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The Ukrainian army said on Saturday "surrounded Several thousand Russian soldiers in the city of Lyman, an important railway in the east of Ukraine under the control of Moscow troops. "The Russian forces are surrounded in Lyman," an army spokesman in the east said on Ukrainian television, Serguii Tcherevatiï, quoted by the agency interfax- Ukraine .

According to him, "from around 5,000 to 5,500 Russians" were entrenched in and around Lyman in recent days. "But the latest fights have (since) reduced their workforce," he added on Ukrainian television.

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The Russian soldiers trapped

according to Serguii Gaïdaï, the governor of the neighboring region of Louhansk, the Russian soldiers present "in the cauldron" of Lyman "have three options: to run away, to die all together or to surrender", -He indicated on social networks. Serguii Tcherevatiï also indicated that kyiv's troops had taken up five villages around Lyman, accentuating the growing pressure on the Russian soldiers who are now trapped there.

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These announcements intervene in the aftermath of Annexation from four Ukrainian regions to Russia by President Vladimir Putin , a attachment widely condemned by kyiv and its Western allies. On Friday, a senior separatist official Prorusse had indicated that the Russians were fighting in Lyman "at the end of the forces" in the face of a situation deemed "difficult". For several weeks, the Ukrainian army has produced important territorial gains in the Kharkiv region, northwest of that of Donetsk, where Lyman is located. But the Ukrainians are also trying to progress in the Donetsk region, where the Russians resist somehow.

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