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.


Kharkiv Area

Russians advanced somewhat in the direction of Lyptsi from the Hlyboke- Lukyantsi line.

Ukrainians took back Zelene, with Russians subsequently launching new attacks on it and fighting taking place within this village.

Russians took Buhruvatka. Fighting continued in the area of this village and Starytsya.

Russians achieved a limited advance in the northern part of Vovchansk. Intense street fighting continued in the town.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The frontline in the Kharkiv region by the afternoon, 20 May 2024. All information on the maps is approximate.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Russians advanced in the Pishchane-Krokhmalne-Berestove triangle. Fighting on other sections of the frontline in these areas continued without major territorial changes.


Donbas Area – Northeast

New heavy Russian attacks on the eastern outskirts of Chasiv Yar failed to produce major advance.

Russians entered the eastern part of village Kalinivka. Fighting in the area of the village continued.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians failed to achieve new major advance on the frontline around Ocheretyne, but advanced within villages Umanske and Netailove, as well as on the frontline between them.

Heavy street fighting continued in Krasnohorivka.

Russians advanced within Heorhiivka coming close to capturing the whole village.

West of Novomykhailivka, Russians entered village Paraskoviivka, and advanced south of it in the direction of Kostyantynivka.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians failed to achieve new advance in the Staromaiorske-Urozhaine area despite attempts to do so, but achieved a new limited advance in Robotyne.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting in the area of Krynky continued without major territorial changes.