Donetsk, May 25 — DAN. The Russia-led coalition has established total control over Svetlodarsk and adjacent township of Luganskoye, the DPR territorial Defense HQ said.
«As of May 25, on the territory of the DPR, the DPR and LPR group of forces with the fire support of Russian Armed Forces, has liberated and established total control over 219 localities, including the town of Svetlodarsk and the village of Luganskoye (Artyomovskiy district),» the report reads.
Svetlodarsk, founded in 1968, is located 18 km north of Debaltsevo. On April 29, 2014, a resolution was adopted at a city rally to hold a referendum on the independence of the Republic. In the summer of 2014, the city was occupied by Ukrainian troops. One of the largest thermal power plants in Europe, the Uglegorsk plant, is located here.
The military operation to protect the Republics of Donbass began on February 24. In the DPR, allied forces drove out the invaders from 217 settlements, most of them in the southern region.*ot