In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on May 16, the enemy violated the ceasefire six times, - the JFO headquarters reported. Armed formations of the Russian Federation fired at positions of our units from 120 and 82 mm mortars, weapons of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms. One soldier of the Joint Forces died, another was injured as a result of the shelling. The units of the Joint Forces gave an adequate response to the enemy provocations.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" accepted more than 2100 sets of documents from the residents of CADO to receive Russian passports. This was stated in the so-called "Center for Public Relations of the DNR MIA". It was reported that as of today, the "Migration Service" of the "DNR" has received 2107 sets of documents from citizens for obtaining citizenship of the Russian Federation under simplified procedure". It is clear that this is an insignificant figure for CADO, where several million people lived before the occupation in 2014.
In the so-called "DNR", local "law enforcement officials" organized a scheme for the theft of diesel fuel intended for the railway. This fact was recognized in the so-called "center of public relations of the MIA". It was reported that the "DNR" revealed the activities of an organized criminal group of 12 people, six of whom were members of the local "police". The group was engaged in the theft of diesel fuel allocated to the locomotive depot created by the occupants of the Donetsk Railway state-owned enterprise to refuel diesel-electric locomotives. Then he gave this information to the participants of the organized criminal group, who determined the date of fuel theft and organized the tank trucks to transport the stolen goods to the distribution points. "The embezzlement process was controlled by officers of the "police", who were part of the criminal group. They also ensured the uninterrupted intersection of the checkpoints by tank trucks", - the report said.
A resident of the occupied Horlivka was detained for damage to the installation, set as part of the "Republic Day" celebration. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". "Passing by a ball with photos, the Horlivka resident kicked it and damaged two of nine parts of the composition, the total cost of which is $775, and disappeared", - the report said. It was reported that at the moment, the guy is detained and "will be held criminally liable": the maximum punishment that he could face under the "laws" of the "DNR" is imprisonment for up to 2 years.
The so-called "Supreme Court" of the "LNR" sentenced a resident of occupied Alchevsk to 12 years in prison for "high treason". This was stated in the so-called "LNR Ministry of State Security". The man, in particular, was accused of "criminal conspiracy" with representatives of the Donbass and Azov volunteer battalions.
In connection with the emergency stop of the pumping station, Luhanskvoda controlled by the occupiers stopped the water supply to the central part of Luhansk and Artemivsk district, - separatist media reported. "In the city of Luhansk on May 16 from 13.00, the water pumping station was stopped due to the emergency. In this connection, the water supply to consumers in the Leninsky (central part of the city) and Artemivsk districts was cut off", - the report said.