Russian forces continue their ground advance in the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine. I am now in the town of Vovchansk, about seventy kilometers from the regional capital. The fighting is fierce. Vovchansk is becoming a new Bakhmut, warns the police chief of the Kharkiv region, Volodymyr Tymoshko, denouncing how the city has been hit in recent days by an unprecedented wave of attacks (at least since 2022 ) – with even 250 bombs, or even 500 kilos, capable of demolishing a multi-story building. The White House itself speaks of a “brutal” Russian campaign and assures that there is a “constant” flow of American military supplies to its ally. But on the ground, the Russians are gradually gaining the upper hand over Ukrainian resistance, at least on a “tactical” level, admitted Kiev sources, while specifying that 13 Russian attacks in the direction of Kharkiv were repelled on Monday. In recent hours, military leaders have also replaced the commander in charge of operations in the region, while ensuring the sending of additional reinforcements.

The United States and NATO consider the response

The possibility of the army led by Vladimir Putin expanding to the northeast seriously worries both the government of Volodymyr Zelensky and its allies. Second Policy, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine in the coming days, possibly as early as tomorrow. In an interview with the portal Break the defense Meanwhile, the Estonian president's national security adviser, Madis Roll, ends the delay and says the government in Tallinn is “seriously” discussing the possibility of sending troops to western Ukraine. Roll said the Estonian government was studying the issue and would prefer to do so as part of a NATO mission “in order to demonstrate its strength and determination.”

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