The Russian military may launch an incursion into Kharkiv Oblast from across the Ukrainian border in a matter of weeks, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Feb. 2, citing Chief of Estonia’s General Staff Col. Eero Rebo.
“There is still a possibility that in the coming weeks, attacks will be carried out on the border areas of Belgorod and Kharkiv oblasts from the so-called motherland of the Russian Federation, with the aim of tying even more Ukrainian forces to guarding the border,” said Rebo.
According to him, Russia currently has the initiative in the war, but has failed to translate that into any substantial gains on the battlefield.
In Donbas, Moscow remains fixated on capturing Avdiivka, although fighting is still ongoing around Bakhmut.
In southern Ukraine, Russian troops continue assaulting positions previously liberated by Ukraine, Rebo assessed. Ukrainian forces continue to maintain a bridgehead across the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast. Russia remains unable to dislodge this relatively small Ukrainian force after months of fighting in the area.
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