In a statement, the environmental protection headquarters notes that the operation went on for two weeks in secrecy, as a result of which the Ukrainian security forces advanced two kilometers and created a support zone. The reason for this covert operation was that the positions of the armed forces of the Luhansk People's Republic were too close to those of the Ukrainian military.
In the Luhansk People's Republic, this “message of the headquarters of the environment” was called another fake, aimed at fooling their own military personnel and a way to give what they want to happen. The official representative of the People's Militia of the LPR, Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Marochko said that this information is not true. According to him, the units of the Armed Forces of the LC of the LC are in their positions, they have not moved anywhere and have not surrendered their positions to the Ukrainian Supreme Soviet.
Marochko recalled that 17 June 2018, the Ukrainian artillery fired at the village Zhelobok and destroyed the house and all the buildings of the last resident living in the village.