Russia Advances Near Chasiv Yar as Ukraine Bolsters Kharkiv

Russia stepped up attacks in the east of Ukraine, advancing toward the strategically important city of Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk area as Kyiv rushed troops to bolster defenses on the new northeastern front near Kharkiv.

Bloomberg
First Published21 May 2024
Russia Advances Near Chasiv Yar as Ukraine Bolsters Kharkiv
Russia Advances Near Chasiv Yar as Ukraine Bolsters Kharkiv

Russia stepped up attacks in the east of Ukraine, advancing toward the strategically important city of Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk area as Kyiv rushed troops to bolster defenses on the new northeastern front near Kharkiv.

Attacks intensified in all areas including in the directions of Kramatorsk and Kharkiv in the week ended May 19, Ukrainian military spokesman Dmytro Lykhoviy said on television. Moscow’s forces “marginally advanced” near Chasiv Yar during assaults using tanks and infantry-fighting vehicles, the Institute for the Study of War said on May 18 and 19. 

Russian forces “intensified their effort to seize the operationally significant town of Chasiv Yar,” the Institute said. Moscow is seeking to exploit “greater theater-wide pressure” on Kyiv caused by the Kharkiv offensive coupled with ongoing operations throughout eastern Ukraine.

‘Challenging Moment’

Ukraine’s military forces are dealing with a “challenging moment” and are engaged in a “hard fight,” US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters at the Pentagon Monday after a virtual meeting with counterparts supporting Ukraine.

Austin and General C.Q. Brown, the top uniformed officer, sidestepped questions about whether Ukraine should be allowed to use US-provided weapons to fire into Russia, saying only that the priority should be the “close fight” along the front lines. Brown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he’s “confident” Ukraine has not used the long-range Army Tactical Missile system, known as ATACMS, to strike into Russia. 

Russia is targeting Chasiv Yar — a key hilltop settlement that gives Ukraine control of the roads near the major city of Kramatorsk — and increased attacks in the area in recent months. On May 10, the Kremlin opened a new front, piercing the border north of Kharkiv, forcing Ukraine to divert soldiers to reinforce the area. Ukraine hasn’t disclosed where the reinforcements came from.

Geolocated footage published on May 18 indicated that Russian forces advanced within and southeast of a canal that crosses the easternmost part of Chasiv Yar, the Institute for the Study of War said. 

Ukrainian forces in Chasiv Yar repelled attacks on May 17 and May 18 and destroyed a Russian column of vehicles, according to the General Staff and DeepState, a conflict map and information service maintained in cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence.

This article was generated from an automated news agency feed without modifications to text.

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
HomeNewsworldRussia Advances Near Chasiv Yar as Ukraine Bolsters Kharkiv

Most Active Stocks

Tata Steel

179.85
10:29 AM | 21 JUN 2024
-2.5 (-1.37%)

Bharat Electronics

305.00
10:27 AM | 21 JUN 2024
-7.05 (-2.26%)

ITC

419.60
10:28 AM | 21 JUN 2024
-3.75 (-0.89%)

Vedanta

469.95
10:29 AM | 21 JUN 2024
-0.3 (-0.06%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

Railtel Corporation Of India

476.20
10:27 AM | 21 JUN 2024
41.8 (9.62%)

Titagarh Rail Systems

1,584.25
10:29 AM | 21 JUN 2024
89.05 (5.96%)

Rail Vikas Nigam

409.70
10:28 AM | 21 JUN 2024
22.35 (5.77%)

Honasa Consumer

449.85
10:26 AM | 21 JUN 2024
23.5 (5.51%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    73,533.00538.00
    Chennai
    74,110.00757.00
    Delhi
    73,894.00684.00
    Kolkata
    73,533.00538.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    102.86/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.98/L0.23
    Kolkata
    103.94/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanGet App