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 battles continued for Synkivka, with Russians attacking but unable to achieve major advance.

Russians managed to advance a little east of Terny.

Heavy Russian attacks were launched in the forest area south and southeast of Dibrova.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Fighting continued around Spirne.

Russians entered Bohdanivka with fighting continuing within and around the village, as well as at other spots along the Bohdanivka-Andriivka line. Russians also advanced east of Ivanivske.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Very heavy battles continued in the area of Stepove and around the rest of the Avdiivka frontline.

Russians completed the capture of Mar’inka and advanced a little west of it.

Fierce fighting continued in the area of Novomykhailivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The Mar’inka frontline by the afternoon, 29 December 2023. All information on the maps is approximate.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians pushed Ukrainians back on the line between Robotyne and Verbove, and attacked on the front west of Robotyne.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

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