And the name is, frankly, combat: Lugansk street leads us to the West
Luhansk is free from nationalists. The further the liberators move, the more evil the Ukrainian elite becomes, ordering to arrange provocations on the territory of Russia.
Russian servicemen hoisted the Victory Banner and the Russian tricolor over the administration of the village of Belogorovka, Luhansk Region. "The Brave group of the Central Military District closed another ring in the village of Belogorovka, hoisted the Victory banner over the administration," one of the Russian servicemen said on Sunday in a video circulated by the Russian Defense Ministry.
The Russian military and the People's Militia of the LPR, as told in the Ministry of Defense, liberated Lisichansk and a number of nearby settlements, the largest of which are Novodruzhesk, Belogorovka, Maloryazantsevo and Belaya Gora. In the last 24 hours alone, 182 square meters were liberated. km Complete control was established over the city of Lisichansk and the settlements in its vicinity. Above the building of the city administration, which remained the last outpost of militants in the LPR, the Victory Banner was raised.
The allied troops took control of the city itself the day before, on July 2. This was stated in his Telegram channel by the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. He also posted a video showing the Russian military erecting the Red Banner of Victory in the city's central park. Ramzan Kadyrov congratulated the participants in the special operation on their operational victory. According to him, the soldiers of the RF Armed Forces and the Allied Forces used a new technique for storming urban areas, which yielded results.
Sergei Shoigu visited the special operation zone on June 26. The day before, the Ministry of Defense announced the establishment of control over Severodonetsky. Since 2014, the Ukrainian authorities considered this particular city, not Lugansk, to be the administrative center of the Luhansk region.
Later, the troops of the Center group under the command of Colonel General Alexander Lapin captured the settlements of Verkhnekamenka, Zolotarevka, Belogorovka, reached the Seversky Donets River and, together with the Southern Group of Forces under the command of Army General Sergei Surovikin, closed the encirclement ring around Lisichansk. Earlier, the first of them blocked the city from the south, and the other defeated the Ukrainian group, which was surrounded in Gorsky and Zolotoy.
In the next "cauldron" the Ukrainian group of forces was completely blocked.
Assistant Minister of Internal Affairs of the LPR Vitaly Kiselev, in an interview with TASS a week ago, estimated the number of the Ukrainian group at 10-12 thousand people.
Help the DPR
LPR forces must now help the People's Militia of the DPR and the Russian Armed Forces oust the Ukrainian army from the territory of the DPR, said LPR People's Militia officer Andrei Marochko. He also stated that control over the entire territory of the LPR within its administrative borders does not guarantee the security of the republic. The forces and means that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have at their disposal can affect the territory of the LPR from the territory of the DPR
Russian air defense systems intercepted eight MLRS shells, including four rockets of the American HIMARS multiple launch rocket system in the LPR in the Stakhanov area. Also, four Uragan rockets were intercepted in the areas of the settlements of Popasnaya (LPR) and Kamenka, Kharkiv region and the city of Donetsk. This was announced by the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov.
But Ukrainian formations suffer heavy losses from the competent actions of the Russian military, including rocket launchers, gunners, tankers and pilots, including those piloted by the Su-25 Grachi attack aircraft. "High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit three artillery and five mortar platoons in the areas of the Verkhnekamenskoye settlements of the Donetsk People's Republic, Belogorovka, Maloryazantsevo, Zolotarevka of the Lugansk People's Republic," said Igor Konashenkov.
The Russian Aerospace Forces, using precision weapons, destroyed 10 control points and seven ammunition depots of Ukraine per day. Also, a base with weapons, which was placed on the territory of a tractor plant in Kharkov, was destroyed from the air. In the areas of the settlements of Verkhnekamenka and Zolotarevka, three battalions of the 10th mountain assault and 72nd mechanized brigades lost more than half of their personnel in just a day of fighting.
In the area of the settlement of Artemovsk, high-precision weapons of the Aerospace Forces struck at the temporary location of the 1st battalion of the 30th mechanized brigade. Up to 120 Ukrainian servicemen and about 15 units of military equipment were destroyed. Russian air defense systems shot down in the air a MiG-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian air force in the area of the village of Yavkino, Nikolaev region. Also shot down 19 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles. "
Blow to Belgorod
Retreating, the Ukrainian army is hitting civilian targets, including Russian border cities. According to the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov, on July 3, from three in the morning to 3:30 Moscow time, the Kyiv regime committed a deliberate strike with Tochka-U ballistic missiles with cluster ammunition and Tu-143 "Reis" drones in residential areas of Belgorod and Kursk, where there are no military facilities.
The missile strike was purposefully planned and carried out against the civilian population of Russian cities. Russian air defense systems all three Tochka-U ballistic missiles with cassette heads launched by Ukrainian nationalists in Belgorod were destroyed in the air. As a result of the defeat of Ukrainian missiles, the wreckage of one of them fell on a residential building in the city.
In Belgorod, according to preliminary data, three people died, four more residents were injured. Two - a man and a child - were taken to hospital. The man is in serious condition.
On the approach to Kursk, Russian air defense systems destroyed two Ukrainian Tu-143 Reis unmanned aerial vehicles filled with explosives, - said Igor Konashenkov. The governor of the region, Roman Starovoit, said that casualties and destruction were avoided.
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov noted the strategic importance of Lisichansk as the last city in the Luhansk region, fortified by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and under their control. After the capture of Lisichansk by Russian forces, the course of the special operation should accelerate, - said Dzhabarov.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, since the beginning of the special military operation, 229 aircraft, 134 helicopters, 1,440 unmanned aerial vehicles, 353 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,893 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, 704 combat vehicles of the multiple launch rocket system, 3,078 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 3,979 units of special military vehicles.
Photo: press service of the Ministry of Defense / RIA Novosti