The liberation of Luhansk Oblast from invading Russian forces will be the most difficult period for Ukraine, as the enemy is pulling in maximum reserves in this area, Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Hayday said on the Telegram messenger on Jan. 25.
“The de-occupation of Luhansk Oblast will probably be the most difficult in Ukraine as a whole,” he said.
“The enemy continues to pull in reserves, the orcs (sic) had time to prepare, continuous mining, wooded terrain and zombification by (Russian dictator Vladimir) Putin – all this complicates the advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Luhansk direction.”
According to Hayday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have recently “demobilized a hundred Russian servicemen, while not even a single one was wounded on the Ukrainian side.”
The governor added the situation in the town of Bilohorivka is completely under Ukrainian control.
Earlier, a senior U.S. military official said the United States is seeing Ukrainian counter-offensives near Russian-occupied Kreminna make “some incremental gains.”