Soldiers Exchange Gunfire as Street Battles Rage in Vovchansk

Intense gunfire and explosions rang out in the Ukrainian frontline town of Vovchansk on Thursday, May 16, as Ukrainian armed forces engaged advancing Russian forces in street battles.

This video was published by Ukrainian Military Intelligence, who said it shows soldiers from the “Stugna” group of the special forces unit Timur GUR exchanging close-range gunfire with Russian forces while moving through rubble-filled streets and buildings in the northeastern border town.

Fighters can be seen carrying an injured soldier under gunfire.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, fighting in the northeast was concentrated around Lyptsi and Vovchansk, as Russian forces rained down a total of 32 airstrikes and 181 artillery barrages across Kharkiv region. Credit: Defense Intelligence of Ukraine via Storyful

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