“Now serious achievements are that Gorskoe and Zolote are blocked, taken to the blockade - these are the settlements that batteries have been hitting for eight years,” Miroshnik said on the air of the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

Earlier, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced the capture of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a tight ring between the settlements of Zolote and Gorskoye.

Lieutenant Colonel of the People's Militia of the LPR Andrey Marochko said that in the area of ​​​​Gorskoye and Zolote, when the Ukrainian group was surrounded, a group of foreign mercenaries was liquidated, and valuable "trophies" were obtained there.

Assistant Minister of the Interior of the LPR Vitaly Kiselyov said that about 1.3 thousand Ukrainian military and mercenaries are surrounded in the area of ​​Gorsky and Zolotoy south of Lysichansk.