Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 27 remained under control, - the JFO headquarters reported. The Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire twice since the beginning of the day: the enemy used a grenade machine gun near Vodiane and opened fire from a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher near the settlement of Pisky. There are no combat losses or injuries among the Ukrainian defenders as a result of the enemy provocative fire.
Occupation authorities of the "LNR" opened a criminal case against Andrei Purgin, one of the active participants in the so-called "Russian Spring" in the Donetsk oblast. This was reported by the Donetsk Aborigine Telegram channel, associated with Purgin. According to the channel, the case was initiated over the disclosure of classified information. It was reported that in 2014, Andrei Purgin had published a certificate of captain of the Luhansk department of the SBU A.Rudenko, who reported to Kyiv six years ago "about the intentions of pro-Russian non-governmental organizations to hold events with ultimatum demands In order to stop the implementation of obstacles to the expression of will of the population of Eastern Ukraine, associated with the desire to enter into the Russian Federation" and reported on the planted SBU agent in the separatists' ranks.
The occupiers allowed 33 people to leave and 44 to enter through the Olenivka checkpoint in the last 24 hours. This information was published by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". In particular, 21 vehicles and 44 people entered the occupied territory. 22 vehicles and 33 people were allowed to enter the free territory of Ukraine. The occupiers wrote that 6 citizens had applied to the "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations" for assistance. The kind of the assistance needed was not specified. At the same time, general statistics on cases of assistance was provided. "22 856 people have applied to the points of assistance since the beginning of the year, of which 1064 - for medical assistance", - the report said.
Due to the shortage of medicines in the occupied territory, the "DNR Ministry of Health" explained that its powers do not include the purchase of goods, the selection of suppliers of medicines and other actions related to the pharmaceutical market. This was said in the statement of the fake "department". The statement, in particular, said that the residents had been massively complaining about the lack of drugs (antibiotics, antiviral drugs, anticoagulants, etc.) in private pharmacies. The "DNR Ministry of Health" informed in response that "it is a republican executive body, the powers of which do not include the procurement of goods, the selection of suppliers and other issues related to the cash disbursement of private entrepreneurs engaged in the wholesale and retail trade of medicines and medical products". The fake "DNR department" also believes that the residents are buying up drugs in a rush.
The occupied territory of Donetsk oblast gave explanations about the shortage of medicines in pharmacies and the increase in the cost of products - it all depends on Russia. So, the fake "DNR Ministry of Health" reported that the reason for the interruptions in the timely supply of medicines to private pharmacies had been caused by the "increased demand for medicines in Russia", where the situation with the increase in the number of COVID-19 diseases is similar.
The "DNR" occupiers recognized 160 new cases of COVID-19 over the past day. The data was provided by the fake "Ministry of Health". It was noted that 18 deaths had been registered. Men aged 62 to 89 years and women aged 53 to 92 years died. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in the "DNR" is 6103, of which 466 are lethal. In addition, 215 cases of pneumonia were detected over the day, which the occupiers refuse to associate with the coronavirus. 103 people were hospitalized with pneumonia. According to "official" data, in total, 2231 patients with pneumonia are being treated in CADO, of which 441 are on oxygen support.
Residents of the Kalininskyi district in occupied Donetsk reported an unknown fire in the area of the Kontur shoe factory. Eyewitnesses wrote this in social networks. "Something is burning in the direction of Kontur", - the Donetsk residents wrote. The citizens do not know what happened: "What is on fire along the Dzerzhynskyi Street?", "What is burning, isn't it someone's house, by any chance?".