Author: David Batashvili, Research Fellow at the Rondeli Foundation

This is a special issue of thRondeli Russian Military Digest dedicated to the Russo-Ukrainian War, composed on the basis of numerous open sources.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Ukrainians launched an attack on Staromaiorske, entering the northern part of the village. Fighting for the village still continued at the time of writing.

Ukrainians attacked and advanced a little west of Dorozhnyanka.

Fighting without major changes continued in the areas of Robotyne and Pyatykhatky.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Russians launched attacks in the area of Masyutivka without major changes as of the time of writing.

Heavy fighting without major changes during the reported period continued in the area of Novoselivske.

Russians continued attacks south of Kreminna without achieving major advance.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Ukrainians advanced in the area north of Soledar and west of Yakovlivka.

Very heavy fighting with mutual attacks and counterattacks continued in the area of Berkhivka and Yahidne.

In fierce battles south of Bakhmut, with Russians frequently counterattacking, Ukrainians achieved a new advance closely approaching Andriivka and likely entering the western part of Klishchiivka. Fighting also continued on the western outskirts of Kurdyumivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Bakhmut front by the morning, 17 July 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Fighting without major changes continued at various spots of the frontline in this area, particularly between villages Vodyane and Sjeverne.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Russians continued their attempts to dislodge the Ukrainian bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River near the Antonovskyi Bridge without success.