On July 9, in the zone of the JFO, Russian occupation forces opened fire eight times on Svitlodarsk, Donetsk and Mariupol directions. This was reported by the JFO HQ. During the shelling, the militants used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms in the areas of settlements Svitlodarsk, Avdiivka, Nevelske, Novotroitske, Lebedynske and Vodiane.
The militants of the "DNR" stormed the house of their "battalion commander" (call sign Shaman) and detained him. This was reported by the militant of the "DNR", a Russian mercenary Mikhail Polynkov (call sign Khrustalik) on his VK page.
On July 9, the so-called "Ministry of Communications of the DNR" announced the absence of the signal of the Vodafone mobile operator in the occupied territory due to an accident in the network.
Russian mercenary, militant and propagandist Zakhar Prilepin left the service in the terrorist battalion of the "DNR", where he was a deputy commander. He said this in an interview with his own edition Svobodnaya Pressa.
The fire covered 63 sheds and 10 garages with a total area of more than 400 square meters in the occupied Makiivka on the evening of July 8. This is reported by the fake "MES of the DNR", acting on the territory controlled by the militants.
Payment terminals in the occupied settlements of the Donetsk oblast are being sealed by the fake "Ministry of Revenues of the DNR". Local residents of Donetsk and Makiivka report that in social networks.
The car with local football players got into an accident in the occupied Makiivka, the Telegram channel "V Makeyevke" reports. The car of the football team Pobeda made a head-on collision with another vehicle on the way to the occupied Horlivka for the match of the "DNR football championship". The coach and three players got injuries of varying severity, they were hospitalized.
In Donetsk, from July 2 to 8, 87 babies were born: 49 boys and 38 girls. This was reported by the city's occupation administration.
In Luhansk, from July 2 to 8, 58 babies were born: 30 boys and 28 girls. This was reported by the city's occupation administration.