In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on May 21, the enemy violated the ceasefire three times, - the press center of the JFO reports. Armed formations of the Russian Federation fired at the positions of our units from anti-tank grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, automatic rifle and sniper weapons. Three Ukrainian defenders were injured as a result of shelling. The units of the Joint Forces gave an adequate response to the enemy provocations.
Fake "deputies" of the so-called "people's council of the LNR" adopted a resolution on a "jubilee medal of 5 years to the people's council", - separatist media reported. "In connection with the fifth anniversary of founding of the People's Council of the LNR, in order to encourage citizens to actively participate in lawmaking and development of parliamentarism in the LNR… the committee makes a proposal to establish an anniversary medal of the LNR People's Council", - the parliament's representative Dmitriy Kukarsky stated. 45 fake deputies "unanimously voted for the adoption of the resolution".
On May 22, the Luhanskvoda enterprise controlled by the "LNR" militants will reduce the water supply to Kadiyivka, Brianka and Holubivske by 80% due to repairs on the high-voltage line that supplies energy to the pumping station, separatist media wrote. As a result, the water supply to the specified cities in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast will be reduced by 80%. The exact date of restoration of power supply of the pumping station is not being called.
In occupied Donetsk, a bust of a dead militant from South Ossetia, the "DNR hero" Oleg Mamiyev was opened in the Culture and Recreation Park, - the website of the city occupation administration reported. The opening ceremony was attended by the "DNR" leaders, as well as by "President of South Ossetia" Anatoly Bibilov. It was reported that the bust of the militant would mark the beginning of the "alley of heroes".
A resident of Volnovakha was trying to take almost a kilogram of gunpowder through a checkpoint into the occupied territory, - the communications department of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Donetsk oblast reported. During the control inspection of the citizen's vehicle at the Novotroitske checkpoint, law enforcement officers found 5 cans of gunpowder to equip cartridges with a total weight of about a kilogram. The attacker kept gunpowder in the back passenger seat of the car. The driver submitted the permit which expired in 2016 to the requirement to submit the relevant documents.