[AdSense-A] Svitlodarsk and Luhanskie was attacked on March 14, 2022. On March 28, 2022 Svitlodarsk was shelled. On May 24, 2022, the Ukrainian forces made a tactical retreat from Svitlodarsk - towns located on the Svitlodarsk bend on the border of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts at the Donetsk contact line. This retreat was caused by the threat of falling into the cauldron as a result of the attack from Popasna towards Bakhmut and Horlivka. The retreating defenders blew up the bridge on the road from Switlodarsk to Bakhmut to make it difficult for the invaders to attack Bakhmut from the south. The abandoned villages were immediately captured by the Russians, but they are surrounded by lakes, so the aggressor did not immediately move towards Bakhmut;.