In the area of the Joint Forces Operation of on March 16, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 6 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at our positions from 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from an anti-tank missile system, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. Units of the Joint Forces Operation, which are defending, used available weapons and gave the armed formations of the Russian Federation an adequate response. There are no casualties among the Joint Forces members as a result of the enemy shelling.
The most sensitive category in connection with the threat of spread of coronavirus in Ukraine is elderly residents of the occupied territory of Donbass. This was stated by head of the representative office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine Florence Gillette, – Hromadske reports. "Indeed, the majority of people who live near the demarcation line and cross it – in particular, in Stanytsia Luhanska – are people of such age categories (aged 60 and above – ed.). We know that many of those who cross the demarcation line are pensioners, and most pensioners fall into this category", – Gillette noted. She added that residents of the occupied territories of Donbass had been in the conflict zone for a long time – this negatively affected their state of health and this factor should also be taken into account when it comes to a possible outbreak of coronavirus in Ukraine: "They (people from the occupied territories – ed. ) also suffered from five to six years of the negative impact of hostilities on the health care system, which also made their health worse".
43 people died from swine flu in the so-called "DNR" since the beginning of the year. This was stated by "Minister of Health of the DNR" Olga Dolgoshapko, - separatist media reported. "We have a bigger problem than coronavirus, this is influenza A (H1N1). Since the beginning of the year, 43 people have officially died from the swine flu in our republic", - she stated.
Verification for pensioners who live in the uncontrolled part of the Donbass can be delayed by 60 days for the duration of quarantine in Ukraine. This probability was reported by Director of the Department of Social Protection of the Population of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Yelena Tokareva. She noted that Oschadbank would block accounts for displaced pensioners who have not been identified by the deadline. They are advised to contact any branch of the bank to resume payments.
In connection with the threat of spread of the coronavirus infection COVID-19, leader of the "LNR" Leonid Pasechnik introduced a high alert regime in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast, - separatist media wrote. The persons arrived in the so-called "LNR" from China, Spain, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Germany and other states with an unfavorable epidemiological situation with COVID-19 are required to provide self-isolation at home for a period of 14 days. The leader also banned "entry into the territory of the LNR for people with fever and respiratory symptoms, arriving from Ukraine".