Support Us

Russians gather troops in Svatove area and build fortifications in Luhansk Oblast – Head of Oblast Military Administration

Saturday, 17 September 2022, 10:31
Russians gather troops in Svatove area and build fortifications in Luhansk Oblast – Head of Oblast Military Administration


Russian invaders are building fortifications in Luhansk Oblast, transferring troops and equipment to the area of Svatove, and have turned off cable internet for the population. 

Source: Serhii Haidai, Head of the Luhansk Oblast Military Administration on Telegram


Quote from Haidai: "After the mobile internet, cable internet is also being turned off in the territory of Luhansk Oblast. The population of the so-called "LPR" [self-proclaimed "Luhansk People’s Republic"] is isolated from the outside world.

Russians continue to house personnel and military equipment in educational institutions in the temporarily occupied territories. Military equipment is stationed on the premises of the local agrarian lyceum [specialised secondary school - ed.] in the settlement of Khomivka, Luhansk Oblast, and Russian personnel are staying in the lyceum’s buildings."

Details: At the same time, Haidai noted that over the past week, life in the Luhansk Oblast has changed a lot. 


The invaders no longer know when they will hold their sham "referendum" due to the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on different fronts. However, they are building fortifications and preparing to defend themselves.

The head of the Oblast Military Administration also noted that local partisans are slashing cars tires of the so-called "people's militia", and panic among the occupiers and collaborators after the death of the "prosecutor general of the so-called "DPR" [self-proclaimed "Donetsk People’s Republic"] has increased. 

Russians fired using tanks, mortars and artillery on such settlements:

  • on the Kramatorsk front - Kryva Luka, Pyskunivka, Raihorodok, Staryi Karavan, Mykolaivka, Dronivka, Rozdilne, Siversk, Verkhnokamianske, Sviatohirsk, Sosnove, Oleksandrivka, Yaremivka, Pryshyb, Tetianivka, Ozerne, Starodubivka, Bilohorivka, Spirne, Yarova, Donetske.
  • on the Bakhmut front - Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Vyimka, Odradivka, Soledar, Mykolaivka Druha, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Yakovlivka, Vesela Dolyna, Vesele and Maiorsk, Niu-York, Zaitseve.

Haidai added that on 16 September, units of Ukrainian defence forces had repelled Russian attacks, causing them losses in the areas of Bakhmut, Zaitseve, Avdiivka, Mykolaivka Druha and Novomykhailivka.

Over the past day [16 September], aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have launched an attack on occupiers. Nine areas with a concentration of Russian servicemen and military equipment, 3 strong points, a rear command point and 2 aid defence system positions were confirmed to be hit.

Journalists fight on their own frontline.
Support Ukrainska Pravda or become our patron.