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Russia says eastern Ukraine town of Lyman is under its full control

Pro-Russian separatists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic had said on Friday that they had fully captured the town, a railway hub west of Sievierodonetsk

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A satellite image shows troops and equipment occupying the village of Kolodyazi, north of Lyman (Photo: Reuters)

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Russia's defence ministry said on Saturday that the eastern Ukrainian town of Lyman had fallen under the full control of Russian and Russian-backed forces in the region.
 
Pro-Russian separatists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic had said on Friday that they had fully captured the town, a railway hub west of Sievierodonetsk.
 
Ukraine said on Friday that Russia had captured most of Lyman but that its forces were blocking an advance to Sloviansk, a city 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest.
 
Ukrainian and Russian forces have been fighting for Lyman for several days.
 
In a daily update, Russia said it had

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First Published: May 28 2022 | 3:50 PM IST

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