In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 12, the armed formations of the Russian Federation fired at our positions with hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. The work of a sniper pair was also recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. One member of the Joint Forces was injured as a result of the enemy shelling.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" are trying to disavow information that the militants showed disregard for the victims of the air disaster at the crash site of the Malaysian Boeing in the summer of 2014. An attempt to clear the names of participants of the illegal armed formations was made by calling herself "Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DNR" Natalia Nikanorova. Earlier, commander of the land forces of the Netherlands Martin Weiden said in an interview with De Telegraaf that the "militias" "were extremely aggressive, demonstrating disregard for the victims of the crash". Nikanorova accused the commander of lying, although photographs from the scene of the tragedy clearly show that the militants did violate all the rules for investigating such disasters and really deride the remains of dead passengers and crew.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" acknowledged the deaths of four residents of the occupied part of Donetsk oblast in a road accident in the Rostov oblast (Russia). This was stated in the message of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". Information about the deaths of Ukrainian citizens was hushed up for almost a day. The tragedy occurred at about 3 a.m. on March 11, and the first message about it appeared in separatist media only at 7 p.m. It notes that employees of the "Ministry of Emergency Situations" organized the evacuation of the bodies of those killed in a car accident in the Rostov oblast to the territory of the "republic".
Seven humanitarian aid trucks from the International Committee of the Red Cross crossed the Novotroitske checkpoint towards the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. This was reported by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Food and hygiene kits were sent for the residents of Donbass. In general, a cargo weighing 137.5 tons was registered.