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Putin's Lyman Loss Due to Lies From 'Top to Bottom': Ret. Russian Commander

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Politician Andrey Gurulyov alleged that attempts to make the war effort look good in reports led to Lyman being undermanned.
A former Russian military commander recently said Moscow’s failure to hold the city of Lyman was due to a series of lies from “top to bottom.”
Andrey Gurulyov previously served in the Russian army until 2019 before moving into politics, serving as deputy governor for the Transbaikal region and currently serving as a member of the country’s Duma parliament. Appearing on a recent state-run news broadcast, the politician took an unexpectedly somber and critical stance on the surrender of Lyman to Ukrainian forces, at least initially. Julia Davis, the creator of Russian Media Monitor, shared a clip of his appearance on Twitter on Saturday.
“Honestly, from a military standpoint, I can’t explain it,” Gurulyov told the program’s host. “Perhaps this is a landmark milestone, not only in the military sense, but also politically.

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