Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

ISW: Ukrainian forces recaptured positions in northern Kharkiv Oblast

Russian forces made no significant progress there since 12 June.
Dozens of Russian soldiers trapped in Kharkiv's Vovchansk factory
Vovchansk. Kharkiv Oblast, May 2024. Photo: libkos via Instagram
ISW: Ukrainian forces recaptured positions in northern Kharkiv Oblast

Ukrainian forces recaptured positions in northern Kharkiv Oblast amid ongoing fighting, according to the Instatute of the Study of War (ISW).

“Geolocated footage published on June 28 indicates that Ukrainian forces recently advanced within central Vovchansk (northeast of Kharkiv City) along Heroiv Chornobylia Street,” the report states.

ISW also cited Ukrainian drone battalion commander Yurii Fedorenko, who reported that the situation in northern Kharkiv Oblast has stabilized, with Russian forces making no significant progress since around 12 June.

However, fighting continues near and within Vovchansk. Despite heavy losses, Russian forces are quickly replenishing their numbers. The Russian Phoenix Battalion is reportedly attempting remote mining operations in the area.

ISW considers Ukrainian reports of the Russian 83rd Airborne Brigade’s near-total destruction in the Kharkiv direction to be exaggerated. The analysts note that elements of this brigade were observed operating near Chasiv Yar, Donetsk Oblast, on 11 June, making it unlikely the unit has been completely destroyed.

Read more:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Premium journalism from across Europe.
    • Tailored to your needs, translated into English.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!