In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 12, the armed groups of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire five times. This was reported by the JFO headquarters. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and sniper weapons. One member of the Joint Forces was injured as a result of the enemy shelling.
The Horlivka meat processing plant and Khartsyzsk rope plant Silur, captured by the militants, came under the control of Russian firms. This was reported by Vostochnyi Variant. Representatives of the "DNR" call this process "change of director" without explaining on what basis the unknown Russian LLCs gained control over the industrial enterprises of Ukrainian owners. The names of the real owners of these firms are also not disclosed. The Khartsyzsk plant Silur was captured by the "DNR" militants in December 2016. The "DNR" stated that the change of owner of Silur is associated with the poor economic condition of the plant, which worked intermittently. The Horlivka meat processing plant was transferred to a certain Russian LLC Profgarant.
The occupation authorities operating in the militant-controlled part of the Donetsk oblast intend to raise tariffs for housing services. This was reported by the so-called "deputy chairman of the "DNR" government" Vladimir Pashkov, - separatist media reported. "The increase in tariffs for housing and communal services was, is and will be always and everywhere. It happens in all countries, even in the most successful ones", - Pashkov stated.
Militants of the illegal armed formations did not pass cars towards occupied Donetsk at their "zero" checkpoint in the area of the Hnutove checkpoint. The eyewitnesses wrote this in social networks. According to their information, now "a huge queue" has accumulated there. "Cars are let out from the occupied territory, warning that they will not let them in again. It is unknown for how long". As for the Ukrainian Hnutove checkpoint, there are no changes: "Ukraine let passes towards Donetsk, and the DNR does not let pass towards Donetsk. There is a large queue in the direction of Donetsk".
Water supply to a number of cities and towns in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast will be reduced or stopped on August 13 due to repairs at the power substation that supplies energy to two pumping stations, separatist media reported. The Slovianoserbsk and Krasnolymanska pumping stations of the second rising will be de-energized... As a result, water supply to consumers in the next cities will be reduced: Alchevsk - 80%, Perevalsk - 70%, Brianka - 40%; Krasnyi Luch, Antratsyt and Petrovske - 30%", - the report said. Water supply to Slovianoserbsk, Zymohirya, as well as to the villages of Krasnyi Lyman, Dovhe and Smilyve of the Slovianoserbsk district will also be cut off.