Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hayday announced that more than 5 thousand Russian soldiers in the city of Lyman in the Donetsk region, which Russia annexed, were surrounded by the Ukrainian army. On the other hand, in the images shared by the Ukrainian authorities, it was seen that the Ukrainian soldiers unfurled their flags in the strategically important city of Lyman.
Russia–Ukraine While the war continues in the 7th month, news of the conflict continues to come from the east of the country. Russian President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony in Moscow yesterday, in Kherson, Zaporozhye, Donetsk and formally annexed the Luhansk regions. While the reactions to Russia’s move came one after another, the sanctions decisions from the USA and the EU came one after another.
UKRAINE ANNOUNCES THE SIege: THERE ARE MORE THOUSAND RUSSIAN SOLDIERS
While all eyes in the world were turned to the region, a flash statement came from Ukraine today. Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hayday announced that Russian soldiers in the city of Lyman, located in the Donetsk region that Russia annexed, were surrounded by the Ukrainian army.
Heyday, “As of October 1, 2022, the Russian army stationed in Lyman appealed to its commands to withdraw, but this was refused. Currently, more than 5 thousand Russian soldiers are surrounded.” used the phrases.
Russian troops have three options…
Stating that the Russian troops had three options, Hayday stated that they would either try to infiltrate, surrender or die. Hayday also stated that the ammunition supply routes to Lyman were cut off and almost all of the exit routes from the city were kept.
THE FLAG OF UKRAINE IS PLACED
Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, shared on his Twitter account the video of the Ukrainian soldiers unfurling the Ukrainian flag in the city of Lyman. Soldiers in the video “(Today) October 1st. We open our state flag and plant it on our land” is heard saying.
— Andriy Yermak (@AndriyYermak) October 1, 2022
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF LYMAN?
After Russia captured Lyman in late May, it had turned the city of Lyman into an important logistics center for troop deployment and ammunition supply. The city is also strategically important as an important railway hub connecting Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkov regions in eastern and northeastern Ukraine.
Since Ukraine regained control of Lyman, Russia’s occupation since the start of the occupation on February 24. “one of the worst military defeatsIf the Ukrainian army takes control of Lyman, this will allow Ukraine to completely clear the northern part of the Donetsk region and advance to the neighboring Luhansk region.
Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hayday siege announced the news a day after Russia’s annexation ceremony.
PUSHILIN SAID ‘THE NEWS IS DISTURBING’
Denis Pushilin, the pro-Moscow leader of the Donetsk region, made a statement on social media yesterday. The news from ‘Lyman’ is disturbing. Currently Lyman is partially besieged. The two nearby villages are not completely under our control.’ he said.
EXPLANATION FROM THE KREMLIN
After Pushilin, another statement came from the Kremlin. The Kremlin’s statement said Russia needed to clarify the precise boundaries of the two Ukrainian regions it plans to annex, but whose forces have not yet claimed full control.