Russia Says It’s Pulling Back Forces From Ukraine’s Kharkiv Region

Russia’s Defense Ministry announced that troops will be pulled back in two area where a Ukrainian counter offensive has made significant advances.

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry said Saturday that it is pulling back forces from two areas in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region where a Ukrainian counter offensive has made significant advances in the past week.

Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the troops would be regrouped from the Balakliya and Izyum areas to the Donetsk region. Izyum was a major base for Russian forces in the Kharkiv region.

Konashenkov said the move is being made “in order to achieve the stated goals of the special military operation to liberate Donbas,’” one of the eastern Ukraine regions that Russia has declared sovereign.

The claim of pullback to concentrate on Donetsk is similiar to the justification Russia gave for pulling back its forces from the Kyiv region earlier this year.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/10/russians-flee-as-ukraine-troops-make-astonishing-gains-in-east/

7 comments

  1. Konashenkov said the move is being made “in order to achieve the stated goals of the special military operation to liberate Donbas,’” one of the eastern Ukraine regions that Russia has declared sovereign.”

    Yet another good will gesture by the scum? Just how many good will gestures do they have in their bag?

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  2. Russia left Kharkiv Oblast today without a real fight, left the weapons to Ukraine as good will gesture……….okay.
    To protect Donetsk Oblast……okay……………
    But does this mean they gave up Lugansk Oblast also today? My simple mind…….

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  3. “The claim of pullback to concentrate on Donetsk is similiar to the justification Russia gave for pulling back its forces from the Kyiv region earlier this year.”

    Always assume the opposite of what the Kremlin says.

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