Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 8 was completely controlled by our units, - the JFO headquarters reported. The ceasefire was observed along the entire contact line from the beginning of the day. No violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded.
Hundreds of Russian mercenaries who fought in the Donbas are in prison in the occupied territory of Donbas. This fact was admitted by Russian propagandist Yuriy Kotenok on his Telegram. Russian authorities do not see this as a problem and do not help their compatriots, - he wrote. "In relation to some of them, the investigation lasts several years in violation of all procedural rules. Russian officials refuse to provide state help to their citizens, violating constitutional rights. They are not interested in health or conditions of detention. They do not require extradition. They do not even have a list of Russian citizens in the "LDNR" institutions", - Kotenok was indignant. According to him, there is an impression of "an artificial information curtain in relation to Russian volunteers in the detention facilities/camps of the "LDNR". "War correspondent Kotenok" did not specify that most of the Russian mercenaries were thrown "into the basement" in the "DNR/LNR" for banditry, robbery and murders.
Another 168 cases of COVID-19 have been "officially" confirmed in the occupied Donetsk region over the day. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". At the same time, 11 deaths were registered - men aged 40 to 73 years and women aged 35 to 88 years died. In total, 11 695 cases of COVID-19 and 1101 deaths were recorded in CADO on December 8. The mortality rate was 9.41%, which is several times higher than in the free territory of Ukraine. The occupiers also identified 122 cases of "usual" pneumonia over the day, of which hospitalization was required in 98 cases. In total, 1569 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 500 are on oxygen support (+40 over the day).
A fire broke out in Central City Clinical Hospital No.6 in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations". "There was a fire in the hospital building of the maternity ward. Medical personnel evacuated 14 patients", - the report said. There are no casualties. The cause of the fire is being established. It was also reported that 15 fires occurred in just a day.
The water supply to Kadiivka (formerly Stakhanov) in the occupied Luhansk region was reduced by 50% due to repair work on the main water pipeline. This was said in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". Water supply to Stakhanov's consumers will be reduced by 50% from 04:00 on December 8 in connection with the repair work to replace the Svitlychne - Stakhanov section of the main water pipeline with a diameter of 1000 mm approximately until 08:00 on December 10", - the it report said.
The "DNR" occupiers are outraged that the so-called "Post of Donbass" intends to issue a stamp with a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Staff propagandist of the "republic" Alexey Akutin wrote this. He was outraged that the "DNR" postal operator is going to issue the stamp on April 21, 2021. "I do not even want to comment on this nasty stuff! There is only hope that the "DNR Ministry of Communications" will draw appropriate conclusions and take appropriate measures against this ideological provocation", - Akutin wrote. The reason for his indignation lies in the fact that British instructors have been training the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine under the Orbital training mission program since 2015. According to the separatist, this fact should force the "Post of Donbass" to refuse popularizing the British queen. As previously reported, CADO had issued postage stamps with the image of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and general secretary of the period of the stagnation of the the USSR Leonid Brezhnev. This caused a stormy joyful reaction from a number of Donetsk separatists.