Ukrainian fighters continue their advance in the Kharkiv region, and the Russians are losing their positions and are unable to strengthen them again. Meanwhile, the ZSU also achieves significant success in the Kherson area.
This is evidenced by the map data of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Kharkiv region (Vovchansk-Kupyansk-Izyum-Lyman line)
According to the cards, our fighters continue to consolidate their achievements in the Kharkiv region. Thus, the Armed Forces managed to regain control over the settlements in the north-eastern part of the region on the Vesele-Vovchansk line. Deoccupied Dvorichne, Ternove, Bogorodichne.
Russian troops are unable to strengthen the new front line after Ukrainian fighters liberated the eastern part of the Kharkiv region, so the occupiers are actively leaving the area or relocating to other directions.
According to ISW, some Ukrainian forces are already redeploying from the Kharkiv region to the southwest of the Donetsk region, while the Russian command does not prioritize strengthening vulnerable positions east of the Oskol River.
Analysts note that Ukraine's return of Izyum has probably impaired the ability of Russian troops to launch artillery strikes along the Izyum-Slovyansk route. So, on September 12, the Russians did not launch artillery strikes in the direction of Slovyansk, probably referring to the settlements northwest of Slovyansk on the E40 route.
According to the information of the cards, as of September 12, Russian troops continued ground shelling of the Donetsk region, in particular, the contact line. At the same time, Ukrainian troops repelled ground enemy attacks on settlements around Bakhmut and Avdiivka.
It is reported that the area east of Gulyaipole remains the most active point of military confrontation. It is assumed that the Armed Forces may launch a counteroffensive in the Vugledar area in the near future, but there is no official confirmation yet.
According to ISW maps, Ukrainian troops are making significant progress in the Kherson region. Yes, our fighters penetrated the front line to a depth of 4 to 12 km. in unspecified areas, which is more than 500 square kilometers of liberated territory.
In particular, Ukrainian troops liberated 13 settlements, including Visokopilya, Novovoznesenske, Bilogirka, Sukhy Stavok, and Myrolyubivka.
Last day, taking into account the map data, the Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to advance even closer to Kherson. Analysts assume that the Russians had to retreat from Kiselyvka, which is 15 kilometers from the regional center.
At the same time, it is quite important that in this case the Ukrainian forces will be as close as possible to the enemy's positions in Chornobayivka in case of confirmation of these data.
Meanwhile, no additional ground attacks are being conducted in the Zaporizhzhya direction. Russia uses only firepower, continuing to hit the civilian population of the Dnipropetrovsk region with shelling from the bank of the Dnipro they have captured.
We will remind, according to the morning summary of the General Staff, the Ukrainian military repelled the attacks of the occupiers near 7 settlements.
In addition, according to the Ministry of Defense, our fighters liberated 6,000 square kilometers of territory in the south and east of the country.