The U.S. War Research Agency says Kiev’s forces have “won the Battle of Kharkiv” in eastern Ukraine. After the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kiev and the cities in the northeast of the country – for example, Sumi and Chernihiv – this will be a new Ukrainian victory, and a new setback in Russian strategy, regardless of the persistent and violent Ukrainian opposition or lack of resources in your army.
“The Russian military may have decided Completely deviate from their positions in the suburbs of KharkivIn response to the limited presence of Ukrainian counterattacks and reinforcements, say researchers from the Institute for War Studies, which was released this Friday. Kharkiv is the second largest Ukrainian city, located about 50 km from the Russian border.
Already this Saturday, the mayor of Kharkiv, Igor Terekov, confirmed the withdrawal of Russian troops from the vicinity of the city. The area had not been bombed for five days, allowing some people to return, despite major material damage.
Speaking to the BBC, Derekov assured that the Moscow soldiers were now retreating towards the border. “The Russians have been bombarding Kharkiv relentlessly, but thanks to the efforts of the regional security forces and the Ukrainian military, they have left the city,” he explained.
Kharkiv is very “quiet” today. “We provide water, gas and electricity to our citizens, but unfortunately, many residential buildings have been destroyed or severely damaged,” the mayor said. “Major Reconstruction Work”.
Let the Russian answer go now Changing your forces – Currently “retreating to their country in an orderly manner” – not members of the Moscow army, but soldiers or mercenaries representing Russia. And, in general, the military “has not made any attempt to counter counter-attacks by Ukrainian forces in recent days”.
“Ukrainian forces prevented Russian troops from besieging Kharkiv, let alone controlling it. ககன்.
Kharkiv’s control would be one of the Kremlin’s goals, and it intensified Bombs against the area since the beginning of the war. Now, Ukraine already controls the territory 40 kilometers east of the city – or as far as the Donets River, which Russia cannot cross.
According to Sergei Haidai, governor of the British Secret Service and the Lugansk region, Russia’s three failed attempts to cross the river failed, with substantial amounts of weapons, armored vehicles, speedboats and helicopters “used to cover up its attacks”. “Destroyed by Ukrainian forces,” says Haidoi.
Nonetheless, violent fighting, the use of heavy artillery and airstrikes Did not stop In eastern Ukraine. Although Russia’s troops are advancing slowly, they continue to bomb cities and villages north of Kharkiv.
In Donbass, Putin has already acknowledged Independence of Donetsk and Lukansk, Russian attacks have concentrated in Severodonestk and Lysychansk, 80 kilometers from the border. Although the Kremlin does not have enough reinforcements to compensate for its casualties and besiege cities, according to the Institute for War Studies, “it is likely to continue to try.”
“We are entering a new and long phase of the war,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksi Resnikov said Friday night. The forecast is for “very difficult weeks” in which Ukraine will be almost alone against the “angry occupier”, Resnikov added.
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