The representative of the so-called People’s Militia of the LPR, Andrei Marochko, said that Ukrainian troops approached the borders of the self-proclaimed republic, TASS reports.
In some areas, he said on the air of Rossiya 1, the line of contact is located about 10 kilometers from the borders of the territory controlled by the LPR. “This is very little, shall we say, for military operations,” he said, stressing that “the situation is really difficult.”
At the same time, Marochko claims that the territory of the LPR is “fully controlled” by the “people’s militia” and “allied forces.” However, he noted, the shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine over the past few days “began to grow exponentially.”
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A small section of the Lugansk region – near the village of Verkhnekamenskoye – was not controlled by the LNR authorities even before the start of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In recent days, the front line has approached the borders of the Luhansk region in other directions, including in the area of Kupyansk, Kharkov region and Yampol, Donetsk region.
In late August and early September, the Ukrainian military launched a large-scale counteroffensive in the Kherson and Kharkiv regions, during which they have already regained control over 6,000 square kilometers, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on September 13.
The head of the Luhansk regional administration, Sergei Gaidai , announced on September 14 that a regional headquarters for de-occupation had already been created in the region. However, he warned that you need to be patient. “Unfortunately, we won’t be in Lugansk tomorrow, but soon,” he wrote.