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Ukraine wants to block more supply routes, claims to take control of Russian logistics hubs


Ukraine declared complete control of Russia’s eastern logistical hub Lyman, marking its biggest victory in recent weeks and paving the way for further advances meant to reduce Moscow’s supply routes to its battered forces to just one. Vladimir Putin of Russia suffered a crushing loss after declaring on Friday the annexation of four districts that make up roughly a quarter of Ukraine, including Lyman. The declaration has been denounced as an illegitimate sham by Kyiv and the West.

The seizure of the town, where Ukrainian flags were flown over civic structures a few days ago, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, proved that Ukraine is capable of driving Russian soldiers from the area and highlighted the influence of its use of cutting-edge Western weapons. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the president of Ukraine on Sunday said that the country’s military achievements went beyond simply recapturing Lyman. The minor Arkhanhelske and Myrolyubivka communities in the Kherson region have also been freed by Ukrainian forces, he claimed.


Ukrainian forces recovered Torske, a tiny village in the Donetsk region.

According to Serhiy Cherevatyi, spokesman for the Ukrainian Eastern Group of Forces, Ukrainian forces recovered Torske, a tiny village in the Donetsk region, roughly 15 kilometers (9 miles) east of the now-liberated Lyman, according to a report by Ukraine’s Interfax agency. The removal of troops from the Lyman region was announced by the Russian defence ministry on Saturday ‘in connection with the development of an encirclement threat.’ Despite reporting that Russian forces had destroyed seven artillery and missile depots in the Ukrainian districts of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, and Donetsk, it did not include Lyman in its daily report on the fighting in Ukraine on Sunday.

In May, Russian forces overran Lyman from Ukraine, and since then, they have been exploiting it as a logistics and transportation hub for their operations in the Donetsk region’s north. Since Ukraine’s quick counteroffensive in the north-eastern Kharkiv region in September, its recapture by Ukrainian forces represents Russia’s largest battlefield defeat. According to Serhiy Gaidai, the governor of neighbouring Luhansk, control over Lyman might be a ‘key component’ in assisting Ukraine to recapture lost ground in the region, which was announced by Moscow as fully captured in early July following weeks of relentless assaults.

The second north-south corridor will be established as a result of the success of the Lyman operation, according to reserve colonel Viktor Kevlyuk, speaking at the Ukrainian Center for Defence Strategies.

The Russian Group which was in Luhansk and Donetsk could not be immediately supplied through the Rostov Region.

According to Kevlyuk, the Russian Group which was in Luhansk and Donetsk could not be immediately supplied through the Rostov Region of Russia under this particular circumstance.

Regions Take over

Donetsk and Luhansk, together with Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the south were the places Putin claimed as captured just over seven months after Russia invaded its neighbour. These areas are equivalent to around 18% of Ukraine’s entire surface land area.

According to the British Ministry of Defense, Lyman’s operational significance stemmed from its control of a route crossing the Siverskyi Donets River, behind which Russia has been working to fortify its defences. According to Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, legislation and treaties to incorporate the regions will be discussed in the Russian parliament on Monday. A wave of disapproval of how Russia’s military operation is being conducted within the country did not abate despite a pompous signing ceremony at the Kremlin on Friday with the heads of the regions that Russia has imposed.

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