The armed formations of Ukraine in the settlements of Gorskoye and Zolote are completely surrounded. This was announced the day before by the official representative of the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Marochko. According to him, “just recently, according to the reports of commanders on the ground, information was received that everything, this grouping was” slammed “. A serviceman of the People’s Militia of the LPR, Fedor Sergeev, told MK how operational and tactical success could affect the liberation of the Luhansk People’s Republic.
“For the last three days, our forces and allied troops have been confidently moving towards encircling the enemy grouping in these settlements,” the officer said. “And it really happened. According to the Ukrainian side, their group there has about 2,500 people. Now she is completely surrounded by allied forces. So, what we have long warned about has happened. We offered the enemy various options for getting out of the occupied settlements, but for reasons that are not clear to us, their top leadership did not give the command to withdraw troops.
Now the infantry of the allied forces is confidently moving deep into the territory of these settlements. The settlements of Loskutovka and Mirnaya Dolina have already been liberated and come under our control.
The enemy suffers serious losses in personnel and equipment in the Lisichansk direction in the southern part. Now this grouping can no longer take an active part in the battles, as it is forced to literally fight for its own survival, since there can be no talk of any supply of weapons, ammunition and food. It’s just physically impossible.
– What units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were in these settlements?
– On the territory of the cities of Gorskoye and Zolote, the 57th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is mainly represented, the servicemen of which are now actively trying to surrender. They understand better than anyone what situation they are in and that this is the only chance for them to stay alive and leave the war zone.
– Is it possible to predict the complete encirclement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of the LPR?
– Seriously complicating the situation of the entire armed group of Ukraine on the territory of the Luhansk People’s Republic is the fact that the Lisichansk-Artemovsk highway was also taken under the control of the allied forces with the participation of the People’s Militia of the DPR, which also successfully advanced from the south, freeing settlements on its territory. Thus, now we can say that the operational encirclement of Lisichansk itself is beginning. I think that in the coming days we will see that the entire Ukrainian grouping located on our territory will be surrounded.
No negotiation options are now possible. There is simply nothing to talk with the Ukrainian side, which for eight years has shown its complete inability to negotiate. This is well understood both by the leaderships of the republics and in the Russian Federation. The situation comes to a natural ending. In the near future, it will be safe to say that the entire territory of the Luhansk People’s Republic has been completely liberated.