In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 24, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire seven times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at our positions from 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, IFV-1 armaments, 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. Units of the Joint Forces that are defending used the available weapons and gave the armed forces of the Russian Federation an adequate response.
The so-called "DNR" announced hospitalization of 15 people with suspected coronavirus infection. This was stated by calling herself "Minister of Health of the DNR" Olga Dolgoshapko, - separatist media wrote. "71 people are under observation, including four children. These are tourists who returned from Italy, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine, who may have contacted the affected. Fifteen of them were hospitalized with suspected COVID-19", - she said.
The so-called "DNR pension fund" stated that the "decree" of the "DNR leader" Denis Pushilin on "increasing the size of pension payments from April 2020" is a fake. According to the fake agency, information on raising pensions is being spread on social networks. "This "decree" is fake, and all the information indicated in it is untrue", - representatives of the occupation authorities stated.
Representatives of the illegal armed formations do not let people registered in the occupied territory into CADO, even in the presence of life circumstances of critical importance, - the Donetsk border detachment of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports. Starting from March 21, border guards at the checkpoints record the termination of a pass of persons and vehicles through the demarcation line by the illegal armed formations. Thus, the pro-Russian militants refused entry into the temporarily occupied territory without explanation of reasons to persons for whom the leadership of the Joint Forces made separate pass decisions and returned them to the so-called grey zone. "For the specified period, border guards ensured the return to the controlled territory of Ukraine of 29 such persons, some of whom people had, among other things, documents on their registered place of residence in the temporarily occupied territory", - the report said.
The so-called "border guards" of the "LNR" identified residents of the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast, who came from India and people in contact with them, separatist media wrote. The indicated citizens, as stated in the message, are placed in two-week quarantine. "During the passage of citizens through the Dovzhansky international automobile checkpoint on the part of the Russian Federation in March 2020, the employees of the Border Guard Service of the Ministry of State Security revealed a group of 17 people who came from India - the country that is at risk of spreading coronavirus infection in the LNR. They also revealed two people who met these citizens on personal vehicles and came into contact with them", - it was informed.
The so-called "Ministry of Communications and Mass Media" of the "LNR" threatens with "tough actions" its own separatist media for spreading "inaccurate information that touches off panic and provoke public concern among the residents of the republic". "The Ministry of Telecommunications of the LNR monitors all the mass media, social networks, video hosting and broadcasting companies to identify inaccurate information that is spreading panic and provoking public concern among citizens of the Luhansk People's Republic… The Ministry of Telecommunications of the LNR will take… the most severe measures against the media and other Internet resources that violate the law, up to the complete and immediate restriction of access to the relevant information resources and the deprivation of licenses, - the "ministry" threatens.