In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 17, 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, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms prohibited by the Minsk agreements. There were no casualties among the personnel of the Joint Forces during the current day as a result of shelling.
Seven trucks with humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross crossed the Novotroitske checkpoint to leave for the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. This was reported by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The trucks transported food kits, plastic pipes, pumps, devices for detecting underground cables, electrodes and fittings with a total weight of almost 118 tons for residents of the Donetsk oblast.
Two miners suffered at the Shchehlovska-Hlyboka mine in occupied Makiivka, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported. It was reported that the drifter, born in 1988, was injured and was taken to the city hospital. In another case, the stope miner, born in 1986, was hospitalized in the Rheumatic Clinical Hospital after industrial injury. The nature of the injuries was not specified.
The so-called "census" was completed in the occupied territories of Luhansk region. This was stated by representative of the fake "state committee of the LNR statistics" Irina Shabliyenko, separatist media wrote. Shabliyenko specified that the stage of "control bypass of the population" was going on in the "republic" from October 15 to 18. The first census in the "history of the LNR" took place in the occupied territories from October 1 to 14. Shabliyenko previously stated that the census data would become "the basis for budgeting, justifying the strategy for socio-economic development and analyzing demographic trends".
Another electric car began to ply on a 800-meter-long section between the bridge across the Siverskyi Donets River and the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint in the Lugansk oblast, - the Stanytsia Luhanska District State Administration reported. The electric cars are intended exclusively for certain categories of persons (people with disabilities, pregnant women, women with a baby, etc.). Two social buses run daily and simultaneously for other categories.
Two people died in the occupied Makiivka as a result of fire in an apartment in a two-story building, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported. The fire occurred in a two-room apartment on the ground floor of a two-story house along the Tupolieva Street. "The bodies of two dead were discovered at the site of the fire", - the report said. The fire destroyed things and used furniture in the kitchen on an area of 4 sq. m, used goods and furniture in the bedroom on an area of 12 sq. m. The fire damaged two window and two door blocks. The cause of the fire is being established.