▪️ Many 🇷🇺units are complaining of a sudden increase in 🇺🇦air power.

▪️ Although 🇷🇺has never achieved total air superiority, it has been dominant and its forces have grown dependent on air support.

▪️ However, a recent surge of 🇺🇦air assets is severely limiting 🇷🇺operations.
According to Russian sources, a unit moving to engage Ukrainian forces at Balakleya was stopped at Volokhiv Yar and destroyed by Ukrainian artillery.

We are working to verify these claims.
Ukrainian artillery is now engaging Russian positions at Kupyansk. Image

Ukrainian forces have now liberated:
▪️ Yakovenkove
▪️ Kalynivka
▪️ Taranushyne
▪️ Volokhiv Yar

Russian positions at Kupyansk and Izyum are looking increasingly vulnerable.

Ukrainian forces have sunk a barge carrying Russian troops and equipment near Kherson.
Multiple reports have confirmed that the Russian transport vessel was sunk near Hola Prystan, Kherson region.

The vessel was part of a resupply effort to Russian troops fighting in Kherson. Image

Unconfirmed photos of a Ukrainian strike on two buildings in Kupyansk which were being used to house Russian soldiers.

#Ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar #UkrainianArmy ImageImage
Ukrainian troops remove signs of occupation in the village of Nova Husarivka near Balakleya.

#Ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar #UkrainianArmy
Ukrainian troops continue to push Russian forces back.

Additional areas under 🇺🇦 Control:
▪️ Sukhoy Stavok
▪️ Kostromka
▪️ Schastlivoye

Russian commentators claim that 🇷🇺 forces were unable to dislodge Ukrainians from the bridgehead.
Russian Casualty Update:

Our team has visually confirmed at least 110 dead Russian soldiers from today's fighting on the Kharkiv front.

#Ukraine #UkrainianArmy
Russian aviation are exerting extreme caution in the skies around #Kherson and along the frontline.

They are reportedly preferring to fire at 🇺🇦 forces from the maximum possible distance, with little effect.

This 🇷🇺 Ka-52 gets too close to a 🇺🇦 Buk M-1 in this case.
Ukrainian Counteroffensive Update:

▪️ Over 20 settlements have been liberated in the Kharkiv sector.

▪️ In some areas, Ukrainian troops have driven Russian forces back by 50km.

Source: Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff Oleksiy Hromov.

Explosions in Novofedorivka, Crimea have been reported by local sources.

This comes just hours after Kyiv tweeted about plans to strike Crimea once again.

#Ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar #Crimea
Another local source has confirmed explosions in Novofedorivka.

Last month, Saky airfield at Novofedorivka was partially destroyed by a complex Ukrainian operation.

Today's explosions also seem to have occurred near the airfield. Image
An explosion has been reported at Russian-occupied Vasylivka, Zaporizhzhia region.

We are working to verify this footage.

#Ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar #Russia
Ukrainian forces are now conducting an offensive south of Volokhiv Yar, with fighting to the north of Veseloe and Kunje.

🇺🇦troops have seized most of the major Chuguev-Izyum highway. This allows 🇺🇦to directly supply the advancing units and increase its strength along the front.
If 🇺🇦can capture the junctions of Chuguev-Izyum and Balakleya-Chistovodka, they will be able to deny Russian forces any access to paved roads & completely prevent them from resupplying/retreating.

This road network in rural northern Ukraine has taken on a global significance.
Ukrainian forces have raised the national flag over the village of Borshchyvka, Kharkiv Region.

#Ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar #Kharkiv
Another Ukrainian flag is raised, this time in the town of Volkhov Yar.

Ukrainian victories are coming in thick and fast.

#Kharkiv #Ukraine #Ukrainian
The Ukrainian flag now flies in the center of Balakliya.

#Ukraine #kharkhiv #ArmedForcesofUkraine Image
Abandoned Russian equipment near Balakliya.

