In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 20, Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 3 times. One case of the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements was recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired from 82 mm mortars at the Joint Forces' positions in the area of the Hnutove settlement in the Mariupol direction. The strongholds of our troops were also fired from grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms near the village of Krasnohorivka in the Donetsk direction, as well as in the area of Lebedynske settlement in the Mariupol direction. One Joint Forces' soldier was injured within these 24 hours.
About 60 cars were forced to spend the night in the area of the Oleksandrivka militant checkpoint near Donetsk in the direction of the Marinka checkpoint. Eyewitnesses write this in social networks. The cars stayed in an open field during the night.
More than 300 militants were brought to justice in 2018 by the police of the Donetsk oblast as part of the Joint Forces Operation. This was reported by the press service of the General Directorate of the National Police in the Donetsk oblast.
Patriotic pro-Ukrainian leaflets appeared on the streets of a number of occupied cities of the Donetsk oblast on December 20. This was written on Facebook by social activist, former fighter of a volunteer battalion, migrant from Donetsk Vitaliy Ovcharenko. In Donetsk, these are streets and buildings of the Donskoy, Shchetinina and Razdolnoye microdistrict, streets and buildings of the city of Mospyne, at the Starobesheve TPP (Novyi Svit settlement). The stickers appeared on the doors of the Starobesheve technical school hostel, where militants live.
An officer of the fake police operating in the occupied part of Donetsk oblast fired at a civilian vehicle and caused debilitating injury to its driver in Donetsk. The incident occurred on December 10, but the "Prosecutor General's Office" of the "DNR" reported this only on December 20. According to the prosecutor's office, the "law enforcement officer" fired several shots from the service weapon in the direction of the car, the driver of which did not stop "at the request of the traffic police officers" on the Gornaya Street. "The driver of the vehicle received a gunshot wound to the head", - the statement said.
The movement of all types of vehicles except public transport will be limited in the center of Donetsk on December 21 - the occupiers will open the Christmas tree. This is reported by the separatist media. It was not specified why the traffic in the city center should be blocked to open the Christmas tree. In peacetime, this practice has never been applied in the city.