Operationally, the city is important.

In addition, Serhiy Cherevaty, the spokesman of the Eastern Group of the

Ukrainian Armed Forces

, says that there are several strategic values ​​in the liberation of Lyman.

He said this on the air of the telethon.

"This (Lyman - Ed.) is another district center taken by Ukrainian troops. This is the way to the Ukrainian Donbas - to Donetsk and Luhansk regions, to Svatove and Severodonetsk. These are also the best positions for further actions (ZSU - Ed.). When these actions will be, our headquarters will plan depending on how the regrouping of the troops will take place, all changes in the enemy will also be taken into account," Serhiy Cherevaty said.

According to him, the moral and psychological issue is also important, because in the conditions "when the main leader of the aggressor announces the annexation of these territories, and part of these territories is vacated."

"This is a great elation for our people and troops, as well as a shame, humiliation and demoralization for the aggressor's troops," Serhii Cherevaty emphasized. 

As reported, on October 1, the Ukrainian

 military installed the national flag

 at the entrance sign in Liman, Donetsk region.

The video appeared on the Internet.

As the Armed Forces officially explained, after the liberation of Lyman, the

 gates will open for the defenders of Ukraine to liberate all of Donbas.

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