LPR militia liberates Orekhovo village from Kiev forces


The Lugansk People’s Republic militia has liberated the Orekhovo village in the Popasnaya district from Kiev forces, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Ivan Filiponenko said.

“The edge of the Orekhovo village <...> there’s the sign “Orekhovo” nearby,” Filiponenko said.  “As of now, LPR People’s Militia units have fully liberated (the village).”

LPR militiamen entered Popasnaya in early March and then methodically cleared the town of separate groups of Kiev forces and nationalistic battalions members for two months, pushing out the enemy into the northwestern part. The town had come under full control of the People’s Militia by May 9.

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. As of now, some 80 percent of the LPR territory has been liberated.

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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords.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*s


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