Contents tagged with Lyman

  • Ukrainian Forces hold firm in Lyman as Russian assaults persist, says platoon commander

    The situation around Lyman remains tense as Russian forces continue to attempt assaults, although the Ukrainian Forces have managed to counterattack in some areas, said a platoon commander from the 1st Air Assault Battalion of Ukraine's 95th Airborne Brigade, Stanislav Krasnov, during a telethon.

    Krasnov stated that the Russians launch attacks using both infantry and heavy concentrations of armored vehicles. Yet the Ukrainian defense line is "holding firm," with forces in some areas …

  • Ukrainian Ground Forces Commander: Russian troops are trying to encircle Kupyansk

    The situation in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions has significantly escalated in recent days, said the Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces , Lieutenant General Oleksandr Syrskyi.

    "The enemy, after suffering losses for two months, has resumed and launched active offensive actions in the area of ​​Makiivka, and subsequently in the Kupyansk direction. Heavy fighting continues. The enemy's main goal is to destroy the group of our troops, surround Kupyansk, and reach the Oskol River line," he …

  • President Zelensky visits Ukrainian troops at Kupyansk-Lyman front

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited military brigades on the Kupyansk-Lyman front on Tuesday. "Today we are visiting our brigades, which are carrying out combat tasks in one of the hottest directions - Kupyansk-Lyman. The 103rd Separate Territorial Defense Brigade, 68th Separate Jager Brigade named after Oleksa Dovbush, and the 25th Separate Airborne Sicheslav Brigade," Zelensky wrote on his Telegram.

    In particular, the President discussed the operational situation on the …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces have stopped Russian offensive in Lyman-Kupyansk direction

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces stopped the Russians in the Lyman and Kupyansk directions, and there were only 2 clashes, said the speaker of the Eastern Directorate of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Serhiy Cherevaty on Ukrainian TV.

    "Earlier, the enemy tried to actively storm our positions in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction for several days and received a powerful rebuff. During the day, the enemy reduced its intentions, there were only two clashes. But the enemy was most actively shelling our positions …

  • Russian General Lapin dismissed from his post after being accused by Kadyrov of surrendering Lyman

    Russian Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, who has recently been criticized by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been removed from the post of commander of the Central Military District, reported the Russian news agency RBC, citing the TV channel Grozny.

    There has been no official information from the Russian Defense Ministry yet.

    Colonel-General Lapin has recently been repeatedly criticized by the head of Chechnya Kadyrov, as well as the co-founder of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin. …

  • Kyiv: about 5 thousand Russian troops are encircled in Lyman

    As of the morning of October 1, about 5,000 Russian troops remain in the city of Lyman, Donetsk region, said the head of the Luhansk military administration, Serhiy Haidai.

    "About Lyman. The occupiers asked their leadership for the permission to leave, they were refused. Now they have three options: either try to break through, surrender, or die together. There are about 5 thousand of them, there is no exact number yet," he said.

    Haidai stressed that 5 thousand is an unprecedented number. …

  • Russian troops are trying to withdraw from Lyman

    The Russian troops are trying to get out of the Lyman "cauldron", said the Ukrainian journalism, Yuri Butusov.

    According to him, the Russian troops are now withdrawing from Lyman as the city is being encircled by Ukrainian Forces. Russians realize that they cannot hold on to it any longer.

    "Russian troops are fleeing from Lyman. Defensive barriers have been set up to cover the withdrawal," the journalist said.

    He added that the Russian troops are moving to a new defensive line, along the R-66 …

  • Russian defense lines collapsing near Lyman under pincer attack of Ukrainian Forces

    Russian telegram channels and military propagandists are sounding an alarm because of a difficult situation for the Russian army near Lyman, Donetsk Oblast. The military telegram channel Rybar (one of the largest in Russia) reports that the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked from Lozove, Lyman district, and  broke through the Russian defense lines. Now the Russian troops are facing a threat of encirclement.

    Russian military sources claim that if Ukrainian Forces manage to reach …