In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on April 28, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire seven times, using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, the IFV armament, heavy machine guns and small arms, - the JFO headquarters reported. One soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a fatal fragment wound as a result of shelling of area of the disengagement of forces and means No.2 Zolotyi from the 152 mm artillery system by the occupiers. "Such criminal actions of the Russian occupiers are carried out deliberately on the eve of the videoconference of the Normandy format foreign ministers. It is clear that the occupiers are intended to force the Joint Forces to open fire in order to further accuse the Ukrainian military in disrupting the peace agreements", - the headquarters stated.
Leader of the "LNR" Leonid Pasechnik decided to completely isolate all residents of the occupied part of Luhansk oblast. This was said in his statement. "In connection with the complicated epidemiological situation… a decision was made to introduce a strict regime of self-isolation of citizens throughout the "Luhansk People's Republic" from May 1 to May 12", - he stated. "A ban is imposed on the movement of all types of passenger traffic from May 1 to 12. The exception is specialized, emergency and transport for the delivery of food products. At the same time, we do not prohibit the movement of citizens by their own transport, but do not abuse it", - Pasechnik stated. He assured that businesses with pressing continuity will operate as usual, and the delivery of employees to the workplace should be ensured by the heads of such enterprises.
Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin sees no reason to take new measures restricting the movement of residents between cities and districts of the occupied part of Donetsk oblast. "There are no prerequisites for closing cities today. We had to limit the New World, because there is a strategically important power station, it was important for us to solve the situation with our resort area. Alas, the desire of people to go on holiday for the weekend prevailed over danger of contracting the coronavirus infection", - the head of the occupation administration said. "I dare to suggest that this is the maximum limit of movement between cities and districts of the republic", - he noted, assuring that the current epidemiological situation does not provide grounds for tightening preventive measures.
The "DNR" occupiers sentenced a resident of the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast to 13 years in prison, accusing him allegedly of "treason". This was reported in the so-called "Prosecutor General's Office". This refers to a certain V.Utkin, who is charged with the fact that he "was involved in a covert cooperation by the foreign intelligence officers (SBU)". Allegedly, Utkin "collected information on the number of personnel and locations of the "DNR" military units by visual observation and photographing". The fake court convicted him on March 17, 2020 and sentenced him to 13 years in a high-security prison. The occupiers reported this fact only now.
The "DNR" occupation authorities recognized 89 registered and confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 28. This was said in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health". It was noted that 11 new cases of coronavirus infection COVID-19 were recorded over the past day. Thus, the number of cases of COVID-19 in the territory of CADO is 89 people.
Doctors recorded 119 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast. This was reported by the so-called "Minister" of the "LNR" Natalia Pashchenko, separatist media wrote. "119 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were registered during the period of the disease registration - from March 28 to April 28, unfortunately, one case ended in death… High incidence rates of COVID-19 in the republic are recorded in Pervomaisk, Stakhanov, Sverdlovsk, Alchevsk, Brianka and Perevalsk; the situation is no less tense in other cities and districts", - Pashchenko admitted.