In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on July 7, armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 7 times, including from weapons that should have long been withdrawn from the line of contact, - the JFO headquarters reported. Units of the Joint Forces resolutely responded to all the enemy fire provocations, forcing the aggressor to return to compliance with the "ceasefire". Losses of the opponent are being specified. Four members of the Joint Forces were injured as a result of the enemy shelling. Situation in the area of the operation remains controlled.
More than 100 people, whom the occupation authorities refused to let into their place of registration, are located in the gray zone between the Olenivka checkpoint controlled by "DNR" militants and the Ukrainian Novotroitske checkpoint. This was said in the reports of the separatist information resources. They note that despite the warnings of a certain "Interagency Headquarters of the DNR", a large number of people drove today at 9.00 through checkpoints from the territory controlled by Ukraine to CADO without confirmation from the "headquarters". Ukrainian side let everyone out, as the Novotroitske checkpoint works without restrictions. The occupiers, in turn, refused to let people, whom they call their "citizens", pass through their zero checkpoint, citing the fact that they are not included in the lists. As a result, more than 100 people gathered near the checkpoint. All of them are located along the road under a boiling sun. There are children under two years of age and the elderly among the "banned".
The so-called "DNR" presented growth of the average wage to the level of 50% of the Ukrainian one as the great achievement of the occupation authorities. Data on the average salary in CADO were announced in the message of the so-called "Ministry of Economic Development". "The average monthly wage of full-time employees for January-May 2020 was increased by 26.7% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 14 997 rubles ($209)", - it said. In terms of Ukrainian hryvnias, the average salary in the occupied part of Donetsk region is about 5600 UAH. At the same time, a similar indicator in Ukraine is 10 542 hryvnias ($391.5). According to the latest statistics, the average salary in the free from the occupation territory of the Donetsk oblast is approaching 12 thousand UAH ($446).
A total of 190 people received permission from the "DNR" authorities to leave for the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities through the open for one day Olenivka checkpoint. This was told to journalists of the separatist media by calling herself "deputy of the people's council" Yulia Kriukova. According to her, they received permission to enter CADO from a certain "Interagency Operation Headquarters". She confirmed that the occupiers would not let anyone into the territory they control in the near future except for these 190 people. The decision on the next day of the checkpoint's operation will be made as applications are processed", - the "deputy" explained.
Occupiers of the "DNR" recognized another 22 cases of coronavirus infection COVID-19. This was stated in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health." In total, according to the ministry, 1264 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the occupied territory. The occupation authorities have already recognized 77 deaths.