In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 5, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops six times, including three times - with the use of arms banned by the Minsk Arms, - the JFO headquarters reports. In the zone of action of the Sievier operational-tactical grouping, the mercenaries shelled the positions of Ukrainian soldiers from 82 mm mortars near the small village of Svobodmyi; from 82 mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers - in the area of Troitske. In the zone of action of the Vostok operational-tactical group, the perpetrators fired at the positions of our defenders from 82 mm mortars and automatic grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms near the village of Opytne three times. Also, the positions of our troops were fired at from automatic grenade launchers in the area of Pisky settlement. As a result of shelling by the Russian-occupation forces, one soldier of the Joint Forces was injured.
Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky assurs that he warned billionaire Rinat Akhmetov that Donbass would be captured by Russia, but he did not believe it. Khodakovsky told this in an interview to the Russian propaganda media FAN. "I have never concealed the fact of my communication with Mr. Akhmetov. I did not hide what I said to him: Russia will come in one form or another, and it is in vain to flatter yourself with the situation, hanging billboards across Donetsk with slogans for a united Ukraine", - the militant stated. According to Khodakovsky, in 2014, Rinat Akhmetov "chose something close to him in terms of his business prospects: a united Ukraine and the West".
The fake "LNR" court sentenced Antratsyt's resident Valeriy Tarasiuk to 13 years in prison allegedly "for the supply of weapons to the SBU saboteurs". This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of State Security" of the "LNR". The occupiers stated that Tarasiuk, allegedly, on the orders of the SBU curators, repeatedly delivered weapons and ammunition, camouflaged "under the household items".
The so-called "Ministry of Education and Science of the DNR" stated that it cancels "transfer" school exams introduced in 2017. Now the "DNR" schools have only exams in the ninth and eleventh classes.
7 thousand subscribers were left without heating in occupied Luhansk. "In connection with the leak of a pipe in a thermal chamber with a diameter of 426 mm in the Myrnyi district, 50 residential buildings (7381 subscribers), kindergartens No. 50, 77 and schools No. 57, 59, 60 were left without heat supply. The repairs are in progress", - the report on the website of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR" said.