Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 10 was controlled by Ukrainian defenders, - the JFO headquarters reported. The Russian occupation forces have violated the ceasefire six times since the beginning of the day. Thus, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems near the settlements of Vodiane, Avdiivka and Lebedynske in the area of responsibility of the East tactical force. Two more facts of ceasefire violations were recorded in the suburb of Marinka, where the enemy used an anti-tank grenade launcher and small arms. The enemy also fired at the position of the Joint Forces from small arms near the settlement of Starohnativka. Fire provocations of the enemy posed no threat to our defenders, so the Ukrainian units did not use weapons in response. There were no combat losses as a result of the enemy shots. The representatives of the OSCE were informed of the ceasefire violation by the armed formations of the Russian Federation.
12 045 cases of COVID-19 infection were registered in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast on December 10, of which 1121 were fatal. These are the data of the so-called "DNR Ministry of Health". The mortality rate is 9.3%, which is significantly higher than that in the free territory of Ukraine. In addition, 10 more deaths were registered - men aged 40 to 80 years and women aged 38 to 84 years died. 114 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the day, 2 cases more than in the previous day. Of these, the patients were hospitalized in 88 cases. In total, 1597 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 535 are on oxygen support (+28 over the day).
The residents of CADO are more concerned about the problem of blocking the crossing of the demarcation line with the free territories of Ukraine by the "DNR" occupiers. These are the results of a poll conducted in one of the separatist publics about the main issue for the "direct line" with leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin, scheduled for December 15. Almost a quarter of the respondents are concerned about opening of the "border" from the territory of the Donetsk oblast controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. In second place in terms of urgency, residents of the occupied Donbas called the problem of low pensions and wages, as well as delays in wage payments. Only 4% of the respondents are interested in the "DNR" leader's assessment of the imitation of the "DNR" occupiers' participation in the Minsk process.
The clones of "universities" in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast intend to fully return to the internal delivery mode and the session passing. This was written in the separatist segment of social networks. Local bloggers reported that students of all courses of all "higher educational institutions" would return to full-time education that starting from December 14. That is, in classrooms. Allegedly, such a decision has already been made at the meetings, an "order of the DNR Ministry of Education" is expected.
PR of the actions of the "DNR authorities" in the occupied districts of Donetsk oblast reached the point of absurdity once again - "mayor" of Debaltseve Igor Zakharevich solemnly presented a gift for the preprimary school - a kitchen whisk. This information was posted on the "mayor's" Telegram channel on the morning of December 10. "Taking care of children is the most important guarantor for the existence of any state and I want to pay to the younger generation as much attention as possible", - the message said. "Today I replenished the material and technical base of Municipal Preschool Educational Institution "Preprimary school No.5 "Ladushki" and presented a gift that is necessary for cooking ", - "head" of Debaltseve wrote himself. Users also report that the price of a whisk for the kitchen is about $2. When social networks began to ridicule this "act of charity", the photos were removed from the page of the "mayor" on the social network.
Numerous leaks in the water pipes in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast lead to the formations of "river overflows" along the streets of cities. This topic has become one of the top topics that are discussed in the separatist segment of social networks. The problem became even more urgent due to the frosty temperature, when the "rivers" of water on the roads turned into ice slides. "Snizhne, the road to the village of Boldyrieva. Cars are forced to make a detour of several kilometers to get on the main highway", - the residents of CADO wrote. "Good news for Shakhtarsk: a playground will appear in the city. But the fate of the stinking swamp of sewage in the center of Shakhtarsk near the monument to Lenin and Pushilin was not discussed. As well as another "flooding" in Zemlianky, in Makiivka", - local bloggers wrote. The situation in occupied Chystiakove (formerly Torez) is no better. "It is not very pleasant - there are leaks of water all over the city. They do not even write about Malakhova and Lva Tolstoho - water flows there all year round, a glacier is born every winter", - residents of occupied Donetsk reported. "It will not be easier any longer. The networks are very worn out. There is a need for a global reconstruction", - the Donetsk residents believe. "Donetsk, a water leak from the hatch at the Komsomolskyi Avenue stop along the Universytetska Street. It is scary to think what is under the hatch. There are dozens of them around the city", - residents wrote.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise, controlled by the "LNR" militants, suspended the water supply to Dovzhansk and two villages due to a leak in the water pipe, separatist media write. "There was a leak in the main water pipeline "Molodohvardiyska pump station of the third rising - Sverdlovsk" with a diameter of 900 mm on the morning of December 10". The water supply to consumers in the city of Sverdlovsk and the settlements of Komsomolskyi and Myrne was interrupted from 9:50 a.m. due to the emergency", - the report said. The emergency repair team left to find and eliminate the leak in the pipeline. The approximate time for the main water conduit to enter the operating mode after the completion of the repair is by noon of December 11, - was promised at the enterprise.