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Ukraine's Commander-in-Chief calls situation in Kharkiv Oblast "significantly aggravated"

Sunday, 12 May 2024, 13:18
Ukraine's Commander-in-Chief calls situation in Kharkiv Oblast significantly aggravated
Oleksandr Syrskyi. Stock photo: Syrskyi on Facebook

Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi asserted that the Ukrainian army is aware of the Russians’ plans and responds flexibly to all their operations, but described the situation in the Kharkiv Oblast as "significantly aggravated".

Source: Syrskyi on Telegram

Quote: "We are aware of the enemy's plans and can respond flexibly to all of his actions. To reinforce the defence, all required measures are implemented, and decisions, including personnel ones, are made quickly.

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This week, the situation in Kharkiv Oblast deteriorated substantially. Currently, there are continuing battles along the state's border with Russia.

The situation is challenging, but the Defence Forces are doing everything possible to maintain defensive lines and positions, resulting in defeat for the adversary."

Details: According to Syrskyi, fierce clashes continue on the Kupiansk, Siversk, Lyman, and Pokrovsk fronts, and the situation is changing extremely quickly.

On the Kramatorsk front, the Russians do not cease their attempts to conquer Chasiv Yar and instead continue offensive operations east of there. They are attempting to regain lost ground near Klishchiivka, but failing.

In addition, the Commander-in-Chief stated that the rotation of units for the remainder of the personnel, as well as the restoration of brigade combat capacity, are still underway.

Background:

  • On 10 May, it was reported that Russian forces had intensified their activities in Kharkiv Oblast, with fighting taking place there.
  • Ukraine's Defence Ministry reported that reserve units had been sent to the north of Kharkiv Oblast.
  • Russian forces resumed assault operations near the village of Hlyboke in Kharkiv Oblast on the morning of 11 May, and Ukraine’s Defence Forces are expecting the Russians to ramp up shelling in the area.
  • The Khortytsia Operational Strategic Group has said that the grey zone in Kharkiv Oblast was not expanding and that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were not letting Russian forces advance further into Kharkiv Oblast.
  • DeepState analysts have noted that Russian troops seized six more settlements in Kharkiv Oblast.

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