ISW – RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, APRIL 29 https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-april-29
🔴 Russian forces made limited advances west of Severodonetsk on April 29 but remain stalled south of Izyum.
— Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine are likely successfully conducting a maneuver defense rather than holding static positions, redeploying mechanized reserves to resist attempted Russian advances.
Concentrated Russian artillery is enabling minor Russian advances, but Ukrainian positions remain strong. Limited Ukrainian counterattacks around Kharkiv city may additionally force Russian forces to redeploy units intended for the Izyum axis to hold these positions.
🔴 Key Takeaways [four] ….