KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO — SUNDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2022, 12:23 AM
The head of the Luhansk Oblast Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, is expecting “excellent news” from the presently occupied cities of Svatove, Kreminna and Rubizhne in the near future.
Source: Serhii Haidai, head of Luhansk Oblast Military Administration on air during 24/7 national newscast on Saturday evening
Quote: “We should not expect that tomorrow we will liberate the whole of Luhansk Oblast. However, the advance is huge. The fighting is quite heavy, but [Russian] occupiers are fleeing from all the settlements. Soon, perhaps even tomorrow, we will hear great news from Svatove, from Kreminna, from Rubizhne.”
Details: Haidai says that the Oblast Military Administration is receiving information about both the Russian military and the Russian-appointed puppet leaders fleeing the region. This information has been coming in throughout the day on Saturday.
“They are fleeing not only from Svatove, from Starobilsk and from Troitske; they are also packing up and leaving Alchevsk and Luhansk, Ukrainian cities in the Oblast, that had been occupied since 2014. They are also packing up their belongings, and taking them and their families to Russia,” Haidai said.
The head of the Oblast Military Administration reported that queues of those willing to leave various settlements of the occupied Luhansk Oblast were stretching for several kilometres.
Haidai also said that the partisans in the occupied Kreminna hoisted a Ukrainian flag over the city council building last night.
“And it is still there. This means that none of the occupiers are in the city, and the collaborators are too scared to remove it,” the head of the Oblast Military Administration said.
Earlier: Haidai reported earlier on Saturday [10 September], that the Ukrainian military had reached the outskirts of the previously Russian-held city of Lysychansk.