Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on November 18 was controlled by Ukrainian soldiers, 0 the JFO headquarters reported. No ceasefire violations were recorded during the day. The ceasefire was observed along the entire contact line.
The so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" is working to eliminate the accident at the Skochinsky coal mine in occupied Donetsk without carrying out a search for the missing four miners. Separatist media wrote this. "At the moment, we are preparing a survey of workings and exploration of workings of the western sublevel for the second shift. Two departments of mine rescuers - about 12 people - are now working partially in some workings", - one of the mine rescuers said. According to him, their high-priority task is to measure the content of methane and gases that come out of the mine. The rescuers will begin to search for the miners remaining underground only after excluding the possibility of an explosion.
158 cases of COVID-19 and 79 cases of "usual" pneumonia were recognized by the "DNR" occupiers. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". Another 16 deaths were registered - men aged 53 to 85 years and women aged 61 to 83 years died. In total, as of November 18, there are 9268 recognized cases of COVID-19 infection, of which 846 were fatal. That is, the mortality rate is 9.12%. In addition, the occupiers reported that of the 79 cases of pneumonia identified, 61 people were hospitalized. A total of 1938 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 512 are on oxygen support (+21 over the day).
Doctors registered 1704 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast, separatist media wrote. Three deaths over the past day were also reported.
The "DNR" TV channels are doing a show in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast, telling how they fight coronavirus in schools and kindergartens. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. "Go home and watch Union" - this is how the "DNR" responds to people who deny the obvious and believe the propaganda from TV screens", - local bloggers wrote. As an example, they talk about a story that says how educational institutions are trying to protect children and teachers from infection during the COVID-19 epidemic. "Everything is beautiful in the video - the teacher changes masks every hour and a half (she buys them at her own expense, poor woman), everyone is taken temperature, children in class sit in masks, for some reason, put on their chins, parents and strangers are not allowed into the school building… The video was filmed in one of the Makiivka schools and kindergartens", - the message said. In fact, as the "DNR" bloggers assure, there are many children with ARVI symptoms, no one pays attention to it (they only take the temperature, non-contact thermometers show underestimated values), many teachers get sick too. "Many parents have already lost the loved ones, who died of pneumonia, and it is especially painful for such people to watch the show that flourishes in educational institutions. This report is a lie and sabotage, precautionary measures were taken for a couple of days at the most, and now teachers record the temperature off the mark in special journals", - users wrote.
The popular Gang'u'bazz bar in occupied Donetsk, which was scheduled to host an evening of Ukrainian rock music on November 28, was forced to cancel the event due to threats from local supporters of the Russian World. Journalist and member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group Denis Kazansky announced this. The announcement of the upcoming event was posted on the establishment's social media page, where it was clarified that there would be no calls or propaganda on it. "But then this post was seen by the Donetsk anti-fascists", - Kazansky reported, having added that the "DNR" supporters began to repost a notice with threats to put the owners of the establishment "in the basement" and burn down the bar along with the visitors. It was noted that leader of the "DNR public chamber" Alexander Kofman began commenting on the post. He threatened to close the bar, if songs in Ukrainian were sounded there. "Ganja, you should give up on your monthly provocations. Because Donetsk will live without a bar, and you are unlikely to live without Donetsk… While you live here, observe the laws, including moral ones", - Kofman threatened the owners of the establishment. Another supporter of the Russian World in Donetsk Yevgenia Martynova recalled the fire in the Lame Horse Russian club in the comments, suggesting "to close the issue together with Ukrainian underground. The bar administration decided to cancel the event after threats from the "DNR" provocateurs.
Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin forbidden to post on the Internet everything that happens in the occupied Donbas. According to it, "state" bodies, "local self-government" bodies, legal and private entities "are prohibited from connecting video surveillance systems and individual video cameras to information and telecommunication networks, including the Internet". Thus, it becomes impossible in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast to work with the usual all over the world WEB-cameras, demonstrating popular public places online: squares, tourist attractions, recreation areas and so on. The "DNR" leader allowed video monitoring on the Internet only "for territories and households of private ownership, which are not public places". "Public places and territories outside the objects of private ownership should not get in the field of video cameras viewing", - Denis Pushilin ordered.
Water supply in occupied Rovenky will be suspended from November 19 due to repairs on the main water pipeline. This was reported on the website of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". "In connection with the repair work on the Rovenky main conduit with a diameter of 800 mm along the insertion of a new section of the water conduit, water supply to consumers in the city of Rovenky will be stopped on November 19, 2020 from 08:00, approximately, until 20:00 of November 20, 2020 (taking into account the entry into operating mode)", - the report said. Luhanskvoda had repeatedly cut off the centralized water supply to Rovenky earlier due to accidents at the water main.