Armed Forces manages to regroup in Sievierodonetsk, attempting to retake the city - Civil Military Administration
KATERYNA TISHCHENKO - SATURDAY, 4 JUNE, 2022, 7:50 P.M.
The Ukrainian military is taking steps to return Sievierodonetsk to the full control of Ukraine and is confident that "everything will work out."
Source: Oleksandr Striuk, head of the Sievierodonetsk Civil Military Administration, 24/7 national joint newscast
Striuk's quote on what percentage of the city is occupied: "I would not say that it is occupied. There was some military success on the part of the orcs, who managed to enter the city and capture a fairly significant part, almost dividing it in half – if we are talking about residential areas, where they can feel confident. But our military has managed to regroup [and] build a line of defence. And now all necessary measures are being taken to return the city to full control of Ukraine. The city remains Ukrainian."
"Our military is taking all appropriate measures to push the enemy out of the city, positional street battles are being waged. This is accompanied by constant artillery shelling. The situation is quite intense, but our armed forces have hope and confidence that everything will work out."
Details: According to the head of the civil military administration, about 13,000 people remained in Sievierodonetsk at the start of the assault.
"Considering that constant street fighting has been going on for a third day, the population that was here remains – with the exception of a small part [of the population] that the orcs managed to forcibly deport out of the city to the occupied territory," he said.
Background: On 3 June, the head of the Luhansk Oblast Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, reported that occupying troops had previously held roughly 70% of Sievierodonetsk, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine had reclaimed about 20% of the city.