The American Institute believes that Russia’s withdrawal from Kharkiv province is an important logistical route to protect the border and prevent Ukraine from attacking Belgorod.
Russia recently withdraws troops from northeastern Kharkiv province UkraineUnlike the withdrawal of troops from Kyiv and other cities in northern Ukraine at the end of March, the Institute for War Studies (ISW) in Washington, DC, said in a report published on May 16.
Russian troops withdrawn from northern Ukraine have been brought back to the country to replenish troops and equipment, according to ISW. Meanwhile, troops recently withdrawn from Kharkiv are still trying to hold the Russian-Ukrainian border.
“Russian troops withdrawn from the city of Kharkiv are trying to defend the border to stop the army Ukraine Further north,” the ISW report reads. “They may seek to gain control of superior positions on Ukrainian territory to prevent the enemy from using rockets to attack Belgorod, a city that is an important part of Russia’s special military operations logistics line. played an important role in. “
The ISW believes that Russia could also launch a counterattack, advancing south of the city of Kharkiv, but such an effort is unlikely to succeed.
Ukrainian authorities announced on May 16 that security forces in the city of Kharkiv repelled and pursued Russian troops near the border. “The enemy is concentrating on securing our positions and preventing the advance of our troops,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said.
Russia did not comment on the information.
Russia launched a special military operation on February 24 to “demilitarize and de-fascize Ukraine”. After more than 80 days of fighting, the Russian army lost ground in the Kharkiv region and did not achieve a quick victory in eastern Ukraine. The war in the Donbas region has become a tug-of-war between Russia and Ukraine, especially in the difficult terrain.
Nguyen Jin (according to guardian)