Russian invaders plan to advance to Lyman, says Luhansk governor

10 February, 01:53 PM
Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi)

Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi)

Invading Russian forces plan to advance to the town of Lyman in Donetsk Oblast as part of their new large-scale offensive, Luhansk Regional Governor Serhiy Hayday said on the Telegram messenger on Feb. 10.

According to the governor, the situation in the Kreminna area is difficult, but under control.

“We are on the defensive,” he said.

“The enemy is constantly attacking, the Russians are already involving a large amount of heavy equipment.”

Hayday added the situation in the Svatove area was much better and the Ukrainian defense forces have already seen some success there.

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The adviser to the head of the President’s Office, Mykhailo Podolyak, said on Feb. 9 that Russian forces had already launched their new large-scale offensive in eastern Ukraine, confirming earlier assessments by Ukrainian intelligence.

According to the Bloomberg news agency, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin expects that a new offensive of the invading Russian forces in February-March 2023 will allow the invaders to seize the initiative from the Ukrainian military.

At the same time, he is determined to continue war against Ukraine for many years, Bloomberg said.

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