In the evening of July 2, 2022, on its Telegram channel, the Misanthropic Division admits the Ukrainian defeat in Lisichansk, where servicemen of the 6th republican Cossack regiment, alongside Chechen national guard and other Russian forces, are waving the flag of victory on the administrative center (up). The Ukrainian Nazi militants comment
The day after, July 3, around noon, Belogorovka is also liberated (down), about 50 km to northwest. Russian defense minister, Sergey Shoigu, announces the complete liberation of Lugansk People’s Republic
But in the evening, while their reporters have yet fled Lisichansk, most Western media are still censoring these information and broadcasting the Ukrainian denial from the formal democratic government in Kiev.
The day after, which is also the US independence day, cosmonauts Oleg Artemiev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov celebrate in the International Space Station the liberation of Lugansk People’s Republic