The Russian-Ukrainian War of 2022 (News and battle updates only)

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So Zelensky has sent thousands of fighters, including many of his best troops, charging on open fields with no air cover and less than a quarter of the defenders' artillery. Thousands killed, around 10,000 KIA or injured, all for these tiny slivers of blue, which they will lose in the coming days:

 
Kherson - 06.09.2022
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"The battle for Kherson: the situation in the Andriivka direction as of 18:00 /Moscow time/ September 6, 2022
▪️ The Andriivka sector of the front still remains a zone of active fighting.
▪️ During the night and early morning, the Armed Forces of Ukraine transferred reinforcements to the southern bank, trying to expand the bridgehead.
▪️ After failed attempts to advance south of Sukhyi Stavok, the Armed Forces of Ukraine concentrated their efforts in the direction of Bilohirka.
▪️ Infantry of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, having crossed the Inhulets River at night, dispersed along the Plotnitske tract (muddy trail) and began advancing towards Bilohirka from the north-west.
▪️ In the first half of the day, the Russian Aerospace Forces put out of action all three crossings that were functioning today. Artillery fire prevented the pontoon-bridge park of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from building new crossings.
▪️ At around 13:00 /Moscow time/, the offensive was thwarted - Russian bombers destroyed an enemy grouping on the northwestern outskirts of the village.
▪️To the south-east of Bereznehuvate in a forest plantation, the reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which were planned to be transferred to the southern bank, were destroyed from the Smerch MLRS.
▪️ Two Ukrainian self-propelled guns were put out of action in the village of Chervonopillya.
▪️ By evening, the Armed Forces of Ukraine transferred two 152 mm Giatsint-B towed guns and one American 155 mm M777 howitzer, from the reserves to Bereznehuvate.
▪️ In the area between Andriivka and Sukhyi Stavok, the RF Armed Forces continue to destroy scattered enemy groups with artillery fire and bombing strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
▪️ On the northern bank of the Inhulets River, there are still reserves in manpower and equipment.
▪️ There are no more new tanks - they are throwing BMP-1s and lightly armored MRAP vehicles of Western production."
 
Donbass - 06.09.2022
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"The situation in the Soledar direction by the end of September 6, 2022
▪️ The Wagner PMC units have established full and confident control over the village of Kodema - fierce battles for the settlement have been going on since mid-summer.
▪️ The liberation of Kodema will allow the Allied Forces to encircle Zaitseve from the south, and to reach the southern approaches to Bakhmut - in the future it will make possible to storm the city from several directions simultaneously.
▪️ The front line in Soledar has not changed significantly - clashes continue in the southern parts of the city and in the adjacent village of Bakhmutske.
▪️The Allied Forces continue to carry out artillery strikes on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in settlements along the line of contact, as well as on the places of concentration of enemy manpower and equipment."


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"Offensive from the village of Peski situation at the end of September 6, 2022
▪️ The 11th regiment of the National Militia of the DPR cleared the Donetsk seed station and took over the highway bridges on the outskirts of Peski - artillery worked on strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine between Peski and Pervomaiske for almost a month.
▪️ The Allied Forces inflict fire damage on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Pervomaiske, using TOS heavy flamethrower systems of the RF Armed Forces and 152 mm towed guns of the National Militia of the DPR.
▪️ An artillery strike destroyed the headquarters of the 21st troop battalion of the 56th motorized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️ To the north of Peski, the enemy tried to counterattack from Vodyane - an armored personnel carrier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a landing force was blown up on minefields near the Donetsk Ring Road.
▪️ Access to the Donetsk Ring Road between Peski and Pervomaiske will allow the units of National Militia of the DPR to develop an offensive in the direction of Pervomaiske and Netalove in the northwest, as well as in the direction of Vodyane and Opytne to the north of the current positions."
 
