“The Ukrainian flag was raised over local administrations… Ukrainian
troops continue to surround Donetsk from all sides,” the document said.
“Battles are now being held in Lysychansk [in Luhansk region],” the Defense Ministry said.
The villages of Karlivka, Netailove and Pervomaiske are north-west of
Donetsk in close proximity to the regional center. Lysychansk forms the
single Lysychansk-Severodonetsk metropolitan area together with
Severodonetsk and Rubizhne.