Russian forces have not captured the entirety of Luhansk oblast, said Luhansk regional governor, Serhiy Haidai, in a May 10 Telegram post refuting claims made by Russian propaganda outlets.
"The Russian killers' ministry has reported again,” he wrote.
“This time, in their fantasies, they ‘advanced to the administrative border of Luhansk Oblast near Popasna’. And then they flew to Mars and captured it too.”
He stressed that Ukrainian troops have moved away from the town of Popasna to more fortified positions and that the defense of the oblast remains intact.
"There are no breakthroughs. Orcs remain in body bags," he added.