The Armed Forces of Ukraine were probably encircled by the Russian military in Liman
Without immediate reinforcements for the Russian troops, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be able to take Liman.
This is what experts from the Institute for the Study of War ( ISW ) say.
Ukrainian troops have likely nearly completed the encirclement of the Russian group in Liman and cut the critical ground communication lines (GLOX) that support Russian troops in the Drobyshevo-Liman area, they say.
ISW reports that, according to Russian sources, Ukrainian troops broke through Russian defenses in the Stavok area, 10km north of Liman, and also cut the Torskoye-Drobyshevo road, which is the last supply and exit route for the Russians holding the line to the west from Lyman.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces are likely to attack Liman from three directions and cut off the occupiers' access to the critical Svatovo-Liman road, which is the main land line supporting the Russian group in Liman.
According to some ISW reports, without immediate reinforcements for the Russian troops, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be able to take Liman.