In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 26, Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 5 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. In particular, the enemy fired at the Joint Forces' positions from 82 mm mortars in the area of 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 settlements of Pisky and Krasnohorivka in the Donetsk direction, as well as near Hnutove in the Mariupol direction.
Military propagandist of the "DNR" Eduard Basurin, who voiced the false dates of Ukraine's "offensive" that had not taken place twice, stated that the "republic" should be ready for a full-scale war. Instead of admitting his mistakes, Basurin states that "the end of martial law in Ukraine does not cancel the threat of resumption of full-scale hostilities in the Donbass on the part of Ukrainian security forces". According to his unconfirmed opinion, "all actions of the Ukrainian armed forces speak of a desire to resume the full-scale actions".
The "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin lifted the curfew on New Year's Eve, - separatist media reported. Thus, people will be able to celebrate the New Year as a holiday, not hurrying to leave the street at nightfall and hide in their apartments. In addition, residents of the occupied part of Donetsk oblast will be able to spend Christmas night without a curfew.
The "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin ordered the heads of district and city occupation administrations to find free housing for the subsequent provision of living space to the families of dead militants, mercenaries and a number of other categories of residents of the uncontrolled territory.
The fake "Prosecutor General's Office of the DNR" opened "case" against the "officials" of the so-called Donbass Greenhouses state-owned enterprise, which failed to gather the harvest. It was noted that after checking the enterprise, the "prosecutor's office" opened case in response to "habitual negligence of officials of the state-owned enterprise of execution of the office". The reason for the inspection and commencement of criminal proceedings was "massive damage to the crop in the territory of greenhouse complex of the state-owned enterprise", the damage from which amounted to more than $14.5 thousand.
The "LNR" leader Leonid Pasechnik frantically tries to restrain the rise in food prices on the eve of the New Year. This follows from his instructions to the occupation "Council of Ministers". The head of the occupation authorities ordered to immediately deal with private retail chains. "Cynical and arrogant price increases should be stopped in the most severe way," - the "LNR" leader stated. He instructed the fake "Council of Ministers" to take this issue under tight control, without delineating the mechanisms of administrative influence on the pricing process.
A miner received industrial injury at the Kholodna Balka Mine and was hospitalized in critical condition in a hospital in occupied Makiivka on December 25. It was reported by the press service of the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations" acting on the part of Donetsk oblast controlled by the militants.
The representative office of the International Committee of the Red Cross will continue to work in occupied Donetsk. Head of the ICRC delegation in Ukraine Alain Aeschlimann spoke about this on the air of Hromadske Radio, commenting on the rumors about the office's closure. "These are completely false rumors. We are planning a larger budget for the next year, therefore we are working intensively and do not plan to close anything in Donetsk or Luhansk at all", - Aeschlimannn said.