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World Ukraine estimates that at least 5,000 Russian military personnel are surrounded in Liman city

14:20  01 october  2022
14:20  01 october  2022 Source:   news360.es

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The Ukrainian government estimates that at least 5,000 Russian military personnel are surrounded by Ukrainian national defense forces in the town of Liman, considered the gateway to the Lugansk region, partially under the control of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine.

Archive image of a Ukrainian serviceman. - David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa © Provided by News 360 Archive image of a Ukrainian serviceman. - David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa

Pro-Russian authorities had already confirmed that the Liman military is under siege following a new Ukrainian operation launched in recent days.

Now, the Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, Serhiy Haidai, has confirmed the approximate number of Russian military surrounded. "They asked the Russian Army command to let them leave the area, but their request was rejected," he has made known.

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"Now they have three options: either they surrender, or they try to break through the siege, or they die all together," the governor said, before confirming that this is the largest contingent of Russian servicemen under siege since the beginning of the war.

The leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, already acknowledged Friday the siege in the city and described as "worrying" the information coming from the field.

The pro-Russian leader called to "resist" against the attacks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which have made important advances in the east since they started a military counteroffensive a month ago.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed this Friday the accession of the territories under his control in Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporiyia, in a new step to try to legitimize Russian sovereignty over militarily occupied territories.

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