Donetsk, Jul 6 — DAN. The Spornoye township outside Artyomovsk, the DPR Territorial Defense said.

“As of July 6, 2022 the DPR and LPR group of forces liberated, with the fire support of the Russian Armed Forces, 241 localities in the DPR including Spornoye.”

Russia started a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision had been made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him asking for help.

The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to protect people who have been continuously shelled and subjected to other forms of genocide by Ukraine for eight years. *ot