The liberation of the city of Lyman in eastern Ukraine shows “Ukrainians are making progress,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday.
This gain by Ukraine “demonstrates that the Ukrainians are making progress, are able to push back the Russian forces,” Stoltenberg told NBC’s "Meet the Press" in an interview.
His comments follow the retreat of the Russian forces from the eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman, which marks Ukraine’s most significant gain since its successful counteroffensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region last month.
Stoltenberg added this was a result of “their courage, because of their bravery, their skills, but also because of the advanced weapons that the United States and other allies are providing.”
Russian state media Russia-24 reported Saturday that the reason for Russia’s withdrawal was because “the enemy used both Western-made artillery and intelligence from North Atlantic alliance countries.”