Moscow, SANA- The Lugansk People’s Republic announced that its forces, with fire coverage from the Russian army, repelled a counter-attack launched by the Kyiv forces to break the siege towards Lysychansk city in the republic.
Russia Today quoted a source in the Lugansk forces as saying: “The situation in this direction is tense because the enemy is trying to launch counterattacks, as yesterday afternoon it tried to penetrate the right flank.”
The source added that the Ukrainian formations are trying unsuccessfully to return the sites and fortified areas that they lost.
The source said that the battle lasted an hour and a half and that thanks to the artillery, the infantry and the armored unit, the enemy withdrew to its positions after suffering heavy losses in manpower and equipment.
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