Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 5 remains controlled by the Ukrainian defenders, - the JFO headquarters reported. Since the beginning of the day, one violation of the agreements that came into effect on July 27 was recorded on the part of the Russian occupation forces: the enemy fired one shot from a grenade launcher near the settlement of Novoluhanske. The shot was unintended, so the Ukrainian servicemen did not open fire in response. Ceasefire was observed in other sections of the contact line.
The Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint resumed its work after the fire, - the JFO headquarters reported. "The Stanytsia Luhanska entry-exit checkpoint resumed its work at 9:00 on October 5 by the decision of commander of the Joint Forces, Lieutenant General Volodymyr Kravchenko. The checkpoint will operate according to the autumn schedule - daily from 07.00 to 18.30", - the report said. The work of the point was suspended due to large-scale fires that continue in the Luhansk region.
Representatives of the "LNR" occupation authorities admitted a shortage of medical supplies. This was stated by Denis Moskalenko, who calls himself "Acting General Director of Lugmedpharm", - separatist media wrote. "Unfortunately, as of today, many of us are faced with a shortage of certain groups of antibiotics and antiviral drugs in the pharmacy chain of our "republic", - he said. Moskalenko named "an avalanche-like demand" from the population as the reason for the deficit. According to him, the pharmacies sold four-month stocks of some medicines over a short period of time.
Workers of the Yenakiieve Iron & Steel Works, seized by the "DNR" occupiers, held a "peaceful gathering" demanding to pay off wage arrears. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. It was noted that workers from several workshops gathered for the action. The main issue was full repayment of wage arrears. "After a while, the workers of the enterprise's security service, operations director Sergey Liulchak, director of technology and quality Alexander Kovalenko and chairman of the trade union committee Vladimir Checherin came out to the workers. They asked to be patient and promised to hold a meeting of citizens with a representative of the management of Vneshtorgservis (controls most of the enterprises of Donbass seized by the militants - OstroV) on October 6. 5 people from each workshop will be invited there", - the workers were told. According to unofficial information, salary arrears at the Yenakiieve Iron & Steel Works last for about 2.5 months, and even more in other "branches" of Vneshtorgservis.
The "DNR" occupiers will close more than 20 technical schools, where you can get secondary vocational education. This was said in the piece of the separatist TV channel. The "DNR" called such a measure "reorganization" and explained that the number of students in a number of educational institutions was less than a hundred. "It is economically unprofitable to hold such technical schools on the balance sheet of the "state"; they will be attached to more powerful educational institutions", - the report said. Thus, the formation of the "DNR" will be brought closer to the standards in the Russian Federation, the separatists assure. "The reorganization will improve the quality of education and the level of training of teachers so as to meet Russian standards", - the report said.
Smog and a smell of burning muffled occupied Luhansk up on Monday. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. The reason is fires around the city. "A forest and dry grass are on fire in the area of the Desiulia recreation center in Krasnyi Yar for the second day in a row. The center itself was on fire on Saturday - two holiday homes, outbuildings and a club on an area of 200 square meters were destroyed by fire. The deciduous forest in the area of the center was burning all day yesterday (from 9 a.m.). The fire was extinguished only at 20:15. Apparently, pungent smoke from this fire slowly spread throughout the city by night", - users write.
The SBU officers blocked the smuggling of hard drugs into the temporarily occupied areas of the Donetsk oblast in transit through Russia. This was reported by the SBU press center. According to the investigation, a resident of the temporarily occupied Donetsk established the drug business. The malefactor bought drugs from dealers in the Zaporizhia oblast and smuggled them in his own car across the contact line. With the introduction of quarantine, the drug dealer developed a new route through the territory of the aggressor country and expanded its client base in Russia. According to operational information, the turnover of such drug trafficking amounted to $88 thousand per month.
69 new cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in the temporarily occupied areas of the Donetsk oblast (CADO) over the day. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". The occupiers also write that 4 deaths were registered over this day - these are men aged 62 and 83 years and women aged 46 and 67 years. In total, as of today, the "DNR" has reports 3839 cases of coronavirus disease, 224 people have died with COVID-19. The death rate is 5.83%, which significantly exceeds the corresponding figures on the territory of free Ukraine and in the world.
All regular schools in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast went on "long vacations" from October 5 through October 25. This was reported in the "order" of the "DNR Ministry of Education". Schoolchildren are scheduled to go to study in CADO on October 26. "Distance learning" will also be organized in the clones of the Donetsk institutions of secondary vocational education, which operate in CADO, from October 5 to October 25, 2020. As reported by OstroV, the occupiers had previously transferred clones of the Donetsk universities in CADO to remote work.
Doctors registered 1040 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, separatist media wrote.
There was a road accident with four cars in the center of occupied Donetsk. This was reported by users in the separatist segment of social networks. The accident happened near the cinema named after Shevchenko. "The first 3 cars waited at the red light, the 4th caught up with the last one and they hit each other", - the eyewitness told. In response to the surprise and indignation of the users, a woman from Donetsk, who was driving one of the cars, wrote: "I was driving a black volkswagen, everyone had a distance, and the driver who was responsible for the road accident was drunk as a lord and did not even slow down!! He fell out of the car".