Ukrainian troops entered Volchansk, Velykyi Burluk, and Goptovka. Russian troops abandon most of the city in the Kharkiv region and left hundreds of weapons and equipment.
Ukrainian troops established control over the settlements of Volchansk, Velykyi Burluk, and Goptovka. This is evidenced by documentary evidence from the territory of these settlements, although at the moment the Ukrainian military has not been able to reach the border with the Belgorod region, which indicates that the advance of the Ukrainian army has seriously slowed down.
The information that Volchansk was abandoned was originally voiced by an expert of the Center for Military-Political Journalism, military analyst Boris Rozhin, and after some time the information on this subject was confirmed by the Ukrainian military, who published photographs and video footage from the occupied Volchansk, as well as settlements Velykyi Burluk and Goptovka.
In turn, the Ukrainian troops are unlikely to gain any advantage from the control of these settlements, since two days ago it was announced that in order to achieve the stated goals of the special military operation to liberate Donbas, a decision was made to regroup the Russian troops located in the Balakleya areas and Izyum to build up efforts in the Donetsk direction.
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation leave the city of Volchansk in the Kharkiv region. This is stated in the message of the “VGA of the Volchansky district”. Deputy “United Russia” Yevgeny Yevtushenko announced the transfer of headquarters from Volchansk to Russian Belgorod.
“In order to save the lives of the population, the RF Armed Forces decided to leave our city. The city administration will be transferred to Belgorod. The units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will definitely return all Russian lands in the Kharkiv region under their control,” the statement says.
By all indications, Russia has suffered a catastrophic military defeat near Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine, located in the country’s northeast.
In the course of six days, the Ukrainian military, armed and financed by the United States and NATO, has taken dozens of miles of territory. The Institute for the Study of War reports: “Ukrainian forces have penetrated Russian lines to a depth of up to 70 kilometers in some places and captured over 3,000 square kilometers of territory in the past five days since September 6–more territory than Russian forces have captured in all their operations since April.”
The disaster in Kharkiv is the product of not only incompetent military leadership, but also, and more fundamentally, the bankrupt political strategy upon which Putin based his ‘Special Operation.’