The ATO forces entered Lysychansk in theLuhansk region and secured its northern areas from the LPR lootersand insurgents. NSDC information center speaker Andrii Lysenkoannounced this at briefing, Censor.NET reports citing LigaBusinessInform.
Terroristsare cut off from all escape routes. The Ukrainian soldiers arechecking former terrorists' places of stay and lifting a minefields.
The ATOforces also established control over the village ofVerkhnyokaminske in the Donetsk region near the border with Luhanskregion.
Earlier,the so-called defense minister of the self-proclaimed DonetskPeople's Republic, Russian saboteur Igor Strelkov (Girkin)confirmed that the terrorists abandoned the city of Lysychansk inthe Luhansk region, adding that it was done by his directorder.