In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on January 20, illegal armed formations of the Russian Federation fired at our positions 7 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired from 120 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from grenade launchers of various systems and other small arms. There are no casualties among the Joint Forces members as a result of the enemy shelling.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" stated that the unrecognized "republics" have a decisive vote in the Minsk talks, while Russia "takes a neutral position". A similar point of view was voiced by adviser to the head of the central executive committee of the so-called "Donetsk Republic" social movement (ruling party in the "DNR" - OstroV) Andrey Bedilo. As previously reported, separatist media began to actively disavow the comments of ex-representative of the OSCE head in Ukraine and the Contact Group Martin Sajdik, who said that Russia was a participant in the conflict in the Donbass and did not fulfill the role of mediator. "The parties to the conflict in the territory of Donbass are Ukraine on the one hand and the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics on the other", - A. Bedilo stated in this context. "We are certainly grateful to Russia for all the enormous support that comes from the diplomatic and humanitarian front, but the right of final decision (at the negotiations in Minsk - OstroV) always remains with us", - the collaborator assured.
The terrorist "DNR" will pass "laws" regardless of the Minsk agreements, imitating the "lawmaking" of a full-fledged state. This was said by the so-called "deputy of the People's Council of the Republic" Yelena Shyshkina, commenting on the statement of former OSCE representative in the Contact Group at the Minsk talks Martin Sajdik, who accused the authorities of CADLO in adopting laws contrary to the Minsk agreements. The collaborator was indignant that Sajdik "distorted the whole meaning of the Minsk agreements, having identified Russia as a party to the conflict, not a mediator".
a bus knocked down and killed an elderly woman at a bus station in occupied Khartsyzsk. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". It was reported that on the territory of Khartsyzsk bus station, a 51-year-old BAZ bus driver, while backing up, was not convinced of the safety of the maneuver and hit the 85-year-old woman. As a result, the pensioner received injuries incompatible with life. It was also reported that a 40-year-old GAZ car driver hit a three-year-old girl, who suddenly ran out onto the roadway, in the Kyivskyi district of occupied Donetsk. The child received injuries as a result of the accident.
A hostel was burning in occupied Makiivka. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". A fire broke out on the third floor of a four-story dormitory building along the Hruzska Street. As a result of fire, in one of the dormitories were destroyed: wooden floor 2 sq. m, things and furniture pre-owned 20 sq. m, one window and one door blocks. "A man born in 1962 suffered", - the report said. The cause of the fire is being established.