The military leadership of the Russian Federation has set the task of breaking through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Luhansk region, but the Ukrainian fighters are gradually moving forward. This was announced by the head of the Lugansk regional military administration, Sergei Gaidai, on the air of the national telethon.
«The Russian military leadership has set the task of breaking through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Therefore, heavy battles and shelling continue every day. But this will not stop our military, they are moving forward daily — to the liberation of the Luhansk region, although the progress is not as fast as we would like», — Gaidai said.
According to him, our defenders are very motivated and it is better for them to go on the offensive than sit in the trenches. He noted that in the Makeyevka region and in the Svatov region, the Russians lost hundreds of people. The bodies of the dead invaders are not taken away because they will have to pay compensation to their relatives.
Gaidai said that the Russians also do not give up their attempts to recapture Belogorovka, because they understand if they are thrown back further from the settlement-bridgehead, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will liberate Lysichansk next. He added that under the onslaught of the UAF fighters in other cities of the Luhansk region, the enemy would simply leave Severodonetsk.
Also, according to him, the Russians expelled all residents from small villages so that they would not help the UAF .
- A battalion of mobilized Russians was destroyed near Makiivka. Of the 570 invaders, 41 survived.