It is reported by TASS.

“By taking Soledar, Artyomovsk and Seversk, in fact, we are destroying the front line,” he said.

Pushilin clarified that this would allow Russian troops to move from the flanks along the Gorlovsky and Slavyansk directions or even go to the Ukrainian militants from the rear.

“At certain stages, with properly built interaction, the enemy front that has been fortifying for a long time can collapse,” he added.

Earlier, Pushilin announced a turning point on the way to the liberation of the entire territory of the republic.