In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 17, Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire only 1 time, - the JFO headquarters reported. The strongholds of our troops were fired from an anti-tank grenade launcher near the village of Hnutove in the Mariupol direction.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" continue to spread panic, stating the inevitable "offensive" of the JFO units, this time in the Horlivka direction. The next scenario of the allegedly preparing offensive was voiced by one who calls himself "deputy head of the people's militia department" (the illegal armed formations of the "DNR" - OstroV) Eduard Basurin. Having traditionally referred to the mythical data of "intelligence of the republic", the militant told about the "concentration of forces and means… in the Horlivka direction and in the area of Svitlodar arc".
Seven people involved in illegal armed formations were detained at stationary and mobile checkpoints in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts on December 16. This was reported by the press center of the Joint Forces.
Occupation authorities of the so-called "DNR" inspected the Donbass Greenhouses enterprise, which showed that tons of vegetables had rotted in the fields "because of the low level of production organization". This was reported in the separatist media by the press service of the "DNR" occupation government. The main part of vegetables is in the field and is not subject to harvesting, - the report said. The inspection also revealed violations of the sowing time for Chinese cabbage. In addition, it was reported that the seedlings of late cabbage were planted at the wrong time. Almost half of the late cabbage harvest is not harvested. Part of the harvest of sweet pepper is fully ripe, but an average of about 7 tons has not been harvested. "A low level of organization of the production process could be the reason for untimely harvesting", - the "DNR" "government" recognized.
Two miners were seriously injured at the Zasyadko mine in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by the press service of the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations" acting on the part of Donetsk oblast controlled by the militants. Victims in critical condition, born in 1979 and 1988, were transported to the Republican Trauma Center of Donetsk for further hospitalization.
A fifteen-year-old teenager died as a result of a parachute jump from an unfinished 14-storey building in the Solnechny microdistrict in occupied Makiivka. This is reported by users of social networks. "As it turned out, the parachute was put incorrectly, and the jump technique remained wanting - the child plunged to death. Dozens of people, including relatives, looked at it and filmed the jump, but no one decided to stop the juvenile thrill-seeker or call the police", - one of the local publics reported. Locals note that they repeatedly asked the occupation authorities to barricade the entrance or bring down the first floor steps, but this was not done.
Two people died as a result of accident in the occupied Yunokomunarivsk. This was reported by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations" acting on the part of Donetsk oblast controlled by the militants. A driver of VAZ-2106 car lost the control and hit a tree on the Bazhova Street. Two people died as a result of the incident: a man born in 1958 and a woman born in 1960, residents of Yunokomunarivsk.
65 babies were born in Donetsk in the period from December 10 to December 17: 41 boys and 24 girls. This was reported by the city occupation administration.
54 babies were born in Luhansk in the period from December 10 to December 16: 28 boys and 26 girls. This was reported by the city occupation administration.