By WarNews 24/7
translated from Greek
We have a significant development in Lisichansk as the Russian special forces became involved with mercenary forces. According to Russian military sources, there are 14 mercenaries dead and 12 prisoners.
The mercenaries come from different countries. The Russians report that there will be developments in the coming hours as "their countries of origin are quite interesting" meaning that they are Americans, British, French, etc.
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Chaotic scenes are recorded in the Lisichansk region . Units of the Ukrainian Army are desperately trying to break the suffocating siege of Russian forces and escape from the city to Seversk.
Ukrainians count more than 1,000 dead in battles inside and outside the city of Lisichansk. The "Right Sector" has heavy losses while many are also prisoners.
Features are the videos you will see. Ukrainian forces try to escape from Lisichansk and shoot videos. Then they fall into an ambush and a battle with Russian paratroopers ensues.
In the fourth and the remaining videos, Russian drones locate Ukrainian military phalanxes trying to leave Lisichansk. An artillery barrage follows.
Watch videos from the moment of the escape
Chaotic scenes - 5-7,000 Ukrainians trying to escape
Lugansk Ambassador to Russia Rodion Miroshnik said Ukrainian soldiers were desperately trying to escape from Lisichansk.
"Groups of soldiers leave Lisichansk and try to cross to Seversk, where they are observed gathering.
Residents of the area say they are seeing the beginning of the withdrawal of Ukrainian armed formations from Lysichansk.
Yesterday they tried to cross from Verkhnekamenka to Seversk, but lost several phalanxes from the blows of the allied artillery and the Russian forces.
Subsequent attempts to break into our defenses were made through Belogorovka.
The reserve units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are moving away and trying to find ways to escape from Novodruzhevka, Privolye and Shepilovo. They all leave for Seversk.
"According to sources, up to 5-7 thousand Ukrainians can be transferred to Seversk , " Miroshnik said.
12 mercenaries captured in Lisichansk
More than 10 foreign mercenaries have reportedly been captured near Lisichansk.
Lugansk forces arrested more than 10 foreign mercenaries near Lisichansk trying to escape the besieged city. This was reported by Russian media, citing Lugansk Deputy Assistant Interior Minister Vitaly Kiselev.
"We caught 12 people near Lisichansk of different nationalities, different countries. "In the near future, I will tell you exactly how many of them and from which countries these mercenaries are," says Kiselev.
The captured mercenaries also reportedly took part in the battles in Rubizhne and Severodonetsk.
Kiselev noted that foreign mercenaries, according to the Geneva Convention, are not entitled to the status of a fighter or a prisoner of war.
The Russian army killed 14 mercenaries
The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Ukrainian administration is trying to stop the chaotic flight of Ukrainian military units in the Lisichansk region.
According to the Russian YPAM:
In order to retain the personnel of the first battalion of the 72nd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the settlement Volcheyarovka, a "detachment" of the Nazi formation "Right Sector" was sent to these positions.
This unit was destroyed by Russian artillery.
Control of Ukrainian troops in the direction of Lysychansk is lost.
The commander of the 115th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost control of his units, which led to the irreparable loss of 80% of the personnel and about 70% of the equipment of the 138th Battalion of this brigade during the battles.
On June 26, during the fighting, 3 km from the Lisichansk oil refinery, Russian units destroyed two groups of mercenaries carrying out a sabotage and reconnaissance operation with a total of 14 soldiers.
The first group was "international" and consisted of citizens of various European countries. The second - included only mercenaries from Georgia, who were part of the so-called "Georgian Legion".
In the ranks of this formation fight mainly criminals.
The killed Georgian fighters are involved in the brutal torture and killing of Russian soldiers near Kyiv in March this year.
"The Russian Ministry of Defense has information about every mercenary involved in the abuse and killing of our soldiers. "We found them and punished them," said Defense Ministry spokesman Lt. Gen. Igor Konashenkov.
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