The Ukrainian army captured Svyatogorsk (video)

The Ukrainian army captured Svyatogorsk (video)

The Ukrainian army has captured the Russian-occupied city of Svyatogorsk, located near the border where three oblasts – Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk – meet, unofficial Russian and Ukrainian sources said. On Twitter and Telegram, the press service of the National Guard of Ukraine distributed a video of Guardsman Vitaly Markov, filmed already in the dark part of the day in front of the building of the local administration in Svyatogorsk.

The recording starts with the popular “Good evening, we are from Ukraine”. According to the statement of the military, who was photographed against the background of the signs of the Svyatogorsk City Council of the Kramatorsk District of the Donetsk Region, units of the National Guard of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Territorial Defense of Ukraine entered Svyatogorsk. “Step by step, meter by meter we are liberating our country from the occupiers. The victory will necessarily be ours. Glory to Ukraine, glory to the National Guard of Ukraine.

Before this video was released, information appeared on Twitter and Telegram that a Ukrainian flag was being flown in front of the building of local authorities, but there were still doubts whether the Ukrainian Armed Forces had entered the city, or whether the raising of the flag was the work of local resistance . According to the same information, there was no trace of the presence of Russian soldiers in the city.

Svyatogorsk was captured by the Russians on June 6, along with its adjacent territories. The Russian Federation claims that the city is located in territory over which the Donetsk People’s Republic had claimed sovereignty and Russia recognized the DPR within those borders.