Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 29 was controlled by our units, - the JFO headquarters reported. Ceasefire was observed along the entire demarcation line from the beginning of the day. No violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded.
Occupiers in the Donbass use the ceasefire to strengthen their positions, building trenches and dugouts in different parts of the front. This was announced by speaker of the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Motuzianyk. It was noted that according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the command of the Russian-occupation task group continues to use the ceasefire to for hardening the positions almost along the entire contact line.
51 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast over the day. The data was provided by the fake "Ministry of Health". Another fatal case was registered - a man died at the age of 79. In total, occupiers of the "DNR" recognized 3385 cases of coronavirus infection as of the morning of September 29. Of these, 188 were fatal. Thus, the death rate is 5.6%, which is significantly higher than in the controlled territory of Ukraine.
Combat engineers of the "DNR" illegal armed formations "carry out work" near their own positions in violation of the terms of the declared truce. This fact was recognized by creator of the Vostok terrorist battalion Alexander Khodakovsky. "Our combat engineers were working in front of our positions just a very short while ago", - he wrote in his Telegram channel. According to him, carrying out the work prohibited by the armistice terms ended with one of the mine pickers "stepping on an anti-personnel mine, which tore off his leg below the knee". The Vostok battalion commander was outraged that the command of the occupation forces demanded that the wounding of the mine picker on his own mine, taken to the hospital "in uniform and even with the combat engineer's stuff on his belt" be recognized as "an incident with a civilian".
Residents of occupied Donetsk do not trust the information of the fake "DNR statistics department", which reported that the city's population decreased by 1012 people in two months. They wrote this in social networks. So, according to the so-called "DNR" statistics department, as of June 1, the number of permanent residents in the city was 930 775 people, as of July 1 - 930 143 and as of August 1 - 929 763 people. "The population of Donetsk has decreased by 1012 people in two months, as the website of the DNR statistics said. There are two questions: how many died from covid in June, July? What is the birth rate in Donetsk in June, July?" - the citizens are interested in the real situation in social networks. "No one will show the real numbers, because it is scary", "it is scary to realize that there will be a wasteland in ten years… and little green men", "many have left for permanent residence in Ukraine", - residents of occupied Donetsk explain the situation with statistics.
Occupation administrations of the Russian Federation in part of the Donbass and fake structures of the "DNR" under their control are strengthening the passportization processes for children in CADO. This was reported by the Eastern Human Rights Group on Facebook with reference to its own sources. "For this purpose, consultation centers have been opened in the so-called public reception offices of the "DNR" leader since September 21 to prepare documents for obtaining the "DNR" and Russian passport, with an emphasis on raising awareness of the mechanism for obtaining Russian citizenship by children born in CADO", - the human rights defenders reported.
Situation with the incidence of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast "does not provide grounds for closing the "state border" so far, - "Minister of Health" of the "LNR" Natalia Pashchenko stated on the air of the separatist TV channel. Social networks and messengers are actively discussing the possibility of an imminent complete closure of the "LNR borders" because of the threat of the spread of COVID-19. "Coronavirus infection in our country does not give such grounds for closing the border today. This has not yet been submitted to the Emergency Sanitary and Anti-Epidemic Commission (ESAEC) for consideration, and this decision will be made only by the ESAEC", - Pashchenko said.
The so-called "Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies" transferred 10 schools in occupied Luhansk to distance learning due to the increase in the incidence of acute respiratory viral infections among the students and teachers, separatist media wrote. "To transfer a number of educational institutions of the city to distance learning from September 29 through October 10 in connection with the increase in the number of ARVI patients among the students and teaching staff", - the report said. "In addition, the commission made a decision to tighten control over observance of the mask mandate in public transport, retail chains and markets of Luhansk", - the "city administration" also reported.
A woman and a child were critically injured as a result of blowing up on an unidentified object in Zolote-5, separatist media wrote. "An unidentified explosive device detonated on the Gogol Street in Zolote-5, having injured a woman born in 1979 and a boy born in 2008", - the report said. The victim with a diagnosis of "mine-blast traumas to the lower extremities" was taken to the surgical unit of the Pervomaisk central multi-field hospital. The child, who received a mine-blast trauma, multiple wounds to the face, chest, anterior abdominal wall and both upper extremities, was hospitalized in the Luhansk clinical hospital.