“Lyman was completely won again. Glory to Ukraine,” said the president. Volodymyr Zelensky Confirming this morning what was already a fact yesterday: Russia lost an important railway junction in the attached Donetsk region.
The defeat is more than a retreat, it is a real threat to the Russian position in eastern Ukraine., a disputed territory since 2014, when Moscow illegally annexed Crimea. Since then, the Kremlin has strengthened in eastern Ukraine and has organized its entire offensive from there.
nowLyman’s victory opens the door to take Kreminaya and will be the gateway to Lugansk… You Putin no longer has cattle or the territories he occupied in a maneuver condemned by the whole world.
Kyiv troops seize territory located in the Donetsk region from Moscow
According to the information being circulated, Kyiv troops have already entered the city of Totskoye, northeast of Lyman and are on their way to Kreminaya. If that position is consolidated, it will advance to Lugansk… if a Russian withdrawal in that area is achieved. The Kremlin is facing another major humiliation.
Lyman’s failure exposed a fierce insider within the Russian command forces. Yesterday, in fact, the President of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov called the situation shameful and asked Vladimir Putin to use nuclear weapons Power in Ukraine in response to military failures.
Ramzan Kadyrov, President of the Russian Republic of Chechnya,
“It is my personal opinion that more drastic measures should be adopted, ranging from the declaration of martial law in the border area to the use of low-intensity nuclear weapons,” Kadyrov wrote in a message posted on his Telegram channel.
Kadyrov blamed Colonel General Alexander Lapin, accusing him of sending fighters “without the necessary communications, supplies and ammunition”.
He also reprimanded the troops for moving their headquarters to Starobilsk, 100 kilometers away. “How can you command your units when you are 150 kms away? Today we have lost a large amount of territory due to lack of primary military logistics”, he said.
Ukrainian soldiers show they have recovered Lyman and removed Russian flags from public buildings
Kadyrov has assured that two weeks ago he knew Lyman was an easy target, but that the chief of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, “trusted Lapin’s talent and leadership.” “If it were up to me, I would demote Lapin as a privateer, take away his medals and send him to the front line with a machine gun in hand to clear his shame with blood,” he said. .
On September 21, Putin spoke of resorting to nuclear weapons if he saw a threat to “territorial integrity” or Russia’s existence. When Russian speaks of “territorial integrity” it also refers to annexed territories. Threats of another attempt to prevent Kyiv from conquering its eastern territories … However, retaliation is proceeding swiftly and effectively.