According to an official statement, a number of Ukrainian nationalist groups were entrenched there.
The Ministry of Defense also reported that it has successfully carried on its offensives to liberate Vodianoye, also in Donetsk.
Previously, Military Spokesman Igor Konashekov revealed that the Russian Army had completely occupied other towns of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin informed that his country would carry out a special military operation in Ukraine to respond to a call for help by the leaders of the Donbas republics.
Subsequently, western countries imposed unprecedented anti-Russia sanctions and increased the shipment of weapons to Kiev.