tass.ru - Moscow - MILITARY OPERATION IN UKRAINE - JUN 6, 11:34 AM
The Ministry of Defense reported that the Russian Armed Forces are completing the liberation of SvyatogorskAccording to Major General Igor Konashenkov, the remnants of the battalions of the 95th Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 81st Separate Airborne Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, cut off from the main forces and supplies due to the blowing up of the bridge across the Seversky Donets River, abandoned military equipment along with weapons
The Russian armed forces are completing the liberation of Svyatogorsk of the Donetsk People's Republic and the area around it. This was announced on Monday by the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov.
"The Russian armed forces are completing the liberation of the city of Svyatogorsk of the Donetsk People's Republic and the surrounding area," Konashenkov said.
Earlier on Monday, Ukrainian nationalist groups blew up a bridge over the Seversky Donets River to prevent the retreat of Ukrainian troops, according to a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman. "Under the onslaught of Russian units, cut off from the main forces and supplies due to the blowing of the bridge, the remnants of the battalions of the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 81st Separate Airborne Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine abandoned military equipment along with weapons and dispersed along the coast," he added. , specifying that up to 80 Ukrainian servicemen swam across the river, while the Russian military did not open fire on them.
The official representative of the Ministry of Defense said that Russia calls on the Ukrainian military personnel not to defend the Kyiv regime led by nationalists and to lay down their arms.
"We regard the refusal of Ukrainian servicemen to defend the useless Kyiv regime led by nationalists as the only right thing to do and not cowardice. Thus, they all saved their lives. We call on all servicemen and members of the territorial defense units of Ukraine to follow this example and stop thoughtless resistance in order to save their lives," Konashenkov said. He stressed that "for their part, the Russian armed forces guarantee to all Ukrainian servicemen and members of the territorial defense units who voluntarily laid down their arms decent treatment and return to their families."
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has repeatedly published footage in which captured servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine call on their colleagues to surrender and declare a good attitude towards them from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
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