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

Russians attacked at a number of spots along the frontline in these areas, with particular intensity around Synkivka and in the direction of Terny. No major territorial changes occurred.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Heavy Russian attacks continued in the area of Bohdanivka, with Russians advancing a little on the frontline between Bohdanivka and Khromove.

Russians also kept up their attacks, and achieved some advances, on the Ivanivske-Klishchiivka frontline.

To the north, Russians launched attacks in the area of village Spirne.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Very intense fighting continued in the area of Stepove, as well as along the rest of the Avdiivka frontline. Russians also renewed attacks in the area of Pervomaiske.

Heavy fighting continued in the northwestern outskirts of Mar’inka.

In the south, Russians continued to attack in the area Novomykhailivka, advancing along the southern outskirts of the village.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Mar’inka-Novomykhailivka frontline by the noon, 22 December 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians attacked both east and west of Robotyne. West of this village, Ukrainians counter attacked, pushing Russians back a little.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Heavy fighting without major changes continued in the area of Krynky.