In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 15, the armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire seven 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.
Craftsmen of decorative and applied arts from the Russian Federation will come to occupied Donetsk on August 16-18 to show the Donetsk people how to make whistle toys, birch bark panels and weave bast shoes. This was written by separatist media. The "festival" will be held in the center of the occupied city - on Pushkin Boulevard.
The so-called "court" of the "DNR" sentenced a resident of the occupied part of Donetsk oblast to 11 years in prison "for espionage in favor of the Ukrainian special services". This was reported by separatist media. According to the militants, in July 2017, the young man was allegedly recruited by the SBU officers at the crossing of the Ukrainian-controlled Marinka checkpoint. He was accused of starting to carry out tasks from the SBU that were harmful to the "republic". Allegedly, he was using messengers to transmit information obtained as a result of surveillance of personal vehicles of the "DNR" military personnel, "as well as photographs of house buildings at the addresses of their permanent residence". On a video posted by the fake "Ministry of State Security", the "spy" tells that one of his tasks was to visit a car wash to find out if there were any personal militants' cars there.
Unknown patriots blew up a transformer substation in the center of occupied Luhansk. This was reported by Maidan. It was noted that this substation provided electricity to the so-called "central military registration and enlistment office", communications center of the "2nd Army Corps" and "LNR Military Court". The occupation authorities called explosions at the transformer substation "loud bangs due to a shorted high voltage cable". The militants admitted that the "bangs" occurred in the central part of Luhansk "in the area of garages".
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" launched a number of commuter trains from the Donetsk railway station since August 19. This was reported by the website of the railway operating on the part of Donetsk oblast controlled by the militants.
Thirteen trucks with humanitarian cargo from the International Committee of the Red Cross crossed the Novotroitske checkpoint towards the occupied territory, - the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. Food packages, medicines and building materials were sent for the residents of CADLO. The total weight of humanitarian aid is 211 tons.