Donetsk, Jul 25 — DAN. The Russia-led coalition has surrounded the occupied Novoluganskoye in the DPR, Gorlovka Administration Head Ivan Prikhodko said.

“Novoluganskoye is fully blocked,” he said.

Novoluganskoye is located 20 km north of Gorlovka, on the western bank of the Uglegorsk Thermal Power Station water reservoir. The township is a key location to break up the Ukrainian defence line on the Gorlovka axis. Taking Novoluganskoye under control will push the frontline further away from the outskirts of Gorlovka that have been suffering massive barrages.

The Uglegorsk Thermal Power Station is being mopped up by the Coalition forces, as was reported earlier on Monday. *ot