New video of the moment Russian forces took control Lemon in the eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine It surfaced on social media on Sunday last month.
Bodycam video – filmed on May 25 by a soldier named “Rusk” – shows incredible destruction around the city as Russian troops pass under destroyed buildings and empty streets.
The Russian troops encountered no resistance when they entered the Lehman administration building, the fighting shattered its windows and shattered windows.
Climbing several flights of stairs to the roof of the building, a Russian soldier hesitates for a moment before waving the Soviet victory banner.
The flag hoisting is then shown from another location on the ground level. “I’m going on lunch break right now. I’ve done everything according to plan. No damage was done. Enemy activity was modest,” Rusak told his commanders on the radio.
Some contexts: On May 30, the Ukrainian president’s office said in a statement that Lehman had been captured, adding that “the city is temporarily under the control of Russian invaders.”
Russian control: According to Russia’s state news agency TASS, on June 7, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the city had been “liberated from Ukrainian forces”, using the Soviet-era name of Krasny Lemon. According to Russian state media, the attack was led by General Mikhail Teplinsky.
Tactical retreat: Ukrainian forces say they have retreated strategically from the city. Paolo Kirilenko, head of the military administration in the Donetsk region, said “the Ukrainian army is on the side of Lemin, but in new strong positions to stop the enemy.”
Lyman, a major railway hub, is located approximately 37 miles (60 km) west of the strategically important Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk.