Ukraine governor describes alleged phone call: "The entire Russian battalion refused"
Created: 05/16/2022, 06:04
By: Cindy Boden
The fight for eastern Ukraine continues: Ukraine is now making statements about its control of Luhansk.
In addition, reports of tapped phone calls make people sit up and take notice.
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According to a governor, Ukraine still controls ten percent of
According to the Ukrainian general staff, Russia
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Despite heavy Russian attacks in the Ukraine war, according to the regional governor, the Ukrainian army still controls around ten percent of the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk.
In particular, the Russians have not been able to take the outskirts of the cities of Rubishne, Sievjerodonetsk and Lysychansk so far, Serhiy Hajday said on Sunday (May 15).
Moscow said last week that pro-Russian separatists, with the help of the Russian army, had advanced to the administrative borders of Luhansk just eleven weeks after the war began.
Hajdaj called these statements "fantasy" at the time.
In the Donetsk region, also in eastern Ukraine, three civilians were killed and 13 others injured in Russian attacks on Sunday, according to the regional administration.
Ukraine War: British speak of Russian army suffering heavy losses in river crossing
Meanwhile, near the village of Bilohorivka, Russian forces have been trying unsuccessfully to cross a river for three weeks.
According to the governor of the Luhansk region, Russian troops suffered heavy losses of soldiers and equipment.
From intercepted telephone conversations, the Ukrainian side allegedly learned "that an entire Russian battalion refused to attack because they saw what was happening."
Aerial photos showed dozens of destroyed armored vehicles on the riverbank, as well as wrecked pontoon bridges.
The British Ministry of Defense said the Russian army suffered heavy casualties after Ukrainian forces repulsed their attempt to cross the river.
The maneuver speaks "for the pressure under which the Russian commanders are to advance their operations in eastern Ukraine".
You can read reports on negotiations in the Ukraine war in this news ticker.
Ukrainian soldiers patrol a recently recaptured village north of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.
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War in Ukraine: Russia apparently plans to send up to 2,500 reservists
In addition, the question always comes up as to who else Russia and President Vladimir Putin are sending to Ukraine.
wrote on Twitter on Sunday evening, Russia is planning to send up to 2,500 reservists to the neighboring country.
At least that's what the Ukrainian General Staff reports.
The new recruits would be trained on various training grounds in Russia.