Russian troops stand guard in the city that has been captured from the Ukrainian army. Foto/baltics.news
Ukrainian troops are reported to have been pulled west-southwest towards Slavyansk.
“We have lost the city of Liman,” Alexey Arestovich, a top adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, admitted in a live broadcast on Thursday.
Although Arestovich cited “unconfirmed reports,” Russian military correspondent Alexander Kots posted a video of Russian troops in the city shortly afterward, with the caption “Liman is ours.”
“Ukrainian troops fled to the west and southwest while covering their retreat with artillery fire,” Kots said, according to RT.com.
The Liman raid lasted less than a week, with Russian troops entering the city on May 23.