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Zelensky: The Ukrainian army has taken full control over Liman



Russia is experiencing setbacks in the east of its neighboring country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that the Ukrainian army has taken full control of the city of Liman in the east of the country after the withdrawal of Russian forces. According to him, Liman was “cleansed” of Russian soldiers.

“From 12:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. CET) it is Liman completely cleaned. Thanks to our army!” it is Zelenski said in videopublished on social networks, reports the French news agency AFP.

Ukrainian army it is previously reported that it is on Saturday entered the Liman, with approximately 5,000 members of the Russian forces being surrounded near the city. Russian Ministry of Defense it is confirmed that their forces had withdrawn from the city in order to prevent their soldiers from being trapped behind the Ukrainian battle line. For now, it remains unclear how many Russian soldiers there are it is were killed or captured in the process, reports AFP.

Retaking control in Liman in the east the region Donetsk marks the first Ukrainian military victory in the territory that it is Russia after a seven-month invasion in Ukraine along with three more Ukrainian ones regions connected on Friday.

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“In this week it is in Donbass (Donetsk Basin, which consists of Donetsk and Lugansk regions) several Ukrainian flags flew. There will be more in the next week.” it is Zelenski assured in his evening address on Saturday.

A little before it is the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense announced that their forces were entering the city Liman, and posted a video of soldiers holding up the Ukrainian flag. Russian side it is confirmed withdrawal from the city where it is maintained control since spring.

Governor of Luhansk Sergius Bagpipes it is meanwhile, he called the liberation of Liman in Donetsk one of the key factors for taking control of the lost territory in Lugansk as well.

Zelensky it is announced that Russian soldiers would continue to die as long as the president was in power Vladimir Putin. “Until you solve the problem with the one who it is started it all together which it is started this senseless war against Ukraine, you will be killed one by one,” it is he said, calling the war a historical mistake of Russia.

Russia it is experienced a series of military setbacks in recent weeks in the east and south of Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are conducting a violent counter-offensive.

After referendums, which are not recognized by the international community, you are it is Russia annexed four Ukrainian provinces – Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson – and now considers them Russian territory, amid sharp condemnation from the world. You are in 2014 it is thus already annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.

A new offensive in the south

Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops have launched an offensive in the south of the country to retake territory occupied by Russian forces, but have suffered heavy losses, according to Moscow. Russian Ministry of Defense it is reported clashes in the area Mykolaiv and close to town Andrijevka in the region Herson, according to the German news agency DPA.

Before it is On Saturday, Ukraine accused Russian forces of attacking a convoy of civilians near the recaptured city Kupjansk. Governor regions Kharkov Oleg Sinegubov it is put the death toll from the attack, which is said to have taken place on Friday, at 24, including 13 children.

Ukrainian forces in Liman.  Photo: Reuters

The Russian Constitutional Court confirmed the annexation

Meanwhile it is the Russian Constitutional Court officially confirmed the annexation of four Ukrainian ones regions Russia. Court of annexation of Ukrainian regions does not see it as a violation of Russian laws. Acceptance regions Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporozhye it is in accordance with the constitution, it is according to the Russian news agency Tass, the court in Saint Petersburg announced today.

Putin it is on Friday, at a ceremony in the Kremlin, he signed the annexation documents regions in a neighboring country, together with representatives of the pro-Russian authorities of each of these regions.

After signing it is the Constitutional Court verified these documents. They must now be approved by both houses of the Russian parliament, the upper – Council of Federations – and the lower – Duma.

The new accession agreements state that they were regions in eastern and southern Ukraine annexed to the Russian Federation and will become four new federal entities, reports the Spanish press agency EFE.

Berlin promised a quick delivery of air defense

Ukraine it is unexpectedly visited by the German Minister of Defense Christine Lambrechtwhich does it is met a Ukrainian colleague in the southern port city of Odesa Oleksiy The Reznikovs. Promises it isthat Germany will deliver a state-of-the-art air defense system to Ukraine.

The first unit of the already announced state-of-the-art Iris-T air defense system is expected to be delivered within a few days SLMreports the German news agency DPA.

Ukraine should first receive the four aforementioned defense systems worth 140 million euros each, which are intended to protect major cities, especially against drone attacks.

Minister it isas it is said on Saturday evening for the German television ARD, experienced firsthand how Ukraine is suffering, while it is its population is targeted by missiles and drones.

During the visit, it is Namely, due to the air raid alarm, she had to take shelter twice, the first time during the talks with Reznikov on Saturday afternoon, and the second time at night, while spending the night in a hotel.

This it is was her first visit to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion at the end of February. German chancellor Olaf Scholz it is The Foreign Minister visited Kyiv in June Annalena Baerbock well it is visited the Ukrainian capital twice in the past seven months, most recently in mid-September.

The IAEA calls for the release of the general director of Zaporozhye

Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Raphael Grossi it is called for the release of the general director of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, who it is under Russian occupation. Igor Murashova were captured by Russian forces on Friday.

His detention poses a threat to safety and security, the IAEA warns. The agency is working to clarify the circumstances that have “very important influence” on the detained director and nuclear safety in the power plant.

Next week, Grossi is expected to discuss the establishment of a security zone around the Zaporozhye power plant in Moscow and Kiev.

Mobilization is underway in Russia, and in the context of it there is confusion and many mistakes.  Photo: Reuters

Confusion in Russia about mobilization

Gone it is a week and a half since the announcement “partial mobilizations” in Russia, and there are reports of confusion in this area from the country. People who they are not fit for service. Among them are pensioners, disabled people and those who they are not underwent military training, reports the German portal Deutsche Welle (DW).

DW it is was in contact with some in Russia who were unjustly conscripted into the army. Including it is 39-year-old Igor (for safety reasons it is name fictitious), reservist sergeant who it is was called up, although according to the Ministry of Defense regulations, people with this rank, older than 35 years, should not be called up as part of partial mobilization. Igor it is was drafted anyway along with about 120 other men, all too old to serve, reports DW. Igor’s wife it is said that conscripts also they are not passed the medical examination required by law.

Several governors of Russian provinces it is meanwhile admitted that recruiting offices made mistakes in calling up reservists. They promised to correct the mistakes and send home all those drafted by mistake.

Source: Rtvslo

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