In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 14, ceasefire was observed during the day, but one violation of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation was recorded in the evening, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of the Ukrainian defenders near the settlement of Shumy from hand-held anti-tank and under-barrel grenade launchers. The shots were unaimed and did not threaten the lives of our soldiers, so they did not open fire in response. There are no combat losses or injuries among the Joint Forces personnel.
12 525 cases of COVID-19 were registered In the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast on the morning of December 14, of which 1148 cases were fatal. Thus, the mortality rate is 9.2%, which is several times higher than in the free territory of Donetsk oblast (2.06%). The occupiers did not conduct research on COVID-19 during the day of December 13 - the laboratory was being sanitized. At the same time, information on cases of pneumonia, which the "DNR" refuses to associate with coronavirus disease, was provided. Thus, another 63 cases of pneumonia were identified, of which more than half of the cases (36) required hospitalization. In total, 1722 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 576 are on oxygen support (+17 over the day).
Prices for bread increased in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. This was reported on social networks. On average, the price for bread in December went up by 10-25%. "The situation is explained in stores by the increase in the cost of raw materials", - local bloggers write, adding that farmers talked about a record grain harvest in the summer. At the same time, was noted that there were no "official comments of the DNR" regarding the increase in bread prices.
The "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin ordered to come up with a "platform of the ideological structure" of the so-called "Russian Donbass". He stated this at a meeting with the local community. "The values and traditions of the population of Donbas should be comprehensively explained, defined and reflected in the cultural and historical doctrine, which will be called "Russian Donbass", - the puppet "head" pathetically announced. According to him, "on the basis of the new program document, all the work of the "state" authorities will be built… at least for a generation ahead". "We will not be able to move on without this. Our citizens, our families and friends should live with dignity", - he once again promised the residents of the occupied Donbas a better life "taking into account the difficulties we faced".
The fake "DNR Ministry of Health" is negotiating about the supply of the Sputnik V vaccine with the Russian Ministry of Health. This was stated by leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin on the air of the Russia 24 channel. According to him, the vaccine is already being prepared for delivery, and issues of volumes are being discussed. According to him, medical staff, teachers and social workers will be vaccinated first of all. As reported by OstroV, state employees and civil servants in Moscow were forced to participate in trials of Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V.
Over three dozen people with various injuries sustained as a result of difficult weather conditions turned to the "DNR" trauma center in occupied Donetsk in the morning. Separatist media wrote this. "34 people came to us with various injuries in the morning alone. People continue to come, there is a large flow", - Vadim Onopryenko, who calls himself the deputy head of the medical institution, informed. As reported, difficult weather conditions would remain in the occupied part of territory of the Donetsk oblast on December 15 as well.
There were interruptions in communication with the Vodafone mobile operator in occupied Makiivka. Users of social networks wrote this. "There is no connection in Butovo, Makiivka", - residents reported. "What is with Vodafon? No network", - users asked. At the same time, the so-called "Ministry of Communications of the DNR" reported that "the likelihood of emergencies associated with damage (breaks) of communication lines is predicted" due to bad weather. "We ask telecommunications operators and residents of the republic to be careful", - the message said.
The supply of water to five cities in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast was reduced due to emergency repair work on the water pipe. This was said in the message of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". "In connection with emergency repair work on the Alchevsk - Petrovske water pipeline with a diameter of 1000 mm approximately until 14:00 on December 15 (taking into account the entry into operation), the water supply to consumers in the settlements of Alchevsk has been reduced by 20%; Antratsyt, Krasnyi Luch and Petrovske - by 60%; Perevalsk - by 15%", - the message said.