Donets, Sep 18 — DAN. Russian servicemen have captured new areas on the Avdeyevka axis, said Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin.

“As for the Avdeyevka axis, the enemy has stepped down the attacks on Opytnoye, ” Pushilin said in a post on his Telegram channel. “Today, we even see some improvement of our positions as out units seize ‘grey zone’ areas; the enemy has understood the futility of his latest actions.”

Elsewhere on the frontline, Russian troops continue to control the situation despite Ukrainian gunmen’s attempts to attack Russian positions, he said.*jk