Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoig told President Vladimir Putin that the entire Luhansk region of Ukraine had been "liberated" by Russian troops and separatist forces, the Pentagon said on Sunday.
After being beaten in the first attempt to occupy the capital Kiif, Russia decides to expel Ukrainian troops from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in the eastern part of the country where Moscow-backed separatists have fought. I put a lot of effort into it. Kyiv since Russia's first military intervention in Ukraine in 2014. (Report by Reuters)