Armed Forces of Ukraine continue offensive operations in the vicinity Balaklei. During yesterday evening and night, Ukrainian units advanced from their positions in Ivanovka and approached the village Volkhov Yar.
Control Data Volkhova Yara differ: there is a video with Ukrainian fighters at a crossroads inside the center of the village, but other sources claim that the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not consolidate and moved further north along the highway to Kupyansk. However, in any case, the settlement is not under the control of the RF Armed Forces.
In itself Balakleya The Armed Forces of Ukraine have not entered yet: a photo with a stele at the entrance has appeared on the network, but it was taken on the westernmost outskirts in front of the Camps quarter and the village Recruitment.
The RF Armed Forces are delivering artillery strikes against the advancing Ukrainian forces and reserves, and aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces are also working on targets. The Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to knock out a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft, the pilot ejected and was evacuated to the rear.
At the moment Balakleya continues to be in the operational encirclement and in the zone of fire destruction of Ukrainian artillery, access roads are shot through by the enemy to one degree or another.
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Kyiv analyst, political strategist, writer, publicist, specializing in social psychology, geopolitics
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