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Russians want to seize Luhansk region before Putin's pseudo-election

Feb 21, 2024

The intelligence community believes that the Russian occupiers will try to reach the administrative borders of the Luhansk region before the pseudo-presidential elections scheduled for March 15-17.

Source: representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine Vadym Skibitskyi in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

Direct speech: "Before the elections, they want to reach at least the administrative borders of the Luhansk region. To have at least some success, something like Avdiivka, maybe somewhere else in some direction.


There are key points: Kupyansk, Lyman, Avdiivka. Why Kupyansk and Lyman? To show that we managed to return the territories that Ukraine liberated after the start of full-scale aggression. Because it will be symbolic. This is an element that will be used very actively in information and psychological operations, campaigns, and the information space."

Details: According to Skibitsky, the Russians' task for the next six months is to reach the administrative borders of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions and hold the occupied territories.

In addition, the enemy has seized part of Kherson region and part of Zaporizhzhia region, and the occupiers will try to hold them because they need a land corridor to Crimea: "We need a logistics system that goes through Crimea, bringing ammunition, equipment, personnel to the south."

Author - Olena Madiak, 21/02/2024

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