The fighting on the streets of Kharkov began in early hours of February 27.
Fighting in the Karkov outskirts lasted for almost the whole night. The head of the Kharkov Regional State Administration confirmed that Russian troops broke through the defense of the city. Kharkov police officials confirmed that numerous Russian groups have broken into the city.
On February 27, the Ministry of Defense Ministry reported that the 302nd anti-aircraft missile Regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, equipped with Buk M-1 air defense systems, voluntarily laid down their weapons and surrendered in the Kharkov region. 471 Ukrainian servicemen were detained.
First footage from the city showed small groups of Russian soldiers on Tiger armored vehicles moving on the streets of the city. These were reconnaissance groups who were tasked to discover the locations of Ukrainian military equipment which had been deployed in the residential areas in advance. Russian infantry was already spotted on the outskirts of the city.
The UAF use civilian buildings as a human shield.
Clashes with Ukrainian soldiers were not avoided. Fighting were mainly reported in the center of the city, in the northern and north-eastern regions. An explosion was heard in the West of the city.
Ukrainian MLRS are shelling the center of Kharkov from the western outskirts, from the village Lubotin.
Residents were asked not to leave their shelters. Unfortunately, judging by the quantity of videos made in the city, a lot of civilians stay in their appartements and have no place to hide. No evacuation from the city was organized during the last week.
The UAF are luring Russian forces into the various cities in Ukraine, including Kharkov, Sumy, Kherson, Mariupol etc. They have been preparing for fighting on the streets for at least three days, since the Russian military operation began. Civilians were kept in hostage. They were not evacuated, but even prohibited to leave the cities.
While the blood thread begins in the Ukrainian cities, Zelenskiy refuses to launch negotiations. The more victims there are during the Russian operation, the harder the response from the West and the blow to the Russian economy will be. Zelenskiy is also waiting until the uncontrolled nationalist units of the Ukrainian paramilitary groups suffer more losses, as they pose the main threat to the current Kiev’s regime, and this threat will significantly grow after the military escalation decrease.
The yellow armband on the sleeve has already become a traditional sign of Ukrainian nationalist units, the “Right Sector” and the Maidan Self-Defense:
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