UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 10 — Russia failed to execute their Kharkiv operation, said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his evening address on June 8. 

On May 10, Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the Kharkiv region, in the Vovchansk and Lyptsi directions. Russia’s primary goal in a new offensive was to stretch Ukrainian troops and resources and force Ukraine to redistribute manpower and military equipment along the frontline.  

“A significant outcome is that the Russian army has failed to execute their Kharkiv operation. We are currently restraining them to the best of our ability, destroying Russian units that enter our land and terrorize the Kharkiv region. The direction is reinforced. And it will be reinforced even more,” Zelenskyy said.

On June 5, after visiting combat zones in the Kupiansk and Kharkiv directions, Oleksandr Syrskyi said Russian troops are trying to break through defenses from two directions near Kupiansk.

Syrskyi also said that in the Kharkiv direction, the Russian military is concentrating its main efforts near Hlyboke-Lyptsi and is trying to advance towards these villages.

The Commander-in-Chief also noted that the overall situation on the frontline remains complicated due to the high-intensity combat and the Russians’ extensive use of armored vehicles and guided aerial bombs.

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  • There have been four combat engagements in the Kupiansk direction since the beginning of the day. There were no assaults on the Kharkiv axis, reported the General Staff.