Ukraine liberates some areas of Luhansk region from occupation

Ukraine liberates some areas of Luhansk region from occupation
# 05 October 2022 18:23 (UTC +04:00)

“Several settlements have already been liberated from the Russian army, from the Russian occupiers,” Serhiy Hayday, head of the Luhansk region’s Ukrainian military administration, said on national television Wednesday, APA reports.

“All those soldiers realize that a counterattack is just inevitable, they are being defeated.”

After regaining the key eastern city of Lyman, in the Donetsk region, over the weekend, Ukrainian forces have continued their counteroffensive, pushing into the Luhansk region, pro-Russian officials and propagandists said on Monday.

Hayday urged residents who fled their homes earlier this year not to try to return.

“I’d like to appeal to everyone,” he said. “First, do not get ahead of yourselves, do not rush to bring stuff and come back. We will let you know when and where exactly you can return. Because the Armed Forces of Ukraine must move the front line further, and only then will it be possible to enter certain settlements. The territory must be demined.”

He also urged residents in occupied areas of Luhansk to try to evacuate away from the front line or to stay in shelters.

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