UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 28 — Ukrainian troops advanced north of Kharkiv in the direction of the village of Lyptsi, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported on May 27.

On May 10, Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the Kharkiv region, in the directions of Vovchansk (three miles from the border, 46 miles away from Kharkiv) and Lyptsi (six miles away from the border, 12 miles from Kharkiv.)

ISW also noted that the Russian military continues to attack, in particular northeast of Kharkiv near Vovchansk.

Analysts say there have been no confirmed changes in the Kharkiv direction, but geolocation footage shows that the Ukrainian army recently held back some territory in the fields north of Lyptsi.

ISW also published Russian bloggers’ statements about the Russians advancing to a depth of 500 meters north of the village, but analysts do not confirm this. Russia continued ground attacks near Lyptsi and Ternova. The Russians also claimed that they allegedly repelled a Ukrainian ground attack near Hlyboke.

According to the ISW, the Russians continued their attacks northeast of Kharkiv near Vovchansk, but there were no confirmed changes to the frontline.

Russians claimed that the army had made some progress along Lenin Street in the center of Vovchansk, where fierce fighting continues. They also claimed that the Ukrainian military maintained a presence on the territory of the Vovchansk Aggregate Plant in the city center on the northern bank of the Vovcha River.

General Staff reported, there have been ten combat engagements in the Kharkiv direction since the beginning of the day. Ukrainian troops repelled six enemy attacks near Lyptsi, Starytsia, and Vovchansk. 

Fighting is still ongoing near Starytsia and Tykhe. According to the military, Ukrainian troops are active and inflict losses on the Russians.

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