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 area of Staromaiorske. Ukrainian forces renewed attacks on Urozhaine and on the front between Staromaiorske and Pryyutne. The latter village likely remained under the Russian control during the reported period.

South and southeast of Hulyaipole fighting restarted after a long pause.

Very intense fighting continued near Robotyne. Ukrainians advance a little northeast of this village, and then repelled the subsequent Russian counterattacks.

Ukrainians continued attacks from Pyatykhatky toward Zherebyanky, without achieving major advance.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The front south of Velyka Novosilka, Hulyaipole, and Orikhiv by the afternoon, 14 July 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Russians advanced west of Kreminna approaching the eastern outskirts of Torske.

West of Kuzemivka, Russians continued to attack toward Novoselivske, possibly entering this village. Intense fighting there continued at the time of writing.

In the north, fighting restarted near village Lyman Pershyi, without major territorial changes.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Heavy fighting continued in the Berkhivka-Yahidne area with the two sides exchanging attacks.

Ukrainians continued to push and gradually advance on the Klishchiivka-Andriivka-Kurdyumivka line, with Russians launching counterattacks. Fighting in this area remained very intense.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Fighting without major territorial changes occurred north of Avdiivka near Krasnohorivka, and southwest of it between Vodyane and Sjeverne.

South of Mar’inka, Ukrainians pushed Russians back a little.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Russian efforts to eliminate the Ukrainian bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River near the Antonovskyi Bridge remained unsuccessful.