Donetsk, Jan 11 — DAN. Russian forces have taken under control the Podgornoye settlement located between Artyomovsk and Soledar, the Donetsk People’s Republic Territorial Defense Headquarters reported on Wednesday.

“As of January 11, the Russian armed forces have liberated Podgornoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic, ” the report said.

Some 200 people lived in the settlement before the war. It is located between Artyomovsk and Soledar on the road to Slavyansk and Izyum.

Earlier, DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin announced a turning point in the liberation of the region from the Ukrainian army.*jk