Ukrainians began the week with a stronger counteroffensive in efforts to liberate Russian-occupied territories. The ground forces have started to push in Eastern Kharkiv Oblast, gearing towards Luhansk over the weekend. Over the past 48 hours, the Ukrainians have successfully moved past Russian forces after a confrontation in Petropavlivka and Synkivka.

According to the Institute of the Study of War, the Ukrainian forces also advanced towards the Kupyansk-Petropavlivka region and had conducted reconnaissance-in-force in Zahorukivka.

Kharkiv Battle Map Draft
(Source: Institute of the Study of War)