Russian troops have encircled the japanese Ukrainian metropolis of Lysychansk, Ukraine`s final main stronghold within the Luhansk area, the Russian protection ministry stated on Sunday. Russia has focussed on driving Ukrainian forces out of Luhansk and Donetsk areas within the Donbas, the place Moscow-backed separatists have been preventing Kyiv since Russia`s first navy intervention in Ukraine in 2014. The protection ministry stated its troops had captured the villages surrounding Lysychansk , encircling the realm, and have been now preventing Ukrainian troops contained in the city.
“Russian troops and units of the Luhansk People`s Republic are fighting inside Lysychansk, completely defeating the encircled enemy,” the ministry stated in an announcement.
Calls to the Ukrainian General Staff and Defense Ministry went unanswered. The ministry didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark.
The Russian protection ministry added that it had struck navy infrastructure within the japanese Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, in addition to a base utilized by overseas fighters on the outskirts of Mykolaiv within the nation`s south.