The Russians planned to partially encircle Kharkiv, but the operation was reportedly delayed

Kharkiv, Ukraine / Photo EPA-EFE/SERGEY KOZLOV 52931

Referring to "war plans," "Economist” reported that the Russians planned to partially encircle Kharkiv and advance east of the Pechenyi reservoir. The operation was reportedly delayed for almost a week for unknown reasons.

The Russians are said to have "identified two axes" of attack from both sides of the reservoir. The offensive on the western front was supposed to bring the Russian soldiers within range of the artillery of Kharkiv, near the village of Borshcheva, writes the Economist. However, they were stopped by the Ukrainian 92nd Brigade, which pushed them back 10 kilometers from the original objective. "The Economist" also states that the Russian plan on the Vovchan Front was to break through to the city of Pechenyi.

"The Russians initially carried out this operation quickly, going through an area that should have been prepared with minefields and heavy engineering fortifications, but was not," the statement said.

Denis Yaroslavsky, commander of the intelligence unit of the Ukrainian armed forces, told reporters that the Russians "were only allowed to pass through the area." "We watched them pass on May 9 and I told my men to watch them die in the minefields. "There were no explosions, they just continued," he said.

Dear reader,

Our access to web content is free, because we believe in equality in information, regardless of whether someone can pay or not. Therefore, in order to continue our work, we ask for the support of our community of readers by financially supporting the Free Press. Become a member of Sloboden Pechat to help the facilities that will enable us to deliver long-term and quality information and TOGETHER let's ensure a free and independent voice that will ALWAYS BE ON THE PEOPLE'S SIDE.

SUPPORT A FREE PRESS.
WITH AN INITIAL AMOUNT OF 60 DENARS

Video of the day