In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 19, two facts of violation of the agreements reached by the Russian-occupation forces were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy violated the ceasefire in the morning, having used a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher and small arms near the settlement of Luhanske. In addition, the enemy UAV was found flying over the contact line near Avdiivka. The enemy's drone was suppressed by Ukrainian electronic warfare, which made its further use impossible. The enemy provocations posed no threat, so our soldiers did not open fire in response. There are no combat losses or injuries among the Ukrainian defenders.
The workers of the Makiivka Metallurgical Plant in occupied Makiivka did not come to work and blocked the entrances to the enterprise with concrete blocks, demanding payment of the wage arrears. This was reported on the page of the Information Navigator in Facebook. It was clarified that the employees of the Makiivka Metallurgical Plant went on strike and completely stopped the work of the enterprise. They demand payment of the full amount of back wages from the beginning of June. "Another delay in the payment of the debt for several months was the reason for the riot", - the report said. The protesters asked their colleagues from occupied Kadiivka (formerly Stakhanov) and Alchevsk to join the riot.
A paper passport with a residence permit began to be demanded from the citizens of Ukraine on the Russian border on October 19, which made it difficult for residents of the occupied part of Donbas to travel with an id card and address certificate. This was written in groups of the separatist segment of social networks. The eyewitnesses report that Russian border guards have stopped letting in people with documents that previously provided authority to cross the border. "Russia stopped letting in people with an id-card and address certificate from 19.10.2020 at 00:00. What is needed is a stamp with a residence permit as in a regular passport", - people complain and say that people whole buses are being turned - Ukraine passes, and Russia - no", - residents of the occupied part of Ukraine wrote. "It can be assumed that all these difficulties are created intentionally - to begin this way reducing the flow of citizens who travel to Ukraine and back through the territory of the Russian Federation", - people wrote in social networks. Moreover, the topic that it is possible that "crossing the border with Russia will become a problem from day to day, and checkpoints both in the LNR and DNR will be closed" is being discussed". As for the borders of the Russian Federation and the DNR, there is information that they will be closed due to the epidemiological situation from the beginning of November", - the message said.
5278 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast as October 19. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". According to its statistics, there are 349 deaths from coronavirus in the "DNR". Thus, the mortality rate is 6.61%, which is three times higher than the same indicator in the controlled Ukrainian territory. It was also reported that 160 "cases of pneumonia" were detected over the past day. A total of 1983 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 371 are on oxygen support (+52 over the day).
Water supply in several areas of occupied Donetsk and its satellite town Mospyne will be cut off from October 20 to 21. This was reported by the fake "city administration" of Donetsk. The reason for the shutdown is the planned repair work to prepare for the autumn-winter period. The entire Proletarskyi district; the Budonivskyi district: the urban-type settlement of Laryne, the settlement of Teplychnyi; the village of Pavlohradske, quarter 288 (streets: Dovzhenko, Heorhiy Dimitrov and October) and Bahration 47-51; the whole city of Mospyne will remain without cold water supply.
Two female corpses were found in one of the apartments in occupied Donetsk after extinguishing a fire. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". The occupiers wrote that the incident took place in the Leninskyi district, and the suspect in the murder was detained hot on the trail. In addition, it was reported that 8 reports of crimes, including one murder, three facts of infliction of bodily harm of various degrees of severity, as well as four robberies, were recorded in the "DNR" over the past weekend.