Russia’s military confirmed Saturday it had seized the strategic city of Lyman in japanese Ukraine, on the street to 2 key cities nonetheless below Kyiv’s management.
“Following the joint actions of the units of the militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Russian armed forces, the town of Krasny Liman has been entirely liberated from Ukrainian nationalists,” the protection ministry mentioned in an announcement, confirming an announcement a day earlier by pro-Moscow separatists.
Krasny Liman, which had a inhabitants of round 20,000 folks earlier than the hostilities broke out, is the city’s previous identify.
Located within the north of the japanese Donetsk area, Lyman lies on the street to Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, the capital of the Ukrainian-controlled a part of the area.
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