Russian forces continue to attack in the Kupyansk direction. According to ISW, the aggressor state’s army may have advanced in the area of Synkivka, 10 kilometers from Kupiansk.

The situation around Kupiansk in Kharkiv region / Map:

“Russian troops continued their offensive operations along the Kupyansk-Svatove-Kreminna line on September 11 and advanced toward Kupyansk,” analysts say.

Russia’s main efforts on this direction are aimed at capturing the rest of Luhansk region and advancing to the eastern part of Kharkiv and northern Donetsk regions.

Map of the Kupiansk-Svatove-Kreminna axis / Source:

Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar reported fighting in the Kupyansk sector and that Ukrainian troops were repelling Russian attacks near Synkivka.

Malyar also said that Russian troops had conducted unsuccessful offensives along the Svatove-Kreminna line near Berestove (20 km northwest of Svatove), Novoselivske (14 km northwest of Svatove) and Novoyehorivka (15 km southwest of Svatove).

Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces have been conducting offensive operations on the border of western Donetsk and eastern Zaporizhzhia regions, reportedly advancing on September 11.

According to researchers, Ukrainian forces have made some progress near Novomayorske (18 km southeast of Velyka Novosilka).


Constant missile attacks and empty streets: how Kupyansk lives on the front line. This city in Kharkiv Oblast is 10-15 km/ 6–9 miles from the front line and 40 km/ 25 miles from the border with Russia. The city was severely damaged at the beginning of the full-scale invasion and during the battle for its liberation in September 2022. Today, it is constantly under fire from Russian aviation, MLRS and S-300 systems.

Russian army is regrouping in the Kupiansk direction – MoD. During the week, the Russian army attempted to build up an offensive in the districts of Synkivka and Berestove in Kharkiv Oblast.

Russian army attacked at least five settlements in Kharkiv Oblast – General Staff. Russian army hit airstrikes on the settlements Vesele, Ohirtseve, Synkivka, Kyslivka, and Koliarivka in Kharkiv Oblast.