On August 1st, as part of the anti-terrorist operation, the Ukrainian soldiers liberated the village of Novyi Svit town, which is located 25 kilometers from Donetsk, Censor.NET reports with reference to UNIAN.
Thus, the ring around Donetsk, which is controlled by the terrorists, continues to narrow. The territory, which is controlled by the DPR and LPR terrorists, can be divided into three isolated parts by the ATO forces.
In particular, the western part of the Donbas, including Donetsk, Horlivka and Makiivka, is practically separated from other towns, occupied by the terrorists. From the north the ATO forces are blocking Luhansk, and nearly severed it from the terrorist-controlled parts of the region.