European experts praise the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the east. Russia is taken aback

European experts praise the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the east. Russia is taken aback
European experts praise the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the east. Russia is taken aback

Russian forces are rapidly retreating beyond the North Donets River, according to numerous, though still unofficial, reports, the BBC reported. In addition, pro-Russian channels on the Telegram platform are filled with reports that the Ukrainian army has recaptured the village of Verbivka near Balaklia, where a large arsenal of the Russian army is located. Other sources claim that the Ukrainians have already taken control of the strategically important Balaklia, which had almost 27,000 inhabitants before the war.

Russian troops are moving through Balaklia towards Slovyansk or Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region. There is also a road to the Kupjansk railway station, through which, according to the BBC, most of the military cargo from Russia is transported.

If the Ukrainians have achieved operational surprise around Kharkiv, it will demonstrate just how the Russian military is in disarray. I assumed through all the different monitoring devices (from satellites, to UAVs to cyber and more) that such operational surprise would be…

September 6, 2022 at 2:34 p.m., post archived: September 6, 2022 at 10:25 p.m.

“If the Ukrainians really managed to surprise the Kharkiv area with their operation, it shows how confused the Russian army is,” Phillips O’Brien, who lectures in strategic studies at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews. In his opinion, the Ukrainian counterattack was predictable.

Serhiy Leshchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidential office, wrote on Twitter that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy would announce “good news” on Tuesday evening regarding the Ukrainian counterattack in the Kharkiv region, according to Reuters. However, the tweet was later deleted.

In addition, Ukrainian forces are conducting a counter-offensive in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine. On Monday, the adviser to the head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Mykhailo Podolyak, called on the residents of the region and the Crimean peninsula to prepare for the fact that Ukrainian forces will recapture Russian-controlled territories.

The article is in Czech

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