Russian troops seize Krokhmalne village in Kharkiv region — ISW
On January 20, Russian occupying forces managed to advance along the Kupyansk-Svatove-Kreminna line and capture the village of Krokhmalne, Kharkiv region
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) shared the information in its usual report.
Geolocated images published on January 20 indicate that Russian troops captured Krokhmalne, 20 km northwest of Svatove.
At the same time, Russian military bloggers had previously claimed that Ukrainian troops had withdrawn from positions near the village.
In addition, geolocated imagery from January 20 shows that Russian forces have made minor advances east of Ivanivka (20 km southeast of Kupyansk).
Russian troops also advanced southwest of Bakhmut. Geolocated footage released on January 20 shows that Russian troops have advanced in a small forested area northwest of Klishchiivka (southwest of Bakhmut).
ISW analysts document that the occupying forces have made minor advances near the border of Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions, and imagery shows limited Russian advances southeast of Urozhayne (10 km south of Velyka Novosilka).
As of now, positional fighting is taking place along the entire front line.
According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ukrainian defenders repelled 72 Russian attacks on the frontline yesterday, most of them concentrated in the Kupyansk and Avdiivka directions.