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Russian Forces Could Move Closer to Kiev's Supply Route After Liberating Toretsk, DPR Official Says

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian military will be able to move closer to the Pokrovsk-Konstantinovka freeway when they liberate the city of Toretsk (also known as Dzerzhinsk), Yan Gagin, advisor to the head of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), told Sputnik.
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier in June that Russia's Tsentr (Center) group of forces took their tactical position and defeated units of the 24th mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces and the 109th brigade of the territorial defense forces in the areas of Toretsk and Novgorodskoye.
"The Toretsk agglomeration, there are tactical achievements as well ... It is an important area, the liberation of this territory will make it possible to disrupt the supply routes of the enemy grouping, we are talking about the Pokrovsk-Konstantinovka freeway. It will also open up the possibility of further operational advancement of our military forces," Gagin said.
The advance of Russian troops in this direction will also reduce the intensity of the Ukrainian shelling of the city of Gorlovka.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian armed forces said late Wednesday that "the situation in the Toretsk direction is tense."
Vadym Filashkin, the Kiev-appointed head of the Donetsk regional military administration, announced in a televised appearance on June 25 that "the evacuation will take place in a very forced manner from the city of Toretsk."