Ukrainian border guards destroy cannon, dugout near Vovchansk — video

Border guards destroy Russian cannon and dugout near Vovchansk
Border guards destroy Russian cannon and dugout near Vovchansk

The State Border Guard Service released a video showing the destruction of a Russian cannon and dugout in the Vovchansk district of Kharkiv Oblast on May 16.

In a comment accompanying the video, it was noted that border guards from the Steel Border brigade discovered a 122-mm Russian cannon during aerial reconnaissance in the Vovchansk direction. The cannon had inflicted fire damage on the positions of Ukraine's Defense Forces.

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After detection, the gun was quickly struck by the border guards' FPV drone.

The State Border Guard Service added that a Russian military dugout with personnel inside was also discovered and hit in this direction.

The situation in the Vovchansk area following the start of the Russian offensive in Kharkiv

On May 10, at 5 a.m., Russian forces attempted to break through Ukraine's defense near Vovchansk in Kharkiv Oblast. Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled the attacks, according to the Defense Ministry.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Russian troops had initiated a new wave of counteroffensive actions in this direction. He also announced that Ukraine would transfer its forces to the Kharkiv area.

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On May 12, DeepState reported that Russian forces occupied several villages in the border areas of Kharkiv Oblast.

On May 13, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted that the Russians were experiencing tactical success around Vovchansk, and that the overall situation in the Kharkiv direction remained difficult.

On May 15, Ukraine's Ministry of Defense confirmed that Russian infantry groups had entered Vovchansk.

On May 16, Zelenskyy said that Ukraine had so far managed to "increase confidence" in the Vovchansk direction of Kharkiv Oblast. He added that counterattacks by the Armed Forces were occurring in various areas, particularly in the border oblasts of Kharkiv.

On May 17, the General Staff reported that Ukraine's Defense Forces were conducting sweeps in the north of Vovchansk, preventing Russian troops from gaining a foothold.

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