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Occupiers strengthen filtration, fear counteroffensive in Rubizhne and Starobilsk in Luhansk Oblast

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 08:55


Russian occupiers have been strengthening filtration measures in cities of Rubizhne and Starobilsk [both in Luhansk Oblast], as they are afraid of the counteroffensive and saboteurs from the Ukrainian side.

Source: Serhii Haidai, Head of Luhansk Oblast Military Administration 


Quote: "I reported the liberation of the first settlements in Luhansk Oblast yesterday, in the afternoon. In the evening, I clarified it; we had six [liberated settlements – ed.] at that moment…

Because of the danger of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ counteroffensive, occupiers have established a curfew and strengthened the filtration measures in order to detect Ukrainian saboteurs. 

Filtration is underway in Starobilsk as well; they are checking everyone who wants to go to the territory of Russia beforehand; lately, the number of those who would like to do that has significantly increased. Due to "security reasons", Russians have decided to shut off the connection there."

Details: Earlier, Haidai reported that the mobile connection was shut off in Kreminna. 

Nevertheless, as he pointed out, the disconnection does not prevent collaborators from trying to escape.

"Thus, we detected the movement of three buses with occupiers’ supporters from Svatove to Kreminna and Novopskov. [That’s] because they understand that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are coming," Haidai said, confirming the same thing the General Staff had reported earlier. 

According to Haidai, local hospitals are overloaded due to a large number of injured soldiers; therefore, hospitals are set in schools. Approximately 200 injured soldiers of Russia are currently in one of them. 

On 5 October, Ukraine’s Air Forces carried out more than 15 strikes on Russian positions. 12 clusters of Russian weaponry and equipment, and 4 missile systems were confirmed to have been hit. Moreover, Ukrainian air defence detachments shot down nine UAVs.

Rocket Forces and Artillery units struck 2 command posts, 14 areas of concentration of manpower, weaponry and equipment, an ammunition storage site, as well as 8 other crucial targets.

Ukrainian defence forces have successfully repelled Russian attacks near Vyimka, Soledar, Odradivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Krasnohorivka, Mayorsk, and Novomykhailivka. 

Russian troops hit the following areas:

  • On the Kramatorsk front: vicinities of Verkhniokamianske, Ivanivka, Serebrianka, Spirne, Kivsharivka, Kamianka, Novoliubivka, Terny, Torske, Bilohorivka settlements; 
  • On the Bakhmut front: near Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Odradivka, Mayorsk, New-York, Yurivka, Rozdolivka, Ivanhrad, and Zaitseve settlements.

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