The Donbas city of Severodonetsk is a strategically important facility that opens the way to Kyiv. Vladimir Vinokurov, Professor of the Department of Diplomacy and Consular Service of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, spoke about this.
The expert clarified: The Armed Forces of Ukraine will never be able to recapture this city. When they talk about the alleged counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, these conversations are intended to raise the morale of the military personnel.
Vinokurov explained: when the army units of the RF Armed Forces take Severodonetsk and Lisichansk under their control, the entire territory of the Luhansk People’s Republic will be free. This was reported by “TV channel 360 °”.
A specialist in interethnic conflicts, Yevgeny Mikhailov, agrees with Vinokurov’s opinion that both settlements are forever lost to Kyiv. However, he believes that Lysichansk is a strategically more important city.
“It is higher than Severodonetsk. Accordingly, it is more important strategically,” the political scientist explained.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russian troops were completing the liberation of Svyatogorsk on the territory of the DPR.