The Russian Defense Ministry says it has control over most of the Luhansk province in eastern Ukraine.
“A substantial part of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR) and the area along the left bank of the Seversky Donets river have been ‘liberated’, including the towns of Krasny Liman and Svyatogorsk and 15 other densely populated areas”, TASS news agency quoted the Defense Minister as saying Russia Sergei Shoigu said today (June 7).
“The residential area in the city of Severodonetsk has also been completely ‘liberated’, while Russian soldiers are trying to establish control over the industrial zone and surrounding areas. At the same time, our troops are launching an attack in the direction of Popasnaya. In short, about 97% of the territory of the LPR has so far been ‘liberated’,” added Shoigu.
Show official Ukraine did not immediately respond to Shoigu’s statements.
Ukraine predicts Russia’s tactics
Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser to the President of Ukraine, said that the Russian army may besiege the strategic town of Slavyansk in the south of the Donetsk region, and that the Ukrainian troops stationed there will face defeat or have to withdraw. retreat.
“The siege of Slavyansk is drawing near, and our forces north of the Seversky Donets will either suffer defeat or be forced to withdraw to the southern bank of the river. In my opinion, the enemy army has a strategic advantage because of the delay in the supply of Western weapons to Ukraine,” Arestovich was quoted as saying by Al Jazeera news agency.
UK says Ukraine is not under pressure for peace deal
According to Al Jazeera news agency, the British Government today (June 7) held a cabinet meeting. There, Foreign Minister Liz Truss announced London was ready to impose more sanctions on Russia, while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country would “remain at the forefront of supporting Ukraine”.
“Mr. Johnson said it was important that Ukrainian President Zelensky not be pressured by major powers to accept a ‘bad’ peace deal, because such agreements will not last.” spokesman for British Prime Minister Johnson said.
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