Putin urges military suspension in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged military leaders to implement a suspension of operations in Ukraine after the seizure of two major areas near the border.

During a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Putin said all troops involved in the Luhansk offensive should be suspended to “strengthen” according to state media.

“Successful troops who participated in active hostilities, of course, need to rest their victory in the Luhansk direction and improve their fighting ability,” Putin said. Said..

Last weekend, Russian troops withdrew Ukrainian troops to Lysychans’k, one of the last cities under the control of Kyiv in Luhansk. Both Luhansk and Donetsk are located in the eastern region known as Donbus.

Meanwhile, Russian troops attacked targets throughout Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region on Tuesday. Russia has stated in its two self-proclaimed People’s Republics that it wants to take control of the entire Donbas region from Ukraine on behalf of Moscow-backed separatists.

After Russian troops ruled Lysychans’k, the last fort of Ukrainian resistance in Luhansk on Sunday, Ukrainian officials said they expected Moscow to focus its efforts on the cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk in Donetsk. rice field.

Intelligence update

Western intelligence officials said Russia seems to have achieved better coordination between its troops in recent attacks.

“Russia’s relatively rapid occupation of Lysychans’k has extended its dominance to almost every territory of Luhansk Oblast, making substantial progress towards the policy objective of the immediate purpose of the war, the” liberation “of Donbus. Allows you to claim “Intelligence Update from the UK Department of Defense Said Tuesday.

On June 17, 2022, Ukrainian soldiers are sitting next to a destroyed tank in an abandoned Russian location near the village of Bilogorifka, not far from Lysychans’k in the Lugansk region. (Anatolii Stepanov / AFP via Getty Images)

Monday’s Institute for the Study of War release Ukrainian troops report that they are “more and more targeting Russia’s military infrastructure” with US-made weapons, including long-range missiles that attack “deep” in the occupied Russian territories. These weapons were sent by the Biden administration to Ukraine as part of several packages worth more than $ 40 billion in total.

“Improvement of Ukrainian troops’ ability to target important Russian military installations provided by the West [High Mobility Artillery Rocket System] It shows how Western military aid will provide Ukraine with the new and necessary military power, “the report said.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday that Ukraine used precision weapons to destroy Donetsk’s command centers and artillery, which still dominate many major cities.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday that he believed that Ukrainian troops could recapture the territory recently occupied by Russian troops. Johnson has updated Zelenskyy with the latest delivery of British military equipment, including 10 self-propelled artillery systems and roaming munitions. And it will arrive in days and weeks, the spokesman said.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Jack Phillips is the latest news reporter for The Epoch Times, based in New York.