Head of the Ukrainian-controlled Luhansk Regional Administration Sergei Gaidai announced that the Armed Forces of Ukraine had received an order to leave Severodonetsk. About it writes TASS.
He noted that the Ukrainian authorities, “unfortunately, such a decision was made.”
“Both the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard have already received the order to withdraw to new positions, to new fortified areas,” he explained on the air of the Ukrainian TV channel Dom.
At the same time, Gaidai recognized the successes of the troops of the republics of Donbass and Russia in Lisichansk.
“It’s difficult to capture it like that, from the fly, but, given the simply many times superior enemy forces, they press very hard there,” he stressed.
Head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik On June 2, he stated that the LPR forces completely control the entire territory of the region, except for Severodonetsk and Lysichansk. On June 16, he reported that the residential area of Severodonetsk was controlled by the military of the LPR, and they also entered the territory of the Azot plant, where Ukrainian forces are located. On June 19, the media reported that in the Severodonetsk region, fighters and commanders of the Aidar National Battalion, banned in Russia, voluntarily surrendered to the servicemen of the Luhansk People’s Republic.