Russian troops are building up the number of reserves in the Lugansk region, among which and Kadyrovtsy, and regular troops, and freshly mobilized citizens of the Russian Federation and mobilized in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to move forward, said the head of the UVA, Sergei Gaidai.

“The Ukrainian military continues to move forward in the directions of Svatovoe and Kreminna. Weather conditions prevent us from accelerating the pace – the equipment gets bogged down due to rains. Therefore, the military is expecting frosts. Near Belogorovka, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the offensive of the occupiers,” Gaidai stressed in Telegram.

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Serhiy Cherevaty, the speaker of the Eastern Group of Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that the operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to liberate the Lugansk region would not be quick, because the invaders fortified in this direction. In the Luhansk direction, the Ukrainian military does not go into frontal attacks, but attack the invaders with precision strikes, and then go over to counterattacks.