Soldiers of the Samara and Bashkir special rapid reaction units (SOBR) were taken to the cauldron near Balakleya, Izyumsky district of Ukraine. This is reported by users of social networks, in particular, propaganda Z-channels.
Izvestia was the first to report that the SOBR was taking part in repelling the counteroffensive. On September 6, at 22:02, the publication published a message citing a source that the units of the 2nd Corps of the "People's Militia of the LPR", with the support of SOBR and OMON fighters, successfully stopped the counterattack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the direction of Balakleya.
After that, messages about the deplorable state of the SOBR began to appear in the Z-channels in Telegram. “Near Balakliya (in the direction of Kharkov), the Samara SOBR was surrounded. And their chances are, to put it mildly, “so-so,” writes the Romanov Light Telegram channel at 22:06.
Channel "Rosich | Rosich" at 22:13 wrote that the fighters of the Samara SOBR were surrounded and stopped communicating. His next message about SOBR near Balakleya ends with the words “Samara! Bashkiria! Pray for them."
The military "LPR" Vladlen Tatarsky at 09:27 on September 6 wrote: "Samara SOBR and another SOBR from some area." This was a comment on a post from another Z-channel, VETERAN'S NOTES. It said that two consolidated detachments of the Russian Guard have been fighting for more than a day in complete encirclement near Volokhov Yar (Chuguevsky district of the Kharkov region). At 09:33 Tatarsky wrote that the second SOBR was Bashkir.
At 22:10, the Rubezh Telegram channel published the following post: “SOBR of Bashkiria too. They will fight to the last. They said goodbye." However, it was later removed.
At 09:48 Rosich | Rosich" wrote that the SOBR fighters are holding the line and are "combined-arms combat against the enemy," and the Samara and Bashkir SOBR "will go down in the glorious history of the Russian province."
On September 6, fierce battles began in the area of Russian-occupied Balakleya, Izyumsky district, Kharkiv region, and the fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched a counteroffensive. This information was confirmed to The Insider by Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in reserve, military expert Roman Svitan. According to him, it was from Balakleya that the Russian group in Izyum was planning an offensive to the south or southwest in order to cut off supplies from Slavyansk.