Defense Ministry says capture of two Luhansk Oblast settlements by invaders due to Ukraine’s ‘mobile defense'

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The Ukrainian military carries out “mobile defense”
The Ukrainian military carries out “mobile defense”

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“Fierce fighting continues in the east,” Malyar said. “So far, the enemy has had a fire advantage, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine are inflicting losses on them. (Our forces are) doing everything to prevent encirclement and the advance of the enemy.”

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“The situation is difficult – we’re not hiding this. Ukrainian troops are now carrying out a mobile defense, as it is called in the military language, they are changing certain fronts.”

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Maylar’s comment came after Ukraine’s General Staff in its morning report said that on the Severodonetsk axis the invaders had captured the settlements of Loskutivka and Rai-Oleksandrivka.

Russian invasion force troops are also preparing to ford the Siverskyi Donets River, the General Staff said.

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