Ukrainian army advancing into Luhansk Oblast, says regional governor

6 September, 07:22 PM
Ukrainian troops have established themselves in new positions (Photo:Armed Forces of Ukraine)

Ukrainian troops have established themselves in new positions (Photo:Armed Forces of Ukraine)

Ukrainian troops managed to advance and occupy new positions in Luhansk Oblast on Sept. 5, the head of the Luhansk Oblast administration, Serhiy Hayday, told the Espresso TV channel.

"Luhansk Oblast is holding on,” the official said.

“A few hundred meters were added yesterday, which our military controls. Attacks were repulsed and some progress was made. Our defenders have entrenched there.”

At the same time, Hayday did not provide more detailed information about the successes of the Armed Forces on this sector of the front line.

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Meanwhile, the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian army on the southern front also continues.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces are keeping the Antonivskyi bridge and other crossings across the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast under fire control, preventing the Russian military from restoring critical supply routes and receiving reinforcements.

And although the General Staff of the Armed Forces is refraining from providing comments on the offensive in Kherson Oblast, the liberation of a number of settlements has been confirmed, in particular Vysokopillia, which is a key fulcrum for the operation’s continued success.

In addition, Ukrainian partisans continue to eliminate pro-Kremlin collaborators who voluntarily agreed to work for the Russian army.

Amid these developments, the occupying administration decided against holding their pseudo-referendum on "joining" Russia in the territories temporarily under their control.

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