In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 12, the occupiers fired at the positions of our units twice in the area of responsibility of the Vostok operational-tactical grouping, - the JFO headquarters reported. During the shelling, the militants used weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements: shells were fired from 120 and 82 mm mortars in the area of Pavlopil; from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms - near the town of Avdiivka. There are no casualties among the AFU fighters.
The so-called "DNR" is concerned that the Ukrainian party in Minsk intends to demonstrate a video with evidence of the involvement of the militants in undermining a minibus on February 23 near Olenivka, where people died. The so-called "management of the people's militia" (illegal armed formations of the "DNR" - OstroV) is trying to shift all the blame for the incident on the Ukrainian party, stating that the video allegedly contains "distorted phrases of the DNR leadership, taken out of context, about the alleged involvement of the "people's militia" in the tragedy".
Systemic violation of human rights is observed in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. This was reported by head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Fiona Fraser during the presentation of new report of the UN mission. "Civilian space in territories controlled by the self-proclaimed "DNR" and "LNR" remains extremely limited. People cannot fully exercise their right to freedom of thought, open expression of views, freedom of peaceful assembly, association and freedom of religion", - Fraser said.
A set of memorial signs "Warriors of Donbass" was released in occupied Luhansk. The set contains five "coins" with portraits of V. Bolotov poisoned in Moscow, G. Tsypkalov killed during interrogation in the "Prosecutor General's Office of the LNR", P. Driomov and A. Mozgovoy liquidated during the attacks on them by "chieftains" and A. Bednov killed by a special unit of the "LNR MIA". None of the five "Donbass warriors" died in battle. The "coins" are made of copper.
A resident of occupied Luhansk received multiple injuries as a result of blowing up on an unknown object. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". The man was taken to hospital with a diagnosis of "a mine explosive avulsive wound of the left limb, wound of the forearm, multiple fragmental wounds of both wrists". "As it was established, the 65-year-old man arrived with his friend to the country house. At about 13.30, he went to a wood line located near Poliusna Street to collect firewood for kindling the stove. There was a loud bang at some point. The friend ran to the sound, provided emergency aid to the victim and dialed 103", – the report said.