In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 5, the armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 8 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from the caliber of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from anti-tank grenade launcher, heavy machine guns and small arms. One member of the Joint Forces was killed as a result of the enemy shelling over the past day.
Statements of Kyiv on the return of the enterprises seized by the "DNR" occupation authorities from the legal owners under Ukrainian jurisdiction were called "false" in the so-called "DNR". This was stated by calling itself "Minister of Labor and Social Policy" Larisa Tolstykina. That way she reacted to the statement of press secretary of representative of Ukraine in the Contact Group Leonid Kuchma Darka Olifer that they came to an agreement on the issue of returning enterprises located in the territory of the "DNR" to Ukrainian owners at a meeting of the Contact group in Minsk. "This is a blatant lie, clearly demonstrating the mercantile position of the Ukrainian party, which is concerned solely with the financial interests of private owners, businesses, and not with violated socio-economic rights of citizens", - the "Minister of the DNR" stated.
Militants of the so-called "LNR" once again thwarted an attempt to begin repairing the destroyed bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska, - the Joint Forces Operation headquarters reported. In the morning of September 5, the occupation authorities, through the OSCE representatives, informed the Ukrainian party of the absence of an "official" who could take an appropriate decision to carry out preparatory work to restore the bridge. It was also reported that there were no relevant instructions and a detailed construction plan. Thus, the restoration of the destroyed part of the bridge was once again blocked by representatives of the illegal armed formations of the Russian Federation. Representatives of the OSCE SMM recorded the fact of failure by the occupation authorities to repair the destroyed part of the bridge.
The so-called "DNR" court sentenced a resident of the Donetsk oblast to 17 years in prison for allegedly spying for Ukraine. This was stated in the report of the fake "prosecutor general' office of the republic". Allegedly, "from September 2015 to August 2017, the defendant collected information about the deployment of military units and movement of the "people's militia" (illegal armed formations of the "DNR" - OstroV), after what he transferred the data to his contact from the SBU, and in March 2016, being in the territory temporarily controlled by Kyiv, he was trained in the handling of explosives and explosive devices". "The accused was found guilty" and sentenced to imprisonment for 17 years with serving sentence in a correctional colony of a special regime, - the "DNR" stated. It was noted that the "sentence" was issued on August 9, but separatist propaganda reported this only on September 5, when a court in Kyiv released Vladimir Tsemakh, key witness and suspect in the destruction of the Malaysian Boeing in the sky over Donbass.
Fighter of the Azov unit Eduard Shakhov (call sign "Shakh") was killed in the Donbass on September 4 as a result of a sniper bullet hit, - the press service of the Azov Regiment reported. Before the war, Eduard Shakhov graduated from the History Department of Donetsk National University.
The so-called "policeman" suffered as a result of explosion in the Kalininskyi district of occupied Donetsk, - separatist media reported. The explosion thundered at about 2 p.m. near the nonfunctioning cinema and concert complex Donetsk. "An employee of public utilities discovered an unknown object near the broken Donetsk cinema and called the "police". A squad arrived, an explosion occurred when one of the employees tried to get closer to that place", - one of the witnesses tells.
The explosion that thundered on the eve at the Skochinsky mine in Donetsk destroyed the building of laboratory for testing explosives, damaged the glazing and bodies of two private cars. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR".
Nine humanitarian aid trucks from the International Committee of the Red Cross proceeded towards the occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. This was reported by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. 166.55 tons of humanitarian aid were sent for the civilian population of the temporarily occupied part of Donbass, namely, hygiene and food packages, construction materials.