Donetsk, Jan 13 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin has included the villages of Bakhumtskoye and Yakovlevka outside Solear in the zone of resposnibility of the Shatkhyorsk town administraiton in temporary arrangement.

Pushilin signed the decree on administering the liberated settlements on January 10. It came into force on the date of publication on Friday, January 13.

The village of Bakhmutskoye is located between Artyomovsk and Soledar. It had a population up to 1,000 before the beginning of heavy fighting in the area. If was liberated on January 9.

Yakovlevka is a just a few kilomters from Soledar, a key Ukrainian army stronghold in the Artyomovsk district. For several years, it accommodated an office of the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination set up by the Contact Group on the settlement of the Donbass conflict. The liberation of this settlelment was reported on December 18, 2022.*jk