In the area of the Joint Forces Operation since the beginning of April 17, the enemy violated the ceasefire seven times, two of them - with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the press center of the JFO headquarters reported. The armed formations of the Russian Federation fired at the positions of our units from 82 mm mortars, armament of infantry combat vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms. There are no casualties among the Joint Forces. The Joint Forces' units gave an adequate response to the enemy provocations.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" decided to create a large-scale memorial complex at the site of death of the "DNR" leader Alexander Zakharchenko. This was reported by separatist media. The "DNR" authorities decided to dismantle the cafe damaged by the explosion and create a memorial complex in honor of the deceased militant instead. On this occasion, a voting was announced on the best design of the memorial site for the death of the "DNR" leader.
Luhanskvoda enterprise controlled by the "LNR" militants will reduce water supply of occupied Khrustalny from April 17 to 19 due to repairs at the central pumping station of the city.
78-year-old Serbian film actor Gojko Mitić arrived in occupied Donetsk. This was stated in the message of the so-called "Ministry of Culture of the DNR". He will hold a meeting with the artists of the music and drama theater working in the occupation zone and will present the Balkan Frontier film, in which he played one of the roles. Gojko Mitić is Yugoslav and Serbian actor, he became famous in the 70s of the last century for playing the roles of Indians in films produced by the GDR.