Valuyki, a city in Russia near the Ukraine border, is situated on a critical Russian rail line to northern Luhansk Oblast in Ukraine. This is where many of the ruskie forces fled after being routed from the Kharkiv region. The Ukes have cut Ruskie supply and communication through Kharkiv Oblast, forcing Ruskies to redirect logistics from the large bases and concentration points around Belgorod City through the Valuyki rail line. Sustained damage to this rail line would severely complicate logistics supporting the Ruskie defense of Luhansk and eastern Kharkiv Oblasts. A Ruskie source stated that the Luhansk People’s Republic 206th Regiment is defending in Russia itself near Valuyki. Russia is deploying proxy forces to protect logistics, which indicates the ruskie military is now so depleted they are relying on proxy forces for tasks even inside Russia!