Military analyst Onufrienko spoke about the importance of Kupyansk for the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region
Kharkov, Ukraine, February 13, 2023, 15:57 — REGNUM The Ukrainian command is transferring the military to the right bank of the Oskol River near the city of Kupyansk (Kharkiv region) in order to defend against the RF Armed Forces. About it IA REGNUM reported February 13 military observer Mikhail Onufrienko.
“The report that appeared on Monday about the withdrawal from Kupyansk of the 14th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the defense of the Kharkiv region is incorrect. Reinforcements are being sent there. Another thing is that there may be a misinterpretation here. Significant forces can be withdrawn from the left bank of the Oskol, since Kupyansk is located on both banks of this river.– said Onufrienko.
According to him, now the enemy is creating a fortified area on the right bank in order to separate from the Russian Armed Forces by the Oskol River if the Russian military, after taking the village of Sinkovka, overcome the remaining six kilometers and enter the left bank in Kupyansk.
“But Kupyansk itself is not going to surrender to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it is a fairly large regional center. Before our regrouping in the fall of 2022, the Kharkov military-civilian administration was located there. This is a junction not only of railways, which are of no importance now, since they are on the front line, but also of highways that lead through Chuguev to Kharkov and south to Izyum, and to the north, ” the expert pointed out.
The expert stressed that these interchanges during the hostilities “will be used by the advancing army.” “Therefore, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will defend the right side of Kupyansk to the stop – especially since the entry of the RF Armed Forces to the right bank of Oskol opens up wide opportunities for an offensive,” the expert explained.
Previously TASS citing a source in law enforcement agencies, he said that the headquarters of the 14th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Ukrainian militants were leaving the vicinity of the city of Kupyansk, Kharkiv region.