In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 17, the armed formations of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 5 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. From the beginning of the day, while performing a combat mission, one soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was killed, two servicemen were injured.
Opponents of curfew in the "DNR" should be involved in hard physical work for the good of the "republic". Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky told this on the air of one of the separatist channels. "It is a good idea if the leadership of the "republic" comes to such a decision, it would be a healthy decision: put on boots and uniforms, set a task, instead of a machine gun, take a pick in your hands, let it work. That is more than enough work. Believe me, they will start taking the curfew differently, as well as all other restrictions that are currently inherent in the belligerent "republic", - the militant stated. "But nevertheless, I tend to believe that we should have mobilization. There should be some kind of military service. Otherwise, all this looks like a fiction", - Khodakovsky concluded.
Pumping station of the South Donbass water pipeline fell into the zone of shelling on September 16 again, - the press service of the Water of Donbass Company reported. As a result of fighting, grass ignited on the territory of the pumping station, which was extinguished at 16.40 by the head of the section, driver and security guard. The pumping station is located in the grey zone between the villages of Vasylivka and Kruta Balka, which is one of the most important water supply facilities in the region.
An idle building of the Palace of Culture named after Gorky burnt out in occupied Donetsk, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported. The fire destroyed the roof on the area of 40 sq. m, the attic and floor girder on the area of 120 sq. m, wooden partitions on the area of 12 sq. m. The cause of the fire is being established.
A man died in occupied Horlivka during fire in a parking lot, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported. The fire occurred in the parking lot near the market on the Horlivka Division Street. "A man died as a result of the fire, personal data are being established", - the report said. Fire destroyed the covering of a truck trailer on the area of 36 sq. m. The cause of the fire is being established.
Two miners were injured in the Komsomolets Donbassu and Skochinsky mines, which function in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". A miner who was born in 1979 was injured at the Komsomolets Donbassu mine while driving along a belt roadway. The victim was provided with medical care on the spot, then he was transported to the Central City Hospital of Kirovske in critical condition. A miner of highwall mining, born in 1975, was injured at the Skochinsky mine during work with mined rock. The victim was transported to the regional traumatology for further examination and treatment.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise controlled by the "LNR" militants has reduced the water supply to part of the occupied Dovzhansk district due to an accident in the main conduit, separatist media reported. "Water supply to the residents of Volodarsk, Nahirne, Pavlivka and Medvezhanka was cut off from 10.30 on September 17 in connection with the emergency at the Volodarsk water main with a diameter of 500 mm", - the report said.
A woman left two kids in a locked house in the occupied Starobesheve district and left for two days on personal business. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". Due to the strong hunger, a six-year-old girl and two-year-old boy who did not eat or drink for two days, got out through the hole in the front door and asked for help from passers-by, who called the so-called "police". As a result, the boy was placed in a medical facility, and the girl was sent to a children's social center. The question of the advisability of depriving the woman of parental rights is being decided.