Ukraine’s liberation of Lyman may be start of de-occupation of Luhansk Oblast, says regional governor
Ukraine’s liberation of Lyman may be start of de-occupation of Luhansk Oblast, Hayday says (Photo:General Staff)
The liberation of the town of Lymanin Donetsk Oblast may be the start of the de-occupation of Luhansk Oblast, Luhansk Regional Governor Serhiy Hayday said on Ukrainian national television on Oct. 2.
According to the governor, the situation for the Russian invaders at the front in this area is tense.
He called the liberation of Lyman one of the greatest victories of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on par with the counter-offensive in Kharkiv Oblast.
“The situation is tense for the invaders,” Hayday said.
“Things are exploding all the time. There were explosions yesterday as well. People are being taken out. The invaders are telling the locals that they are here for a short time. All projects, even small repairs, have been canceled, they (the Russians) have completely stopped everything. Documentation and things are also being taken away. I think Luhansk Oblast will be happy to say goodbye to this evil.”
The liberation of Lyman in Donetsk Oblast by Ukraine was officially announced on Oct. 1.
Russia’s Defense Ministry in turn said its troops in Lyman had been redeployed, calling it “a withdrawal to more favorable defensive lines.”
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