Kharkiv - 06.09.2022
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"The situation in the Kharkov direction as of 17:00 /Moscow time/ September 6, 2022
▪️ After artillery preparation, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched an attack on Balakliya, which had been liberated by the RF Armed Forces back in March.
▪️ The Ukrainian command has been preparing an offensive for a month and daily transferring equipment and personnel to the area - the last large column arrived just yesterday.
▪️ Ukrainian units advanced from the village of Pryshyb in the direction of Verbivka to the north of Balakliya.
▪️ Local resources reported that bridges across the Balakliika and Krainya Balakliika rivers were blown up in order to prevent further advancement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - some of the overpasses were allegedly mined in advance in the previous few days.
▪️ Despite the statements of Ukrainian propaganda, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not enter Balakliya - all clashes are currently taking place in the area of the village of Verbivka.
▪️ Reinforcements of the RF Armed Forces were sent to the city and its environs.
▪️ The Russian Aerospace Forces attacked the headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Chuhuiv, from where the leadership of the attack on Balakliya was going. In order to camouflage, the Ukrainian command set up a false command post in the city, but the RF Armed Forces did not fall for the trick and hit the target.
▪️ At the same time, unconfirmed information, or a deliberate misinformation appeared about the advance of Russian troops in the north of the Kharkiv region in the direction of the village of Shestakove."
Kharkiv-Izyum - 06.09.2022
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"Izyum Front: the situation near Balakliya by the end of September 6, 2022
▪️ From the direction of Verbivka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine developed success in the village of Yakovenkove, trying to move towards Volokhiv Yar in an attempt to block Balakliya from the north.
▪️ Fighting is going on for control of the bridge over the Serednya Balakliika River.
▪️ The Volokhiv Yar - Balakliya road is under fire of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️ To the south, the bridges across the Balakliika and Krainya Balakliika rivers were destroyed - the communication with the central regions of Balakliya is now interrupted.
▪️ By the end of the day, the Ukrainian formations did not enter the western part of Balakliya, north of the Lyakhova River. There is also no confirmation of the presence of the RF Armed Forces in this area.
▪️ At the moment Balakliya is in an operational environment, within range of Ukrainian artillery."
 
Kharkiv-Izyum - 07.09.2022
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"Izyum Front: the situation near Balakliya by 13:30 /Moscow time/ September 7, 2022
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue offensive operations in the vicinity of Balakliya.
▪️ During yesterday evening and night, Ukrainian units advanced from their positions in Ivanivka and approached the settlement of Volokhiv Yar.
▪️ Data on the control of Volokhiv Yar vary - there is a video with Ukrainian soldiers at a crossroads inside the center of the village, but other sources claim that the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not consolidate and moved further north along the highway to Kupiansk. However, in any case, the settlement is not under the control of the RF Armed Forces.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine have not yet entered Balakliya itself - a photo with a stele at the entrance has appeared on the network, but it was taken on the westernmost outskirts in the village of Verbivka.
▪️ The RF Armed Forces are carrying out artillery strikes against the advancing Ukrainian forces and reserves, and the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces are also working on targets.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to knock out a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft, the pilot ejected and was safely evacuated to the rear.
▪️ At the moment, Balakliya continues to be in the operational environment, within range of Ukrainian artillery."
 
Kharkiv - 07.09.2022
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"The situation in the Kharkiv direction as of 18:00 /Moscow time/ September 7, 2022
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to develop an offensive along the Balakliya-Kupyansk highway.
▪️ In the morning, information appeared about the arrival of advanced Ukrainian units in the village of Semenivka and their further advance towards the village of Shevchenkove.
▪️ The deployed units of the Russian Armed Forces entered the battle, repulsed the attacks and prevented the enemy from taking Shevchenkove.
▪️ The Ukrainian command is deploying reinforcements and plans to resume strikes in order to take control of the road network north of Balakliya and create a springboard for an attack on Kupyansk.
▪️ South of Balakliya, units of the 93rd mechanized brigade and 1st brigade of special forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine established control over the villages of Bairak and Nova Husarivka - in the near future, they will launch an attack on Zalyman, located to the east.
▪️ From Zalyman it will be possible to launch an attack and reach the village of Kunje - there is a road junction through which the units of the RF Armed Forces in Izyum are supplied. Control over the settlement will complicate the logistics of the Russian group standing near Slavyansk.
▪️ To strike, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are accumulating forces in Andriivka, transferring reinforcements from Chuhuiv and Kharkiv.
▪️ Ukrainian DRGs have stepped up their game in the rear, carrying out acts of sabotage in the Vovchansk area.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine also launched rocket attacks on Kupyansk and Izyum.
▪️ Aircrafts of the Russian Aerospace Forces deliver intense missile and bomb strikes against the advancing enemy forces."
 
