On Septeber 12, the militants in Donbass violated ceasefire regime 14 times. The press office of the Joint Forces Operation reported this. In the afternoon, the enemy was opening aimed fire from armed IFV, grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns and small arms at the positions of the Joint Forces in the areas of the settlements Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Zolote, Novoluhanske, Chermalyk, Hruntove, and Lebedynske. Moreover, in the morning, the Russian-occupation forces shelled the positions of the Joint Forces in the area of the settlement Chermalyk from 82mm mortars.
The FSB of Russia is counting on former Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Vitaliy Zakharchenko in the forthcoming elections of the "DNR" leader. This is written in one of the pro-Russian Telegram channels with reference to anonymous sources in the administration of Vladimir Putin. "Representatives of the special services propose to reintroduce the candidacy of Vitaliy Zakharchenko, ex-minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the time of Yanukovych. He comes from Donetsk himself, has the authority in the DNR, including because he ordered the crackdown of the Maidan", - the Telegram message said.
In 2014, Russia did not plan to incorporate the Donbass or recognize its independence. This was stated by the Russian terrorist Igor Girkin-Strelkov on the air of Roy TV. "Nobody ever planned to make the next Transnistria or Abkhazia out of Donbass from summer to autumn 2014. It was planned to be sent to Ukraine within the framework of federalization, so nobody needed it and robbed it under the leadership of... Surkov", - said Girkin. According to him, the Donbass simply "was destroyed, that is, they just took away a number of qualified personnel, primarily - the average technical personnel".
The former "deputy prime ministers" of the fake "DNR" Dmitry Trapeznikov and Alexander Timofeev were banned from entering the "DNR". This was reported by the escaped to Russia Ukrainian journalist Alexander Chalenko. "Tashkent, Trapeznikov and Kazakov will not enter the territory of the DNR in the next few years. This decision is final", - Chalenko wrote. According to him, Timofeev and Trapeznikov were accused of "total financial, economic and political chaos and corruption".
Youth Palace "Yunost" in occupied Donetsk may be named after Joseph Kobzon. The so-called "Acting Minister of Culture of the DNR" Mikhail Zheltyakov said this to the separatist media. He said that at first the palace should be restored, however, he did not inform when this happens.