In Russia, for the first time, they commented on the loss of Lyman, which is an important strategic city for the liberation of other settlements in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

They said that the Russian command was forced to

withdraw its troops to "more advantageous positions".

This is stated in the summary of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The news is updated...

"In connection with the creation of an encirclement threat, the allied troops were withdrawn from the settlement of Chervony Liman to more favorable borders," the message reads.

We will remind you that on Saturday, October 1, the Ukrainian army entered Liman in the Donetsk region, fighting with the occupiers is going on outside the city.

Meanwhile, the Russian occupiers, who can still escape, are crawling out of the Ukrainian city.

Read all the details of what is currently happening in the Lyman direction HERE.

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