Zaporozhye / Zaporizhzhia - 07.09.2022
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"The situation in the Zaporozhye direction as of 21:00 /Moscow time/ September 7, 2022
▪️ Units of the Russian Armed Forces have established control over Novopil and Vremivka - those small villages, partially abandoned by the population, are located on the axis between Hulyaipole and Vuhledar.
▪️ Control over both settlements will allow in the future to exert pressure on the flanks of the fortified areas of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Zaporozhye direction.
▪️ Under Vuhledar itself, there are no significant changes in the front line - direct assault on the city is complicated by a large number of mines in the fields on the way to the city.
▪️ Most of the Ukrainian units left the first line of defense in Vuhledar due to regular losses from artillery strikes of the RF Armed Forces.
▪️ Army aviation of the Russian Armed Forces is constantly working in the Vuhledar region - attack helicopters track down camouflaged enemy vehicles in forest plantations and hit them with fire from anti-tank guided missiles.
▪️ Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation strikes at the identified positions and accumulations of manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine throughout the entire front line."
 
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Kherson - 07.09.2022
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"The situation in the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction by the end of September 7, 2022

❗️ By the ninth day since the beginning of the Ukrainian offensive on Kherson, the front line had stabilized. The Armed Forces of Ukraine still do not give up attempts to expand the foothold for further advancement to Nova Kakhovka and Kherson, but they cannot achieve any success.

Posad-Pokrovske direction
▪️ In the Posad-Pokrovske direction, Ukrainian units continue to try to gain a foothold and entrench themselves west of the village of Ternovi Pody.
▪️ Due to the heavy losses suffered in the previous days of suicidal attacks, the units of the Territorial Defence Brigades are in no hurry to enter new positions.

Snihurivka direction
▪️ It is relatively calm in the Sniuhurivka direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not undertaking active offensives - occasionally, they are trying to drop grenades from copters on the positions of Russian troops in the previously liberated Blahodatne.

Andriivka direction
▪️ In the Andriivka direction, the Ukrainian command continues to cling to Sukhyi Stavok and the surrounding settlements, trying to transfer additional personnel to the units located there.
▪️ The artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Aerospace Forces inflict intense fire damage on enemy positions in the Andriivka-Sukhyi Stavok fire bag.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine suffer losses in manpower and equipment - equipment damaged by the firepower and vehicles with wounded and killed soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine pass almost continuously through Bereznehuvate.
▪️ MLRS "Tornado-S" delivered a precise strike on the location of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Bereznehuvate.

Olhyne-Vysokopillya direction
▪️ There are no changes in the front line in the Olhyne-Vysokopillya direction."
 
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Kharkiv - 08.09.2022

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"The situation in the Kharkiv-Balakliya direction as of 13:30 /Moscow time/ September 8, 2022
▪️ The situation in the Balakliya region remains difficult. However, the enemy has not yet managed to fully capture the road network to the north and west of the city.
▪️ During the night, the aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces worked in the air, and delivered intense missile and bomb strikes against the advancing units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and their reserves.
▪️ Artillery of the RF Armed Forces, including heavy flamethrower systems TOS-1A, also continuously attacked targets.
▪️ Actions made it possible to partially tie down the enemy forces and inflict losses on him, slowing down the pace of advancement.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine attempted to storm the village of Shevchenkove on the Balakliya-Kupyansk highway - units of the RF Armed Forces are still holding back Ukrainian attacks on the settlement.
▪️ The enemy is unable to advance to the north.
▪️ Balakliya continues to be in an operational environment, all roads to it are shot through. However, the city remains under the control of the Allied Forces - according to some sources, reinforcements arrived and relieved the Russian National Guard detachments.

❗️ The immediate goal of the Ukrainian command is to access the village of Kunje, then advance to the Oskil reservoir. This will actually make it possible to encircle the grouping of the RF Armed Forces near Izyum, so the Armed Forces of Ukraine will soon throw all their efforts to achieve the plan.
Of course, in case of failure, the battles will turn into positional ones, and the RF Armed Forces will be able to take full advantage of superiority in artillery and aviation, inflicting serious losses on the enemy."


