In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 26, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops 14 times, using weapons that were banned by the Minsk agreements four times, having spent 31 mines of 120 and 82 mm calibers, - the JFO headquarters reported. As a result of shelling, one soldier of the Joint Forces was injured. Our units, which were fired at by the enemy, gave an adequate response with fire from standard weapons.
Communication failure a "mass character" occurred in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast. This was reported by separatist media. It was reported that experts of the Lugakom occupational mobile operator "eliminate the accident on the equipment". "At the moment there are problems with registering on the network, dialing, sending and receiving SMS messages due to the accident", - Lugakom admitted. The timing of elimination of the accident will be additionally announced, - the "operator" vaguely stated.
Organized groups of students marched through the streets of occupied Luhansk by the so-called "traditional youth parade".
The "republican" propaganda machine of the "LNR" began the announcement of the action, scheduled for March 31. "Our Russian Donbass Spring" is called the reason to bring people to the streets. Earlier, OstroV reported that the distribution list came to the educational institutions of Luhansk, obliging to ensure the attendance of pupils and teachers to the action on March 31. Unofficially, the purpose of the action is called opposition to election in Ukraine. As follows from the television announcements, the action will include a march of labor collectives and festive concert by local amateur performances. Participation of Russian musicians is promised as well.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" are going to rename the Yunost Youth Palace into the Joseph Kobzon Concert Hall. This was stated by "Minister of Education and Science" Yevgeniy Gorokhov. He promised to repair the Youth Palace destroyed during the Russian occupation and assign it the name of Kobzon.
The population living in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast was 1 454 736 people as of March 1. This was stated in the so-called "committee of statistics" of the "LNR", separatist media write. According to the source, the actual urban population is 1 365 458, the permanent population is 1 359 976. The rural population is 89 278 and 89 797, respectively. In occupied Luhansk and settlements subordinate to the City Council, the actual population is 432 190 people and the permanent number is 428 490 people. At the same time, the occupiers do not hide the fact that their calculations are based on the data of the All-Ukrainian Census of 2001.