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 without major changes continued in the area of Synkivka.

Russians continued to attack heavily east of Terny and Yampolivka, as well as south and southeast of Dibrova.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Heavy battles continued in the area of Bohdanivka. Russians advanced a little west of Khromove.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Fighting in the area of Stepove remained extremely heavy. Russians also attacked northwest of Stepove in the directions of Ocheretyne and Berdychi.

Russians also attacked a many spots along the rest of the Avdiivka frontline, without major advance.

Russians also kept attacking in the area of Pervomaiske, advancing a little in its northern part.

Heavy fighting continued to the immediate west of Mar’inka, and in the area of Novomykhailivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The northern flank of Avdiivka frontline by the afternoon, 5 January 2024. All information on the maps is approximate


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians attacked in the area of Robotyne, pushing Ukrainians back a little.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting without major changes continued in the area of Krynky.