An Ukrainian soldier looks out from an armoured vehicle at Lyman, in the Donetsk region, in April. Photo: Reuters
An Ukrainian soldier looks out from an armoured vehicle at Lyman, in the Donetsk region, in April. Photo: Reuters
Ukraine war

Russia abandons Ukrainian bastion of Lyman over ‘threat of encirclement’

  • Fall of Lyman a major setback for Moscow after Putin proclaimed annexation of the Donetsk region and three others
  • Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov calls for more drastic measures in response, such as use of low-yield nuclear weapons

An Ukrainian soldier looks out from an armoured vehicle at Lyman, in the Donetsk region, in April. Photo: Reuters
An Ukrainian soldier looks out from an armoured vehicle at Lyman, in the Donetsk region, in April. Photo: Reuters
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