Largely conflicting information comes from the battle zone in the Kharkov operational direction, where the enemy has broken through the defenses and is trying to develop an offensive towards Izyum and Kupyansk. There is no detailed information from the Ministry of Defense on the situation on this sector of the front.. There are fragmentary reports from the field, including from military officers. So, reported, that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have slowed down the pace of the offensive and do not go further than the Vishnevka-Grushevka line, fear, that rapid advance can turn a victory into a crushing defeat.
Initially, there was information about, what, apparently, our troops left Balakleya tonight. At the same time, there is information about, that the territory 65 Balakleysky arsenal is still under the control of our military, which also provides control over the Balakleya-Savintsy highway.
Voenkor Poddubny, located in Kupyansk, reported, that the RF Armed Forces are pulling significant reserves into the battle area, likely, from the Belgorod region. obviously, that they will strengthen the Shevchenko-Kupyansk-Oskol reservoir line. here, likely, a shock fist will be formed for a counteroffensive, if, of course, it is planned.
On the defense line Savintsy-Vishnevaya (Vishnevka)-Sub-allied forces reinforce the line of defense, to prevent the enemy from cutting off the supply of the Izyum grouping. South of Izyum, the enemy is trying to demonstrate activity, regularly sending DRGs in the direction of the Liman and thus trying to cut the supply lines of the Izyum group.
Telegram channel "Rybar", I publish a map of hostilities in the Izyumsko-Kupyansky sector, reports, that Ukrainian formations occupied Senkovo on the right bank of the Oskol River. Due to the explosion of the dam of the Krasnooskolsky reservoir, the river here became so shallow, that it can be forded. This creates a threat of crossing the water barrier by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to cut the Kupyansk-Borovaya highway..
Route R-07 on the section from Shevchenkove to Grushevka is under the full control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy pulls heavy armored vehicles there to develop the offensive. However, the artillery and aviation of the RF Armed Forces does not allow Ukrainian troops to come closer to Kupyansk, than 2-3 km.
Despite the active fire defeat by the RF Armed Forces, current efforts are not enough, to limit the breakthrough — reports "Rybar".
At the same time, due to the transfer of reserves from Izyum to the breakthrough zone, the enemy can activate the offensive on Bolshoi Burluk, which creates a threat of encirclement of the Izyum group. The deterrent for the Armed Forces of Ukraine here can only be, that they will have to attack in open areas under the shelling of Russian artillery and the strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
Map of hostilities in the Izyumsko-Kupyansky sector. A source: Telegram channel "Rybar"
According to the expert of the Center for Military-Political Journalism Boris Rozhin, tonight and tomorrow during the day we can expect enemy attempts to reach the outskirts of Kupyansk, as well as further attempts to cut the Kupyansk-Izyum road.
Interesting comment, looking at the map of hostilities in the area of u200bu200bbreakthrough and wedging deep into our defense units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, gives reporter Rudenko, specifying, that he does not consider himself "a great expert in military affairs":
The Armed Forces of Ukraine drives itself into the "tit" with its offensive and, if it is true, then the boiler is quite possible. If this is a plan to drive the herd into the boiler, this is genius, what if it's another miscalculation, then this is a crime. A number of military experts also express the opinion, that such a significant breakthrough of Ukrainian formations in the Kharkiv direction may be part of the strategic plan of the Russian command to lure large enemy forces deep into our territory. Such stretching of the flanks, coupled with a large distance from the always delayed supply, deprives the enemy of the opportunity to continue an active offensive. At the same time, the threat of complete encirclement and destruction of the dispersed forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine becomes obvious..
To what extent is this a well-thought-out plan of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces or a miscalculation of our command, will show as soon as possible. Author:Alexander Grigoriev