In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on April 25, the enemy violated the ceasefire six times, one of them - using 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements. This was reported by the JFO press center. Armed formations of the Russian Federation also fired at the positions of our units from infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy 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.
Employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, including detachment of mine rescuers, were sent to the Skhidkarbon mine in the village of Yuryivka in the part of the Luhansk oblast occupied by the "LNR" militants. According to the Russian Interfax, Russian rescuers were sent to the mine to assist and conduct rescue operations there "at the request of the Luhansk authorities". "According to the media reports, a state of emergency occurred at the Skhidkarbon mini-mine in the village of Yuryivka on Thursday morning. Local rescuers have already begun to deal with the accident. A source in the emergency services told Interfax that there could be victims as a result of the accident", - the report said. "There was an emergency situation at the mine. There are miners blocked. Perhaps there are dead", - the agency's source said.
CADLO residents, who will receive Russian citizenship under simplified procedure, will be able to receive Russian old-age pensions only in the case of permanent residence in Russia. This was stated in the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, - Russian RBC reports. The Pension Fund of the Russian Federation noted that the pension is being appointed and paid by the state to a person with permanent residence, regardless of his/her citizenship - Russian or Ukrainian. Therefore, to get a Russian passport, live in the "DNR" or "LNR" and claim for Russian pensions at the same time will not work.
Most of the people crossing checkpoints in the Donbass do it to visit their relatives, draw up documents and receive social benefits. This was evidenced by the results of sociological study conducted by the I.Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation. The main reasons forcing to cross the line of demarcation for the respondents are: the need to visit relatives and friends (47%), draw up documents (47%), receive a pension and payments (45%), purchase necessary goods (37%).
60% of people crossing checkpoints on the contact line in Donbass consider themselves to be citizens of Ukraine. This was evidenced by the results of sociological study conducted by the I.Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation. Among the respondents at checkpoints, 60% consider themselves to be citizens of Ukraine, 18% - residents of the region. At the same time, only 3% consider themselves to be citizens of the Russian Federation/USSR, 3% - representatives of their nationality and 5%. - citizens of the DNR/LNR. 5% of respondents were undecided.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" decided to confiscate the church and church property in the village of Kuznetsovo-Mykhaylivka of the Boykivske (formerly Telmanove) district of Donetsk oblast. This was reported by head of the Donetsk Diocese of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Нis Grace Serhiy (Serhiy Horobtsov) on his Facebook. "Today our parishioners from the village of Kuznetsovo-Mykhaylivka, Telmanove district (temporarily occupied territory) called me and said that due to intimidation and insane pressure from the authorities and special services of the "Ministry of State security of the DNR", the village council decided to confiscate our church, church property and to transfer it soon to representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate. Such a gift before Easter the "DNR" prepared for the parishioners of the UOC", - Нis Grace Serhiy wrote.
Thirteen trucks with humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross crossed the Novotroitske checkpoint towards the temporarily occupied territory. This was reported by the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The humanitarian cargo includes construction materials, medical supplies, food kits, office equipment and animal feed with a total weight of 216.78 tons.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise controlled by the "LNR" militants will cut off the water supply to several occupied settlements on April 26 in connection with the repair work at the pumping station. The company reports that "the water supply to the cities of Zorynsk, Artemivsk and the villages of Kypucha, Bayrachky, Komsomolka and Zamkovka will be reduced by 80%".