Russia Pulls Reserves From Donetsk Region To Kharkiv Axis Amid Ukraine's Counteroffensive Gains

(MENAFN- UkrinForm) The Russian army is transferring reinforcements from Donetsk region to the Kharkiv warzone in the wake of a series of successful counteroffensive efforts by Ukrainian troops.

This was reported by the Institute for the Study of War think tank, Ukrinform saw.

Russian milbloggers claimed that Ukrainian troops had launched mechanized counterattacks near Hlyboke and counterattacked from the direction of Tykhe and near the Aggregate plant within Vovchansk.

Meanwhile, the Russians continued their offensive operations north of Kharkiv in the Lyptsi area and northeast of Kharkiv near central Vovchansk and Vovchansky Khutory.

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The ISW noted that the spokesman for the Kharkiv Grouping of Troops, Colonel Yuriy Povkh, said Russia redeployed elements of the 155th Naval Infantry Brigade and the 18th Motorized Rifle Division to the Liptsi direction to replace the units that have lost combat capability. In addition, the Russians have been drawing additional military units to support the Vovchansk direction since June 12-13.

At the same time, the invaders advanced west of Rozdolivka in Donetsk region. The Russian Armed Forces also advanced in the area of ​​Chasiv Yar, west of Avdiivka. Russian troops also advanced south of Sokil (northwest of Avdiivka) and slightly advanced north of Umanske (west of Avdiivka).

As Ukrinform reported earlier, referring to the chief of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, air raid alerts in the region last up to 16 hours a day on average.



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