In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 19, the armed forces of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 7 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at our positions from 120 mm and 82 mm mortars banned by the Minsk agreements, as well as from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. One member of the Joint Forces was injured as a result of the enemy shelling.
Assistant to the President of Russia Vladislav Surkov, dealing with issues of the occupied Donbass, proved himself to be an experienced manager with "arbitrarily disconnected humanity". Such an assessment to the Kremlinˈs curator of the war in eastern Ukraine was given by creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky. "Surkov oversaw our (occupied Donbass – OstroV) direction, not because it was envisaged by his job function, but because he was Surkov. It was believed that we needed such a person for the situation with such variables that we had. I said about him in 2016 that this was a hyper-efficient manager with arbitrarily disconnected humanity", - the militant field commander wrote on social networks.
The "LNR" occupation "authorities" reckon with the Popasna Vodokanal (the territory of Luhansk oblast controlled by Ukraine) for the water consumed with Ukrainian coins, - hromadske wrote with reference to representative of the water canal Yevhen Lysenko. "Representatives" of that side bring money to the bridge in Shchastya. Accompanied by the SBU and the police, a cash-in-transit vehicle drives up and collects money. The money is taken to the bank and deposited to the bank account", - he told. According to him, if earlier, the "LNR" paid in hryvnias, now it uses coins". They bring 58 tons of small change. Our people carry these 25 kg bags across the bridge… I think they mock at us", - Lysenko said.
Soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine identified a former militant, trying to cross a checkpoint near the village of Horodyshche in the Luhansk oblast, - the headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation reported. The detained citizen, born in 1958, was wanted as a person involved in illegal armed formations and subject to detention. The man was taken to the Bilovodskyi police department.
Three young children were injured in a collision between Geely and Chevrolet cars in occupied Makiivka. This was reported by the so-called "DNR traffic police". The accident occurred in the Horniatskyi district of the city. The driver of the Geely car, leaving the yard in the direction of the Myrnyi microdistrict, did not provide an advantage in driving the Chevrolet when turning left, resulting in a collision of vehicles. "As a result of the accident, four passengers of the Chevrolet car were injured, including three children aged 3, 4 and 6 years", - the report said.