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"The situation in the Slavyansk-Barvinkove direction as of 14:00 /Moscow time/ September 8, 2022
▪️ Against the backdrop of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Balakliya region in order to encircle the Izyum-Slavyansk group, the Ukrainian command is also concentrating forces south of Izyum in order to strike at the forces of the Russian Armed Forces in this sector from the south.
▪️ In the area of the settlements of Dolyna and Krasnopillya, accumulations of enemy manpower and equipment were noticed with the aim of a possible strike in the direction of Kamenka south of Izyum.
▪️ Ukrainian DRGs, having crossed the Seversky Donets River are operating in the forests south of the Lyman.
▪️ Pontoon-bridge parks have also been transferred to Raihorodok and its environs to build a crossing.
▪️ In the Sulihuvka area, units of the Russian Armed Forces cleared forest plantations south of the settlement from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️ Dibrovne, located nearby, is under control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️ The Ukrainian command launched an attack in the direction of Kopanky with up to 100 people, supported by tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles - its goal is to take the heights on the outskirts of the settlement for the further development of the offensive towards Mala Komyshuvakha.

❗️ The idea of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is to put pressure on the Russian grouping near Slavyansk and tie down their forces against the backdrop of an offensive in the Balakliya region, depriving the Russian Armed Forces of the opportunity to transfer reinforcements to the most dangerous areas north of Izyum."
 
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Izyum-Kupyansk
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"The situation in the Izyum-Kupyansk direction by the end of September 8, 2022

▪️ By the evening of the third day of the Ukrainian offensive in the Kharkiv region, Russian units left Balakliya.
▪️ Soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces and the Russian National Guard withdrew from the city through a corridor on the eastern outskirts.

▪️ In the north-east of Balakliya, after the capture of Volokhiv Yar, Ukrainian forces advanced towards Shevchenkove, where part of the AFU group blocked the settlement, while other units continued to move towards Kupyansk.
▪️ Later, the advanced units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine forces split up:
- One part of the units went along the Kupyansk-Shevchenkove highway towards the village of Hrushivka in preparations for a further assault on Kupyansk.
- Another part of the enemy grouping made a breakthrough to the east, starting battles near the village of Senkove on the banks of the Oskil River. There is a bridge in the village, the capture of which will cut off the supply of Izyum from Kupyansk.
▪️ In the south-east of Balakliya, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to advance towards Vesele-Kunje, however, enemy units were rebuffed near Zalyman. In Vesele-Kunje there is a key road junction that provides communication with Izyum.

▪️ Northwest of Slavyansk, in the direction of Izyum, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched an unsuccessful attack on Kopanky. The Ukrainian command plans to launch an offensive against the forces of the RF Armed Forces in the Izyum direction in order to tie up their actions and prevent them from maneuvering. Russian artillery and aviation are intensively working in the surrounding forests."
 
Izyum-Kupyansk
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"The situation in the Izyum-Kupyansk direction by the end of September 8, 2022

▪️ By the evening of the third day of the Ukrainian offensive in the Kharkiv region, Russian units left Balakliya.
▪️ Soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces and the Russian National Guard withdrew from the city through a corridor on the eastern outskirts.

▪️ In the north-east of Balakliya, after the capture of Volokhiv Yar, Ukrainian forces advanced towards Shevchenkove, where part of the AFU group blocked the settlement, while other units continued to move towards Kupyansk.
▪️ Later, the advanced units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine forces split up:
- One part of the units went along the Kupyansk-Shevchenkove highway towards the village of Hrushivka in preparations for a further assault on Kupyansk.
- Another part of the enemy grouping made a breakthrough to the east, starting battles near the village of Senkove on the banks of the Oskil River. There is a bridge in the village, the capture of which will cut off the supply of Izyum from Kupyansk.
▪️ In the south-east of Balakliya, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to advance towards Vesele-Kunje, however, enemy units were rebuffed near Zalyman. In Vesele-Kunje there is a key road junction that provides communication with Izyum.

▪️ Northwest of Slavyansk, in the direction of Izyum, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched an unsuccessful attack on Kopanky. The Ukrainian command plans to launch an offensive against the forces of the RF Armed Forces in the Izyum direction in order to tie up their actions and prevent them from maneuvering. Russian artillery and aviation are intensively working in the surrounding forests."

Kharkiv-Balakliya, highlights - 08.09.2022
 
Apparently, it will take a while until Russia wins the war.

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This is fake news - the photo shows the road sign outside of Kupyansk - Купянск, not outside of Izyum - Изюм.
The author of that post - whoever he may be - is accidentally, or deliberately misleading.
Izyum is resupplied and reinforced without any troubles from the eastern direction.

Video - arrival of infantry units from the 3rd Army Corps in the Izyum area - the forested hills around confirm the location (Balakliya-Kupyansk area is surrounded by open farmlands).


