Armed Forces of Ukraine blew up Lysichansk infrastructure during the retreat

After the retreat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) from Lysichansk, the city was left without many significant infrastructure facilities. This was announced on Friday, July 22, by Acting Mayor Andrey Skory to TASS.

According to him, the Ukrainian militants, leaving Lisichansk, damaged the water supply and heating system, bridges and overpasses. Because of this, the city was partially isolated from nearby settlements, and also lost a number of internal support systems.

The interlocutor of the agency admitted that Lisichansk is experiencing serious problems with logistics, which is why the return to the old life is slow. Nevertheless, Skory noted, the process does not stand still – largely thanks to the support from the Russian Federation. So, Russian employees are engaged in demining territories and restoring the city.

In addition, it became known that the Republic of Tatarstan took patronage over Lisichansk.

“Specialists from Tatarstan have already arrived to inspect the city, we have determined the scope of work. <...> I think they will quickly get to work. They will help to restore the infrastructure. Maybe we will jointly launch enterprises, because the city needs fuel – the city-forming enterprises. Russia helps us a lot,” the acting mayor shared.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin on the liberation of the LPR on July 3. He said that as a result of successful military operations, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, together with units of the People’s Militia of the LPR, have established full control over the city of Lisichansk and a number of nearby settlements, the largest of which are Belogorovka, Novodruzhesk, Maloryazantsevo and Belaya Gora.

At the same time, the head of the republic, Leonid Pasechnik, expressed the opinion that the Armed Forces of Ukraine could try to return the territory of the republic after the capture of Lisichansk by the allied forces, but stressed that they would not be allowed to do this. According to him, work is currently underway to prevent the activities of sabotage and terrorist groups.

Later military commissar “Izvestia” Dmitry Zimenkin visited the liberated Lisichansk. He said that the locals were looking forward to the moment when the nationalists would liberate their city.

The special operation to protect Donbass, the beginning of which the President of the Russian Federation announced on February 24, continues. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military, in connection with which the authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics turned to Moscow for help.

For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.

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