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British Intelligence Describes Consequences Of Lyman Defeat For Russian Generals

British Intelligence Describes Consequences Of Lyman Defeat For Russian Generals

Escape of the Russian army's remnants from the city is not just an operational defeat.

The withdrawal of Russian troops from the Liman of the Donetsk region is not only an operational defeat for the occupiers. This is also a political failure for the Russian Federation.

The British Ministry of Defence reported this on Twitter.

According to the British Intelligence, Lyman was likely being defended by undermanned elements of Russia's Western and Central Military Districts, as well as contingents of voluntarily mobilised reservists.

"The forces likely suffered significant losses as they withdrew along the only road out of the city that was still under Russian control," the report reads.

The British services emphasize that operationally, Lyman is important because it commands a key road crossing the Siversky Donets River, behind which Russia has been attempting to consolidate its defences.

"Russia's withdrawal from Lyman also represents a significant political setback given that it is located within the Donetsk region, a region Russia supposedly aimed to 'liberate' and has attempted to illegally annex," the Defence Intelligence said.

It is noted that the withdrawal has led to a further wave of public criticism of Russia's military leadership by senior officials.

“Further losses of territory in illegally occupied territories will almost certainly lead to an intensification of this public criticism and increase the pressure on senior commanders,” the British intelligence suggests.

Recall, yesterday it became known that the Ukrainian military took Lyman under their control, the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine published the video on the Internet, and the President of Ukraine confirmed the liberation of the city.