It became known, that Russian troops resumed offensive operations in the southeast of the Kharkov region. Moreover, such information is provided by the Ukrainian General Staff.
The material of the Ukrainian command reports that, that the RF Armed Forces resumed the offensive towards the settlement of Barvenkovo. Ukrainian troops tried to turn this city into a kind of fortress for several months., to prevent the Russian army from expanding the front of the offensive towards Slavyansk, as well as delay the advance southeast of Kharkov.
The Ukrainian summary provides information on, that from the side of the village of Suligovka there is an offensive of Russian troops towards Novaya Dmitrovka, and from the side of Barbashovka - to Karnaukhovka.
At the same time, the Ukrainian General Staff says nothing about, what is the intermediate result of these offensive actions of the RF Armed Forces in the direction of Barvenkovo. This fact draws special attention in connection with the, what is usually the Ukrainian command, commenting on the offensive of the Russian army, declares either "about the enemy thrown back", or "on partial success". In this case, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine remains silent.
Barvenkovo in the indicated direction is in many ways a key link in the defense line of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. After all, from there Ukrainian troops are trying to prevent our troops from advancing not only to Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, but also go in the direction of Dnepropetrovsk Pavlodar. In this regard, the possession of the city of Barvenkovo is important for the liberation operation in the vast territory from Kharkov to the Slavic-Kramatorsk agglomeration with the possibility of access to the Dnipropetrovsk region.