Analysts named reasons for Russians to opt for Kupiansk direction once again
Russian troops have become more active in the Kupiansk area. The occupants are trying to advance in the Kharkiv Region to pull back Ukrainian troops deployed in other parts of the front.
Ukraine has strengthened its defense in the Kupiansk direction in response. This is the subject of a new analytical publication by the US-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Russia has intensified terror in the Kupiansk direction in the past few weeks. According to analysts, Russian troops are intensifying their offensive in the Kharkiv region to pull back Ukrainian troops engaged in more operationally important parts of the front.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces responded to the intensification of the invaders in the Kharkiv region by strengthening their defenses, the speaker of the Eastern Group of Forces Serhiy Cherevaty said.
According to analysts, this may indicate that the Russian command's calculations were justified to a certain extent and the occupants managed to pull additional Ukrainian forces to the area.
The Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Maliar said that the Russian troops are trying to break through the defense of the AFU in Kupiansk direction a few days ago. The enemy has formed an offensive group and is trying to move forward. It is unsuccessful by far.
A mandatory evacuation in the Kupiansk district of the Kharkiv region began on August 10. The civilian population from 37 frontline settlements will be moved to safer regions of Ukraine. The reason for such a decision was the intensification of shelling of villages and towns, as well as the security situation in the region.