Contents tagged with Vovchansk

  • Russia exhausts strategic reserves in Kharkiv offensive, Ukrainian military official says

    Russia has already activated all its strategic reserves during the offensive in the Kharkiv region and is now trying to prevent the Ukrainian Forces from assessing their capabilities, potential, and objectives, said Colonel Ivan Tymochko, Chair of the Reserves Council of the Ukrainian Ground Forces during a national news broadcast.

    Colonel Tymochko asserted that the Russian Armed Forces have not achieved their objectives, and the redeployment of troops from one direction to another suggests an …

  • Ukrainian military: Russian offensive in Kharkiv region stalled near Lyptsi

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces have halted the threat of a breakthrough by Russian troops in the Strilecha — Hlyboke sector of the Kharkiv region, reported Nazar Voloshyn, spokesperson for the operational-strategic military group Khortytsia, on 26 May during a national news broadcast.

    Ukraine's Defence Forces are steadily displacing enemy units from their positions. Systematic efforts to push out the Russians are ongoing. "The Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to occupy most of the defensive lines in …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces repel intense Russian assaults near Kharkiv, maintain control of strategic positions

    Russian forces attempted an assault on Ukrainian positions near the settlements of Lypstsi and Hlybokyi but were forced to retreat, reported Ukraine's General Staff.

    The Kupyansk area experienced the heaviest combat since the start of the day, the General Staff noted. The Russians launched seven assault actions and were pushed back near Hlyboke and Lyptsi. Ukrainian forces began countering four enemy attacks in the vicinity of Vovchansk. The Russians used guided bombs on Vovchansk and dropped …

  • Ukrainian Forces repel Russian assaults and stabilize positions in Kharkiv region amid intense battles near Vovchansk

    Ukrainian forces are attempting to push back Russian troops towards Hlyboke and around the city of Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region. Russian forces are reportedly trying to secure positions within residential areas, said spokesperson for the Khortytsia operational-strategic grouping, Nazar Voloshin.

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine have partially stabilised the situation near Vovchansk, Kharkiv region. According to Voloshin, Russian troops are attempting to breach the Ukrainian Defense Forces' lines …

  • Ukrainian Air Force strikes Russian base in Vovchansk hospital: dozens of soldiers buried in rubble

    On Saturday, May 18, the Ukrainian Air Force struck the central hospital in the city of Vovchansk, Kharkiv region, where dozens of Russian soldiers were reportedly stationed, reported the Ukrainian Telegram channel Operativny Inform, posting video footage of the strike.

    "Our air force delivered a powerful strike on this building, which the Russian forces were using as a shelter and a base for accumulating their assault units. Dozens of occupiers are buried under the rubble," the message reads. …

  • Putin accuses Ukraine of provoking Russian troops' advance on Kharkiv, denies plans to capture the city

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine of provoking the advance of Russian troops in the Kharkiv region. However, he has stated that Russia has no immediate plans to capture Kharkiv.

    "It's ultimately their fault. The authorities in Kyiv came to power through a coup. Furthermore, by allowing this coup, their Western sponsors turned a smouldering conflict into a military one. They're to blame. They're trying to shift the responsibility from their sick head to a healthy one. …

  • Ukrainian Forces halt Russian offensive in Vovchansk, military official reports

    The situation in the Kharkiv region remains complex but is dynamically changing. On May 16, Nazar Voloshyn, a spokesperson for the operational-strategic grouping of troops Khortytsia, elaborated on the state of affairs during a news broadcast. "The situation has been partially stabilised. We are destroying the invaders who entered the Kharkiv region with all available means," he emphasised.

    Voloshyn noted that the advance of the Russian Armed Forces has been stopped in certain areas and …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky visits Kharkiv amid intense fighting in the region

    On Thursday, 16th May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Kharkiv, where he held a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters. During the session, he received reports from Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi, Commander of the “Khortytsya” Operational-Strategic Troop Grouping Yuri Sodol, and Commander of the “Kharkiv” Operational-Tactical Group Mykhailo Drapaty regarding the situation in the region.

    According to the President, the meeting addressed the tasks and needs of the …

  • Vovchansk nearly destroyed amid relentless Russian shelling, evacuation underway

    The city of Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region has been almost entirely destroyed due to relentless shelling by the Russian Armed Forces, said Tamaz Gambarashvili, the head of Vovchansk's military-civil administration, during a news broadcast.

    "The situation today is just as severe and critical as it was yesterday and the day before. This is because the enemy is constantly bombarding the city. The city is almost destroyed. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are defending our city, which is fully under …