1 Oct 2022

Russia flees key city of Lyman, retaken by Ukraine

Yesterday President Putin declared the Donetsk region of Ukraine was now part of Russia.

Today the Russian defence ministry said its troops had abandoned the town of Lyman, a key logistics hub in Donetsk, after Ukrainian forces got close to encircling them.

And it could allow a further push by Ukraine into Russian-controlled areas of the neighbouring Luhansk region.