Mapping Russia's Sudden Push Across Ukrainian Lines – The New York Times

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All of a sudden, Russian forces are making progress in many directions at once.
In recent days, Russian troops have surged across the border from the north and opened a new line of attack near Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, capturing settlements and villages and forcing thousands of civilians to flee.
Detail area
UKRAINE
Tykhe
Russia launched one line of attack near Ohirtseve.
Vovchansk
RUSSIAN
TROOPS
Ohirtseve
RUSSIAN
ADVANCE
AS OF MAY 14
RUSSIA
Another line of Russian attack was near the town of Krasne.
RUSSIAN
ADVANCE
MAY 11
Izbytske
Zelene
Krasne
UKRAINE
Hlyboke
Lyptsi
UKRAINIAN
TROOPS
Shestakove
Shopyne
Both sides reported fighting near Hlyboke on Sunday.
Slatyne
Rohan
Derhachi
Kharkiv
Khorosheve
Korotych
Dvorichnyi Kut
5 miles
Lyubotyn
Detail area
Russia launched one line of attack near Ohirtseve.
UKRAINE
Tykhe
RUSSIA
Vovchansk
Ohirtseve
RUSSIAN
TROOPS
Another line of Russian attack was near the town of Krasne.
RUSSIAN
ADVANCE
AS OF MAY 14
RUSSIAN
ADVANCE
MAY 11
Izbytske
Zelene
Krasne
UKRAINE
Hlyboke
Both sides reported fighting near Hlyboke on Sunday.
Shopyne
UKRAINIAN
TROOPS
Slatyne
Rohan
Derhachi
Kharkiv
Dvorichnyi
Kut
Khorosheve
Korotych
Lyubotyn
5 miles
Sources: Institute for the Study of War with American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project, Ukrainian officials
The New York Times
It may be a feint. The real goal may be to divert already-weakened Ukrainian forces from critical battles elsewhere. But one thing is clear: The map of battle in Ukraine looks a lot different today than it did only a week ago.
Ukraine is more vulnerable than at any time since the harrowing first weeks of the 2022 invasion, a range of soldiers and commanders have said in interviews.
It is too soon to know if the war in Ukraine has hit a turning point. But Russia’s progress isn’t just in the northeast.
Russia has been making small but geographically broad gains across the eastern front. And what started as a modest Russian advance near Avdiivka has grown in recent weeks into a roughly 15-square-mile bulge that is complicating the defense of the Donetsk region.
RUSSIA
Russian advances
since April 14
Kharkiv
Kupiansk
HELD BY
RUSSIA
Cherneshchyna
Izium
Kremina
Torske
UKRAINE
Lysychansk
Sloviansk
Kramatorsk
Bakhmut
Chasiv Yar
DETAIL
AREA
UKRAINE
Avdiivka
Makiivka
Donetsk
Vuhledar
30 miles
RUSSIA
Russian advances
since April 14
Kharkiv
HELD BY
RUSSIA
Kupiansk
Cherneshchyna
Izium
Kremina
Torske
UKRAINE
Sloviansk
Kramatorsk
Bakhmut
Chasiv Yar
DETAIL
AREA
UKRAINE
Avdiivka
Makiivka
Donetsk
Vuhledar
30 miles
Sources: Institute for the Study of War with American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project, Ukrainian officials
The New York Times
Months of delays in American assistance, a spiraling number of casualties and severe shortages of ammunition have taken a deep toll, evident in the exhausted expressions and weary voices of soldiers engaged in daily combat.
Whether Russia will succeed in weakening Ukraine’s defenses in other parts of the front line remains to be seen.
A big objective, according to Franz-Stefan Gady, a Vienna-based military analyst, appears to be to draw Ukrainian forces away from Chasiv Yar, a town on strategic high ground where Ukrainians have fought for weeks to stave off an attack.
Russia’s broad range of attacks appears to be stretching Ukrainian forces thin. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence agency, said in an interview from a bunker in Kharkiv this week that it has been difficult to find the personnel to shore up defenses in the northeast.
“All of our forces are either here or in Chasiv Yar,” he said. “I’ve used everything we have. Unfortunately, we don’t have anyone else in the reserves.”
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