In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 9, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire twice, - the JFO headquarters reported. The occupiers fired from the IFV weapon, hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and other small arms, as well as from automatic grenade launchers. There were no casualties among the Joint Forces personnel as a result of shelling.
The so-called "court" of the "DNR" sentenced a resident of the occupied territory to 14 years in a high-security prison allegedly "for espionage in favor of the Ukrainian security service". This was said in the report of the fake "Prosecutor Generalˈs Office of the "DNR". This refers to citizen Stavtsev, who is charged with "espionage", "organization of the terrorist community and participation in it. The "DNR" stated that Stavtsev periodically came to the territory of the "DNR" in June-October of 2017, allegedly, "on instructions from foreign intelligence, collected information, taking photos of objects of interest to the SBU; the accused send the collected materials to the Ukrainian secret services via the Internet".
A bust of Soviet Russian singer, ideological Ukrainophobe and supporter of the terrorist Donbass "republics" Joseph Kobzon was established in occupied Donetsk.
Residents of the occupied Luhansk region continue to use services of fraudsters, paying money for "recording" in the electronic queue of the migration service. This was reported by the State Migration Service of Ukraine. So, during an internal audit in the Stanytsia Luhanska service unit, the employees talked to individuals who were waiting for their admission. Citizens were made an appointment through the free service of electronic queue of the migration service. At the same time, despite warnings in the media, citizens continue to pay money to scammers offering a queue entry.