Russia may attack border areas of Kharkiv Oblast in coming weeks – Estonian intelligence

Artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The Russian military may launch an incursion into Kharkiv Oblast from across the Ukrainian border in a matter of weeks, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Feb. 2, citing Chief of Estonia’s General Staff Col. Eero Rebo.

“There is still a possibility that in the coming weeks, attacks will be carried out on the border areas of Belgorod and Kharkiv oblasts from the so-called motherland of the Russian Federation, with the aim of tying even more Ukrainian forces to guarding the border,” said Rebo.

Read also: Avdiivka as Putin's third deadline. When the situation for the Ukrainian Armed Forces becomes critical

According to him, Russia currently has the initiative in the war, but has failed to translate that into any substantial gains on the battlefield.

Read also: ‘Worse than in Bakhmut’ – Danilov on destruction of Maryinka

In Donbas, Moscow remains fixated on capturing Avdiivka, although fighting is still ongoing around Bakhmut.

Read also: Russian airstrike hits Kherson, injuring two, including teenager — photo, video

In southern Ukraine, Russian troops continue assaulting positions previously liberated by Ukraine, Rebo assessed. Ukrainian forces continue to maintain a bridgehead across the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast. Russia remains unable to dislodge this relatively small Ukrainian force after months of fighting in the area.

We’re bringing the voice of Ukraine to the world. Support us with a one-time donation, or become a Patron!

Read the original article on The New Voice of Ukraine