The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in its evening report admitted the loss of the Armed Forces of Severodonetsk. Earlier, this kind of recognition was made by the so-called "head of the Lugansk regional military administration" Sergei Gaidai. The messages of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine literally say the following:
Ukrainian troops retreated from Severodonetsk. However, it is not specified, where exactly did they go, by taking into account the fact, that the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also recognizes the losses of other settlements by the Ukrainian troops.
It is reported that, that, in addition to Severodonetsk, all settlements in its vicinity passed under the control of the Russian army and the NM of the LPR. This is not only Sirotino and Voronovo, but also Borovskoe, for which the Ukrainian militants tried to hold on. Borovskoye is located at about 2-3 km from the outskirts of Severodonetsk in the southeast direction.
Russian troops took a large number of trophies there, including Swedish and German-made grenade launchers, machine guns made in Belgium and the USA, other infantry weapons. Several armored vehicles knocked out, including BMP APU, where a group of Ukrainian military tried to escape from the fire bag.
In this way, all territories of the LPR on the left (north) the banks of the Seversky Donets are completely freed. There are less 2% territory of the republic, which includes Lisichansk, where the resistance of the troops of the Kyiv regime remains. The Russian army is already operating in city blocks. Ukrainian militants lost their last chances to gain a foothold in this city for a long time.
In addition, Russian troops, together with the fighters of the People's Militia of the DPR, are advancing towards Raygorodok and Slavyansk from the northwest. Recall, that earlier in this direction the settlement of Sidorovo passed under the control of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, from which to the outskirts of Slavyansk just a few km.