MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. Russian forces dislodged Ukrainian troops east of the settlement of Opytnoye in the Avdeyevka area and expanded their bridgehead, acting Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin said on Wednesday.
"Now we can say that our units have driven them [the Ukrainian military] out of their positions east of Opytnoye and expanded the bridgehead," the DPR leader said in a live broadcast on Russia’s TV Channel One.
Russian forces also improved their positions in the northern part of the community of Vodyanoye, he added.