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.