In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 9, 6 violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupation forces were recorded. This was reported by the JFO headquarters. So, the enemy opened provocative fire from grenade launchers of various systems on Ukrainian positions near Talakivka twice, and near Avdiivka - from an automatic easel grenade launcher. In addition, to adjust the fire from the automatic grenade launcher, the enemy used a "quadrocopter" UAV from the side of the Mineralne settlement. It took the Ukrainian soldiers just a few shots from small arms to shoot down the enemy UAV after crossing the demarcation line. There are no combat losses and injuries among the Ukrainian defenders as a result of the enemy shots. Our soldiers also revealed the fact of hardening positions by the enemy towards Ukrainian units in the area of the settlement of Vodiane. The armed formations of the Russian Federation carried out three detonations using mine-clearing charges near Luhanske for hardening positions with the advance towards our units.
In the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast, an attempt was made to reduce the speculative price rush for medical products by setting maximum trade markups. This was reported on the "official website of the DNR". The report said that the purpose of the temporary "state regulation" of prices for disinfectants and medical products was "to prevent price increases… in the face of a worsening situation due to the threat of the import and spread of a new coronavirus infection". Price controls are introduced for 90 days.
The "DNR" occupiers identified 169 more cases of COVID-19 over the past day. These are the data of the fake "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, 10 deaths were recorded - men aged 37 to 70 and women aged 35 to 95 died. In total, 11 864 cases of COVID-19 infection were registered in CADO as of December 9, of which 1 111 are fatal. The mortality rate is 9.36%, which is several times higher than that in the free territory of Ukraine. CADO also provides statistics on cases of pneumonia that are not associated with COVID-19. So, 112 cases of the disease were detected over the day, of which hospitalization was carried out in 81 cases. A total of 1613 patients with "usual" pneumonia are undergoing treatment, of which 511 are on oxygen support (+22 over the day).
A number of districts remain without water supply in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast due to accidents on water pipes, - the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations" reported. So, there was a leak in a water conduit in the Chervonohvardiskyi district of Makiivka, in the village of Karl Marx, a part of the Chervonohvardiskyi district was left without water supply. Also, 2200 private sector subscribers and 4 social facilities were left without water supply in Kirovske of the Shakhtarsk district due to a pipe leak. In addition, 786 private sector subscribers and three social facilities remain without water in Siedove of the Novoazovsk district.
A road accident involving a tram and three cars occurred in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by eyewitnesses in social networks. The accident happened in the Budonivskyi district, in the village of Obyednanyi. "A road traffic accident. Obyednanyi, the tram collided with 3 cars", - the Donetsk residents wrote.
Doctors registered 1850 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast, separatist media wrote. Another fatal case has also been reported over the past day.
Molodohvardiysk, Rovenky, Dovzhansk and part of the Dovzhansk district in the occupied Luhansk region were left without water due to leaks in the main water pipeline. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". In addition, there was a leak in the Rovenky water main with a diameter of 800 mm, as a result of which water supply to consumers of Rovenky and the Dovzhansk district, connected from the Volodarsk main water pipeline, was stopped.