MOSCOW, October 3. /TASS/. The situation near the town of Kremennaya in the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) is under control, there are no Ukrainian troops in the area, the republic's ambassador to Russia, Rodion Miroshnik, said on Monday.
"It is very loud in Kremennaya right now. After the night shelling, we are giving active return fire. Troops from [Krasny] Liman have been withdrawn. We didn’t allow a cauldron to take place. The situation is tense, but under control and alas, it’s typical," he wrote on his Telegram channel, adding that "there are no [Ukrainian troops] on the territory of the Kremennaya district."
On Monday, LPR People's Militia officer Andrey Marochko reported that allied forces’ had entrenched themselves on the outskirts of Kremennaya. According to his information, a grouping of Ukrainian troops, which had earlier crossed the administrative border of the republic to try to break through the allied forces' defenses in the area, has been almost completely eliminated, and their remnants have retreated to previously held positions.
On October 1, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov said that allied forces had withdrawn from Krasny Liman in the Donetsk People's Republic due to the threat of encirclement. According to Konashenkov, the troops were withdrawn to more advantageous lines. He also noted that the Russian armed forces killed over 200 Ukrainian servicemen in the Krasny Liman direction, but the enemy brought in reinforcements and continued the offensive, having a significant advantage in manpower and equipment.