In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 23, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 6 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at our positions from 120 mm and 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, an anti-tank missile system, hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms. Two members of the Joint Forces were injured as a result of the enemy shelling. They were evacuated to a military medical institution and promptly provided with proper medical care. The criminal acts of the enemy did not go unpunished. The units of the Joint Forces gave the armed forces of the Russian Federation an adequate response using duty fire weapons.
In violation of the Minsk agreements, Russian occupiers fired from an anti-tank missile system on ZIL-131 military truck, which transported food in the Donetsk oblast, - the headquarters of the Joint Forces reported. "As a result of hitting an anti-tank guided missile, two Ukrainian servicemen sustained shrapnel wounds. Health condition of the soldiers is satisfactory", - the report said.
Leader of the "LNR" Leonid Pasechnik instructed to facilitate the return of residents of the occupied part of Luhansk oblast from the incidence of COVID-19. This is stated in his "decree". Thus, the fake "Ministry of Foreign Affairs" was ordered to assist in the return to the "LNR" of residents, who are in countries with an unfavorable situation for the incidence of coronavirus infection. At the same time, Pasechnik did not specify that no country in the world recognize the "LNR MFA". The "decree" provides for severe restrictive measures for those who, nevertheless, wish to return to the occupied territory. The so-called "Ministry of Health of the republic" is entrusted with "ensuring the compulsory hospitalization of people who have arrived from such countries with fever and signs of respiratory infection". Those returnees whose temperature will be normal have been instructed to "be placed in the observation department for 14 days".
According to doctors working in the "DNR", nearly 10 thousand people fell ill with a respiratory viral infection from March 13 to 22. This was reported by calling herself "Minister of Health" Olga Dolgoshapko. According to her, 425 of them were hospitalized. All of these 10 thousand have been diagnosed with ARVI, - the minister stated. At the same time, the "minister" stated that "there are no registered cases of coronavirus infection" in the occupied territory. "65 people are under observation in stationary quarantine in healthcare facilities, 45 people are in home self-isolation", - she reported. At the same time, "46 people came to hospitals under observation" in only two days - March 21 and 22 - "mainly those who returned from the territory of Ukraine and European countries", - Dolgoshapko said.
A woman who returned from Rome was hospitalized in occupied Donetsk with suspected Covid-2019, - separatist media reported. The body temperature of the tourist, who returned from Italy, increased to 37.5 degrees already in Donetsk. "The Donetsk resident had normal temperature in the morning, there is a slight cold and a cough. It is quite similar to a usual respiratory infection. But it is possible that the tourist may be a potential carrier of Covid-2019 coronavirus infection. Doctors will observe the patient for 14 days", - the "Minister" Olga Dolgoshapko reported. According to her, six adults and one child in CADO are under observation of the epidemiologists. All of them visited countries where coronavirus infection was detected.
Water supply was reduced in seven cities of the occupied Luhansk region, and was completely stopped in a number of villages of the Slovianoserbsk district due to an accident on a water main, separatist media wrote. "In connection with the accident at the Rodakove water conduit with a diameter of 1000 mm, the water supply to this water conduit was stopped until the damage is repaired. As a result, water supply to consumers in the cities of Alchevsk, Brianka and Perevalsk will be reduced by 60%, Kirovsk and Stakhanov - by 40%, Krasnyi Luch and Antratsyt - by 20%. Water supply to the villages of the Slovianoserbsk district: Slovianoserbsk, Zymohirya, Lotykove and Lozivskyi, - will be cut off", - the report said.
Militants of the so-called "LNR Ministry of State Security" "stopped an attempt to export" almost 11 thousand euros and 25 thousand dollars from the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast through the Dovzhanskyi checkpoint on the border with the Russian Federation. This was said in the message on the website of the Ministry of State Security. "A resident of the city of Krasnyi Luch (now Khrustalny - ed.) tried to hide undeclared funds from the border and customs control. When the border patrol inspected his personal belongings and a car, 10 895 euros, 24 678 US dollars and 17 200 Russian rubles were revealed. The cash were seized from the infractor and transferred to the State Customs Committee of the LNR", - the militant report said. The man will also be held criminally liable for violating the rules for transporting currency across the state border of the so-called "republic".