In the middle of February 1943, 320 Infantry division battered in battles is out from the encirclement in the area of Zmiyev en route to Kharkov. Motorized battle group from SS division, sent to cross the river Uday and break through the encirclement and deliver fuel and ammunition, and assist in breaking out of the encirclement. On the other side, 350 Rifle Division of the Red Army is to occupy positions in the Krasnaya Polyana village near the bridge over the river Uday. 6th gds. Cavalry Corps has blocked the road from Zmiyev to Kharkov.
A new area of operations - the village of Krasnaya Polyana.
Two new operations for the Red Army and Wermacht during Operation Star (February 1943).