The Ministry of Defense announced the complete encirclement of Lisichansk
The Ukrainian grouping of troops is blocked in the “cauldron”, fighting is going on in Lisichansk, the Ministry of Defense reported
Russian troops have completely closed the ring around the city of Lisichansk in the Luhansk People's Republic, reported in Ministry of Defense of Russia.
As noted in the department, the troops of the group “Center” took control of the village of Verkhnekamenka, as well as the villages of Zolotarevka and Belogorovka, after which they went to the Seversky Donets River and, together with the Southern Group of Forces, closed the encirclement around Lisichansk.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation on Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
“In the next” boiler ” the Ukrainian grouping of troops was completely blocked. In the last two days alone, 38 Ukrainian servicemen surrendered in this area, most of whom are local residents who were forcibly mobilized into the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,— reported in the Ministry of Defense.
Fighting is underway in the city itself, the Defense Ministry said. July 2 in the vicinity of Lisichansk were “liberated” the city of Novodruzhesk, the village of Maloryazantsevo and the village of Belaya Gora, the agency added.
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Ukrainian forces are suffering significant losses in all directions, according to the Ministry of Defense. “In the area of the settlement of Marinka in the Donetsk People's Republic, the 54th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost more than 60 percent of its personnel and equipment in several days of fighting,” the message says.
Lisichansk— satellite town of Severodonetsk. Until recently, they were the last large cities within the borders of the Lugansk People's Republic, which remained under the control of Kyiv. Since 2014, Severodonetsk has been the administrative center of the Lugansk Oblast of Ukraine instead of Lugansk. Russian troops took control of Severodonetsk on June 25, the Ministry of Defense reported.
On June 2, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced that Russian forces had taken control of Lisichansk. According to him, the forces of Russia and the LPR advanced into the city center, and the Ukrainian troops were unable to leave the city due to the dense encirclement.
Russian special operation in Ukraine has been going on since February 24. At the end of March, the Ministry of Defense stated that its main goal was the “complete liberation of Donbass.” Kyiv, in connection with the special operation, severed diplomatic relations with Moscow, declared martial law and general mobilization.
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