In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on April 15, the Russian occupation forces decided to violate the ceasefire twice, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy used grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms to carry out provocative shelling. Actively defending, our defenders avoided casualties from the enemy shelling. Ukrainian soldiers responded to all the impudent actions of Russian mercenaries with aimed fire at the enemy strong points. There were no cases of coronavirus infection among the Joint Forces personnel. Situation in the JFO area remains controlled.
Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Sergey Mammadov illegally arrived in occupied Donetsk through Ukraine's uncontrolled section of the state border. This fact was recognized in the "administration" of the "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin, who held a meeting with Mammadov. According to the "official website" of Pushilin, Mammadov "arrived in Donetsk on a working trip". The meeting allegedly referred to the "epidemical situation in the People's Republic and on the territory of Russia". Russian officials have not concealed their visits to the occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts through the uncontrolled sections of the Ukrainian state border for a long time. The same Mammadov as a member of the delegation of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation came to the "DNR" on the "Republic Day" and then to the funeral of deceased ex-leader of the "DNR" Zakharchenko.
The "DNR" occupation authorities recognized 22 cases of COVID-19 infection. This was reported in the so-called "Ministry of Health". Occupation authorities assured that there are "only" two medical workers among the diseased and only one patient with a severe course of the disease. According to the ministry, there are 224 people in inpatient department. There are 8711 people in the mode of self-isolation at home. Two patients were discharged after recovery.
Over four thousand people are under surveillance in the so-called "LNR" due to the threat of COVID-19. This was stated by "Minister" of Health of the "LNR" Natalia Pashchenko, separatist media wrote. "The condition of people is moderate and mild. 3861 people are self-isolated at home today, about 100 people are in observation departments, 56 people are in infection departments with symptoms of respiratory viral infection", - Pashchenko said.