The Ukrainian defenders took charge of the withdrawal in the area of Lyman (in the Donetsk region). All roads are under fire control, and Russians cannot flee.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces are about to achieve a significant psychological win. There has never been instances in the history of the Ukrainian army where our soldiers surrounded the opposition, made a pocket for the Russians, and then imprisoned them there. The Russians may use the withdrawal routes surrounding Liman, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces grabbed control of them, the analyst claimed. The occupiers could have left earlier and avoided falling into the conflagration, according to Kirichevsky