In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on July 9, armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire one time, - the JFO headquarters reported. The occupiers fired at our defenders from 82 mm mortar and anti-tank missile system. In these conditions, soldiers of the Joint Forces continue to assist in the elimination of the fire and its consequences in the Luhansk region. The necessary number of personnel and about 60 pieces of equipment are involved. There are no losses in the ranks of the Joint Forces; situation in the area of the operation remains controlled.
Occupiers of the "DNR" allowed access to the OSCE SMM representatives in the occupied territory without observation, but with certain conditions. This was said in a statement of calling herself the head of the "Foreign Ministry of the DNR" Natalia Nikonorova. "It was decided to abolish the requirement for these employees to quarantine when entering the republic, but provided that the entrants show negative results of the coronavirus test, and also pass a second test in 14 days", - she stated, promising to bring this decision to the Mission's leadership in the nearest possible time.
A girl in occupied Donetsk threatened to blow herself up at the Continent shopping center. This was reported by separatist media and social networks. It was noted that the girl stated at the Continent shopping center that she would undermine herself. After this message, employees of the so-called "Ministry of Emergencies" evacuated all the workers and visitors to the shopping center - in total, about 1500 people. The territory around the shopping center was surrounded by the police officers. Sappers arrived at the Continent and stated after examining the premise that "no explosive objects were found".
Occupation authorities of CADLO create artificial barriers for the departure of applicants to the controlled territory of Ukraine. This was said by chairman of the board of the Center for Civil Liberties non-governmental organization Oleksandra Matviychuk at a press conference in Kyiv, - correspondent of OstroV reported. "The occupation power of Donbass creates artificial obstacles for the entrants and their relatives to leave. Moreover, they intimidate them with compiling lists of children who will study in Ukraine and transferring them to the Ministry of State Security. People are in despair and fear. They thought to write an open letter, I even saw its text, but they were scared to put their signatures", - Matviychuk informed.
The "DNR" occupiers recognized 29 new cases of coronavirus infection COVID-19 over the past day. This was said in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health". In total, according to the ministry, 1319 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the occupied territory. The occupation authorities state that 647 people are being treated, 78 people have died.
The "LNR" occupiers intend to rename the universities they have captured by replacing the word "national" with "state" in their name. This was stated by calling himself "Minister of Education and Science" Sergey Tsemkalo. According to him, the renaming of universities that illegally carry out educational activities in the occupied part of the Luhansk oblast will be carried out "as part of the optimization of higher education system".
A Volkswagen Passat passenger died as a result of the car crashing into a pond in occupied Makiivka. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". "A Volkswagen Passat passenger car fell into a pond in the village of Nyzhnia Krynka, resulting in the death of the passenger", - the report said. Divers removed the body of a dead man, born in 1987, from the car. In addition, a man born in 1984 drowned in a pond in the Budonivskyi of occupied Donetsk.