In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 21, six violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The armed formations of the Russian Federation opened fire from 82 caliber mortars, grenade launchers and small arms in the area of responsibility of the North tactical force near the settlement of Pivdenne. Two members of the Joint Forces were wounded by shrapnel as a result of the enemy shots. The soldiers were promptly taken to a medical facility, where they received proper medical attention. The health of the wounded is satisfactory. In the same direction, but already near Luhanske, the enemy was firing towards our positions from 82 caliber mortars, a heavy machine gun and grenade launchers. The enemy also provoked our soldiers near the settlement of Shumy, firing from grenade launchers and 82-caliber mortars. In the area of responsibility of the East tactical force, the Russian occupation troops violated the ceasefire once and fired two unaimed provocative shots from an anti-tank grenade launcher near Vodiane in Pryazovia. Ukrainian soldiers returned fire to numerous shelling of the enemy.
13 522 cases of COVID-19 infection were registered in the occupied Donetsk region on the morning of December 21, of which 1226 were fatal. These are the data of the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". Thus, the mortality rate is 9.07%, which is significantly higher than that in the free territory of Ukraine (1.7%). The occupiers did not conduct research on COVID-19 during the day of December 20 - the laboratory was being sanitized. It was reported that 74 cases of pneumonia were detected over the day, which CADO refuses to associate with coronavirus infection, of which 33 patients needed hospitalization. In total, 1805 patients with "usual" pneumonia are being treated, of which 578 are on oxygen support (+15 over the day).
There are mass cases of detecting counterfeit banknotes of 1000 and 5000 rubles in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast. The population is warned about this by announcements in public transport. OstroV's source in Luhansk reported that the so-called "law enforcement agencies of the republic" had already received an order from "head of the republic" Leonid Pasechnik to find those responsible for importing fakes from Russia. The fact that the origin of counterfeit banknotes is Russian is confirmed by the information previously posted on the official website of the Office of the MIA of the Russian Federation in the Vologda oblast. As the source of OstroV in Luhansk noted, the main threat posed by the forgeries is sharp inflation in the territory of CALO, which can bring down the remnants of the economy of the "republic" and lead to the impoverishment of people. This is especially true for pensioners, who, due to their age, are physically unable to distinguish fakes of this level from the real ones.
Six road accidents were committed in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast over the weekend of December 19-20, in which 10 people were injured. These are the data of the fake "DNR MIA".
The movement of trams on the route No.1 "DMZ - Railway Station" was suspended in occupied Donetsk on December 21 due to a traffic accident. This was announced by the so-called "head of the city administration" Alexey Kulemzin in Telegram. "Tram traffic on route No.1 was stopped in both directions due to an accident on the Kyivskyi Avenue, where two cars collided", - Kulemzin reported.
The water supply to Brianka, Holubovske and Kadiivka in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast was stopped due to repair work on the water pipelines. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". The occupation authorities promise to resume the water supply no earlier than December 23. In addition, the supply of water to a number of settlements in the Slovianoserbsk district was reduced due to repair work at the pump station.