In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 31, the armed formations of the Russian Federation continued to violate the ceasefire, including the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at our positions seven times, using 120 mm mortars, an anti-tank missile system, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Our defenders reacted to the enemy's armed provocations with aimed fire. Thanks to the measures taken, it was possible to quickly suppress the fire activity of armed formations of the Russian Federation. Two servicemen were injured, another one received a mine-blast trauma as a result of the enemy shelling. According to intelligence, the loss of Russian occupiers amounted to 4 people on March 30. There were no cases of coronavirus infection among the Joint Forces personnel.
Illegal armed formations in CADLO prohibit the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission access at three checkpoints in the Donetsk oblast. This was said in the report of the OSCE SMM. "On March 28, 29 and 30, members of the armed formations did not let the Mission's patrol into areas beyond the government control (7 times in the Donetsk oblast and 3 times in the Luhansk oblast) again. In all cases, the crossing was carried out along the official road corridors", - the report said.
The so-called "DNR" recognized that their "Ministry of Health" had registered the first case of coronavirus infection. "The first test for coronavirus of a patient, who was hospitalized and placed in a box, gave a positive result. She turned to the hot line with symptoms of acute respiratory viral infection and coronavirus infection on March 29, biomaterial to conduct a test for coronavirus infection was taken on the same day. The patient is under the supervision of medical workers and receives all the necessary treatment. People who contacted her are also under the supervision of doctors in a hospital", - the Ministry of Health reported. At the same time, it is certified that "this is the only case of COVID-19 in the republic at the moment". Earlier, the first case of COVID-19 was recognized in the so-called "LNR".
Occupiers from the so-called "DNR" stopped the work of the Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works, which was taken from the legitimate Ukrainian owner. This was saidin the report of Vneshtorgservis, created for the management of seized enterprises in the "DNR/LNR". "The equipment of metallurgical industries is constantly exposed to high temperatures and strong mechanical loads, it needs regular scheduled repairs due to the fact that it is operated in a particularly harsh environment. In connection with this fact, starting from March 25, a whole range of repair and restoration procedures will be carried out at the Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works, branch No.2 of ZAO Vneshtorgservice", - the occupiers explain the reason for the shutdown. The oxygen block of blast furnace No.5, the converter and mill 550 will be stopped. "The start-up of the units in the work will be carried out after the completion of all planned repair actions. These works will last at least two weeks", - the company stated.
A fire in the territory between terminal of the destroyed airport and the village of Spartak in occupied Donetsk destroyed 15 unexploited household outbuildings and 0.5 hectares of dry grass. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR".
Occupied Kadiivka in the so-called "LNR" was left without water due to an accident. This was reported by the Luhanskvoda enterprise controlled by the "LNR" militants. It was reported that the experts of the Alchevsk department "promptly began to eliminate the accident".