In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on May 4, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 4 times, using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms, - the JFO headquarters reported. There were no losses among our defenders as a result of the enemy shelling. Our warriors responded to all the bold actions of the Russian occupiers with aimed fire from available weapons at the enemy strong points. There were no cases of coronavirus infection among the Joint Forces personnel; situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation remains controlled.
The underground strike of miners of the Nikanor-Nova mine in Zorynsk (the occupied part of Luhansk oblast) continues. This was evidenced by messages on social networks and video reports posted on the Internet by relatives of striking miners. On April 29, more than 50 miners of the mine, doomed by the "LNR" occupation authorities to closure, refused to rise to the surface under the guise of the so-called "restructuring". Relatives bring water and food to them. An attempt to end the strike was made by Sergey Kozlov, who personally called himself "head of the government". He confirmed that the mine is "unprofitable" and it is being transferred to dry closure. Kozlov promised that the underground workers would be employed in other mines, and the others would be offered "some other positions". The main demand of the miners remains unchanged - not to close the Nikanor-Nova mine, since it is a city-forming enterprise in occupied Zorynsk. Separatist media ignore the miners' conflict with the occupation authorities.
The "LNR" occupation authorities recognized 144 cases of COVID-19 in the uncontrolled territory of Luhansk oblast. This was stated in the so-called "Ministry of Health."
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" recognized 128 cases of COVID-19 disease in the uncontrolled territory of Donetsk oblast. This was stated in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health". In particular, seven health workers and people who were in contact with the sick became ill.
One person died and three were injured in a collision between an Opel Astra GTC and a metal pole in occupied Makiivka. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". The accident occurred along the the Kulabukhova Street. "A driver of the Opel Astra GTC car collided with a metal street light pole. As a result of the accident, a woman, born in 1986, died and 3 people were injured: a man (driver), born in 1980, a woman, born in 1987, and a woman born in 1993. The injured were hospitalized in the medical institution of the city", - the report said.
The so-called "supreme court" of the "LNR" sentenced the Luhansk resident to 12 years in prison for "high treason". This was stated in a message on the website of the "Prosecutor General's Office" of the "LNR". "When crossing the crossing point near Stanytsia Luhanska, the defendant himself turned to the SBU, after which he was recruited and from June 2017 to April 2019, he carried out espionage and other assistance to the Security Service of Ukraine in activities against the security of the Luhansk People's Republic", - the message of "the Prosecutor General's Office" said.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise, controlled by the "LNR" militants, cut off the water supply to occupied Rovenky due to an accident in the water main, separatist media wrote. In addition, the supply of water to Oleksandrivsk was stopped because of the accident.