Russian troops resume Kharkiv Oblast assaults as shelling and airstrikes intensify

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Russian soldiers

Russian forces have resumed their assaults near the village of Hlyboke in Kharkiv Oblast, with the Ukrainian Armed Forces anticipating an uptick in enemy fire, Ukrayinska Pravda reported on May 11, citing a military source.

The source noted that Russian troops have already shelled the village of Starytsia, and an increase in fire is expected along the Strilecha-Hlyboke line. However, there have been no offensive actions in the Vovchansk sector yet.

Russian assault in Kharkiv Oblast

Ministry of Defense reported that Russian troops attempted to break through Ukrainian defense line in Vovchansk sector of Kharkiv Oblast at about 5 a.m. EET on May 10. Armed Forces repelled invaders' attacks.

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The head of the Center for Countering Disinformation (CCI), Andriy Kovalenko, said that despite escalation at the front, Russia does not have resources to reach Kharkiv.

Kharkiv regional governor Oleh Synehubov said that Ukrainian Armed Forces are confidently holding their positions and have not lost a single meter of territory in Kharkiv Oblast.

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DeepState analysts also reported that enemy begun to intensify its activities in the Kharkiv Oblast. Russia is trying to enter and gain a foothold in a number of settlements along the border, in particular, in Strilecha - Krasne - Pylna - Borysivka villages. Enemy is also attempting to enter settlements of Hatyshche and Pletenivka.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Armed Forces were aware of enemy's plans, so they met Russian assault with fire. He added that Ukrainian Armed Forces would redeploy forces to reinforce Kharkiv Oblast.

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