Russian counterattack revenge attack kills two civilians, injures five – Kyiv Post


The consequences of the Russian bombardment of the industrial district of Kharkiv, on the morning of September 8. (Photo credit: Oleh Synyehubov’s Facebook page).

The Russian army continued its attacks on Kharkiv on September 8, in retaliation for the success Ukrainian counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region.

The Ukrainian armed forces managed to encircle an important stronghold of the Russian army from the north and south – the city of Balakliya in the Kharkiv region. Advancing Ukrainian units entered the operational space, threatening to cut off supply to the entire Russian group concentrated near Izyum. The Russian command hastily mobilizes reinforcements on dangerous fronts, although in its summaries it reports only successes.

On Tuesday, September 6, there were reports of a massive attack by the Ukrainian armed forces on the Balakliya front. Pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian bloggers and propagandists reporting on the events southeast of Kharkiv do not contradict each other.

The Russian army continued its terrorist attacks against Kharkiv on Thursday, September 8, in retaliation for the successful counter-offensive carried out by the Ukrainian army in the Kharkiv region.

According to Oleh Synyehubov, head of Kharkiv’s military administration, the Russians hit the city at 10 a.m. local time, one rocket damaged the administrative building and another hit the ground nearby.

Two men aged 27 and 65 died and five people were injured. Two of them, a 49-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, are in serious condition. All necessary medical assistance is provided to the injured.

Fighting continues around Balakliya, in the Kharkiv region. Ukrainian forces would endeavor to take the town of Shevchenkove and continue their offensive on Kupyansk. In response, the Russian army reportedly transferred its reserve.

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