"Our troops reached the area of Novosvitlivka and Khriashchuvate and entrenched there. According to our information, it is too early to talk about the full control of these towns, unfortunately. But [the troops] set a fire control over a portion of the M-04 motor road, which connects Luhansk with the rest of the territory, where there are LPR militants, as well as Krasnodon and Izvaryne leading in Russia. Previously, a section of the route H21 connecting to Donetsk with the Luhansk region was taken under control," he said.
"Thus, Donetsk is blocked and Luhansk is almost blocked. The liberation of these cities is a matter of time. Afterwards the kids of the DPR and LPR will probably have to change their names - for example, the Zuivka People's Republic in the Donetsk region and the Empire of Yashchykove village in the Luhansk region. For the short period of time they will exist," Tymchuk concluded.