In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 4, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 8 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at our positions from 120 mm and 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from anti-tank missile systems, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and other small arms. There are no casualties among the Joint Forces members as a result of the enemy shelling.
Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin admitted in an interview with separatist media that there were problems with the timely payment of wages in the "DNR" at the end of 2019. "In particular, this concerns the coal and metallurgical industries. There were problems at the beginning of 2020 too", - the "DNR" leader admitted. "And I will not reveal any secret here - this is our non-recognition and economic blockade, the military operations that have not yet ended. Therefore, each enterprise has to fight to work, to load its capacities, to reach the level of profitability and to pay wages without delay", - the leader of the "republic" complained.
The crippled "DNR" militants are deprived of all support from the occupation authorities and hate leadership of the pseudo-republic. This was written by Russian mercenary Alexander Zhuchkovsky on his Telegram Channel. He told that there were militants in the hospitals who have lost limbs and need serious surgery and medication. However, the funds for this have to be collected through donations, the money from which is sorely lacking. Zhuchkovsky noted that the relatives of the wounded militants were forced to sell their property for treatment. "I will tell the leaders of the republic: they hate you. Thousands of people - the wounded, the disabled, their family members - hate you for indifference. Nobody will ever believe that the "republic" has no money to treat the front-line soldiers, even for major operations to the wounded. You just do not give a damn", - Zhuchkovsky was indignant.
The so-called judge of the "DNR" in absentia received 8 years in prison with confiscation of property. Such a decision was made by the Konstiantynivskyi inter-district court, - the prosecutor's office of Donetsk oblast reports. It was established during a special trial that on January 9, 2015, the 55-year-old man took the "position" of judge of the so-called Central City Inter-District Court of Makiivka on the basis of a "decree" of the "DNR" leader and "systematically participated in the court hearings as presiding judge". "In particular, the malefactor considered judicial proceedings to bring sentences to citizens of Ukraine, who are serving their sentences in the "DNR", in accordance with the so-called criminal code of the pseudo-republic", - the report said.