More than 5 thousand occupiers are surrounded.
The Russian command did not allow its troops to leave estuarysurrounded by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.
The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Gaidai, informed about this in Telegram.
“The troops of the Russian Federation based in Lyman appealed to their leadership with a request to leave, but were refused. They are surrounded by more than 5 thousand Russian troops,” Gaidai emphasized.
As the head of the OVA noted, these Russian soldiers “will try to break through or surrender.”
“Almost all the ways of leaving or transporting ammunition are blocked,” Gaidai added.
Just a few days ago, Western analysts said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine seemed to intend to surround Russian forces in Liman, Donetsk region. This will allow the defenders to threaten the positions of the Russian Federation along the western border of the Luhansk region and in the Severodonetsk-Lysychansk region
Fighters took all roads under fire controlso the Russians have little chance of repeating a mass withdrawal from their positions, as was the case in the Kharkiv region.
According to the latest data, the Armed Forces of Ukraine probably practically completed the encirclement of the Russian group in Liman and cut critical ground communications supporting Russian troops in the Drobysheve-Lyman area.
Russian propagandists confirm in their social networks that their group is “in an operational environment” and that the invaders are conducting a “circular defense”.
In Russia, the situation in Liman is called “extremely difficult”.
As UNIAN reported, on September 30, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced that Ukrainian troops have significant results in the east of Ukraine and, in particular, in Lyman, Donetsk region.
Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President’s Office, confirmed the information about the encirclement of the occupying forces near Liman. He recalled that 8 years ago, Russian troops surrounded Ukrainian troops near Ilovaisk.
For his part, the spokesman of the Eastern Group of Forces, Serhiy Cherevaty, said that under the fire control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in fact, all approaches and logistical routes of the enemy, which he used to deliver ammunition and manpower to Liman. According to Cherevaty, the enemy army is quite strongly fortified in this direction.
According to ISW, ZSU win back Estuary within the next 72 hours. Ukrainian artillery continues to block the only route of withdrawal of Russian forces on the Kreminna-Torske road.