In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on November 7, the armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 15 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, IFV weapons, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and other small arms. The enemy also used anti-tank guided missiles. One soldier of the Joint Forces died and four of our defenders were injured during the day as a result of shelling.
The Ukrainian party is ready to begin the withdrawal of forces and means in the area of the villages of Petrovske and Bohdanivka in the Volnovakha district of the Donetsk oblast on Friday, November 8, in view of observing the ceasefire in the disengagement area for a specified period. This was stated by head of the Joint Forces Operation's press center Andriy Aheyev. "The seventh day (of the ceasefire observance – ed.) ends today, today we notified the OSCE through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that we are ready (for the disengagement of forces and means – ed). The MFA will receive confirmation, and I hope that everything will be according to the plan tomorrow at 12 o'clock", - Aheyev said. He emphasized that the Ukrainian party is ready for the beginning of practical stage of the process of the disengagement of forces and means in section No.3 in the area of Petrovske and Bohdanivka of the Donetsk oblast on November 8 from 12.00.
The so-called census conducted by the "DNR" occupation authorities "showed" frankly falsified growth figures of population in the dying frontline cities of CADO compared to the 2014 year. This was reported by users of several groups on social networks, dedicated to life in the occupied territories of Donbass. "We have compared the results of the census with the data of 2014 and were a little bit surprised… If you look, for example, at the frontline Horlivka… 254 000 people lived there at the beginning of 2014. According to the data of the "republican General Directorate of Statistics", the figure has increased to 258 000 people as of today. How can it be? A frontline city that is being bombarded every day, residents die, entire families leave, abandon their homes, abandoned villages and towns have appeared, but the population has increased?", - people are indignant in social networks. The results of the "census" in Yasynuvata, where 35 303 people lived at the beginning of 2014, are also given as an example of falsification, and after 5 years of war, the "DNR" propagandists "drew" a figure of 43 214 people.
The only chemist's shop in CADO, which served the occupied villages of Kholodne, Obryv and Siedove, was closed after the end of holiday season on the Sea of Azov. Local residents wrote this in social networks. "The only chemist's shop in Siedove was closed with the closing of the season. Three villages of Kholodne, Obryv and Siedove were left without a chemist's shop!!! The nearest one only is in Novoazovsk, a taxi from Kholodne to Novoazovsk and back costs $11, from Obryv -$9.5 and from Siedove and back - $8. We will be treated with traditional remedies", - one of the local residents was indignant (spelling and punctuation were preserved).
Residents of five villages in the occupied Novoazovsk district were left without water supply. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". "In connection with the breakdown of three pumps, the subscribers from the villages of Markyne, Shcherbak, Kovske, Klynkyne, and Samiylove (556 subscribers) were left without water supply", - the report said.
Two trucks carrying humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross crossed the Novotroitske checkpoint towards the temporarily occupied territory, - the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. The total weight of the cargo is 16.48 tons. It contains grocery baskets and furniture.
Cars of the next, 90th, "humanitarian convoy" of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia arrived to the warehouses in Luhansk, their unloading began, separatist media wrote. According to the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR", 12 vehicles delivered 134.4 tons of cargo to Luhansk. It allegedly includes food packages for children.
Water supply to five settlements was reduced in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast due to the repair of main water pipelines, separatist media wrote with reference to the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". So, in connection with emergency recovery work at the Dovzhansk water main with a diameter of 900 mm, water supply to the consumers of Dovzhansk and the village of Komsomolskyi will be cut off from 09.00 until the end of the repair work. In connection with the repair work at the Rodakove water main with a diameter of 1000 mm, water supply will be reduced by 20% to the consumers of Alchevsk and Perevalsk, as well as by 100% to the residents of Rodakove.