The shelling of Donetsk will stop after the liberation of Marinka and Avdeevka, the acting head of the DNR Denis Pushilin said.
“For Donetsk, first of all, this will mean a sharp and very important decrease in even the possibility of shelling the city,” he was quoted as saying on RIA Novosti Channel One.
Pushylin explained that after the liberation of Marinka and Avdyivka, the Ukrainian Armed Forces “will not physically reach” Donetsk.
Soldiers of the Akhmat special forces regiment had earlier occupied a stronghold near Marinka.
According to RT, on 16 January, Russian troops took under their fire control a part of the SO51138 highway which was used to supply the remnants of the Ukrainian armed forces in Marinka from Krasnogorovka.
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