The Russians are reinforcing their positions along the eastern axis, probably due to heavy combat losses.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are increasing pressure on Russian positions and logistics lines in the eastern part of Kharkiv, northern Luhansk and eastern Donetsk regions. RF will be difficult to hold the defense.
This is stated in the report of the Institute for the Study of War.
Throughout September 15, Ukrainian forces reportedly continued ground operations southwest of Izyum, near Liman and on the eastern bank of the Oskol River, forcing the Russian Armed Forces to withdraw from some areas in eastern Ukraine and reinforce others.VIDEO OF THE DAYplay video
“Russian forces in eastern Ukraine will likely find it difficult to maintain their defensive lines if Ukrainian forces continue to push further east,” analysts say.
The day before, rashist bloggers complained that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are deploying bases and artillery positions throughout the Kharkiv region, including in Gryanikovka on the eastern bank of the Oskol River.
If this is true, then the Russian front line east of the river is weak, or the positions of Russian troops in the area are further east of the river.
At the same time, the Russians are strengthening their positions along the eastern axis, probably due to heavy combat losses. The Russian command transferred the remnants of the third army corps to the Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions.