Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 17 was completely controlled by the Ukrainian defenders, - the JFO headquarters reported. One violation of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation was recorded in the zones of responsibility of our brigades during the current day: the enemy units opened provocative fire from small arms not far from the settlement of Novohryhorivka. Unaimed shots posed no threat to Ukrainian soldiers. Our defenders did not use weapons in response. There are no combat losses or injuries among Ukrainian servicemen as a result of the enemy shots.
Occupiers of the "DNR" registered three deaths and 41 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past day, September 16. This was said in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". "3 deaths were registered – men aged 67 and 63 years old and a woman aged 76 years", - the report said. In total, as of the morning of September 17, 2908 cases of COVID-19 and 171 deaths were reported in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. Thus, the death rate was 5.9%.
A fire broke out on the territory of a derelict building of the former cultural center named after Gorky in the Proletarsky district of occupied Donetsk. This was reported by eyewitnesses in social networks. They claim that fires on the territory of the former house of culture occur regularly. Let us recall that in the fall of 2019, the monument to Lenin located on the territory of the house of culture was wrapped in film so that it looked like a mummy. Prior to that, the monument stood with a broken head for a long time.
Luhanskvoda, controlled by the occupiers, has cut down water supply to Perevalsk and three villages due to a leak in the main water pipeline, separatist media wrote. "There was a leak in the main water conduit Alchevsk - Petrovske with a diameter of 900 mm on September 17". In this regard, the water supply through this pipeline was stopped from 09:00 until the accident be eliminated", - the message said. As a result of the accident, the water supply to Perevalsk, urban-type settlements of Buhayivka and Yashchykove was reduced, as well as to the village of Hirnytsky of the Perevalsk district.
Doctors in the so-called "LNR" registered 801 cases of coronavirus infection, separatist media wrote. Another fatal case was registered over the day. Thus, 24 deaths of patients who were diagnosed with coronavirus have been registered in the "LNR" since the beginning of the pandemic.
A resident of the village of Rozkishne in the occupied Lutuhyne district of the Luhansk oblast died as a result of a grenade explosion. This was said in the report on the website of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". "Lutuhyne district, Rozkishne village, 16 Richna Street. A man, born in 1979, was wounded as a result of a grenade explosion. The man died from injuries on the spot", - the report said. Currently, "the circumstances of the incident are being established".