Ukraine, Lyman. The Lyman boiler threatens the Russians. Mykhailo Podolak, advisor to the President of Ukraine, recalls the battle of 2014

Mykhailo Podolak, advisor to the president of Ukraine, commented on the situation in which Russian forces found themselves near Lyman, which is threatened by the Ukrainian encirclement and cut-off in the so-called Lyman cauldron. He recalled the battle for Ilovaisk in 2014 – one of the most brutal battles in the Donetsk region, in which over 400 Ukrainian soldiers and members of volunteer battalions were killed.

Mykhailo Podolak, advisor to President Volodymyr Zelensky, mentioned in a Twitter entry the times when eight years ago – during the fighting in the East Ukraine, Russian forces surrounded Ukrainian troops near Iłowajsko. “Then our people agreed to go unarmed. But Russia she broke her word – the column was fired upon. Today Russia will have to ask for a way out of the Lyman cauldron. Of course, if the soldiers at the banquet in the Kremlin care about them, “he wrote.

Destroyed Russian combat vehicle near KharkovSERGEY KOZLOV / PAP / EPA

In August 2014, near Ilowajsk, Ukrainian troops were surrounded by overwhelming forces of the so-called separatists and the Russian army. Ukrainian units were offered conditions to exit the encirclement without weapons, but on August 29, 2014, contrary to what had been agreed, Russian forces opened fire with heavy weapons at the columns of Ukrainian soldiers.

The head of the president’s office, Andriy Yermak, published a photo of the boiler in Telegram on Friday, which could be interpreted as a reference to the so-called Lyman cauldron, in which – according to reports from the front – there may be Russian soldiers manning positions near the town of Lyman.

Ukrainian forces: the operation near Lyman is close to completion

On Friday, the spokesman of the Eastern Troops Grouping of the Ukrainian army, Serhiy Cherevaty, informed that the operation of Ukrainian troops near Lyman, a city in the Donetsk region, was close to completion. He added that Ukrainian forces had captured all supply routes for the Russians and that the fighting was still ongoing.

Main photo source: SERGEY KOZLOV / PAP / EPA

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