The Lyman region, evacuated by Russian troops on Saturday, was liberated by Ukrainians on Sunday. Historic message from the Pope to Presidents Putin and Zelensky.
And again, a humiliation of the Russian military, but especially its supreme leader and generalissimo in the Kremlin, is perfect: after the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Saturday that the main transport hub at Lyman, in the Ukrainian half of the Donetsk would be evacuated in the face of a Ukrainian attack, Kyiv announced on Sunday that the city and its wider surroundings had been completely taken over.
As if that were not enough, generally well-informed British sources said that the Russians, who in principle could only retreat along a main road if they did not want to cross the country by car or on foot, suffered heavy losses from artillery fire and combat-missiles. tank along the way. There must have been many victims. Lyman was held by around 5,000 men, including a regiment of 20th Army riflemen and two moderately motivated regiments from the breakaway Luhansk region. Estimates of the number of victims have not yet been published.