Putin praises Russian forces for taking Luhansk area

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russian troops for “reaching victory” in Ukraine’s Luhansk area.

In a gathering televised by Russian state media on Monday, Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin the Russian advances within the space.

“Beginning June 19, [Russian] formations and army models … in cooperation with models of the second corps of the individuals’s militia of the [self-proclaimed] Luhansk Folks’s Republic (LPR) and with the help of the southern group of troops … efficiently carried out an offensive operation to liberate the territory of the Luhansk Folks’s Republic,” Shoigu mentioned.

Shoigu added that the “Gorsky cauldron” space, Lysychansk and Severodonetsk had been surrounded inside two weeks, and the Ukrainian military allegedly misplaced 5,469 troopers within the battles. 

Putin advised Shoigu that the army personnel who contributed to combating in LPR, shall be rewarded for his or her “bravery,” and that they need to now “relaxation.”

“Different army models, together with the East and West army teams, they should fulfil their duties, in response to the beforehand prompt plan,” Putin mentioned. “I hope every little thing shall be profitable because it occurred within the [Luhansk] space,” he added.

Putin additionally praised the LPR’s militia for exhibiting “heroism.” “My congratulations and my phrases of gratitude,” Putin mentioned. “I congratulate you all and want you all the very best.”

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