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

Russian attacks on Synkivka failed to result in Russian advance.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Very heavy fighting continued west of Khromove and in the area of Bohdanivka, without major territorial changes.

Fighting without major changes continues in the area of Klishchiivka.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians continued attempts to advance within Stepove and northwest of this village, without major success.

Intense fighting without major changes continued along the Avdiivka frontline and in the area of Pervomaiske.

From Mar’inka Russians attacked in the direction of Heorhiivka, without major advance.

Ukrainians pushed Russians back a little from the southern outskirts of Novomykhailivka. Fighting in the area of this village was extremely intense, with the two sides attacking and counterattacking one another.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Novomykhailivka-Mar’inka frontline by the afternoon, 12 January 2024. All information on the maps is approximate.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

The two sides attacked and counterattacked one another at various spots of the Robotyne-Verbove frontline.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

New Russian attacks attempting to dislodge the Ukrainian bridgehead in Krynky were repelled by Ukrainians.