In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 16, the armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 14 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from 120 and 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from an anti-aircraft mount, IFV armament, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. No losses among the personnel of the Joint Forces were recorded during the current day as a result of shelling.
Leader of the so-called "DNR" Denis Pushilin stated that the Minsk agreements could only be realized by "dismantling" present Ukraine and establishing a "new" state. This way the head of the occupation authority in the uncontrolled part of Donetsk oblast reacted to the conditions under which official Kyiv was ready to grant CADLO with "special status". Second president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma stated the day before that holding of local elections and granting CADLO with "special status" is possible only after the dissolution of the illegal "LNR" and "DNR" groupings.
Miners of the Kalinin coal mine in occupied Donetsk are forced to write letters of resignation of their own free will. This was reported by local residents in social networks. "The workers are forced to write dismissals of their own free will. They are going to sell the mine producing 500 tons of coal per day for scrap. We believe that the authorities and "head of the DNR" Denis Pushilin personally should intervene in the situation, stop the destruction of the DNR coal industry and violence against the miners", - the reports said.
Shocks of earthquake of unknown nature are observed in the territory of Obyednane village in occupied Makiivka. Local residents report this on social networks. People complain that cracks appeared in the apartments and houses due to the shocks of earthquake. In October, new messages about shocks and the time of their manifestation appear in social networks almost every day. Residents of Obyednane began to collect signatures with an appeal to the occupation authorities, so that they pay attention to the situation, "until the houses went underground". Residents of the village and "sympathizers" put forward their versions of the appearance of shocks of earthquake (spelling and punctuation of the authors are preserved): "Some people think that expensive equipment is pulled out of the mine: it is blown up, dismantled. Someone thinks that a new small illegal coalmine is being made somewhere here. Perhaps, it was this zone that became geodynamically unstable (if I put it right). In any case, something happens underground. We need experts to find it out", "Shocks occur almost at the same time after 19:00. Coincidence? Do you think that the soil sags strictly after 19:00?, "it may be underground explosions at the mine, a similar situation was long ago in Yasynuvata, what even caused cracks in the houses", "There have often been shoks in recent months of such force that the dishes are clinking and the floor is swinging, this cannot be overlooked".
A miner was injured at the Chelyuskinites coal mine in occupied Donetsk, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported. The stope miner, born in 1983, was injured "while moving through a combine chain". The victim was provided with medical care and transported to a medical institution in Donetsk.