Donetsk, Apr 4 - DAN. DPR servicemen have liberated the village of Novobakhmutovka north of Yasinovataya, the official spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defence Igor Konashenkov said.

“The DPR forces, expanding their offensive, have established control over the fortified area of Novobakhmutovka and liberated the township," he said.

He added that the Republicans had destroyed up to a company of the enemy's 25th airborne brigade.

The positions located in the Novobakhmutovka area were used to shell the area where a highway connecting Yasinovataya and Gorlovka is located. The villages of Mikhailovka, Krasnyi Partizan and Panteleimonovka also used to be targeted from Novobakhmutovka. *ot