Ukraine holds Russia back in tense Luhansk Oblast

14 March, 05:22 PM
Ukrainian forces control the situation in Luhansk Oblast (Photo:Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Serhii Nuzhnenko via REUTER)

Ukrainian forces control the situation in Luhansk Oblast (Photo:Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Serhii Nuzhnenko via REUTER)

Ukrainian defenders have managed to repel Russian occupation forces in Luhansk Oblast despite being under constant attack, regional governor Serhiy Hayday said on national television on March 14.

"On the Bilohorivka section of the front, the enemy is using artillery of various calibers, tanks and mortars, various weapons, as well as aviation, and is constantly trying to attack the positions of our defenders," he said.

“The situation is equally difficult on the Kreminna and Svatove sections, but the enemy is not making any progress there. There are no significant advances or anything else.”

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Hayday also said that the Russian troops are suffering significant losses in Luhansk Oblast every day.

"They lose up to a company of soldiers per day, but this does not reduce the number of offensive waves," he said.

“These waves are constantly coming one after the other in order to somehow exhaust our defenders, push through them, and move on to either Kharkiv or Donetsk oblasts.”

The situation in Luhansk Oblast remains difficult despite Ukrainian Armed Forces controlling the situation, Hayday said. The most difficult spot is near the town of Kreminna, he said.

Russian troops are trying to capture previously de-occupied villages as they search for weaknesses in Ukraine’s defense.

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