The city of Kharkov remains one of the main battlefields in Ukraine. On the morning of February 27th, Russian forces entered the streets of the city, and urban fighting began.
After the small groups carried out the fight reconnaissance of the deployment positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UaF) and Nazi units, they are reportedly holding several positions in the northern and north-eastern regions of the city.
However, on February 28, less small groups of Russian soldiers were spotter on the streets, while the heavy artillery is actively used by the both sides..
Heavy artillery shelling took place in the north of Kharkov.
Fighting near the Horizon neighborhood in the south-eastern region of Kharkov.
On February 27, fierce clashed broke out in the city center. As a result, the special school No. 134, where UAF heavy equipment was deployed, was destroyed along with Ukrainian equipment.
The damaged armored personnel carrier BTR-4E was seen on the video. The angry woman is commenting on the situation, blaming Ukrainian forces.
The fighting near the school on February 27:
Despite the discontent of local civilians, Ukrainian soldiers and Nazi forces continue their deployment in the city’s residential areas.
For example, in the area of Pobedy Avenue in the north of Kharkiv, the UAF servicemen took up positions right on the balconies of a multi-storey residential building.
They threaten civilians who are dissatisfied with their use as a “human shield”.
In early hours of February 28, a large explosion was reported in Kharkiv which was likely a result of an airstrike. On February 28, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out air support over Kharkiv. Russian Su-34 bombers have started operating in the Kharkiv region.
Fighting in the city continue in different areas. As well as on the city’s outskirts.
At night, fighting broke out in the village of Pesochin on the southwestern outskirts of Kharkov.
Fierce clashes were reported in village of Blagodatnoye on the northeastern outskirts of Kharkov.
An explosion was reported in the area of a silicate plant in the village of Solonitsevka on the western outskirts of Kharkov.
Locals reported that the strike was carried out from the north-west, from the direction of the village of Olshanov. The UAF are likely behind the explosion, as Russian forces are yet to reach the Western outskirts of the city. On the other hand, this could be an airstrike carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces.
Meanwhile, chaos is spreading among the civilian population. Mass looting and robberies pose another threat to local residents, while law enforcement forces are practically not operational.
Another threat to the city’s residents are unexploded bombs left in on the streets of the city and its outskirts.
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