In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 28, 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 automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and other small arms prohibited by the Minsk agreements. No loses were recorded among the Joint Forces troops as a result of the enemy shelling during the current day.
The Ukrainian party of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination on ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line between the parties (JCCC) reported that the preparatory work to restore the destroyed bridge span at disengagement area No.1 (Stanytsa Luhanska) on the Ukrainian party was underway. In particular, representatives of Ukrtransmost LLC, pyrotechnic divisions of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine and employees of the district roadway network continue to work at the bridge.
Human rights activists warn citizens about possible difficulties that may arise on October 29 at the crossing of entry-exit checkpoints in the Donbass. This was reported by the Right to Protection Charitable Foundation. According to the fund, the government decree on the new procedure for "the entry of persons, movement of goods to the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and departure of persons, movement of goods from such territories" came into force on October 29. In this regard, the experts of the Right to Protection warn of possible difficulties when crossing the checkpoint by children without a foreign passport, as well as appearance of question of the moving the goods and personal belongings through the checkpoint. "Therefore, we would advise you, if possible, to postpone your trip to another date", - the human rights activists noted. They also stipulated that according to unofficial sources, the postponement of introduction of the new order would nevertheless take place in the near future, which will be additionally reported.
As of the end of October, more than 30 thousand residents of the part of Luhansk oblast not controlled by Ukraine received Russian passports. This was reported in an interview with Russian media by "head" of the so-called "LNR" Leonid Pasechnik. According to him, 30 thousand residents of the so-called "LNR" received Russian passport on an "expedited basis", another 50 thousand people submitted the documents for consideration.
Russian language teacher Anna Kalugina from occupied Donetsk won the VI International Crystal Inkwell Pedagogical Competition as representative of Ukraine. This follows from the report on the Russian World Fund's website, which organized the competition.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" are trying to blame Ukrainian nationalists for the blowing up of base station of the illegal Phoenix mobile operator by the unknown persons in Donetsk. This was said in the statement of the "people's militia" (illegal armed formations of the "DNR"). "Ukrainian nationalists have begun to carry out the terrorist acts planned by their leaders. In particular, as a result of one of them, the base station of mobile communication in the city of Donetsk was damaged yesterday", - the "People's Militia" expressed its unsubstantiated version of what had happened.