Izyum front: situation near Balakleya
by the end of September 6, 2022
Today, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, after a long artillery preparation along Balakleya, Izyum, logistics routes and warehouses of the RF Armed Forces, launched an attack on Balakleya from the west from Andreevka.
Due to its geographical position, without control over Balakleya, it is difficult to secure the northwestern flank of the group based in Izyum. In addition, if someday the Russian Armed Forces again pay attention to Kharkov itself, a convenient route runs from Balakliya through Zmiev to the Slobodskoy and Industrialny districts of the regional center.
After inflicting massive fire damage on mobilized militiamen from the DPR, who were on the defensive in the nearby forests, the Armed Forces of Ukraine entered the village of Verbovka.
From there, the only route to the territory of the 65th arsenal and Balakleya itself through the Srednyaya Balakleyka River is still preserved. The bridge across the river is intact, fighting is going on for control over it.
From Recruitment, the Armed Forces of Ukraine developed success towards the village of Yakovenkovo, trying to move towards Volokhov Yar and completely block Balakleya from the north.
Now the road Volokhov Yar - Balakleya is under the fire control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Bridges located to the south across the rivers Balakleyka and Extreme Balakleyka: undermined, so communication with the central regions of Balakleya is now interrupted.
The Ukrainian formations did not enter the Camp area located on the western bank of the Balakleyka River to the north of its tributary (the Lyakhovaya River). There is also no confirmation of the presence of the RF Armed Forces in this area.
Reports have been received about the advance of the Russian Armed Forces south of the village of Bayrak and the expansion of the control zone towards Gusarovka. But so far there are no facts that could confirm this.
At the moment, Balakliya is in the operational encirclement and in the zone of fire destruction of Ukrainian artillery. All entrances are cut by fire