The militants violated ceasefire five times in the Donbass conflict zone on July 16, the JFO HQ reported on Facebook. The occupants opened fire from the heavy machine guns and small arms at the positions of the Armed Forces near Krymske, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Hnutove. The defenders of Lebedynske came under fire from 82-mm mortar launchers and tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun.
The militants launched an attack at Mayorsk checkpoint in Donetsk oblast at 6 a.m., when the checkpoint opened. They opened fire at an armored car of the Ukrainian military. Due to the attack, a 7.62-mm bullet hit the windshield of Cougar, the armored car of Ukrainian border guards. The glass survived and the servicemen did not suffer. There were no civilians in the zone, since the checkpoint was only just beginning to start working at that time.
Broadcasting will be temporarily suspended on July 18 throughout the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast, the separatist media reported.
In Donetsk, from July 9 to 16, 86 babies were born: 46 boys and 40 girls. This was reported by the city's occupation administration.
In Luhansk, from July 9 to 15, 57 children were born: 26 boys and 31 girls. This was reported by the city's occupation administration.
Seven children spent two days in a closed apartment in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by the press service of the fake "MES", acting on the part of the Donetsk oblast controlled by the militants.
More than two hundred people were detained in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast for violation of the curfew on July 13-15. This is reported by the fake "Ministry of Internal Affairs", acting on the part of the Donetsk oblast controlled by the militants.