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

Intense combat continued at many parts of the frontline with the two sides attacking and counterattacking.

In the north, Ukrainians advanced a bit around village Yahidne.

West of Kuzemivka, Russians entered village Novoselivske with the fighting going on within and around the village.

Ukrainians advanced northwest of Kreminna, entering and retaking at least part of Chervonopopivka, approaching Zhytkivka, and pushing Russians back in the Ploshchanka-Krasnorichenske-Holykove triangle.

Fighting also continued south of Kreminna.

Static shot from the Russo-Ukrainian War interactive map. Frontline near Kreminna by the noon, 7 December 2022. All information on the maps is approximate.


Donbas Area – Northeast

Very heavy fighting without major changes continued on the eastern outskirts of Bakhmut and south of this city.


Donbas Area – Southeast

Heavy fighting without major changes went on in Mar’inka, Pervomaiske and Vodyane.


Donbas Area – South and Zaporizhzhia Area

Ukrainians advanced a little south of the village of Zahirne.

No major changes occurred in the Pavlivka area.