Author: David Batashvili


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

On the Verbove-Novoprokopivka-Kopani frontline, the two sides exchanged attacks and counterattacks resulting in intense fighting without major territorial changes.

Russians attacked, also without major territorial changes, between villages Marfopil and Chervone.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Russians intensified their attacks, particularly in the directions of Synkivka, Kyslivka-Ivanivka, and Makiivka. This resulted in a lot of heavy fighting, but did not produce major changes in territorial control.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Ukrainians continued to push east of Klishchiivka and Andriivka, without major changes in territorial control.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians launched numerous and intense attacks on the frontline around Avdiivka. North of Avdiivka, they advanced a little between Krasnohorivka and Stepove, while southwest of Avdiivka they advanced north of Vodyane reaching the area southeast and east of village Sjeverne. Other Russian attacks north, east and south of Avdiivka were repelled by Ukrainians.

Intense fighting also took place in the areas of Pervomaiske, Mar’inka and Novomykhailivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Avdiivka frontline by the afternoon, 12 October 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting in the area of Ukrainian bridgeheads on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River continued without major changes.