In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 25, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 3 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 and small arms. There are no casualties among the Joint Forces members as a result of the enemy shelling.
Deputy commander of the terrorist Prizrak Battalion Alexander Kostin (Avgust) was sentenced to 14 years in the so-called "LNR". This was written by one of the active supporters of the unrecognized "republic" Anastasia Piaterikova in a social network. Earlier, the "LNR" fake prosecutorˈs office accused the Prizrak Battalion commander Aleksey Mozgovoy and his deputy Alexander Kostin that in 2014, a gang of militants shot a car under their leadership, in which the Burykin family was with a child and looted property belonging to the victims of the attack. It is revealing that the "prosecutor's office" also calls "hero of New Russia" Aleksey Mozgovoy among the suspects in this crime and regrets that it cannot bring him to trial because of death.
The OSCE special monitoring mission recorded 23 cases of obstruction of movement of the mission patrols to the occupied territory through the checkpoints in the south of Donetsk oblast by CADO fighters over the past week, - the Joint Forces headquarters reported. It was clarified that almost half of all refusals and delays in access to the territories not controlled by the government were recorded at a checkpoint near the settlement of Verkhnioshyrokivske (formerly Octiabr) in the south of the region. In addition, the militants refused to allow the OSCE Mission patrol to travel through the checkpoint near the village of Starolaspa. According to observations of the SMM representatives, other civilian vehicles drove freely through checkpoints in both directions.
More than 30 boiler houses were shut off in the occupied part of Donetsk oblast as a result of worsening weather conditions, - separatist media reported. "In connection with the emergency power outage, 31 boiler houses were de-energized. Heating was disrupted in 34 residential buildings and 25 social facilities", - the statement said.
Almost 4 thousand subscribers were left without power in the occupied Luhansk region due to emergency outages caused by adverse weather conditions, separatist media wrote. 668 subscribers of Khrustalnyi, 2160 of the Sorokynskyi district, 576 of the Lutuhynskyi district and 475 of the Slovianoserbskyi district lack power supply.
Four members of the armed formations of the Russian occupation administration in the Luhansk oblast, who kidnapped six people and forced them to build fortifications, were served with the notice of charges. It was reported by the prosecutor's office of the Luhansk oblast. Under the pretext of violating the so-called "curfew" by citizens, the criminals from the armed formations kidnapped six residents of Lysychansk during May-July 2014, threatening to use automatic firearms. The militants forcibly kept the victims under the armed guard, forced them to dig trenches against their will and build dugouts. The activity of the criminal group was stopped at the end of July 2014 after the liberation of Lysychansk from the armed formations of the occupation administration of the Russian Federation by units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Now all members of the organized criminal group are put on the national wanted list. The maximum sentence under these articles is 15 years of imprisonment.