Donetsk, Mar 4 – DAN. A mopping-up operation in Volnovakha is coming to an end, the town will be secured in a couple of days, the DPR Head Denis Pushilin said talking to the residents of recently liberated Granitnoye.

"Volnovakha clearing is concluding, the town will be liberated in a couple of days," he said.

Russia started a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision was made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him asking for help.

The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to protect people who have been continuously shelled and subjected to other forms of genocide by Ukraine for eight years. *ot