Additionally, according to frontline correspondent Evgeny Poddubny, QRF forces have been dispatched to Kupyansk and Izyum through airlift.

Video - "Transfer of reinforcements by air near Kupyansk and Izyum. Several landing points have been prepared. Mi-26 helicopters deliver armored vehicles and personnel. The fighters are sent into battle to contain the enemy and prevent further breakthroughs."
 

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This is fake news - the photo shows the road sign outside of Kupyansk - Купянск, not outside of Izyum - Изюм.
The author of that post - whoever he may be - is accidentally, or deliberately misleading.
Izyum is resupplied and reinforced without any troubles from the eastern direction.

Thanks. I stumbled over a recommended by Facebook post and I wanted to double-check here. The soldiers are, indeed, in Kupyansk (upper photo). The lower one shows the asking for help in Izyum
 
Izyum-Kupyansk - 09.09.2022
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"The situation in the Izyum-Kupyansk direction as of 15:00 /Moscow time/ September 9, 2022

▪️ The RF Armed Forces continue to transfer reinforcements to the Kharkiv region. Mi-26 helicopters deliver personnel near Kupyansk, armored columns are transferred to Izyum and Oskil.
▪️ Air and rocket forces inflict fire damage on targets in Chuhuiv and Kharkiv, artillery and army aviation work along the roads.
▪️ Despite the fire damage inflicted on the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at the moment the efforts made are not enough to contain the breakthrough.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to expand the zone of control south of Kupyansk.
▪️ Small maneuverable tactical groups of the enemy blockade settlements, but do not engage organized resistance forces.
▪️ According to preliminary information, Shevchenkove is contested.
▪️ The R-07 highway in the section from Shevchenkove to Hrushivka is under the full control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - after cleaning by mobile groups, Ukrainian formations transferred heavy armored vehicles in the second echelon and begin to entrench themselves.
▪️ Artillery and aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces at the moment does not allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to come closer than 2-3 km to the outskirts of Kupyansk.
▪️ In Kupyansk itself, the work of sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was noted.
▪️ Ukrainian formations occupied Senkove on the right bank of the Oskil River. Due to the undermining of the dam (back in spring) and the low water levels in the Krasnooskolsky reservoir, the river can be forded in this section - the Armed Forces of Ukraine can easily force a water barrier and approach Kupyansk from the east.
▪️ The activity of individual mobile groups was noted in the area of Horokhovatka in the Oskil direction.
▪️ According to some sources, parts the of Russian garrison may remain in Balakliya."
 
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Izyum-Kupyansk - 09.09.2022
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"The situation in the Izyum-Kupyansk direction as of 17:00 /Moscow time/ September 9, 2022

▪️ The redeployed units of the RF Armed Forces from Borova managed to repel the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Horokhovatka and prevent the cutting of the Izyum-Borova highway and bridge.
▪️ Fighting is currently underway in the area of the village of Yasinovate.
▪️ The villages of Sinikha, Lesna Stinka, Fedorivka and Senkove are under fire control of the RF Armed Forces - the main armored fist of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has not yet been activated in this sector, only small maneuverable groups tried to pass from Hrushivka and Senkove to the south.
▪️ The evacuation of the civilian population was announced in Kupyansk and Izyum - the RF Armed Forces are preparing for defense and a possible siege of both settlements.
▪️ The Armed Forces of Ukraine struck at positions of the RF Armed Forces in Dvorchina and Kupyansk.
▪️ As a result of shelling, the bridge in Kupyansk, across the Oskil River was partially disabled.
▪️ The city of Kupyansk is now under attack by the artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - enemy formations use western MLRS, howitzers and self-propelled guns.
▪️ The defense of Kupyansk continues - reinforcements continue to arrive.
▪️ The situation in eastern Balakliya and the section of the Balakliya-Savyntsi highway remains unclear.

❗️ At this stage, the most optimistic scenario for the development of the situation on the part of the command of the RF Armed Forces is to contain the advance and entrap the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a cauldron in the Shevchenkove-Kupyansk-Izyum-Balakliya square.
How realistic this scenario is, only time will tell. So far, the task of the day of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is to stop the advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and not to allow them to consolidate on the achieved positions.
The Ukrainian tactic of using small maneuvering groups in the "Islamic State" style justified itself at the previous stage, and now heavy equipment and mobile air defense assets are being deployed - if the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine manage to entrench themselves, it will be much more difficult to liberate the lost territories."
 
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