The forces of the Russian invaders were almost pushed back to the border of the Russian Federation.
The Ukrainian Defense Forces continued their counteroffensive north of Kharkov and pushed the invaders back to the Russian border. The soldiers managed to liberate several settlements.
This is stated in the summary of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).play video
The counteroffensive of the Ukrainian army continued north of the liberated Stary Saltov. The Russians are redeploying troops from Izyum to try to weaken the Ukrainian counteroffensive and prevent further northward advance towards the Russian border.
“The Ukrainian counter-offensive is likely to continue diverting the attention of Russian troops from deployment to other areas of offensive, where the fighting was also stopped by successful Ukrainian defense,” the report says.
Experts also predict that the counter-offensive actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will stop Russian artillery attacks on the northeastern outskirts of Kharkov and potentially allow Ukrainian defenders to attack the Russian rear.
According to experts, this counter-offensive will paralyze the offensive actions of the occupiers in the Izyum region, from where they tried to form a ring to encircle the Ukrainian forces in the Donbas.
“Today the whole country is looking forward to the symbolic 200th aircraft of the Russian invaders. We have to admit, not yet. We are waiting ourselves, because the Nazis do not fly under the hellish fire of our air defense system!” – the note says.
So, today, on May 10, the air defense of the Ground Forces and the Air Force hit four Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles of the Russian invaders, and a brigade of air assault troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed an enemy Mi-24 helicopter.
I did some digging, the engines for these Moskali Orlan-10 are made in Japan. Which is bad but now I think it is a pretty good bet they can’t replace these UAVs too.
Putin can’t replace the overwhelming majority of his losses in men or equipment.
He will try to replace them with his BS.
I hope that Ukraine will not cross the border … not just yet. There is plenty of work left to do further south.