In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 16, Russian occupation forces violated the cease-fire 6 times. At the same time, the enemy once used weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. In the afternoon, the enemy opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms against the Joint Forces' positions in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska, Chermalyk, Hnutove, Vodiane, Lebedynske and Shyrokyne settlements. Occupiers fired the strongholds of our troops near Vodiane from 120 mm mortar launchers. There are no losses among the personnel of the Joint Forces.
The issue of restoring a full-fledged connection of the Vodafone Ukrainian mobile operator has finally been resolved, - separatist media report, citing the so-called "MFA of the DNR". "The Ukrainian party has promised to start restoration work this Thursday. We hope that the full-fledged connection will be restored soon", - the "MFA" stated.
Provisional leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin ordered to subordinate the Water of Donbass company to the fake "Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities" operating in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. According to the "documents" of the "DNR", the governing body and founder of Water of Donbass, which is called a "state-owned enterprise" in the occupied territory, was previously said to be a fake "Ministry of Revenues and Duties". In fact, Water of Donbass is a regional utility company and provides water to the entire territory of Donetsk oblast.
Nearly 43 thousand people left without centralized water supply due to the 900 mm diameter leak in the Horlivka-Toretsk water conduit in grey zone in the area of occupied Horlivka. This is reported by the press service of general directorate of the State Administration of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Donetsk oblast.
In the Kyivskyi district of Donetsk on the road to the Putilov Bridge, the post was removed and the blocks were dismantled. "The bridge was removed as well", "Where can we go now? To Pisky? Or maybe to the airport?", "Well, yes, they removed it, and then piled up the new ones", "What's the drift of all this?", "Probably, the airport will be opened soon and tourists will go back to Donetsk and the city will live just like in the good old days! Alas, no…", - the Donetsk residents react in social networks to the disappearance of the post.
83 babies were born in Donetsk from October 8 to 15: 45 boys and 38 girls. This was reported by the city occupation administration.
78 babies were born in Luhansk from October 8 to 14: 41 boys and 37 girls. This was reported by the city occupation administration.