#Ukraine #UkrainianArmy #Kharkiv
The blame game has already begun on pro-Russian platforms.

'Kherson, Balakleya, Izyum - what to do and who is to blame?'

#Ukraine #Ukrainian #RussianArmy Image
Ukrainian forces have severed the supply routes connecting Russian army groups in Kupyansk and Izyum.

#Ukraine #Izyum #UkrainianArmy
Ukrainian forces on the Kharkiv front have seized a large ammunition depot.

The artillery shells have already been redistributed amongst Ukrainian units in the region and are being fired at their previous owners.

#Ukraine #UkrainianArmy #UkraineWar
"The Kremlin will not comment on the situation around Balakliya and other events in the Special Military Operation Zone. This is for the Ministry of Defense to discuss" - Peskov.

This is the Kremlin trying to separate the political elite from the military disaster they caused.
Ukrainian forces have seized the outskirts of Kupyansk.

This city is of vital importance to the overall northern offensive. Its liberation could allow for the encirclement of up to 10,000 Russian troops.

#Ukraine #UkraineWar Image

Russian sources claiming that reserves are urgently required in Izyum.

The current forces in the city are insufficient for the tasks at hand.

Russian reserves are being sent to Kup'yans'k.

No reserves are seen in Izyum yet.
A Ukrainian soldier films from within a captured Russian tank.

"They fled, and left us a tank. It works. It worked against us, but it will work for us now."

#Ukraine️ #UkraineWar #UkrainianArmy

We can confirm that late yesterday evening, FSB personnel evacuated Kupyansk.

Russian officials also oversaw the rapid removal of valuable equipment from the city.

#KharkivOffensive #UkraineWar
Ukrainian forces have captured a strategically important bridge over the River Oskil.

This further reduces Russian opportunities to reinforce the city of Izyum.

#Ukraine #UkraineWar Image
Ukrainian troops drive another recently captured 9M114 Shturm through the liberated fields of northern Ukraine.

#Ukraine #UkraineWar
Russian sources are reporting that the army group at Izyum has been encircled.
Ukrainian forces are methodically clearing each building in the liberated zones.

#UkrainianArmy #Ukraine #UkraineWar Image
Ukrainian forces are removing every trace of Russian occupation in the liberated zone.

#UkrainianArmy #Russia #Ukraine

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'The company is mostly armed with outdated AK-74 variants and weaponry from the 1930s is commonly used.

They have been given 2 grenade launchers in total, and one DShK gun, which nobody in the company knows how to use.
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▪️ Confirmed reports of 🇷🇺 retreat.
▪️ 🇷🇺 troops have been forced to destroy multiple bridges to slow the 🇺🇦 advance.
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Additional imagery provided by local sources in Balakleya.

The Russian retreat continues at pace.

Source: ba_novosti
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This FRIENDLY FIRE event occurred in the Kherson region on May 27 2022.
We believe the missile was fired from a known Russian SA-23 SAM System located at:

46.574, 32.742
FIRMS data shows flashes occurring at the Russian SAM location and to the north where we believe the Russian Su-35 to have been downed:

47.190, 33.123

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Ukrainian forces destroying a Russian R-330Zh Zhitel jamming station.
This electronic warfare (EW) system is designed for detection, analysis, locating & jamming of satellite & cellular equipment operating in 100-2000MHz range.

More on the R-330Zh below.
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Previously, numerous EW units such as the Zhitel were sighted around the borders of Ukraine.
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Azimuth search coverage: -90-120°
Elevation search coverage: -15 - +20°
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Twin seat, twin engine helicopter for attack and close air support. More details below.

Key facts:
Crew - 2, protected cabin
Power - 2 x turboshaft engines (2200hp each) powering 5-blade main rotor
Max speed - 320km/h
Range - 1100km
Ceiling - 5800m (rate 817m/min)

Note - this photo is of the shot down helicopter featured RF-13654
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Energy-absorbing landing gear help in crash landing
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