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Russia Says Troops 'Withdrawn' from Key Ukraine Town Lyman: Ministry

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Last Updated: October 01, 2022, 23:14 IST

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A Ukrainian serviceman jumps from a military vehicle near a frontline in Mykolaiv region, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine August 10, 2022. REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva

A Ukrainian serviceman jumps from a military vehicle near a frontline in Mykolaiv region, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine August 10, 2022. REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva

Ukraine's army said it "encircled" several thousand Russian troops near the town

Moscow said Saturday it had withdrawn its troops from Lyman, a key town in eastern Ukraine that lies in one of the four Ukrainian regions that Russia has annexed.

“In connection with the creation of a threat of encirclement, the allied troops were withdrawn from the settlement of Krasny Lyman to more favourable lines," Russia’s defence ministry said in its daily briefing, after Ukraine’s army said it “encircled" several thousand Russian troops near the town.

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first published:October 01, 2022, 23:14 IST
last updated:October 01, 2022, 23:14 IST