Luhansk governor denies Russian invaders have captured Bilohorivka
Luhansk Oblast (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)
Russian troops have increased the number of attacks in Luhansk Oblast, but all of them have been repelled, regional governor Serhiy Hayday reported on Telegram on Feb. 5.
In particular, reports that the invaders had captured the town of Bilohorivka are not true, Hayday said.
"The Russian Federation is spreading information about the alleged capture of Bilohorivka and the evacuation of people from there — in fact, the enemy has not entered, our military are standing still,” said the official.
“The invaders do not even know if there are people left there, and how many of them.”
Hayday expressed confidence that during the liberation, collaborators will flee Luhansk Oblast, as everyone understands that there will be no repeat of 2014.
Hayday also said that the movement of equipment and ammunition of Russian troops takes place only at night, as the invading forces are afraid that during the day they will be blasted by Ukrainian artillery.
Earlier, the governor said that Russian troops are definitely preparing "for something" on the eastern front.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his troops to seize the entire territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine by March.
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