No enemy shelling was recorded in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 13, - the JFO headquarters reported. "Meanwhile, there was one violation by the enemy of the agreements reached on July 22 within the Trilateral Contact Group. In particular, the enemy carried out the position hardening towards our units near the temporarily occupied settlement of Zolote-5", - the headquarters noted. Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation remains under control.
Two Ukrainian servicemen were blown up by an unknown explosive device, one of them was killed, the East Operational-Tactical Group reported. Another soldier was wounded. The wounded man was promptly taken to a hospital where he received the necessary medical assistance. Circumstances of the tragedy are being investigated.
Occupiers of the "DNR" recognized 35 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours. This was stated in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health". It was noted that 4 cases of the disease were allegedly found in those who arrived from the territory controlled by Ukraine. Other cases of COVID-19 have been found in persons who have been in contact with the diseased earlier, including 5 medical workers. Currently, the condition of the patients is satisfactory, all are provided with the necessary medical care. 2 deaths were registered: a man aged 65 and a woman aged 91. In total, 2015 cases of COVID-19 and 115 deaths were registered in the occupied territory of Donetsk as of August 13 according to the occupiers.
Students at the philology department of separatist clone of the Donetsk National University in occupied Donetsk will be trained in the specialty "the actor's art" from September. This was announced by the so-called "DNR Minister of Culture" Mikhail Zheltyakov, - the press service of the fake "ministry" reported. It was noted that the first admission will be 30 people (15 state-financed openings and 15 contract openings). They will need to go through a creativity competition to enter. The training of film and theatre actors will be supervised at the so-called "Department of World and National Culture". According to dean of the philology department Liudmila Kvashyna, future actors will study history, philosophy and foreign languages in addition to professional subjects. Thanks to this, future "actors" will be taught to understand that "Hamlet is a hero of the Renaissance, and Chekhov's play is a culture at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries".
Four trucks from the International Committee of the Red Cross proceeded to the occupied territory through the Novotroitske checkpoint. This was reported by the press service of the Donetsk border detachment of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The cargo content was more than 80 tons of food sets. According to the order of the Joint Forces Commander, the border guards carried out execution and clerance of the cargo through the contact line.