Serhii Haidai, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, said this on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.
"In Toshkivka, Ukraine's Armed Forces knocked out the Russians and fortified their positions," he wrote.
Ukrinform reported earlier that Russia involved 25 battalion tactical groups, or about 12,500 troops, for an assault on the Luhansk region, with the regional center of Sievierodonetsk being destroyed by aircraft and all available weapons.
Luhansk region is constantly under fire from the Russian army. Many houses, infrastructure facilities, educational institutions and hospitals in the region have been destroyed. According to the Haidai, until recently there were more than 40,000 civilians in the region who refused to evacuate.
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