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Ukraine controls 5-7% of Luhansk Oblast – Oblast Head

Map of ground control in Luhansk Oblast as of 22 June 2023, according to Liveuamap. Regional borders are marked with gray dashed lines.
Ukraine controls 5-7% of Luhansk Oblast – Oblast Head

Artem Lysohor, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, says Ukraine currently controls 5-7% of Luhansk Oblast, including 14 settlements. Ukraine is mostly on the defensive in the area, and no settlements have been recently liberated in the region.

“We have de-occupied 14 settlements. This is about five to seven percent of the total territory of Luhansk Oblast, including the areas occupied in 2014. But we hope for the region’s de-occupation as soon as possible, for the restoration of life, and the return of our citizens,” he wrote on Telegram.

Lysohor says 1,400 to 1,900 km² of a total of 26,700 km² of Luhansk Oblast’s territory have already been liberated, which is more than previous official reports indicated.

Last summer, Russia managed to occupy almost the entire region, with Ukraine controlling only several fields without any settlements. Then Ukrainian troops liberated the town of Bilohorivka and several villages on the western edge of Luhansk Oblast during the Kharkiv offensive.

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