena Dolyna. They also advanced towards Nevske and Kolodyazi reaching the western bank of the Zherebets River.

On the opposite side of the potential encirclement, Ukrainians advanced southwest of Kreminna, launching fighting near the outskirts of Torske.

Meanwhile, Russians continued resisting Ukrainian attacks within Lyman, Drobysheve and Yampil.

On the Oskil River bank, Ukrainians advanced in the direction of Borova, liberating Pisky-Radkivski and reaching the southern outskirts of Pidlyman.

They also advanced south and east of Kupyansk, liberating Kivsharivka and Petropavlivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Situation around Lyman as of the afternoon, 28 September 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russians continued to attack in the area of Bakhmut, advancing a little northeast and southeast of this city.

Ukrainians continued their attacks on the section of the frontline between Shypylivka and Berestove.


Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area

Ukrainians were noted to have liberated Yehorivka.

Fighting continued in the areas north of Polohy and Tokmak.


No major territorial changes occurred in Black Sea Area and Donbas Area – Southeast despite continued fighting.