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Ukrainian Armed Forces drive enemy out of position near Kupiansk

May 17, 2024

This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to a report by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).


Russian troops recently captured Lukianske (northeast of Liptsi) and moved closer to Liptsi amid ongoing offensives in the area on May 16.

Geolocation footage released on May 16 showed Putin's troops moving closer to Liptsy from the northeast.

Russian sources claimed that Russian troops had advanced to a depth of 1.2 km near the southern outskirts of Hlyboke (north of Liptsi), although ISW has not yet observed any evidence of this.

Russian troops continued their offensive north of Lypky in the vicinity of Pylyne, Lukianets, Hlyboke and near Lypky itself.

The Russian invaders recently advanced in the northern part of Vovchansk and continued their offensive in the area on May 16.

Geolocation footage released on May 16 shows that Russian troops advanced to Taras Shevchenko Street and along Korolenko Street in northern Vovchansk and seized the Vovchansk Central District Hospital.

Geolocation footage released on May 16 shows that Russian troops recently made minor gains in northeastern Starytsia (west of Vovchansk on the western bank of the Siverskyi Donets River).

Russian sources claim that the occupiers have advanced 3 km into Vovchansk and are approaching the Vovchansk cemetery in the northeast of Vovchansk and the Aggregate Plant in the center of Vovchansk.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the occupants continued their offensive in the area of Starytsia, Pletenivka (north of Vovchansk) and Vovchansk.

According to the report, the limited combat power that Russian troops have so far allocated for offensive operations in the north of Kharkiv region may have already deteriorated.

"It appears that Russian troops launched their offensive in northern Kharkiv before they had completed bringing the Northern Group of forces to their stated planned end strength, and they may lack the combat power to achieve their operational objectives in the Kharkiv region," the analysts write.

Author - Dmitriy Levchenko, 17/05/2024

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