Author: David Batashvili, Research Fellow at 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

Following the capture of Kyslivka, Russians also took the nearby Kotlyarivka.

On the frontline west of Svatove, Russians attacked and advanced a little from Kolomyichykha in the direction of Stelmakhivka.

Ukrainians pushed Russians back a little on the frontline east of Yampolivka.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Heavy fighting without major changes continued on the eastern outskirts of Chasiv Yar and on the Ivanivske- Klishchiivka frontline.


Donbas Area – Southeast

During the reported period Russians completed the capture of Novokalynove and Keramik, and advanced northwest of them taking Arkhanhelske.

They also completed the capture of Ocheretyne and advanced northwest of it, approaching or reaching the outskirts of Novooleksandrivka. They also attacked west of Ocheretyne and Soloviove, advancing in the direction of village Sokil.

Fighting continued in Umanske and Netailove with Russians advancing within the latter village. Russians also advanced a little south of Pervomaiske.

Heavy fighting continued in the streets of Krasnohorivka with Russians achieving advance in the southern part of the town.

Russians advanced somewhat northwest of Novomykhailivka, but failed to reach Paraskoviivka. They also attacked west of Novomykhailivka without major advance.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Russian advance in the area of Ocheretyne by the noon, 6 May 2024. All information on the maps is approximate.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians pushed south and southeast of Urozhaine, reaching the southern outskirts of this village.

Heavy fighting continued in Robotyne with Russians advancing a little within it.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Ukrainians consolidated their recent gains west of Krynky. Otherwise, fighting in this area continued without major changes.