Russian Attack on Kharkiv: the dangers, the fallout, the response

The ongoing assault on the Kharkiv region has forced the evacuation of thousands of residents, leaving the town of Vovchansk in a state of heavy bombardment and imminent danger, with reports of Russian forces approaching from multiple directions. Experts have expressed concerns about the tactical gains made by the Russian forces in the region and the limitations imposed on the use of Western weapons, further exacerbating the challenges faced by Ukrainian troops in defending the area.

President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for international support, including expanding the F-16 fighter jet coalition and accelerating training and delivery to bolster Ukraine’s air defense capabilities. However, the restrictions on the use of certain weapons and the lack of sufficient air defense systems have raised concerns about the ability to effectively counter the Russian offensive and protect Ukrainian cities from further assaults.

The dangers posed by the Russian attack on Kharkiv are compounded by the devastating fallout on the local population and the urgent need for international support to bolster Ukraine’s defense capabilities.


  • Archil Tsintsadze, security policy expert. 
  • Oleksandr Chupak, Head of Economic Programs at the Ukrainian Institute for Strategic Studies.

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