Fighting for the city, located about 100 km north of Donetsk, is being carried out by the forces of the DPR and LPR, with the support of the Russian military. In May, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported on the organization of a fortified area in the city and the blocking of local residents jpg” alt=”The Donetsk People's Republic announced the start of battles for Sloviansk” />
The grouping of forces of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, with the support of the Russian Armed Forces, is fighting for the city of Slovyansk. The Headquarters of the Territorial Defense of the DPR announced this on Telegram.
“Fights are going on for Slavyansk”, — the message says. Slovyansk is one of the key cities and transport hubs in the region.
The headquarters also reported that as of June 9, units of the DPR, LPR and the Russian military had established “full control” in the republic over 231 settlements, including Svyatogorsk and Tatyanovka.
The Ministry of Defense in the morning report on Thursday, June 9, did not talk about the fighting in Slavyansk, but reported on the actions of the engineering units of the Russian Armed Forces in the area of this city. To the north of Slavyansk, sappers began clearing mines from roads and forests in the Svyatye Gory National Park. near the settlements of Svyatogorsk, Yarovaya, Studenok and Sosnovaya in the DPR near the border with the Kharkiv region. According to the Ministry of Defense, during the day the Russian military discovered and destroyed 126 explosive devices of various types, including 54 anti-tank mines.
Earlier in May, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the armed forces of Ukraine equipped in Slavyansk and neighboring Kramatorsk a single fortified area with an area of over 170 square meters. km, and also keep 90,000 people in the cities and prevent them from leaving for Russia or the territories controlled by Ukraine. Stocks of weapons, ammunition, fuels and lubricants, food and medicines have been created in this fortified area, Ukrainian heavy weapons and equipment have been deployed, and firing points have been equipped in the houses, the Defense Ministry said.
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In early April, the head of the Slavic military administration, Vadim Lyakh, asked the residents of the city to temporarily leave it. According to the head of administration, for the evacuation, the authorities launched free trains and buses, and the residents who left at the place of temporary residence should receive additional payments, in special cases— free housing, as well as finding a job.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
After the outbreak of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and the emergence of armed formations in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Slovyansk, which then had a population of approximately 120,000 people, came under the control of the “DPR militia”. April 12 “militias” took control of the regional police department, the city council building, the building of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), as well as military warehouses. They took down Ukrainian flags and put up DPR flags. The Ukrainian authorities sent an anti-terrorist detachment to the city, but it failed to regain control over the city, its fighters retreated towards Kharkov.
Ukrainian authorities regained control over Slavyansk on July 5, 2014. Then the Ukrainian armed forces carried out a massive shelling of the city, after which the soldiers of the National Guard took Slavyansk into the ring, and the “militias” and protesting against the actions of the central authorities, the inhabitants left the village. Ukrainian flags were again raised over the city. After that, in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, which are important regional transport centers, the Ukrainian authorities began to create a fortified area.
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