Special forces units “Akhmat” Together with the second corps of the People's Militia of the LPR, they liberated the village of Metelkino, which adjoins Severodonetsk. This was stated by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, in his Telegram channel.
“It should be noted that in the battles for this settlement over the past week, the Ukrainian side lost from 600 to 700 of its fighters killed and wounded”,&mdash ; Kadyrov wrote.
According to him, at the moment, the settlement is being cleared of mines and stretch marks.
At the end of May, Kadyrov said that Russian troops had taken Severodonetsk under full control. In early June, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported on the “liberation” of residential areas of Severodonetsk, but pointed out that the Ukrainian military is still in the industrial zones.
On June 16, the head of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik, said that his troops control almost the entire territory of Severodonetsk, except for the Azot chemical plant. He claimed that there are from 1,000 to 1,500 Ukrainian soldiers on the territory of the plant.