In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 17, three violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire near Vodiane in Pryazovia starting from the night. At first, the enemy used 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers of various systems. The enemy used heavy weapons - 122 mm artillery systems, 120 and 82 mm mortars in the same direction in the morning. The enemy violated the ceasefire near the same settlement for the third time, having opened fire from grenade launchers. In addition, a soldier of one of our mechanized brigades in the area of Avdiivka was wounded at about 17.40 as a result of sniper fire. The Ukrainian JCCC group immediately activated the ceasefire coordination mechanism and sent a special note to the OSCE SMM. It was noted that the condition of the serviceman was stable, he was conscious and was placed in a medical institution.
13 067 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast, of which 1186 were fatal. These are the data of the fake "DNR Ministry of Health" as of December 17. Thus, the mortality rate is 9.07%, which is more than 5 times higher than that in the free territory of Ukraine - 1.7%. 177 patients with coronavirus infection were identified in CADO on December 16, another 13 patients died. The occupiers also reported that 102 more cases of "usual" pneumonia were detected over the day, of which 76 patients needed hospitalization. In total, 1683 patients with pneumonia are being treated inCADO, of which 564 are on oxygen support (+22 over the day).
Doctors registered 1913 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast, separatist media wrote. There is also another fatal case reported over the past day.
Coal enterprises in the occupied Donbas, which have regular wage debts to their employees, cannot even pay for the services of transporting coal to Russia. This follows from the letter of the so-called Shakhtiorskpogruztrans to the largest coal producer in CADO Torezantratsyt. In particular, the Shakhtiorskpogruztrans enterprise complains that Torezantratsyt does not fulfill the terms of the contract for transport services in terms of payment for services rendered, which is why transport workers cannot pay their employees wages and buy fuel and lubricants. So, the debt is more than $8 thousand as of December 15. In the absence of payments, transport workers threaten to stop transporting coal. As previously reported, the crisis situation at the coal industry enterprises under the occupation conditions was aggravated: the "DNR" occupiers have closed 19 mines since 2014.
In the "DNR", a certain nouveau riche is looking for a dwarf to serve a banquet he is organizing in one of the restaurants in occupied Donetsk. The corresponding announcement was made public by popular blogger under the nickname hochu_dodomu. It is planned that the dwarf will emphasize the "aesthetics of decadence" at the "dinner party" by offering caviar to the guests. "A private person is going to give a banquet in one of Donetsk restaurants. A dwarf is required to offer caviar to guests on a tray for the aesthetics of decadence. He will not need special artistic skills", - the announcement says. Taking into account the mores prevailing in the occupied Donbas, the candidate for the position of "court jester" is reassured that "the courtesy and decency of the guests is guaranteed".
The "DNR" occupiers reported the arrest of a 41-year-old man suspected of committing sexual abuse of a minor. This was written by the fake "DNR MIA". According to the report, a resident of the occupied Donetsk filed a complaint about the actions of the unknown man, who sent his 13-year-old daughter intimate photos through a messenger. Ivan Belous, born in 1979, suspected of committing this crime, was detained on December 17. According to the "legislation" adopted in the "DNR", he faces "the maximum punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to eight years with the deprivation of the right to hold certain posts or be engaged in certain activities for up to fifteen years".