In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 19, the occupiers fired at the positions of our troops 11 times, seven of which - with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, with a total consumption of 307 shells and 122, 120 and 82 mm mines, - the JFO headquarters reported. Since the beginning of the current year, the greatest use of weapons by the enemy has been registered. One soldier of the Joint Forces was injured as a result of shelling.
According to the OSCE SMM report, during a control flight over the uncontrolled areas of Donetsk oblast, the long-range UAV of the SMM temporarily lost the GPS signal due to jamming by the occupiers. At a distance of about 600 meters near the village of Berdianka (west of Luhansk), the UAV began to behave uncontrollably and lost altitude. According to the SMM, the UAV crashed in the area.
Over the past four years, residents of the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts received in Ukraine free pension payments totaling about $3 billion. This was stated by representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Droup Yevhen Marchuk.
Five tanks with mercury were found at the entrance of a three-story residential building in occupied Yenakiieve on February 18. This was reported by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". The spill was detected on an area of 0.05 square meters.
The "LNR" leader Leonid Pasechnik ordered to find a place to open one of the supermarkets of the Narodny network in occupied Pervomaisk. This was written by separatist media. Narodny supermarket chain was previously controlled by ex-leader of the "LNR" Igor Plotnitsky. It had previously been seized in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast by the militants region from ATB supermarket chain.
Occupied Rovenki remains without water. Luhanskvoda are going to restore the water supply of Rovenki, broken by the next leak of the main water conduit by the morning of February 20, separatist media write. The approximate time for entering the normal water supply regime is until 7.00 on February 20.