The Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirmed the Ukrainian military had encircled Russian troops in the Donetsk region’s Lyman.
The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“The Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated five settlements near Lyman. The Russian grouping is surrounded,” the report states.
The ministry also posted a video on Twitter, showing the Ukrainian military raising a national flag at Lyman’s monument sign.
A reminder that Luhansk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Haidai stated earlier that the Luhansk region’s de-occupation would start with the liberation of Lyman from Russian invaders. In his words, over 5,000 Russian troops might have been encircled in Lyman.