Ukraine on Sunday claimed full control of the eastern logistics hub of Lyman, its most significant battlefield gain from Russia in weeks, Reuters reported.

The setback for Russian President Vladimir Putin came two days after he proclaimed the annexation of four regions covering nearly a fifth of Ukraine, an area that includes Lyman.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the capture of the town, where Ukrainian flags were raised over civic buildings on Saturday, demonstrated that Ukraine is capable of dislodging Russian forces and showed the impact Ukraine's deployment of advanced Western weapons was having on the conflict.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday that the success of the country's soldiers was not limited to the recapture of Lyman, claiming Ukrainian forces have liberated the small Arkhanhelske and Myrolyubivka settlements in the Kherson region as well.... Read More: Arutz-7