Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 3 remained under the control of our units, - the JFO headquarters reported. The armed formations of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire agreements seven times since the beginning of the day. The enemy fired several shots from 120-caliber mortars and automatic heavy grenade launchers in the area of responsibility of the East tactical force, not far from Vodiane. The enemy carried out remote mining of the positions of our troops in the same sector four times, having used the prohibited POM-2 mines. In addition, the Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire near the settlement of Opytne with shots from an anti-tank grenade launcher. The enemy fire posed no threat to the life and health of the Ukrainian defenders, so our soldiers did not open fire in response.
The Olenivka checkpoint on the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast will let the citizens to pass on December 4. This was written by separatist media. It was specified that the occupiers allowed to cross the demarcation line from 09.00 to 16.30 according to the following rules: to leave CADO, you must have a registration (residence permit) on the free territory of Ukraine; to enter CADO, permission is required from the so-called "interdepartmental operational headquarters of the DNR", for which documents are submitted in advance. When entering CADO, the occupiers require filling out a consent form for referral to the inpatient department of a healthcare institution for examination. Or, if you wish, you can undergo a paid examination while passing the checkpoint (rapid test for the new coronavirus infection Covid-19).
Donetsk terrorist Sergey Zavdovieyev was denied Russian passport as a person who poses a threat to the security of the Russian Federation. This was reported by Russian media. "A striking example of blatant injustice is "Colonel" Sergey Zavdovieyev (call sign "Frenchman"), a man who unconditionally supported the Russian Spring from the very first days and participated in almost all significant military operations on the "DNR" territory: capture of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, first battles at the airport, Ilovaisk and Debaltseve… The heroic path from a regular rifleman of Oplot to commander of the Legion Battalion has been completed", - the author of the publication described the contribution of the militant and terrorist to the Russian occupation of Donbas. "So the Frenchman was recently denied Russian citizenship. On the basis of a number of paragraphs, clauses, parts and articles. The official reason for the refusal is that "the applicant advocates forcible change of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation or otherwise creates a threat to the security of the Russian Federation", - the author of the publication was indignant.
The "DNR" occupiers revealed 172 more cases of COVID-19. This is the "official" statistics of the "DNR Ministry of Health". Another 16 deaths were also recorded: men aged 42 to 87 and women aged 63 to 80 died. In total, 11 149 cases of COVID-19 were registered in CADO as of December 3, of which there are 1050 fatal cases. That is, the mortality rate is 9.42%, which is several times higher than the indicators in the free territory of Ukraine. 96 cases of pneumonia were also detected over the day, which the occupiers refuse to associate with coronavirus. Of these, hospitalization was required in 76 cases. In total, 1499 patients with "usual" pneumonia are being treated at CADO, of which 479 are on oxygen support (+23 over the day).
Doctors registered 1813 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast during the pandemic, separatist media wrote. Another fatal case was registered over the day.
An emergency site at the Kalinin coal mine in occupied Donetsk that had a fire four months ago was flooded. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations". As reported by OstroV, the fire at the Kalinin mine began on August 1 and spread to several workings. At that time, there were 61 people in the mine, who were raised to the surface, with the exception of those involved in the elimination of the accident.
A road traffic accident occurred on the Makiivka bypass road in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. This was reported on social networks. "ZIL hit the semitrailer by its side", - the report said. The victims have not yet been reported. Let us note that it was reported in the separatist segment of social networks in the morning of December 3 that ice was observed in Makiivka throughout the city. "Rain on the frozen asphalt", - users wrote.
A road accident occurred in occupied Donetsk. Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself "the head of the city administration", wrote this on a social network. "Traffic accident at the intersection of Cheliuskintsev St. and Molodykh Shakhtiorov St.: collision of tram No.1 with a passenger car. There are no casualties", - the message said. Tram traffic on route 1 was temporarily suspended.
A fire broke out in a two-story residential building in the village of Korsun in occupied Yenakiieve. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations". The fire destroyed the roof of the house on an area of 10 square meters, used items, as well as a shed nearby. In total, five fires happened in CADO over the day: one each in Donetsk, Makiivka, Starobesheve and two in Yenakiieve.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise, controlled by the "LNR" militants, suspended water supply to the suburbs of occupied Luhansk due to an accident at the main water pipeline, separatist media wrote. "In connection with the accident at the Kondrashevsky main water pipeline with a diameter of 800 mm, the water supply to the residents of Velyka Verhunka and Krasnyi Yar has been temporarily stopped", - the message said.