Contents tagged with Severodonetsk

  • Ukrainian troops withdrawing from Severodonetsk

    The head of the military regional administration of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Haidai, said that Ukrainian troops would have to leave Severodonetsk.

    "Unfortunately, we will have to withdraw our military from Severodonetsk, because it makes no sense to stay at the broken positions. The death toll is growing," Haidai wrote.

    According to him, the Russians have been bombing the city daily for four months. 90% of the buildings have been destroyed or damaged. The Ukrainian military was given "the …

  • Ukrainian military command sees no need for full withdrawal from Severodonetsk

    Russian troops are trying to encircle the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Severodonetsk, but there is no need for full withdrawal yet, said deputy head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Oleksiy Gromov at a press briefing.

    "Yes, the enemy is trying to encircle our troops.  All activities, all actions that are carried out by both military personnel and other units are a part of a single plan. At this time the General Staff does not see a need to …

  • Another LPR militant defects to Ukraine

    The press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reported that another militant has defected to Ukraine. In Severodonetsk, Ukrainian military noticed a man headed in the direction of the Ukrainain positions. They let him approach and reach the trench, and then he was detained.

    The unnamed detainee was carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, an LPR military identity card issued in Alchevsk and some Russian rubles. He is a Ukrainian citizen born in 1976, a native of the city of Mykolaiv, as …