The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on the 3rd that it has taken control of the entire Luhansk region of the two eastern states of Ukraine that are aiming for complete control.


In response, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army emphasized that the Russian side had an advantage in terms of weapons and troops, and "decided to withdraw to protect the lives of soldiers."

The Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement on the 3rd, claiming that it has taken control of Lysychansik, the last base of Ukraine in Luhansk Oblast, out of the two eastern states aiming for complete control, and said, "Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Reported to President Putin that he had taken control of the entire province of Luhansk. "



"It's a day that will be forever engraved in our history," Pasechnik, the leader of pro-Russian armed groups in Luhansk Oblast, posted on social media on the 3rd.

On the other hand, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army posted on SNS on the 3rd, saying that the Russian side has an advantage in terms of weapons and troops, and that if the defense of Lysychans'k is continued, it will have fatal consequences. I decided to withdraw in order to protect. "

Ukrainian President Zelensky also released a new video on the 3rd, saying, "Withdrawing soldiers from the front in areas where the enemy is superior in firepower also applies to Lysychans'k. With our tactics and increased supply of modern weapons, We will be back. "

Meanwhile, the mayor of neighboring Donetsk Oblast, Slovyansik, posted a video on social media on the 3rd, stating that "there was the most violent attack ever. Many casualties have occurred."



A Ukrainian public broadcaster told a Donetsk government spokesman that the attack on Slovyansik killed six people and injured 15 others.



Also, pro-Russian insurgents said on social media that "combat has already begun" in a town in Donetsk Oblast, about 30 kilometers west of Lysychans'k, and Russian troops follow Luhansk Oblast in Donetsk Oblast. It is expected to strengthen the offensive toward the grasp of.

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