In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on May 14, the armed formations of the Russian Federation fired at the positions of our units 7 times, using 82 mm mortars forbidden to be placed on the contact line, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms, - the JFO headquarters reported. There were no losses among our defenders as a result of the enemy shelling. Our defending units opened fire in response to the enemy shelling to stop the enemy's aggressive actions. There were no cases of coronavirus infection among the Joint Forces personnel; situation in the area of the operation remains controlled.
The "LNR" occupation authorities announced the dismissal of nearly 1300 coal mining workers due to the closure of a number of mines. This was reported by calling herself "Minister of Labor and Social Policy" Svetlana Malakhova. The "Ministry of Labor and Social Policy" together with the "Ministry of Fuel, Energy and Coal Industry" conducted an analysis of the workers dismissed. Today their number is 1290 people", - she said. According to the "minister", the Social Insurance Fund is ready to provide more than four thousand vacancies for their employment. Earlier, the fake "LNR government" announced a program to reorganize the coal industry, which provides for the mass closure of "unprofitable" mines.
Leonid Kharchenko, a key person involved in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing MH17, shot down in the sky of Donbass in 2014, was arrested in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by BBC. The agency recalls that Kharchenko is one of four defendants in the case which is currently being considered by a court in the Netherlands. Kharchenko was detained near his house in occupied Donetsk by the "DNR" authorities. However, his arrest was connected to a completely different criminal case. Kharchenko's comrade-in-arms believes that the former military intelligence officer was placed in detention in order to exclude the possibility of his abduction by the Ukrainian secret services.
Occupation authorities of the "LNR" recognized 308 cases of COVID-19 disease in the uncontrolled territory of Luhansk oblast. This was stated in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health of the LNR". It was reported that 53 people were discharged. The number of deaths is traditionally not spoken about in the "ministry".
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" recognized 214 cases of COVID-19 disease in the uncontrolled territory of Donetsk oblast as of May 14. This was said in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health". It was noted that 6 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus infection were recorded in CADO over the past day. 180 people are under treatment, 29 were discharged, five of the patients died.
Social sorts of bakery products have risen in price in the so-called "LNR": long loaf and pumpernickel bread. This was reported by correspondent of OstroV in Luhansk. The price increased by more than a ruble at each position. So, if the cost of long loaf was 14.85 rubles in the supermarkets of the "republic" before the price increase, then from May 11 - 17.01 rubles. All the top positions of bakery products in the branded kiosks of Dobrodiya went up by 2 rubles.
Four trucks of the Red Cross with food packages and medical supplies with a total weight of 78 tons proceeded to the temporarily occupied territory of Donbass. This was reported by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
In the so-called "LNR", a certain "Doctor of Historical Sciences" Dmitry Krysenko and "candidate of historical sciences" Galina Koroleva presented a "study guide" prepared for publication entitled "History of the Luhansk People's Republic from ancient times to the present day", separatist media write. The "guide", which was "created" by Krysenko and Koroleva, talks about the Luhansk region "against the backdrop of world history and inextricably linked with the history of Russia from ancient times to the present". The "historians" themselves claim that the book "analyzes the causes of the 2014 events and the creation of a new sovereign state". Koroleva told that the "guide" of about 500 pages will be printed during May by edition of one thousand copies and distributed between the libraries of schools and universities. The "guide" was recommended by the "Ministry of Education and Science of the LNR" as a "study guide for history teachers".
Unknown persons in occupied Khartsyzsk damaged the installation in the form of the word "Победа" (Victory). This was reported by local residents in social networks. The letters "Е", "Д", "А" have disappeared.