Russia's Ministry of Defense, which continues its military invasion of Ukraine, said in a statement on the 3rd that it had taken control of Lysychansik and its surroundings, and "reported to President Putin that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had taken control of the entire state of Luhansk." Was announced.

No announcement has been made by the Ukrainian side so far.

The Russian army is expected to aim for control of the entire region of Donetsk Oblast, which is one of the two eastern states, and the exit of a long-term military invasion is still uncertain.