Ukraine’s failure to construct defenses in Kharkiv aided Russian reinvasion | EUROtoday

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KHARKIV, Ukraine — Russia’s new offensive throughout Ukraine’s northeastern border had been anticipated for months — but it nonetheless shocked the Ukrainian troopers stationed there to defend towards it.

Ukraine’s a hundred and twenty fifth Territorial Defense Brigade — stretched skinny alongside a roughly 27-mile stretch of the Kharkiv area’s border with Russia — used reconnaissance drones to watch, day by day, how Moscow was steadily build up forces for a potential assault. But the morning it occurred, May 10, the brigade misplaced all its video feeds on account of Russian digital jamming.