Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 3 remains under control, - the JFO headquarters reported. There have been no violations of the full and comprehensive ceasefire since the beginning of this day. Silence was observed along the entire front line. Alongside with the fulfillment of combat missions, units of the Joint Forces continue to localize large-scale fires in the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. The main task is to minimize losses from fire and prevent the destruction of property of the local population. The AFU servicemen, side by side with representatives of the State Emergencies Service and other units of the Joint Forces, cut off the paths of fire spread in the areas of the settlements of Stanytsia Luhanska, Bolotene, Lobacheve, Lopaskyne, Kamianka, Trokhizbenka, Zolote-3, Popasna and Novotroitske.
Leader of the so-called "DNR" Denis Pushilin promised residents of the occupied Donbass that "border with the LNR" could be opened "in the near future", - separatist media reported. "I think that we will be able to open the border in the very near future", - the leader of the militants promised. However, he immediately added that "of course, the issue is still being worked out with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs". "But it is already at the final stage", - the leader assured.
A bus carrying passengers crashed into a pole in the center of occupied Donetsk after the driver died of a heart attack. There are victims as a result of the road accident. This information was confirmed by the press service of the so-called "DNR State Traffic Inspectorate". The incident took place along the street of the 50th anniversary of the USSR near the Donbass Arena stadium around noon. The bus moved along route 23, connecting the center of Donetsk with Makiivka. "The staff of the ambulance provide assistance to six victims", - the message said.
Three men with coronavirus disease died in the occupied territory of Donetsk region over the past day, - the so-called "DNR Ministry of Health" reported. "Three deaths were registered - men aged 78, 71 and 58", - the report said. According to the statistics of the occupiers, 31 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the "DNR" over the past day. In total, 2626 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the morning of September, of which 146 were fatal.
More than 4 thousand subscribers in the occupied areas of Donetsk oblast were left without water supply due to the pipe leaks in Torez and the Novoazovsk district, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported. In addition, 1274 subscribers were left without water supply in the detached house suburbs of Siedove settlement of the Novoazovsk district. The reason is a pipe leak with a diameter of 100 mm. It was reported that the repair and restoration work has already begun, but it is unknown when it would be completed.
A large-scale occurred in the Torez forestry in the village of Manuylivka in the occupied Donetsk region, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported. Deciduous trees and bed of leaves burned on an area of 15 hectares, as well as dry vegetation on an open area of 32 hectares. According to the eyewitness reports in social networks, the fire lasted for several hours, the traffic was blocked in the area of the emergency.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise controlled by the "LNR" militants suspended the water supply to occupied Kypuche (formerly Artemivsk) as a result of the accident, separatist media wrote. "Experts are going to restore the water supply immediately after the completion of the repair work", - the company promised.
Occupied Rovenky was left without water again due to the repair of the main water conduit. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergencies of the LNR". At the same time, it was promised that people wiould sit without water people "approximately until 20:00 on September 4".