In the zone of the Joint Forces Operation on 2 August, the Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire two times. Heavy weapons were not used, - the JFO headquarters reported. The occupiers opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms at the Joint Forces positions in the areas of Novomykhailivka and Marinka settlements.
Former militant of the "DNR" Denis Lotov, who lives in Russia today, recorded a video in which he admitted that shooting of a trolleybus in occupied Donetsk on January 22, 2015, when 8 people were killed, was committed by Russian Cossacks. "Someone grabbed something. The Cossacks came to punish. So, they fired from mortar at the Oplot's base, which is near. But they are bad shooters, so they missed and hit the stop with this trolleybus. But of course, no one will tell such things… So the story as the Ukes killed civilians was overblown out of this immediately", - Lotov told.
A violent explosion occurred in occupied Donetsk in the area of the Tochmash plant around 20-10 on August 2. This is written by the Donetsk citizens in social networks. "Kyivskyi district: there was an explosion just now… probably at Tochmash, because there is a plume of black smoke…"," Very "beautiful" explosion with blast(((", "In my opinion, someone blew up a grenade in some yard near, another drunk ork for sure", - the users write.
A resident of occupied Donetsk was sentenced in the "DNR" allegedly for spying. This was reported in the so-called "Prosecutor General's Office of the DNR" on August 2. The occupiers claim that she allegedly carried out photo and video recording of military facilities and servicemen of the "People's Militia of the DNR" with the help of a mobile phone, which she then "transferred to the SBU employees via the Internet".
Fake information about shelling of the Donetsk Airport by the AFU on July 31, 2018 is being actively spread by Russian propagandists in the network, allegedly referring to a local resident who made the corresponding photo. However, search systems deny the authorship of the "local resident": the published photo has long been in the network and served as illustration for a variety of events with different time and geographic links. It was not difficult to find the source – it turned out to be the Russian Komsomolskaya Pravda, where famous propagandist of the Russian Federation Alexander Kots was the author of the photo. Publication date – June 12, 2014.