Ukrainian troops reportedly retake Yampil near Lyman
Ukrainian military (illustrative photo) (Photo:General Staff)
The Armed Forces of Ukraine entered the town of Yampil in Donetsk Oblast, according to a video that appeared online on Sept. 30, in which a Ukrainian serviceman stands near an administrative building purportedly in the town.
The settlement is located southeast of the city of Lyman, whose occupation garrison, according to both independent military experts and Russian propagandists, has been besieged.
There has been no official confirmation from the military leadership of Ukraine.
At the same time, the U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War reported in its update that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have probably almost completed the encirclement of Lyman, as well as cut critical ground lines of communication that support the Russian army troops in the area of Drobysheve-Lyman.
"It is highly unlikely that any deployment of additional, newly mobilized, forces to Lyman will afford the existing Russian grouping significant defensive capabilities and prevent Ukrainian troops from collapsing the Lyman pocket," ISW experts noted.
Yampil is located just over 17 kilometers from Lyman.
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