In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 13, Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 9 times. 2 cases of the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. In particular, the enemy fired from 82 mm mortar at the Joint Forces' positions near the village of Hnutove in the Mariupol direction. The strongholds of our troops were subjected to fire attack from grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms in the area of Marinka and Krasnohorivka in the Donetsk direction, as well as in the area of Lebedynske settlement in the Mariupol direction. One soldier of the Joint Forces died of bullet of the enemy sniper.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" persistently spread panic rumors about the explosion of chemicals allegedly being prepared in Mariupol.
Clarification on the organization of religious processions in Ukraine against the obtaining tomos and autocephaly was held in occupied Donetsk under the leadership of special services of the Russian Federation. This was reported at a briefing in Kyiv today by Deputy Head of the SBU Viktor Kononenko,
Persons convicted by the Ukrainian courts who, after the occupation, found themselves in penitentiary institutions controlled by the "DNR", massively expressed a desire to continue to serve their sentences on the territory controlled by Ukraine. This was evidenced by the transfer of these persons from CADO to free Ukraine on December 12. According to the press service of the so-called "office of commissioner for human rights in the DNR" Daria Morozova, on December 12, 13 convicted persons were transferred from the occupied territory to the territory under the control to serve the sentence in correctional institutions of Ukraine. As vice-speaker of the Parliament Iryna Herashchenko noted, before the beginning of Russian aggression, about 1000 convicts addressed the office of ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova in occupied Donbass with a request to take them out of the occupation zone.
Separatist media in the "DNR" complain that there are serious problems in the work of newsstands, one of which is curfew. "It applies from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., newspapers are not being delivered at night – there is no special permit of the military police of the DNR. Therefore, the delivery of print media is delayed not only in the republic, but also in the city. Accordingly, sales start later. There is no sense to wait for something good in this matter: the curfew will not be lifted in the near future", - separatist media helplessly recognize.
There is a shortage of flour in the shops of occupied Donetsk. This fact is recognized by the separatist media. In particular, it is reported that there is a "sad picture" in the First Republican Supermarket: "a long shelf filled with sugar". "There are "only kilogram packs of Makfa Russian flour in the right corner for $0.56" - twice as expensive as local products. It was completely taken out, - the statement said.
Eight trucks from the Mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross crossed the Novotroitske entry/exit checkpoint to leave in the direction of CADO, - the State Border Service of Ukraine reported. The trucks transported food and hygiene kits, stationery, building materials and clothing for a total weight of more than 147 tons for residents of the occupied part of Donetsk oblast.