Military commander Semyon Pegov, who is the author of the project on the WarGonzo telegram channel, published information about the situation near Izyum.
He said that he talked with the fighters of the Veteran formation, in which volunteers serve. They said that the situation is really difficult, because the Armed Forces of Ukraine have collected large reserves for this counteroffensive.
“The onslaught of the enemy, which is considerably superior to the defenders of the city in numbers and equipment, can be restrained. However, the situation is extremely tense and requires the attention of decision makers. This is what the fighters in the trenches think,” Pegov says.
It is worth noting that members of the administration appointed after the arrival of the Russian military were evacuated from a number of settlements in the Kharkiv region. Ukraine brings people loyal to the Russian Federation to criminal liability for “collaboration with the occupying forces”. Often they are eliminated by saboteurs, which has happened more than once in the southern regions of Ukraine, captured by Russian troops.