BBC: Ukrainian forces have launched a counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region

BBC: Ukrainian forces have launched a counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region
BBC: Ukrainian forces have launched a counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region

Kyiv – The Ukrainian armed forces launched a counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region in the east of the country and this morning unexpectedly attacked a group of Russian troops near the city of Balakliya, the BBC Russian editorial office reported. According to her, the Ukrainian counter-offensive near Kharkiv is being reported on in some Ukrainian and pro-Russian information channels on the Telegram social network, and it is also confirmed by Western experts.

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 news 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 really managed to surprise the Kharkov area with their operation, it proves what a mess the Russian army is in.”

on Twitter 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 today, according to Reuters, that President Volodymyr Zelenskyi will announce “good news” regarding the Ukrainian counterattack in the Kharkiv region this evening. 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.

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