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 resulting from Russian attacks continued in the area of Synkivka.

Russians took village Krokhmalne, advanced in the direction of Tabaivka, and attacked in the directions of Pishchane and the nearby Berestove. Heavy fighting continued in this area.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russian attacks and the resulting heavy fighting continued in the direction of Bilohorivka at the northern end of the frontline in this area.

After the recent capture of village Vesele, Russians launched attacks toward village Vyimka advancing to an unknown extent in its direction.

Russians pushed Ukrainians back a little in the Bohdanivka-Khromove area, and advanced southeast of Ivanivske.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Heavy Russian attacks continued in the area of Stepove, and in the area northeast from Avdiivka.

Russians advanced south of Avdiivka, entering the town’s southern outskirts. Ukrainians launched counterattacks, with highly intense fighting taking place in this area at the time of writing.

Northwest of Mar’inka Russians advanced a little in the direction of village Heorhiivka. North of Mar’inka they launched attacks toward village Krasnohorivka.

Heavy fighting continued in the area of Novomykhailivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Southern Avdiivka frontline by the afternoon, 26 January 2024. All information on the maps is approximate.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Ukrainians repelled Russian attacks near Novodonetske and Urozhaine.

They also pushed Russians back a little southeast of Chervone and northwest of Verbove.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting without major changes continued in the area of Krynky.