In the area of the Joint Forces operation on November 19, Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 10 times with 5 cases of using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters report. The enemy opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms at the Joint Forces' positions in the areas of Svobodne, Travneve, Stepne, Berezove, Novotroitskoe and Hnutove settlements. The enemy also carried out firing activity from 82 and 120 mm mortars at the defensive fortifications of our troops near the village of Zholobok. The same mortars were used by Russian occupiers in the area of Chermalyk. Two soldiers of the Joint Forces were injured during the hostilities.
The "DNR" militants dispose expired ammunition sent from Russia by the method of explosion. This is stated in the summary of the Information Resistance group. "Recycling of small batches of ammunition by the method of explosion is being recorded on several firing ranges at once (similar events were held this week in the south from Horlivka in quarries and on "firing ranges"). The main reason is delivery of expired ammunition from the Russian Federation, when their use is unsafe for the militants themselves", - it reports.
The movement in the center of occupied Donetsk will be blocked on November 20 due to the "coronation" of the "DNR" leader. "On November 20 from 7 a.m., the movement of all types of vehicles will be restricted in the central part of Donetsk, except for public municipal transport", - the report of separatist media said. The occupation authorities have planned activities in Donetsk on November 20 related to the "assumption of office" by Russian-appointed leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin.
The fake "people's council" of the "DNR" was headed by former people's deputy of Ukraine Volodymyr Bidevka, - separatist media report. Bidevka was people's deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the 7th convocation. He was a member of the Communist Party, now banned in Ukraine, and was included on the electoral list of the Communist Party. Separatist media consider him the "most famous figure in the "Donetsk Republic" faction.
A miner was injured by a piece of rock that fell at the Shchehlovska-Hlyboka coal mine in occupied Makiivka. This is reported by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations" acting on the territory of Donetsk oblast controlled by the militants. Medical aid to the injured stope miner, born in 1976, was rendered on the spot. The victim was taken to the Makiivka city hospital in critical condition.
The non-functioning workshop burned on the territory of non-operating Impulse plant in occupied Makiivka.
63 babies were born in Donetsk from November 12 to 19: 31 boys and 32 girls. This was reported by the city occupation administration.
56 babies were born in Luhansk from November 12 to 18: 28 boys and 28 girls. This was reported by the city occupation administration.