"Between the Hammer and the Anvil II" - Benefitting from the winter, Marshal Timoschenko decided to launch a significant offensive against the German Army Group South. The Russians managed to create significant openings aimed at reaching the Donetz basin from Izyum. The Russians made every attempt to take Khristishche but all were pushed back. It was only at dawn on the 25th of January that a patrol succeeded in penetrating the city.
Attacker: German (196th Infantry Regiment, 68th Infantry Division)