In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on April 13, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire three times, - the JFO headquarters reported. Keeping control over the situation, our soldiers forced the occupiers to immediately cease any activity. Losses of the opponent are being specified. There are no casualties among the Joint Forces troops as a result of the enemy shelling. There were no cases of coronavirus infection among the Joint Forces personnel. Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation remains controlled.
Former Assistant to the President of Russia Vladislav Surkov was and remains the commander of the armed gang of Russian mercenaries who fought in the Donbass. This was stated by one of the activists of the Russian occupation of part of eastern Ukraine, first leader of the so-called "DNR" Alexander Borodai. Responding to a question from a journalist about the role of Surkov in the Donbass Volunteer Union, the members of which took part in Russian aggression in the Donbass, Borodai stated that he was and is one of the commanders of this armed gang. After leaving the civil service, the ex-assistant of Vladimir Putin retained his status in the DVU, - Borodai assured. "Therefore, all relations (between the DVU illegal armed formation and the former senior official of Putin's administration - OstroV) remain to this day and will be maintained regardless of whether Vladislav Surkov occupies a high public position or does not", - Borodai summed up.
Occupiers in the so-called "DNR" announced quarantine in the village of Novyi Svit and at the Starobeshevska TPP under the pretext of combating the spread of COVID-19. Information about this was made public by the so-called "Coronavirus Operational Headquarters". "In the context of spread of COVID-19 on the territory of the DNR, a decision was made to temporarily restrict entry and exit from Novyi Svet settlement, on the territory of which the Starobeshevska TPP is located", - the report said. According to the occupiers, they are thinking about protecting the "health of the TPP workers", as well as "about the safety of strategically important facility of the "republic". Simultaneously with the "quarantine" message of the press service of the fake "MIA", information about the arrest of director of the Starobeshevska TPP Mark Myagkov, allegedly, for fraud and theft of a large sum of money was published.
14 cases of COVID-19 were recognized in the so-called "LNR". This was stated by the fake "Minister of Health of the LNR" Natalia Pashchenko, - separatist media reported. "14 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection have been registered as of today. A lot of sick people added over the weekend. These are mainly people who came from outside the "LNR" and their families", - the "minister" admitted. According to her, there are about three thousand people under surveillance in the "LNR" today.
The "Cossacks" of occupied Alchevsk united into a "vigilante group" and would begin joint patrolling of the city streets with the fake "police" in the near future. This was stated by representatives of the local "city administration", separatist media wrote. "The first Cossack group was organized in Rovenky, then in Krasnodon, Antratsyt and Krasnyi Luch. The Cossacks protect public order and ensure the regime established by the emergency sanitary and epidemiological commission under the LNR government. Alchevsk also has great hopes for the Cossack vigilante group", - local journalists quote representative of the Cossack armed gang.
About three kilograms of spilled mercury were found in a field of occupied Debaltseve, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported. It was noted that the work to demercurize the spilled mercury was carried out. It was transported for special storage for the purpose of further disposal, - the "Ministry of Emergency Situations" assured.