LPR People's Militia has demined more than 3 ha of territory outside Lisichansk and Severodonetsk in 24 hours, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Ivan Filiponenko said.
"Military engineer units of the People's Militia continue their demining efforts. Yesterday, July 5, engineers of the People's Militia cleared more than 3 ha of territory outside Lisichansk and Severodonetsk of unexploded ordnance left by Ukrainian nationalists," he said.
LPR People's Militia has been advancing on Lisichansk and Severodonetsk since early March.
The Republic declared the full liberation of its territory on July 3, as Ukrainian forces were driven away from their last pocket in Lisichansk, shorty after LPR forces liberated Severodonetsk that used to be the main hideout of Ukrainian militants.
Ukraine has been carrying out a military crackdown against Donbass since 2014. Multiple announcements of ceasefires failed to stabilize the situation. The simmering armed conflict escalated rapidly in February this year, and sent Donbass barrelling towards an unprecedented bloodshed.
Russia intervened on February 24 by launching a special military operation to demilitarize Ukraine and bring peace back to Donbass. *t