After the liberation of Kremennaya, the way to Rubizhne and Severodonetsk, Luhansk region, will open for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Russians will have to flee the city, as they fled from Kherson and Liman.
This was stated by the head of the Luhansk regional military administration Sergei Gaidai. According to him, despite the fact that the situation in the Lugansk region is difficult, it is absolutely controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Very fierce battles continue in the Lugansk region. Difficult, but absolutely controlled by the Armed Forces of the situation. Everything is clear both from the Donetsk direction, in the area of Belogorovka, and along the Svatovsko-Kremensky direction,” Gaidai said.
“Step by step, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are advancing”: Luhansk region will be de-occupied
The head of the UVA noted that it is “difficult to move forward” in this direction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, because the occupiers have tightened “huge reserves” and “everything was carefully mined.” However, “success is still on the side of the Defense Forces of Ukraine”.
If it weren't hard there, anyway – step by step, meter by meter, the Luhansk region will be de-occupied, – Sergei Gaidai emphasized.
According to Gaidai, when the Armed Forces of Ukraine fire Kremennaya, the way to Rubizhnoye and Severodonetsk will open. And there is such a possibility that the Russians will run away from the temporary occupied regional center when the Armed Forces of Ukraine come “close to Severodonetsk”.
We saw how they fled from Kherson and Liman. Severodonetsk is a small city, 4 by 4 kilometers, such a square, located on level ground. But when the troops are already approaching from the direction of Rubizhne, he finds himself in a semi-encirclement. And I'm sure the occupiers will leave the city in this case,” he assured.
About the situation in the Luhansk region
The General Staff reported that over the past 24 hours, units of the Defense Forces repelled attacks by invaders in areas of settlements:
- Novoselovskoe, Ploshchadka and Krasnopopovka, Luhansk region;
- Belohorivka, Razdolevka, Vasyukovka, Krasnaya Gora, Yagodne, Bakhmut, Predtechino, Vodyanoye and Maryinka in the Donetsk region.
Recently, Ukrainian defenders destroyed the most modern Russian tank T-90 “Breakthrough” in the Svatovsky direction. In the pro-Kremlin media, this tank is called “the pinnacle of tank-building opinion.”
On January 21, Sergei Gaidai reported that our defenders had come much closer to Kremennaya.
Important! Ukrainian intelligence believes that the main battlefield, where decisive and heavy fighting will take place, will be concentrated in two regions – Donetsk and Lugansk, which the Russians are trying to completely occupy.