The LNR forces and the Russian military took the village of Metelkino, located southeast of Severodonetsk. The Ministry of Defense said that they had taken Severodonetsk, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine entrenched themselves in the Severodonetsk Azot industrial zone
The military of the Luhansk People's Republic, with the support of Russian forces, took control of the village of Metelkino, located southeast of Severodonetsk, reported in The Ministry of Defense.
The Ministry noted that the offensive of forces in the Severodonetsk direction is developing successfully.
“Some units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are leaving the combat area due to low morale, lack of ammunition and lack of support,” — according to the department, specifying that this is about the first company of the first battalion of the 57th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which left its positions near Lisichansk.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian officials sources.
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, spoke about the capture of Metelkino a day earlier, he specified that the second corps of the People's Militia of the LPR, along with the Akhmat special forces unit, occupied the settlement. “In the battles for this settlement over the past week, the Ukrainian side has lost 600 to 700 of its soldiers killed and wounded,” — he claimed.
Kadyrov said at the end of May that Russian troops had taken Severodonetsk under full control. However, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted in early June that the residential areas of the city had been “liberated”, while the Ukrainian military was still in industrial areas.
We are talking about the Severodonetsk Azot plant— the largest chemical enterprise in Ukraine, the head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik estimated the number of Ukrainian military personnel stationed there at 1–1.5 thousand people.
The special operation in Ukraine began on the night of February 24. This decision was made by President Vladimir Putin, he justified his actions by the desire to protect the civilians of Donbass, who, according to him, “have been subjected to abuse, genocide for eight years.” from official Kyiv. Moscow wants demilitarization and “denazification” neighboring state, Putin said, assuring that there are no plans to occupy the territory of Ukraine— “We are not going to impose anything on anyone by force.”
Putin said that all peoples have the right to self-determination, but the residents of Donbass were not interested in how they “want to arrange their lives.” According to him, the Russian authorities are confident in the importance of all peoples living in Ukraine to be able to exercise this right. “Anyone who wants it,” — stressed the President of Russia.
In Ukraine, in response, they broke off diplomatic relations with Russia, announced mobilization and introduced martial law. The Ukrainian authorities insist that there are no “Nazi formations” in the country, said the head of the Russian negotiating delegation Vladimir Medinsky.
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