Donetsk, Oct 7 — DAN. Russian forces have taken under control the villages of Otradovka and Vesyolaya Dolina outside Artyomovsk, the Donetsk People’s Republic Territorial Defense Headquarters reported on Friday.

“As of October 7, 2022, DPR and LPR troops supported by the Russian army, have liberated Otradovka, Vesyolaya Dolina and Zaitsevo (the Russian Defense Ministry reported the liberation of the last one on Thursday — eds Donetsk News Agency), ” the HQ said.

Russia began a special military operation in Donbass on February 24, 2022. As of today, it has fully liberated the Lugansk People’s Republic and a considerable part of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Fighting is ongoing on the Artyomovsk, Donetsk, Krasny Liman and Ugledar axes.*jk