Contents tagged with Kharkiv

  • Ukraine denies Russian claims of capturing village of Tabaivka in Kharkiv region

    Russian media have been disseminating reports claiming the capture of Tabaivka in the Kupiansk direction, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) have refuted these claims. The head of the Press Service of the Ukrainian Land Forces Command, Volodymyr Fityo, said during a broadcast on the Espresso television channel that fighting continues in and around the village.

    "The enemy's current boasting in their public releases about Tabaivka does not reflect reality. Combat actions are ongoing there; …

  • German Foreign Minister visits Kharkiv, promises more military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine

    German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock made a surprise visit to Kharkiv, a city that is regularly shelled because of its proximity to the Russian border. The minister's visit was not announced. Baerbock was the first high-ranking Western official to travel to eastern Ukraine since the beginning of the war.

    After visiting the ruins of destroyed Russian military buildings, she said Kharkiv had become "a symbol of the absolute madness of the Russian aggression and the endless suffering that …

  • Amnesty International: Russia’s widespread use of cluster munitions caused hundreds of civilian deaths in Kharkiv

    A report released by Amnesty International on Monday outlined how Russian forces killed hundreds of civilians in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv using rockets and cluster munitions.

    The repeated attacks were indiscriminate “and as such constitute war crimes,” the report noted.

    The organization found that Russian forces repeatedly used land mines and  9N210 / 9N235 cluster munitions prohibited by international law, which are prohibited by international law.

    “Russian forces have repeatedly …

  • Russian forces reportedly begin pulling back from Kharkiv

    Russian forces appear to be pulling back from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, the New York Times reported, citing Ukrainian and Western officials. Russian forces have been losing territory in the Kharkiv region as the Ukrainian military’s counteroffensive has broken Russia’s siege of the city.

    Officials say Moscow will likely redeploy its troops in the area to the southeast. Russian forces are believed to be bolstering their forces in Izyum, about two hours southeast of Kharkiv. Moscow …

  • Pentagon official: Despite sustained Russian shelling, Ukrainian forces maintain 'their dominance of Kharkiv'

    A Pentagon official told reporters on Monday that the Ukrainian military has pushed back Russian forces and have maintained “their dominance of Kharkiv”.

    “The Ukrainians have been doing an able job over the last 24-48 hours of pushing the Russians further away, and they have managed to push the Russians out about 40 kilometers [25 miles] to the east of Kharkiv,” the official stated.

    The city has been subject to indiscriminate attacks since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24 …

  • Russian attacks on civilian districts in Kharkiv intensify

    Ukrainian officials in the city of Kharkiv have said Russian attacks on the city have intensified since Sunday. The city has been subject to indiscriminate attacks since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, but as Ukraine’s second largest city and its close proximity to the Russian border, it has become one of Moscow’s primary urban targets in Ukraine’s east as Russian forces commence their Donbas offensive. Ukrainian forces were able to repel Russian advances on the city …

  • Kharkiv region governor: Ukraine has enough forces to drive Russian troops out from the region

    Ukraine has enough forces in the Kharkiv region to drive the Russian troops out, but this will happen when an all-out counteroffensive can begin, said the head of the Kharkiv regional administration, Oleg Sinegubov, in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

    "We are now holding defensive positions. This requires a different balance of forces and means. If we begin an offensive, this will be a completely different balance of forces and means. We have enough strength to do this," he assured.

    Sinegubov …

  • Ukrainian official says Kharkiv has been hit by 53 strikes in 24 hours

    The Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has been hit with 53 artillery and rocket launches over the past 24 hours, according to the head of the Kharkiv regional administration, Oleg Sinegubov.  

    In a video post on Telegram, Sinegubov explained, "Our Armed Forces are constantly fighting to prevent the enemy from passing to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Russians continue to terrorize civilians. Unfortunately, during the past 24 hours, 22 civilians, including three children, were injured in the shelling …

  • Deputy PM of Ukraine advises residents of Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk oblasts to evacuate if possible

    Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk has encouraged residents of the Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk oblasts to evacuate while they still can, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    “The heads of the military administrations of Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donbas regions ask the population to leave the borders of the regions and do everything to ensure that an evacuation is organized,” Verreshchuk stated.

    After withdrawing from the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, Russian forces have focused their attacks on …

  • A new gas field discovered in Ukraine

    The press service for UkrGasVydobuvannya (Ukrainian largest gas producer) stated that from the beginning of the year they had discovered the fourth gas field in the Kharkiv region.

    “At this stage of the geological study, according to Ukringaz, the reserves of the discovered field make up at least 400 million cubic meters, and perspective resources of the field as a whole can equate to 3.7 billion cubic meters of blue fuel,” the statement reads.

    It is noted that the discovery of the field took …