Aleksey Arestovich, an adviser to the head of Vladimir Zelensky’s office, called the surrender of Lisichansk and Severodonetsk a successful operation by the Ukrainian military.
"The defense of the Lysichansk-Severodonetsk agglomeration is a successful military operation. Its main tasks were: to pin down the main enemy forces, inflict losses on them, gain time for the supply of Western weapons and improve the second line of defense, create conditions for our offensive operations in other sectors of the front," - wrote Arestovich in the Telegram channel.
According to him, "all tasks of the operation have been completed." He is convinced that Ukrainian troops will be able to return Lysichansk under their control.
“One of the main achievements of this operation is the broken Red Army stereotype “not a step back”, which for eight years by inertia dominated our military thought and cost us both Ilovaisk and the fall of the DAP (Donetsk airport ), the 32nd checkpoint. And breaking the stereotype is worth a lot. This is the birth of a national military school... For once, we made them beautifully again," Arestovich said.
The Ministry of Defense showed a video of Russian Sukhoi Su-35S multi-role fighter jets destroying an aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine