Russian troops seek to capture Sievierodonetsk, cut off Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway

Russian troops seek to capture Sievierodonetsk, cut off Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway

Russian troops seek to capture Sievierodonetsk and cut off Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway.

"We are getting ready for two major ruscist attacks on Sievierodonetsk and an assault on Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway from Popasna and Bilohorivka. The Russians need a regional center ‘for a tick’, and the highway – to cut off the region from connection with other regions, i.e., to encircle it,” Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhiy Haidai posted on Telegram.

At the same time, the Russians prepare again to cross the Siversky Donets River in Bilohorivka where they have repeatedly tried to build a pontoon crossing.

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"Some idiots understood why they were being sent there, and the whole battalion refused to attack. But ‘freshmen’ will arrive soon. 2,500 units of heavy equipment are already heading to us from the previously occupied territories," Haidai added.

Meanwhile, he noted, Luhansk region no longer lives but survives: there are no utility services, people do not come out of shelters, there is no mobile communication. The evacuation was resumed in the region. On May 14, 25 people were taken out of Sievierodonetsk and Vrubivka.

As reported, Luhansk region is under constant Russian army attack. Many houses, infrastructure facilities, educational institutions were destroyed, and all hospitals were damaged.

According to the Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration, more than 40,000 civilians stay in the region, refusing to evacuate.

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


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