7/3, 11:54 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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LPR liberated - Russian MoD

Russian Defense Ministry revealed on Sunday that Minister Sergey Shoygu informed the country's President Vladimir Putin that the territory of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) has been liberated.

The Russian military and the People's Militia of the LPR "have established full control over Lisichansk and a number of nearby settlements," the ministry explained. Lisichansk was the last remaining city in the former Lugansk region still controlled by Ukrainian troops.

Moscow made the announcement after accusing Ukraine of targeting civilians in the Russian cities of Belgorod and Kursk, near the border between the two countries. Ukrainian authorities have still not confirmed any of the claims.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / MS