Lugansk People’s Republic militia supported by Russian armed forces has liberated almost 95 percent of the Republic’s territory, LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik said at the “United Russia” all-Russia political party forum as he took part in the discussion of such topics as “entrepreneurship in new economic reality” and ”economic integration with Donbass and liberated areas”.
“As of today, almost 95 percent of the LPR has been liberated from Ukrainian Nazi formations,” Pasechnik said.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression. Earlier, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The peace talks participants have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords. *i*t