|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.
Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South
Heavy fighting continued in the Staromaiorske-Urozhaine area as well east and west of it. To the east, Ukrainians advanced west and southwest of Novodonetske, cutting the road between this village and Kermenchyk. To the west, Ukrainians according to different sources either came to the edge of Pryyutne or liberated it. Russians attempted counterattacks between Pryyutne and Staromaiorske, which Ukrainians repelled.
South of Orikhiv heavy fighting continued as well. Russians counterattacked on the flanks of the Ukrainian forces advancing toward Robotyne. They failed in the west, but recaptured Novopokrovka in the east. Ukrainians meanwhile launched attacks from Bilohirya towards Luhivske. Ukrainians also continued their push towards Robotyne and Verbove.
Southeast of Pyatykhatky, Ukrainians advanced a little in the direction of Dolynka. They also continued attacks toward Zherebyanky without major advance.
Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The front around Staromaiorske by the afternoon, 7 July 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.
Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North
Russians launched attacks on Ukrainians in Novoselivske, advancing a little but being unable to enter the village.
They also attacked at various spots south, west and northwest of Kreminna without achieving major advance.
Donbas Area – Northeast
Very intense fighting continued on the northern flank of Bakhmut, in the Berkhivka-Yahidne area as well as near Dubovo-Vasylivka and Zaliznianske. Both sides applied considerable forces and no major territorial changes occurred.
South of Bakhmut fighting was ferocious as well. Facing strong Russian defense in Klishchiivka, Ukrainians managed to advance reaching the edge of this village from the northwest. They also advanced a little in its direction from the southwestern side. Ukrainians also attacked on the whole line of Klishchiivka-Andriivka-Kurdyumivka-Ozarianivka.
Donbas Area – Southeast
North of Avdiivka, Ukrainians pushed Russians back and advanced in the area of Krasnohorivka.
The two sides attacked one another without major territorial changes at various other spots of the frontline in this area.
Black Sea-Dnipro River Area
Russians continued to attack the Ukrainian bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River near the Antonovskyi Bridge, but remained unable to dislodge it during the reported period.