Russia again creates gunpowder chaos in Ukraine, plans to capture Kharkiv


The Russia-Ukraine war that has been going on for more than a year has almost reached a turning point. Russia started the war on Friday to capture the Kharkiv area of ​​Ukraine. This is the biggest decision after Putin's fifth coronation. This is the first time since February 2022 that Russia is moving to capture Kharkiv.

This is the first time since February 2022 that Russia is moving to capture Kharkiv. On this side of the border is Belgorod while on the other side is the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. On June 4 last year, Ukraine launched a counter-offensive against Russia.

However, Ukraine's counter-offensive failed miserably. The Ukrainian army could not break the Russian defence. Now Russia has launched an offensive attack on Ukraine. Let us tell you that the French President had once threatened that if the Russian army moved forward to capture Kharkiv, France would send its troops. Therefore this is the biggest thorny question for Putin. Russia will have to make its offensive attack successful at any cost.

NATO will use its full force to stop Russia. Kharkiv is important for India also. Thousands of Indian students had gone from Kharkiv to the Russian city of Belgorod, for which it is claimed that PM Modi had stopped the war.

On Friday, Russia carried out an air strike along with attacking Ukraine's North-East city of Vovchansk with cannon balls and rockets. Regional governor Oleh Sinihubov said the nighttime shelling targeted Vovchansk, in the Kharkiv region and less than five kilometres from the Russian border. After this attack, the authorities started the process of evacuating about 3,000 people from there.

Ukraine's Defense Ministry said that in the early morning, the Russian army tried to penetrate Ukrainian defenses near Vovchansk. He said reserve units were deployed to stop the attack. Analysts said the attack could mark the beginning of a Russian effort to create a 'buffer zone' that President Putin pledged to create earlier this year to prevent continued Ukrainian attacks on Belgorod and other Russian border areas.

Ukraine had previously said it was aware that Russia was massing thousands of troops along its northeastern border near the Kharkiv and Sumy regions. Ukrainian intelligence officials said that Kremlin forces have launched a recent ground attack in eastern Ukraine, and they expect Kremlin forces to also attack in the northeast.

However, Russia cannot capture Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city. But that could force Ukraine to send more troops to the region, making other areas more vulnerable to attack. Additionally, forcing Ukrainian authorities to evacuate civilians is likely to cause disruption and divert resources. The head of the Vovchansk administration, Tamaz Hambarishvili, told Ukraine's Hromadske Radio that the entire city is now under heavy shelling and it is not safe to live here.