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

Village Tabaivka was first taken by Russians and then partly retaken by Ukrainians during the reported period, with the frontline going through the village at the time of writing. Russian attacks continued in the directions of Pishchane and Berestove.

Russians reached eastern outskirts of village Makiivka, and advanced a little towards villages Terny and Yampolivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The frontline southeast of Kupyansk by the afternoon, 2 February 2024. All information on the maps is approximate.

Donbas Area – Northeast

Heavy fighting without major changes continued on the Bohdanivka-Khromove-Ivanivske-Klishchiivka-Andriivka line, and near Bilohorivka in the north.

Donbas Area – Southeast

Fighting near Stepove and Novokalynove continued without major changes.

Russians advanced north of Avdiivka reaching the town’s outskirts from that side.

In the southern part of Avdiivka town, Russians repelled Ukrainian counterattacks and resumed attacks of their own.

Russians pushed back Ukrainians north of Opytne, and advanced in the southeastern part of village Pervomaiske.

Russians attacked without success north, northwest and southwest of Mar’inka, and in the area of Novomykhailivka.

Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians advanced a little north of village Pryyutne.

Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting without major changes continued in the area of Krynky.