Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 30 remained under the control of Ukrainian soldiers, - the JFO headquarters reported. Since the beginning of the day, the armed units of the Russian Federation have violated the agreements that entered into force on July 27, 2020 in the areas of responsibility of our brigades six times. The enemy opened fire from small arms near Avdiivka and Zolote, from grenade launchers of various systems - near Myronivske, Novotroitske and Zolote. Another violation of the ceasefire was recorded in the area of the settlement of Zaitseve. Here, one Ukrainian soldier sustained shrapnel wounds as a result of the enemy shot from a grenade launcher. The warrior was promptly taken to a medical facility, where he is provided with the necessary medical care. His health condition is satisfactory.
Workers of the Donetsk Metallurgical Plant in the so-called "DNR", which was seized and managed by Vneshtorgservis, have not been paid their wages for almost four months. This was written in separatist segment of social networks. In particular, it contains a letter on behalf of the DMP team to leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin. It says that the team is on the verge of despair, many want to quit because there is nothing to feed their families with, and the company's management is not taking any real steps to solve the problem. "More and more employees are looking for another job, as there is no money even for the road and family support. This has become widespread recently", - the letter said. It also noted that the enterprise has already massively dismissed workers of the energy shops, on which the heating of several districts of occupied Donetsk depends.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" recognized 97 new cases of COVID-19 over the past day. This was staid in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Health". 7 deaths were also registered over the day - men aged 82, 64 and 55 years old and women aged 71, 67, 53 and 38 years old died. In total, there were 3482 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in the "DNR" as of September 30. There were 195 deaths. The death rate in the occupied part of Donetsk oblast is 5.6%, which is significantly higher than in the controlled territory of Ukraine.
More than two thousand places have been prepared in the occupied Donetsk region to receive patients with a new coronavirus infection. This was reported by separatist media. As of today, 2082 places have been deployed in CADO to treat patients with a new coronavirus infection. As of September 30, 692 beds (33.4%) are occupied, - the report said. It was specified that hospital beds are intended for patients in need of oxygen support, with concomitant chronic diseases and complications, as well as for children and pregnant women.
Two new strains of influenza are expected in the occupied Donetsk region in the upcoming epidemic season, - separatist media wrote. "Due to the fact that influenza A viruses of the type H1N1 and H3N2 have not previously circulated on the territory of the DNR, and our citizens have not been vaccinated against them, an epidemic is expected", - head physician of the "Republican Center for Sanitary and Epidemiological Inspectorate" Miroslava Romanchenko, stated.
Doctors registered 955 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of Luhansk region, separatist media wrote. Since the beginning of the pandemic, doctors have registered 35 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus in the occupied Luhansk region.
Сhemical technologist Maryna Yurchak from occupied Donetsk has been held captive by the "DNR" for three years. This was reported by the Media Initiative for Human Rights on Facebook. The girl was detained by the "DNR Ministry of State Security" back on November 9, 2017, when she was on her way to work. After her arrest, Yurchak was taken to Izoliatsyya - representatives of the illegal armed formations organized a secret prison in the premises of the former insulating materials plant, where people are tortured and "confessions" are beaten out. It was in Izoliatsyya where Maryna Yurchak was firstly seen by another hostage - Olena Lazarieva, who was released on December 29, 2019. Lazarieva recalls that the militants accused Maryna of spying for the SBU and insulting the leaders of the "republic". All because Yurchak did not agree with the occupation of Donetsk and always said: "I want to be here when Donetsk is Ukrainian again". Since the beginning of the war, she wrote posts on Twitter about what she saw around - where the shelling came from, where the military equipment was sent, where the fighters were. Maryna Yurchak was transferred to a Donetsk pre-trial detention center in April 2018. On March 26, 2020, the so-called court "sentenced" her to 15 years in prison. Now Yurchak is in the women's jail in Snizhne. There are very difficult conditions of stay - every woman is forced to work 10-12 hours a day. Maryna works as a seamstress from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.