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.


Svatove-Starobilsk Area and Donbas Area – North

Heavy fighting due to Russian attacks took place at many part of the frontline in these areas, including north of Synkivka and southwest of Pershotravneve. No major changes occurred.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russians pushed Ukrainains back a little southwest of the Berkhivka-Yahidne line.

They also counterattacked east of Klishchiivka, without achieving major changes.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Very heavy Russian attacks continued on Avdiivka’s northern flank. Russians approached the eastern outskirts of village Stepove where intense fighting was taking place at the time of writing, and had been for days. Russians also advanced in the northwestern direction from Krasnohorivka.

Russian attacks on the whole length of the Avdiivka front, and in the direction of Sjeverne and Tonenke, continued without major changes.

Fighting without major changes took place in the areas of Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Mar’inka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Avdiivka frontline by the afternoon, 17 November 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians attacked unsuccessfully west of Staromaiorske.

Heavy fighting without major changes continued on the Novoprokopivka-Verbove line.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Intense fighting took place in the area of village Krynky on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River, with Ukrainians seeking to widen the bridgehead, and Russians trying to limit it.