Aleksey Arestovich said that, according to preliminary data, the Ukrainian military had lost control over Liman in the Donetsk region. The authorities of the DPR announced the beginning of the assault on the city on May 24 Zelensky's office allowed the loss of control over Lyman” />
Ukraine's armed forces, according to preliminary data, retreated from the city of Liman in the Donetsk region, said Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the office of the Ukrainian president.
“According to unverified reports, we lost the city of Liman. This still needs to be checked, & mdash; he emphasized. Arestovich also pointed to the “increased level of operational management and skills” of the Russian army.
Liman (formerly Krasny Liman) is located in the Kramatorsk district, about 20 km from Slavyansk.
Earlier, on May 26, the Kotsnews Telegram channel, which is run by a Komsomolskaya Pravda correspondent ; Alexander Kots posted a video in which, according to the author, the Russian military are walking along the Liman.
The head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, announced on May 24 that the forces of the people's militia, together with Russian units, began an assault on Liman. At that time, according to Pushilin, the Russian military controlled half of the city.
On the same day, the DPR authorities reported on the capture of the city of Svetlodarsk in the Donetsk region, which was previously under the control of Ukraine. The mayor of neighboring Debaltsevo (the DPR has controlled it since 2015, and until that time Svetlodarsk was subordinate to the Debaltsevo city council) Igor Zakharevich said that a Russian flag was raised over the administration building. The head of the Svetlodar military administration, Sergei Goshko, confirmed this.
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At the same time, the People's Militia of the DPR claims that they do not plan to enter Avdiivka (a city 9km north of Donetsk). The military intend to completely block the city, which is under the control of the Ukrainian military, and after that “talk” with them.
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