Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 2 remains fully controlled by the Ukrainian soldiers, - the JFO headquarters reported. One violation of agreements by the armed formations of the Russian Federation has been recorded in the areas of responsibility of Ukrainian units since the beginning of the day: the enemy provocation from a grenade launcher was noted on the front sector near Marinka. The enemy's unaimed shot did not pose a threat to our defenders, so the Ukrainian soldiers did not use weapons in response. There are no casualties or injuries among the Joint Forces personnel. Following a full and comprehensive ceasefire, our troops continue to carry out their missions for the purpose intended.
The "DNR" occupiers recognized 35 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus infection over the past day. This was reported in the so-called "Ministry of Health". In total, on the morning of September 2, there were 2595 registered and confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in the so-called "republic", of which 143 were fatal. Two deaths were registered over the past day - men aged 67 and 77 years.
Those who call themselves deputies of the "People's Council of the DNR" adopted a "law" establishing the title "City of labor merit". This was reported by separatist media. It was noted that such an "honorary" title would be awarded to "settlements the residents of which have ensured uninterrupted production of military and civilian products at enterprises… since May 11, 2014". Traditionally, self-proclaimed "deputies" speculatively turned to the topic of World War II for separatist propaganda. In addition to the cities that preserved the remnants of the economy under the Russian occupation, it was decided to call settlements the residents of which "showed mass labor heroism during the Great Patriotic War" "cities of labor glory".
A foreign car drove off the road onto the sidewalk in occupied Donetsk and hit a shop with people. This was said in messages on social networks. "A serious traffic accident occurred in Donetsk on Ilyich Avenue (slope from the Lenin Square) near the turn to the street of the 50th anniversary of the USSR. The driver, presumably of a Hyundai car, drove off the carriageway into the pedestrian zone, rammed the railings and crashed into a shop with people", - one of the messages said. At least one person was injured - his head was broken.
The so-called "DNR deputies" changed their "criminal code", having exempted employers from "criminal responsibility", who, after "initiating a criminal case", will pay off salary and other payments arrears in two months, separatist media write. It was reported that the "DNR" provides for "criminal liability for non-payment of wages, pensions, scholarships, benefits and other payments". But "corpus delicti" arises only if there was a real opportunity to pay wages, in other cases it is absent. As reported by OstroV, wages to railway workers, miners and steelworkers at enterprises that have been grabbed and managed by the Vneshtorgservis company of fugitive oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko, hiding in Russia, are being regularly delayed.
Three cities were left without water supply in the occupied Luhansk region due to accidents at water pipelines - Dovzhansk, Sorokyne and Sukhodilsk. This was written by separatist media.