In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on April 9, the enemy fired at the positions of our troops eight times, five of them - with the use of armaments prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. It was reported that the armed forces of the Russian Federation fired at the Joint Forces' positions using the armament of infantry combat vehicles, tripod-mounted man-portable antitank guns and small arms. There were no casualties among the Joint Forces as a result of shelling. Our units gave an adequate response to the enemy provocations. Losses of the enemy are being specified.
Moscow and the so-called "DNR" and "LNR" tentatively agreed to concept plan for resolving the conflict in the Donbass, which provides for autonomy within Ukraine. This was stated by Viktor Medvedchuk - chairman of the political council of The Opposition Platform - For Life party and godfather of the Russian President Vladimir Putin's child - on the air of 112.Ukraine channel.
The "LNR" actively use the lack of broadcasting of Ukrainian television and radio in the areas of Luhansk region free from the occupation for separatist propaganda. This was stated by the so-called "First Deputy Minister of Minister of Communications and Mass Media" of the "LNR" Yuriy Pershikov. It was noted that the broadcasting of the Ukrainian television and radio on the free territory of Luhansk region ceased on April 4 due to the de-energization of the Concern's radio communications, radio broadcasting and television (CRRT) facilities because of the debt to the Lugansk Energy Association. In this regard, broadcasting stations of the so-called "LNR" are broadcast on coincident frequencies. According to the "LNR", the signal of their television and radio companies and Russian TV channels extends to most of the territory of the Luhansk region free from the occupiers.
The "DNR" militants continue to place military equipment in the courtyards of residential buildings. This was evidenced by the data of the OSCE SMM report. It was reported that the long-range drone of the Mission recorded 5 armored vehicles in the uncontrolled territory of Donetsk oblast, deployed directly in the residential sector.
The formation of "courts" in CADLO occurs in conditions of complete dependence on the leadership of illegal formations. This was announced by expert of the Center for Political and Legal Reforms Roman Smaliuk. "At the end of 2018, all judges who were appointed in the so-called "DNR" were appointed under conditions where no act provided for any requirements for the judges. Moreover, the former head of the so-called "Supreme Court of the DNR" repeatedly noted that they have no system for testing the competence of the people they designate. One of the main criteria was loyalty to the self-proclaimed "republics", - Smaliuk said.
About 40% of the "DNR" and "LNR" judicial systems are former Ukrainian judges. This was announced by expert of the Center for Political and Legal Reforms Roman Smaliuk. "We found out that 196 judges work there (in CADLO, - OstroV), 75 of whom are former Ukrainian judges. That is, 40% of their judicial system are people who administered justice to us", - he stated. He also noted that 8 judges who work in the CADLO "courts" are still judges under the Ukrainian legislation, and 5 judges continue to receive life-long pay from Ukraine.
The Hnutove checkpoint resumed its work on the boundary line in the morning of April 9, - the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise controlled by the "LNR" militants will stop supplying water to occupied Lutuhyne and three villages of the Lutuhyne district in connection with the repair work on April 10, -separatist media wrote.