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.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Ukrainians pushed Russians away from the eastern part of village Makiivka. Ukrainians also attacked towards village Ploshchanka, east of Makiivka.

Ukrainians were also attacking in the area south of Kreminna during the reported period.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Intense combat without major territorial changes continued on the eastern outskirts of Bakhmut, Soledar, and nearby villages.

On the northwestern outskirts of Horlivka, Russians took the settlement of Mayorsk or most of it.

In the north of the frontline in this area, intense fighting went on in the area of village Bilohorivka.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Southwest of Avdiivka, Russians captured the southern part of village Vodyane and entered village Opytne. Fighting went on in these villages as well as in Pervomaiske and in the area of Nevelske.

Russians also advanced a little within Mar’inka with fighting continuing within this town.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Avdiivka-Mar’inka frontline by the afternoon, 16 November 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area

Heavy fighting continued within village Pavlivka.


Black Sea Area 

Ukrainians consolidated their control over the recently liberated western bank of the Dnipro River during the reported period.

Reports indicated possible raids by Ukrainians forces conducted on the Russian-occupied eastern bank, particularly in the areas southeast and southwest of Kherson city as well as on the Kinburn Peninsula in the west.