09:29 06 Feb 2023

New russian assault expected after February 15 – Luhansk governor

A new russian offensive in the Luhansk region can be expected any day after February 15, says the head of the Luhansk regional military administration, Serhii Gaidai.

Haidai told the Belsat TV channel, "Basically, after February 15, you can expect [an attack by the russians] at any time."

According to the head of the region, the authorities see that the occupiers are collecting more and more reserves in this direction.

Also, they record more and more equipment drawn to the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. According to Haidai, the russians are "partially hiding somewhere in forest plantations, partly trenching in, and building more fortifications from where they will try to launch an offensive."

The head of the region also noted that the invaders bring ammunition but spend it not as before, but much more economically. This, in his opinion, also indicates that the russians are preparing for a full-scale offensive.

Haidai also said that the two-month training of the mobilized russians is already coming to an end, and russia will need about ten days to transfer them to Ukraine and gather a reserve for a new offensive.


Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov stated that Ukraine's Defense Forces expect possible offensives from russia before the symbolic date of February 24 but urged Ukrainians to trust only official information.

President Volodymyr Zelensky says that the russians want to try to make up for last year's defeats in February, but Ukraine must persevere.

The British edition of the Financial Times, citing an unnamed adviser to Ukraine's Armed Forces, reported on February 6 that within the next ten days, russia plans to launch a new large-scale offensive.

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