Ukrainian troops were forced to retreat from Lisichansk, as the enemy had a tenfold advantage.
This was announced by the head of the Lugansk OVA Serhiy Gaidai.
They kept the line, even when it already seemed impossible. The Russians prevailed tenfold. This invasion destroyed the city and killed people,” he said.
The Russian army gathered forces in all possible directions and concentrated them in Lisichansk. We leveled their advantage in personnel with the skill of Ukrainian fighters. However, the amount of long-range weapons we need to drive out the enemy has not yet arrived,” he said.
According to him, the Russian invaders entrenched themselves in Lisichansk, crossed the Seversky Donets River and captured Belogorovka and Zolotarovka.