Donetsk, Jan 9 — DAN. Russian servicemen have liberated the village of Bakhmutskoye outside Soledar, the Donetsk People’s Republic Territorial Defense Headquarters reported on Monday.

“As of January 9, Russian armed forces have liberated Bakhmutskoye in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, ” the HQ said.

Bakhmutskoye is located in the southern outskirts of Soledar. It had a population up to 1,000 before the beginning of heavy fighting in the area.*jk