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 liberated Nevske, and advanced towards Chervonopopivka and Zhytlivka launching battles near these villages. Fighting also occurred northwest and southwest of Svatove.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive mapFrontline near Svatove, afternoon 28 October 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Black Sea Area

Fighting occurred south of Davydiv Brid and north of Mylove without major territorial changes.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Very intense fighting continued near Bakhmut and nearby villages. Ukrainian counterattacks succeeded in the eastern outskirts of Bakhmut resulting in local territorial gains for them.

In the northern part of the frontline in this area, Russians unsuccessfully attacked towards Bilohorivka and west of Verkhnokamyanka. Spirne was confirmed to be in the Ukrainian hands.


Donbas Area – Southeast

On the southern flank of Avdiivka, after their previous advance in the southeastern part of village Pervomaiske, as well as in the direction of villages Vodyane and Opytne, Russians continued to attack in these directions without success.

Russians also attacked unsuccessfully towards villages Oleksandropil and Nevelske.


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