Four employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) on Thursday, May 26, surrendered in the village of Borovskoye near Severodonetsk. This was announced by the assistant to the head of the Chechen Republic for the power unit, the commander of the special detachment “Akhmat” Apti Alaudinov.
The Ukrainian military are laying down their arms en masse in Severodonetsk. Special operation in Donbass May 19, day 84
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“People who have absolutely no desire to fight are essentially people who are forcibly driven to dig trenches. <…> Each time, the state in which you find these fighters who are captured by you is depressing, ”RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.
According to Alaudinov, when the special forces discovered the position of Ukrainian soldiers in Borovskoye, there were more people willing to surrender. Another 16 fighters agreed to lay down their arms, but in response to such a decision, comrades-in-arms opened fire on them from Grads.
Earlier Thursday, it became known that members of the Akhmat special unit and the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) entered Severodonetsk. In accordance with the plan, the armed forces are pushing the Ukrainian formations deep into the city.
On the same day, Izvestia correspondent Alexei Poltoranin showed footage from the scene of active hostilities on the outskirts of Severodonetsk.
He told how the militants tried to fire at the positions of Russian military personnel, but most often the shells hit residential buildings in nearby settlements. The military of Russia and the LPR responded with massive strikes against the fortified areas of the Ukrainian military. An artillery duel ensued.
The armed forces of Ukraine retreated with losses.
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on May 25 that Russian servicemen entered the city of Lisichansk and almost entered Severodonetsk. On the same day, Andrei Marochko, an officer of the People’s Militia of the LPR, reported on the operational encirclement of Severodonetsk. According to him, the movement was carried out only along a single bridge, which was also under fire control.
The special operation of the Russian Federation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The situation in the region escalated in mid-February due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the LPR announced the evacuation of residents to Russia and turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, the Russian leader signed decrees recognizing the independence of the republics.