Russian troops have announced that they have taken full control of Severodonetsk in Luhansk Oblast, eastern Ukraine, which has been in a fierce battle.

In the future, it is expected that the offensive against neighboring Lysychansik will be further strengthened toward full control of Luhansk Oblast.

In eastern Ukraine, Russian troops have intensified their offensive against Ukraine-based Severodonetsk and others for more than three months, aiming for complete control of Luhansk Oblast, but Severodonetsk Mayor Struk said on the 25th, "The city is It was completely under the control of the Russian army, "admitted that the Ukrainian army had withdrawn.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Konashenkov also announced that he had complete control of Severodonetsk.

On the 26th, the British Department of Defense said that the seizure of Severodonetsk was an important outcome for the Russian army, but "it is only one of the goals for the seizure of the entire Donbas region."

Russian troops are expected to further intensify their offensive against neighboring Lysychans'k across the river for full control of Luhansk Oblast, local governor Haidai said on the 26th, "Lysychans'k has been bombed. Enemy troops occupy Seberodnetsk. After that, we are doing our best to occupy Lysychans'k, the last decoy of Luhansk Oblast. "

Under these circumstances, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video on the 26th that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited the headquarters related to military operations.

The exact location has not been disclosed, but it is believed that the company has received reports on the status of the major locations where the operation is being deployed, with the aim of boosting morale.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video released on the 25th that he would "regain all the cities," emphasizing his stance of doing everything in his power to recapture the seized cities, and fierce offense and defense centered on the eastern part. It is expected to continue.