In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 20, 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 the IFV armament, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. There are no casualties among the Joint Forces members as a result of the enemy shelling.
An increase in the incidence of ARVI and influenza is observed in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. This was stated by the so-called "Minister of Health of the DNR" Olga Dolgoshapko, - separatist media reported. "We now have a wave of rising ARVI and influenza diseases, but as of yet, this is mild or moderate. About 2000 cases of the disease are recorded every day", - she said. It was also reported that five people had died from swine flu in the "DNR" since the beginning of the year.
The "LNR" occupation authorities announced the detention of a "Ukrainian spy" with mental instability. This was stated in the report of the so-called "LNR Ministry of State Security". Judging by the report, this is not the first mentally disturbed person to whom the "LNR" security forces are trying to incriminate "espionage". "The Ministry of State Security documented another fact of the use of persons with mental disorders by the intelligence services of Ukraine to carry out intelligence and subversive activities", - the "Ministry of State Security" reported. Allegedly, the mentally disturbed Luhansk resident "received the task" to film the road from Stanytsia Luhanska to the very center of Luhansk. The "Ministry of State Security" did not specify what benefit the Ukrainian intelligence services could derive from this.
Five people were injured as a result of methane-air mixture at the "private mine" in occupied Shakhtarsk. This was reported by the press service of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations". "Shakhtarsk, Pervomaiskaya St., Ogloda sole proprietorship, a 700 m deep excavation, a slope of 180 – due to careless handling of fire when smoking, five employees of the sole proprietorship, while in the mine, received burns of various degrees of severity from a burst of methane-air mixture", - the report said. The affected: born in 1976, born in 2000, born in 1983, born in 1977 and born in 1980, they came to the surface on their own. They were hospitalized in the city medical institution. As it is known, the occupation authorities called illegal coal mines "mining partnerships" and gave the go-ahead for work.
An employee of the "Ministry of Communications and Mass Media" of the occupation administration of the Russian Federation in the Luhansk oblast was informed of suspicion, - the press service of the prosecutor's office of the Luhansk oblast reported. According to the investigation, in January 2017, the resident of the Luhansk oblast took the post of "head of the department of television and radio broadcasting and the Internet" in the so-called "Ministry of Communications and Mass Media" of the occupation administration of the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territory. Today, the woman continues to organize an information policy, communication with pseudo-state media and formation of public opinion with their help. The malefactress was put on the wanted list, the Sievierodonetsk city court granted the prosecutor's application for her detention.