In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 28, the armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 9 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements - 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, as well as from the IFV armament, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. One member of the Joint Forces was injured over the past day as a result of the enemy shelling.
The Mayorske entry-exit checkpoint returned to usual operation in the afternoon of August 28 after the passage operations at the checkpoint were stopped due to the militant shelling, - the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation reported. According to the headquarters, the armed formations of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries began shelling the infrastructure in the vicinity of the Horlivka-Bakhmut road corridor at 12.25, using grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. Due to the fact that the actions of the militants endangered the life and health of people crossing the demarcation line, the Commander of the Joint Forces decided to temporarily stop the passage of persons and vehicles through the Mayorske checkpoint until special order.
In occupied Donetsk, the square in front of the Donetsk regional state administration building seized by the separatists in 2014 was renamed in honor of the murdered militant leader Alexander Zakharchenko. This was reported by separatist media.
A drunken man threatened to blow up a grenade in an apartment in a multi-storey building in occupied Yunokomunarivsk. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". According to the report, the 56-year-old local resident threatened his roommate to blow up a grenade in an apartment. The attacker was detained, the F-1 grenade was seized with a fuse and sent for examination. According to the "laws" of the "DNR", he faces up to four years in prison with a fine of up to $1200.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise controlled by the "LNR" militants reduced the flow of water to a number of cities and towns in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast because of repairs, separatist media reported. The consumers' water supply was reduced by 50% in the cities of Artemivsk, Zorynsk, Brianka, as well as in the villages of Kypucha, Bayrachky, Komsomolka, Zamkivka and Sofiivka.