In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 7, the armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire five times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms.
Six Ukrainian soldiers died in Donbass since the beginning of the "grain truce", which entered into force on July 21. This was stated by head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak at the briefing in Kyiv.
Leader of the "LNR" Leonid Pasechnik invited President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to occupied Luhansk for "direct negotiations on ways to achieve peace in the Donbass". Pasechnik stated this during the alleged "direct line with the residents of Ukraine", - separatist media wrote. "If he (Zelensky) decides to come to us, we will accept him in accordance with the international protocol. He has absolutely nothing to fear for his life, let him come to us and we will talk about how to establish peace in the Donbass faster to stop this craziness", - the "LNR" leader stated. As reported, on August 7, during the telephone conversation with V. Zelensky, Russian President V. Putin announced the need for "consistent implementation of the Minsk agreements, including the legal aspects of granting the DNR and LNR a special status". However, the head of the Ukrainian state made it clear to his Russian counterpart about the impossibility of amending the Constitution of Ukraine regarding "special status" of Donbass.
A man died at the Mayorske checkpoint. This was reported by monitors of the Right to Protection Charitable Fund, who monitor the situation at checkpoints of entry and exit. "A man died on the Mayorske checkpoint on the way to the Oshchadbank building… The preliminary cause of death for the 83-year-old pensioner, resident of Horlivka, is heart arrest", - the report said.
Director of one of the departments of the Voda Donbassa public utility was detained in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by the Eastern Human Rights Group. According to the human rights activists, as early as July 11 in Donetsk, illegal armed formations of the so-called "DNR MIA" detained the head of the audit department of the Voda Donbassa public utility (the branch of which is located in Donetsk) in the workplace. However, the lawyer was admitted to the woman, who is in a pre-trial detention center, only on August 7.
Water supply will be reduced in five districts of occupied Donetsk in connection with the shutdown of the Donetsk filter station on August 8 for planned repairs, - separatist media reported. "As a result of the shutdown, water supply may be reduced in the Kyivskyi, Kuibyshevskyi, Kirovskyi, Petrovsky, and partially Leninskyi districts of Donetsk", - the report said.