Residents of the liberated towns in the DPR will be able to make their own decisions on renaming their settlements after the authorities are formed there.
“A decree was issued in March 2022, according to which settlements are returned the names that existed as of May 11, 2014… If the residents want to rename them, we will definitely provide such an opportunity,” he said on Telegram.
Pushilin thus commented on the idea of returning the name Artemivsk to the city of Bakhmut.
At the same time, he stressed that such decisions will be taken after the formation of local self-governing bodies on the territory of the liberated settlements.
Earlier, Akhmat special forces commander, deputy commander of the 2nd army corps of the LPR People’s Militia Apty Alaudinov said on Channel One that in his opinion, Soledar and Bakhmut (Artemivsk) will be liberated in the next few days.
The commander of the Troy volunteer special forces unit, Volodymyr Novikov, call sign Alabay, said that Russian forces were fighting hard for every house in Soledar (DPR) and Ukrainian troops were currently suffering heavy losses.
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