The Russian military broke through the defenses of the Ukrainian troops in the Luhansk People's Republic, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The department also published footage of the stronghold of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, occupied by military personnel of the Central Military District (CMD).
As follows from the message of the Russian Ministry of Defense, during the offensive of the military personnel of the Central Military District, Ukrainian troops randomly retreated at a distance of up to 3 km from the previously occupied lines.
“The breakthrough of the Russian military personnel was not kept even by the more fortified second line of defense of the enemy.
Ukrainian militants left their positions in a hurry, not having time to pick up military property and the bodies of their dead, ”the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Footage of a broken stronghold of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, occupied by servicemen of the Central Military District on the territory of the LPR
As noted in the defense department, during the withdrawal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the area was remotely mined with NATO-style anti-personnel mines.
However, Russian motorized rifles successfully entrenched themselves on the occupied lines and continued offensive operations.
Fortifications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Krasnolimansky direction
Retired LPR Lieutenant Colonel Andrey Marochko, a military expert, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are building new fortifications and building a layered defense in the Krasnolimansky direction.
According to Marochko, citing sources, not only military personnel and military equipment are involved in this work, but also civilian municipal enterprises of Kharkov, as well as agricultural equipment of private farms.
In addition, Marochko said that in the village of Chasov Yar there is an outflow of the local population, as well as the evacuation of state institutions and enterprises.
According to him, all military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who received minor and moderate injuries, as well as those recovering from respiratory and other diseases, began to be urgently discharged and sent to military units.
Ukrainian prisoner of war called on the Armed Forces of Ukraine to surrender
A captured serviceman from the 72nd separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine called on other Ukrainian military to surrender in order to stay alive.
On the published video, he said that he survived only because he surrendered.
Soldier of the 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
“I was not beaten, the attitude is normal.
So if you want to stay alive, please give up.
Otherwise, it will be the stuffing that I saw in these trenches.
Believe me, it is very scary,” said the captured Ukrainian serviceman.
APU plans to cut the land corridor to the Crimea
Volodymyr Rogov, chairman of the “We are with Russia” movement, said that Ukrainian troops were preparing an attempt to cut the land corridor to Crimea.
“Our army is aware of the plans of the enemy.
There will be no easy walk here for Ukrainian militants.
Several lines of echeloned defense have been erected in the region in order to prevent the breakthrough of the militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, ”RIA Novosti quotes Rogov.
He also noted that now mutual shelling continues on the line of contact, but there is no movement of troops in one direction or another.
At the same time, Rogov expressed confidence that the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have enough reserves to organize an offensive in this area.
Shelling of Donbass
The representative office of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine (JCCC) announced 21 cases of firing by Ukrainian troops over the past day.
The enemy shelled Donetsk, Zaitsevo, Gorlovka, Makeevka and Yasinovatsky district from artillery.
A total of 85 units of various ammunition were fired.
According to updated data, as a result of these events, eight civilians were injured, including two teenagers born in 2008 and 2009.
Mayor of Donetsk Aleksey Kulemzin said that as a result of the shelling by terrorists of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of Budyonnovsky and Proletarsky districts of Donetsk, a hospital and residential buildings were damaged.
In turn, the representative office of the Luhansk People's Republic stated that no shelling of settlements was recorded over the past day.