5/28, 9:27 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK says Russia captured most of Ukraine's Lyman

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence claimed that the city of Lyman in the Donetsk Oblast of Ukraine has been mostly captured by Russia as part of the country's "preliminary operation" for the next stage of its offensive in the Donbass.

In its latest intelligence update on the situation on the ground, the British ministry alleged that Moscow is likely to prioritize forcing a crossing of the Siverskyy Donets River next.

"For now, Russia's main effort likely remains 40 km to the east, around the Sieverodonetsk pocket but a bridgehead near Lyman would give Russia an advantage in the potential next phase of the Donbas offensive, when it will likely seek to advance on key Ukrainian-held cities deeper in Donetsk Oblast, Sloviansk and Kramatorsk," the ministry stated.

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