Ukrainian Army holding ground in Rubizhne, Voievodivka, retain full control of Sievierodonetsk

Ukrainian Army holding ground in Rubizhne, Voievodivka, retain full control of Sievierodonetsk

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have been holding the line of defense in Rubizhne and Voievodivka, Luhansk region, and remain in control of Sievierodonetsk, a city where the Russian invaders “never set foot.”

That’s according to a Telegram post by Luhansk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Haidai, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“National Guardsmen hold Rubizhne. I talked to them today. Despite the fact that the attacks do not stop there, yesterday was a very productive day for us and not a very good one for the orcs. Because they have minus five tanks, a couple of dozen of KIAs and many WIAs. That is, they (Ukrainian defenders - ed.) are firmly holding the line of defense. Everything that the orcs reported earlier about capturing the whole city there, is a lie," said the head of the region.

According to the official, Russian invaders tried to enter the village of Voievodivka several times, but Ukrainian defenders drove them out every time. "Now our Armed Forces are there on the ground and holding defense," Haidai said.

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He stressed that the Armed Forces completely control the city of Sievierodonetsk. The invaders bombarded the city with artillery shells, Smerches, or Grads, but they have "never set their foot there."

As reported, Luhansk region is constantly under fire by the Russian army. Many households, infrastructure facilities, educational institutions are destroyed and all the hospitals are damaged to some degree.

According to the head of the Luhansk Regional MIlitary Adinistration, there are about 50,000 civilians in the region who refused to evacuate.

Russian invaders planned to capture the entire Luhansk region by May 9.

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