No shelling from the armed formations of the Russian Federation was recorded in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 26, there were no combat losses or injuries in our units", - the JFO headquarters reported. Ukrainian servicemen observe the ceasefire. Situation in the area of rebuff and deterrence against the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts remains completely under control.
The "DNR" occupiers recognized 36 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus infection and five deaths over the past day. This was said the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health". Among the newly discovered cases - one in a person who arrived from the Russian Federation. The rest were in contact with the previously diseased. According to the occupiers, in total, 2400 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast as of August 26, 1185 people recovered and 135 died. 130 deaths were reported just yesterday. As of August 26, the death rate in the occupied part of Donetsk oblast exceeded 5.6%, which is significantly more than the same indicator in free Ukraine.
Occupation authorities of the "LNR" increase tariffs for housing and utility services from September 1. This was announced by Tatyana Buriak, who calls herself the interim "Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the LNR". At the same time, the news of the increase in tariffs was submitted by a representative of the occupation administration as a concern for the population. Allegedly, the "government" has set a limit for the rise in the price of rent. "Today, the government of the LNR has made a decision on the maximum increase in tariffs for certain housing and utility services from September 1, 2020", - Buriak said. According to the "official", the maximum increase in tariffs is: for services for the maintenance of houses, structures and adjacent territories - not more than 35%; for centralized water supply and water disposal - no more than 40%; for thermal energy in the field of heat supply and for the services for centralized heating - no more than 30%. Buriak admitted that after the increase, "the average receipt… for a standard two-room apartment will be 10-15% of the total family income".
Doctors have already registered 651 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast, separatist media wrote. The occupiers admitted that doctors have registered 17 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.