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World Ukraine claims to have regained control of the Donetsk town of Torske

12:21  03 october  2022
12:21  03 october  2022 Source:   news360.es

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The Ukrainian Armed Forces claimed on Monday to have taken control of the town of Torske, located in the Donetsk region (east), as part of a counteroffensive in the area, without the Russian authorities having commented on the situation for the moment.

File - A Ukrainian militiaman controls a road, March 2, 2022, in Kiev, Ukraine. - Diego Herrera - Europa Press © Provided by News 360 File - A Ukrainian militiaman controls a road, March 2, 2022, in Kiev, Ukraine. - Diego Herrera - Europa Press

The spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Serhiy Cherevati, stressed that Army units "have seized the village of Torske, on their way to Kreminaya", before adding that Russian forces "are trying to strengthen their positions in Kreminaya and build defenses".

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In this regard, he has stressed that Russian troops "are attacking with artillery fire" to try to prevent the advance of Ukrainian forces, as reported by the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN. "Our units are still working because there are remnants (of Russian troops) in the forests, stabilizing the situation, capturing the occupants and demining," he said.

This advance by Ukrainian troops comes just a day after Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky announced that the town of Liman, located in the Donetsk region and gateway to neighboring Lugansk, is "completely liberated."

Russian Army spokesman Igor Konashenkov confirmed the withdrawal of Russian forces from the town on Saturday. "Since there was a threat of encirclement, the allied troops were withdrawn from the settlement to more advantageous lines," Konashenkov explained at a press conference reported by the TASS agency.

The town was used by the Russian Army as a vital transport hub. There, according to Ukrainian estimates, around 5,000 Russian servicemen remained surrounded there on Saturday, the largest siege of a Russian contingent since the beginning of the war.

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