Author: David Batashvili, Research Fellow at the 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

Ukrainians advanced a little more southwest of Svatove, likely liberating villages Karmazynivka and Novovodyane. They also apparently advanced around Raihorodka, but it was unclear at the time of writing whether they had liberated this village as well.

Attempted Russian counterattacks and the resulting intense combat continued in the area between Kreminna and the line of Torske-Nevske.


Black Sea Area

Ukrainians attacked in the northeast of the frontline in this area, in the direction of Mylove and Sukhanove, apparently without major advance as of the time of writing.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Heavy battles resulting from Russian attacks and Ukrainian counterattacks continued on the eastern outskirts of Bakhmut as well as to the north and to the south of this city. No major territorial changes occurred.

In the north of the frontline in this area, Russians might have advanced a little around Spirne, but it was unclear whether they had entered this village.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Fighting around Bakhmut, by afternoon 17 October 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Russians advanced a little north of Pisky, pushing the frontline in the direction of Vodyane and Opytne.

Fighting without major changes continued in Mar’inka and near Novomykhailivka.


No major territorial changes occurred in Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area despite continued fighting.