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

Fighting in these areas continued without major changes.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Russians advanced toward Ivanivske and entered its eastern outskirts. Street fighting within the village continued at the time of writing.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians attacked without success in the area of Stepove and Berdychi.

West of Avdiivka, Russians took village Lastochkyne, and captured village Sjeverne or large part of it. They then advanced west of Lastochkyne, reaching outskirts of villages Orlivka and Tonenke.

To the south, fighting continued in Pervomaiske, while Russians approached village Nevelske from the southeast.

West of Mar’inka, Russians took village Pobjeda and continued to attack without major advance in the eastern part of village Heorhiivka.

Heavy fighting continued in Novomykhailivka.

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


Zaporizhzhia Area and Donbas Area – South

Russians attacked aggressively toward Robotyne, their troops breaking into the village but being unable to hold positions inside it.


Black Sea-Dnipro River Area

Fighting in the area of Krynky continued without major territorial changes.