Donetsk, Oct 13 — DAN. The Russian army has liberated the settlement of Opytnoye and the village of Ivangrad outside Artyomovsk, the Donetsk People’s Republic Territorial Defense Headquarters reported on Thursday.

“As of October 13, DRP and LPR troops supported by Russian forces have liberated Opytnoye and Ivangrad, ” the HQ said.

The two settlements are located north of Artyomovsk which is occupied by Ukraine. Their prewar population reached slightly over 2,000.

Recent reports said that the settlements of Zaitsevo, Vesyolaya Dolina and Otradovka south-southeast of the town had been liberated.*jk