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 Luhansk and Donetsk Liberation from Terrorists Is a Matter of Several Weeks - Azov Battalion Commander

Freeing Luhansk and Donetsk from terrorists is a complex operation that may take several weeks.

Azov Battalion commander Andrii Beletskyi stated this at a briefing in Kyiv today, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

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According to him, it is too early to speak of the complete encirclement of these cities but, nevertheless, the terrorists have just some extremely narrow corridors, through which they can obtain weapons and manpower.

"They are already experiencing the lack of manpower and munitions in Donetsk," Beletskyi said. "As for the capture of the city with more than a million people population, it's not a painless procedure because humanitarian corridors need to be created to evacuate civilians. It is impossible to dedicate their liberation to any date like the Independence Day for instance. This is the most complicated of military operations and may require weeks. It will be a hard operation but we will cope with it," Beletskyi said.

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Speaking about the Azov battalion coordination with other ATO forces, Beletskyi said that now there is an improvement in communication, in particular, there is much less bureaucratic runaround and certain issues are solved on the spot.

 
 
 
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