Donetsk, Nov 15 — DAN. Servicemen of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics have liberated the Optynoye settlement outside Avdeyevka, the Donetsk People’s Republic Territorial Defense Headquarters said on Tuesday.

“As of November 15, 2022, the group of DPR and LPR troops, supported by the Russian army, has liberated Opytnoye, ” the HQ said.

Earlier reports said that Russian troops had liberated the village of Pavlovka on the Ugledar axis.

The Opytnoye settlement is located between Donetsk and the Ukraine-controlled Avdeyevka. Ukrainian armed formations built fortifications in the area at the beginning of the Donbass conflict. The enemy delivered fire from positions in Opytnoye at Donetsk’s Kievsky and Kuibyshevsky districts, Makeyevka’s Chervonogvardeisky districts and Yasinovataya outskirts.*jk