Lugansk People’s Republic Head Leonid Pasechnik believes that speculations about time phrame of the liberation of the Republic are inapt.
“Making predictions about when we’ll fully liberate the Republic and reach the constitutional borders is not quite correct,” he said in an interview with Russia’s TASS news agency.
“Feeling the forthcoming defeat, the enemy behaves rather aggressively, opening fire both at our frontline settlements and those that have just been liberated,” TASS quoted him as saying.
As of now, LPR militia units, supported by Russian forces, have liberated some 95 percent of the Republic’s territory, he said noting that “the work on this track is ongoing.”
“You might say that the process was problematic in the liberation of nearly every settlement. War is not an easy thing. For example, we needed much time in order to liberate Rubezhnoye and Popasnaya,” the LPR Head 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. As of now, some 95 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords.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*t