Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has announced that the city of Svyatogorsk has been taken under control during a special military operation.

APA's Moscow correspondent reports that Shoigu said this at a selector meeting today.

"A significant part of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics along the left bank of the Seversky Donets River, including the cities of Krasny Liman and Svyatogorsk, as well as 15 other settlements, have been taken under control," he said.

He named Studenok, Yarovaya, Kirovsk, Yampol and Drobishevo among the largest settlements taken under control.