In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on May 18, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 3 times, using 82 mm mortars forbidden to be placed on the contact line, as well as rifle-attached 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 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.
Occupation authorities of the "LNR" recognized 328 cases of COVID-19 disease in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast. This was said in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health". "328 cases of COVID-19 were recorded on May 17, 2020. 111 people were discharged", - it said. Traditionally, the number of fatal cases is not indicated.
A number of occupied cities of the Donetsk oblast will temporarily remain without water supply in connection with repair work. This was reported by the press service of the Voda Donbassa Company public utility, which provides water to the region on both sides of the contact line. "In connection with the scheduled repair work at the Makiivka filter station and the preparation of water supply facilities in the city of Makiivka for the summer period, water supply will be cut off to the cities: Makiivka, Ilovaisk, Khartsyzsk and Panteleymonivka urban-type settlement from 00:00 on 20.05.2020 until the completion of repair work on 21.05.2020", - the message said.
The module of the assistance center for the population at the Mayoske checkpoint received damage as a result of shelling on May 17, - the press service of the State Emergency Service in the Donetsk region reported. It was reported that one balloon of the pneumo-framed module of the aid station was damaged at the Mayorske checkpoint on Sunday, May 17, at 12:25, tentatively, as a result of a bullet hit. Two rescuers were in the module during the incident. There are no fatalities or injuries as a result of the incident.
Two residents of occupied Horlivka blew up a fragmentation grenade. This was reported by separatist media. "As a result of careless handling of ammunition, a grenade was blown up. Men got shrapnel wounds. Ammunition of various calibers and several RGD-5 grenades were seized from the accused during searches", - the report said.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise, controlled by the militants, cut off water supply to occupied Lutuhyne and Uspenka urban-type settlement due to an accident at the water main, - separatist media wrote.
A resident of Ukrainian Myrnohrad, who worked in the "DNR" correctional facility, voluntarily surrendered to law enforcement officers, - the press service of the Pokrovsk police department reported. "A former militants' accomplice said that she went to Makiivka in March 2016 to visit her friend. On meeting her, she found out that she was a mercenary of the "DNR" armed forces and allegedly received a good salary. Given what she heard, the guest asked to get her a job", - the report said. The newly-hatched supporter of the militants received a military uniform, Makarov gun and began to serve in the Makiivka correctional facility. She was promised to be paid 3-4 thousand Russian rubles a week. However, after working for a month, but still not receiving the promised weekly pay, the woman gave up her arms and returned to the territory controlled by Ukraine. Fearing criminal liability, the former mercenary led a hidden lifestyle. Having learned from the media about the possibility of exemption from criminal liability, guaranteed by the law, the woman turned to the police. She testified on her illegal activities, which are now being checked by investigators. If it is established that the suspect did not commit serious crimes against civilians during her stay in the ranks of the "DNR" terrorist organization, she will be exempted from criminal liability.