The Russian Defense Ministry said that the territory of the industrial zone belongs to the “Azot” plant in Russia Severodonetsk It became under the control of the Lugansk separatists, after the Russian army confronted the attempt of the Ukrainian armed formations to turn these lands into a hotbed of attrition.
The ministry indicated that the towns of Voronovo and Sirotino were also taken over, which means the imposition of forces Lugansk Control of all areas adjacent to the eastern bank of the river “Seversky Donets”.
The spokesperson said Russian Ministry of DefenseIgor Konashenkov, on Saturday: “The military units of the Lugansk People’s Republic, with the support of the Russian forces under the command of General Sergei Sorovikin, as a result of successful offensive operations, liberated the cities of Severodonetsk and Borovskoye, the towns of Voronovo and Sirotino, which belong to the territory of the republic,” according to the website “Sputnik”. “.
And Konashenkov added: “Thus, the enemy’s attempt to turn the industrial zone of the Azot plant into a fortified center of resistance was thwarted, and at present the territory of this plant is controlled by the military units of the Lugansk People’s Republic.”
“With the liberation of Severodonetsk and Borovskoye, the entire territory of the left bank of the Seversky Donets River within the borders of the Lugansk People’s Republic came under its full control,” he added.
On the other side of the river, where the city of LyschanskIn the city, it was reported that street fighting with Ukrainian forces was taking place inside residential areas of the city.
Sputnik quoted a pro-Moscow military official as saying that “the people’s forces of the Lugansk People’s Republic and allied Russian forces are fighting inside the residential areas of the city of Lysechansk,” noting that “a mine located on the territory of Lysechansk was liberated, and our units also entered the so-called gelatin factory.”
Ukrainian authorities say Russian forces It is trying to implement a siege on the city from the south, in a move that may pave the way for its control in the coming days.
While an advisor to the Ukrainian President stressed Volodymyr Zelensky The control of Russian forces over Severodnetsk, eastern Ukraine, also revealed that elements of the Ukrainian special forces are still in the city.
The mayor of Severodonetsk also confirmed that Russian forces had complete control of the city of Severodnetsk in the east of the country Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pledged that Ukraine would take back all the cities it could Russia Control over them, including Severodonetsk.
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