In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 8, the armed formations of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire five times, - the press center of the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units using anti-tank grenade launcher, heavy machine gun and small arms.
Only 0.28% of men of draft age from the Donetsk oblast joined the ranks of the "DNR" militants in 2014. Such disappointing figure for those who call the Russian aggression "civil war" was announced by speaker of the "people's police" Daniil Bezsonov on his page in social network. "According to non-official statistics, in 2014, 0.28 percent of the total number of men living in Donetsk and Donetsk oblast, who were able to hold weapons in their hands, joined the militia. This is not even 1% and not 5%, but 0.28% !!!!!", - Bezsonov was indignant. "If at least 5% of the male population took up arms in 2014, then everything would have ended long ago, and the enemy would have been defeated. But we have what we have. And we will get out of harsh reality", - he complained.
Facilities of the Voda Donbassa public utility, which provides water supply to the whole Donetsk oblast, fell into the firing zone, - the press service of the enterprise reported. At 9:40, the Emergency Response and Restoration Team of the Donetsk regional production department began repair work on the Second Donetsk water conduit with a diameter of 900 mm to eliminate leaks after obtaining approval from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination on ceasefire. However, as a result of the shelling, which began at 13.27, the emergency teams were forced to leave the place of work. Currently, the water supply in the village of Vasylivka and Verkhniotoretske urban-type settlement suspended.
A resident of occupied Shakhtarsk activated a ball grenade at the entrance of residential building, as a result of what three people were injured. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". It was reported that the conflict occurred between the two men living in the neighborhood during the drinking of alcohol. The 41-year-old drunken attacker, who was in the entrance, threw a grenade under the friend's front door. As a result of the explosion, the defendant and two other residents received shrapnel wounds and were hospitalized.
Thirteen humanitarian aid trucks from the International Committee of the Red Cross crossed the Novotroitske checkpoint towards the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. This was reported by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Food packages, medicines and building materials were sent for the Donbass residents. In general, humanitarian aid weighing 231.2 tons was registered.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise controlled by the "LNR" militants cut off water supplies to Dovzhansk and villages of Komsomolsky and Myrne due to an accident, separatist media reported. "In the morning of August 8, a rush occurred on the D-900 mm main water supply system of the Molodohvardiska pumping station of the third rising – Sverdlovsk. The water supply was forcedly stopped for consumers in the city of Sverdlovsk and villages of Komsomolsky and Myrne from 05.25 due to the emergency situation.