What happened? In the evening of September 29, the Armed Forces probably completed the encirclement of Lyman. Ukrainian troops broke through the defence of the russian federation and will be able to take the city under their control if the russians do not receive reinforcements.
Source. The report of the American Institute for the Study of War.
Details. “The Ukrainian Armed Forces broke through russian defences around Stavky, 10km north of Lyman, and cut the Torske-Drobysheve road that is the last supply and egress route for russian elements holding the line west of Lyman,” the report says.
It is noted that units of BARS-13 detachment and the 752nd Motorized Rifle Regiment of the 20th Combined Arms Army, which were defending around Drobysheve and into Lyman, found themselves in an “extremely difficult” situation.
Comments. russian “military bloggers” also call the situation in this area “highly difficult.”
Serhiy Cherevaty, the spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said in a comment to “Hromadske” that the Ukrainian military was keeping almost all logistical routes under fire control.