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

Russians unsuccessfully tried to advance in the area of Synkivka and on the Kyslivka-Tabaivka-Pishchane line.

Heavy Russian attacks continued in the direction of Terny and Yampolivka.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russian attacks and the resulting heavy fighting went on without much territorial change on the line of Bohdanivka-Andriivka.


Donbas Area – Southeast

After the Russian advance on the northern flank of Avdiivka resulting in a serious threat of the encirclement of Ukrainian forces within the town, Ukrainians retreated from it ceding control to Russians. The latter then advanced in the direction of village Lastochkyne, reaching its eastern outskirts where fighting continued at the time of writing.

Russian attacks continued in Pervomaiske and toward Nevelske.

Southwest of Mar’inka, Russians advanced reaching the eastern outskirts of village Pobjeda.

Heavy street fighting continued in village Novomykhailivka.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. The frontline west of Avdiivka by the afternoon, 20 February 2024. All information on the maps is approximate.


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians attacked on the front between Pavlivka and Novomaiorske north of Shevchenko.

Russians advanced a little west of Verbove, and launched heavy attacks toward Robotyne from the west and south.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting in the area of Krynky continued without major changes.