Russian army confirms capture of Ukraine's Lyman town

Russia's army Saturday confirmed it had seized the strategic town of Lyman in eastern Ukraine, on the road to two key cities still under Kyiv's control.

"Following the joint actions of the units of the militia of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Russian armed forces, the town of Lyman has been entirely liberated from Ukrainian nationalists," the defense ministry said in a statement, confirming an announcement a day earlier by pro-Moscow separatists.

Source: Agence France Presse

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