TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Troops Ukraine controls most of the main road between the two Russian-occupied districts in the east of the country, pro-Kyiv officials said Friday, October 28, 2022.
After taking swaths of territory in a blitzkrieg, Ukrainian troops are now slowly advancing east into the Luhansk region to capture the occupied towns of Svatove and Kreminna. Russia. Cities are the main agglomerations of the districts of the same name.
“The road from Svatove to Kreminna is practically under the control of the Ukrainian armed forces. Our troops are advancing every day,” Serhiy Gaidai, governor of the Lugansk region, told state television.
A Russian-backed separatist official on Wednesday reported heavy fighting in Kreminna and Svatove districts, which have been at the forefront since Ukrainian forces expelled Russian troops from neighboring Kharkiv in September.
Separately, Ukraine’s military intelligence leadership said its agents, who were fighting alongside regular troops, captured the village of Nevske on Sunday, killing 34 Russian soldiers. Nevske is 10 km west of the road connecting Svatove and Kreminna.
A daily report from the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces makes no mention of Svatove or the Kreminna. Update, published on Facebooksaid Russian forces had fired at dozens of targets across most of the front line.
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