Russian military 'mobilize' Severodonetsk, Lysychansk residents against Ukrainian Armed Forces' resistance
Russian forces are 'mobilizing' locals in the Luhansk region to respond to Ukrainian Armed Forces' resistance, while waiting for further reinforcements.
Luhansk regional military administration head, Serhiy Gaidai, shared this update in his Telegram channel.
He noted that confidence in 'Russian liberators' was short-lived among those who have chosen to stay in the Luhansk region. Russian forces have celebrated their occupation of the Luhansk region, equating it to victory in World War II, but have not reached the region's borders.
"They carry out a rotation, involving local people. How does this happen? A man is invited to work, for example, at a water company, and after a few days he receives a draft instead of the first money. His 'new homeland' calls him. At the expense of the people of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, the enemy is trying to overcome the resistance of Ukrainian fighters, in order to complete the implementation of at least some tasks. We are waiting for another reinforcement from their side," he emphasized.
According to Sergiy Gaidai, Russian forces are not able to fight on equal terms or use a five-fold advantage. They are successful when their forces outnumber Ukrainian forces tenfold and are allowed to destroy major cities.
"But Russian forces have not managed to capture the highway from Lysychansk to Bakhmut for the third month. They control only those areas from which we withdrew to new defensive positions. While they held Lysychansk, the enemy did not possess a single meter of this road. For them, this is another Great Battle," he added.