There was ceasefire along virtually the entire contact line in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 30. This was reported by the JFO headquarters. One violation of the ceasefire was recorded near the settlement of Avdiivka, in the area of responsibility of the Vostok tactical force. Here, the armed formations of the Russian Federation fired several provocative shots towards the Ukrainian positions from hand-held anti-tank and under-barrel grenade launchers. The ceasefire was observed in the area of responsibility of the North tactical force. There are no combat losses or wounds among our soldiers.
15 083 cases of coronavirus disease were confirmed in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast on December 30, 1350 people died. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". Thus, mortality from COVID-19 continues to be at the level of 9%, which is several times higher than the same indicator in the free territory of Ukraine and in the world. 185 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected over the past day, December 29. At the same time, 22 deaths were registered. Also, 125 cases of pneumonia were detected over the day, which the occupiers refuse to associate with COVID-19. Of these, hospitalization of patients was required in 102 cases. A total of 1739 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 658 are on oxygen support (+23 over the day).
Plans to renovate the Youth Palace, near which there is a lifetime monument to Kobzon, erected back in 2003, were announced in occupied Donetsk. Russian State Duma deputy Kazbek Taisayev stated this on the TV channel of the "DNR" occupiers. "We are now engaged in the reconstruction of the youth palace… It is especially important for us that Joseph Kobzon began his work in this palace. The deputies came out with the initiative to give it the name of Kobzon", - Taisayev said. The Donetsk residents also write in local social networks that a delegation from Yakutia came to Donetsk to implement the youth palace reconstruction project. It should be added that the words of Taisayev that Kobzon "began his work" in the youth palace is sheer stupidity: the palace was built in 1975, when Kobzon was almost 40 years old.
In occupied Donetsk, another fire broke out in hospital No.18, destroyed by shelling of previous years. The citizens wrote this in social networks. "Long-suffering hospital No.18 was again on fire tonight", - the users wrote. As reported by OstroV, there was about the eighth or ninth fire in the hospital building in November this year. The heating circuit was closed in the building, but the "DNR" occupiers do not allocate money for repairs.
Occupiers of the Donetsk oblast threaten with problems on New Year's holidays not only the owners of Ukrainian passports, but also the owners of cars with Ukrainian license plates. This was reported by the so-called employee of the "Ministry of Information" Alexey Akutin in his Telegram channel. "Traditionally, on the New Year's eve, the capital of our Motherland is gradually flooded with cars with license plates of one unfriendly country. Despite the political situation, guests are always welcome here! Especially, by the traffic police officers. Because they demand from the owners of such license plates either a certificate of crossing the state border, or availability of license plates of the republican standard. Otherwise, please go to the impoundment lot at 75, Pavshykh Kommunarov Avenue. If these adventures were really a surprise last year, then this year, people were warned in advance. All the best to everyone!", - Akutin wrote. As OstroV reported, the "DNR" occupiers promised to detain residents walking with a Ukrainian passport on New Year's holidays and deliver them to the "police station".
In occupied Horlivka, two scammers sold chamomile flowers to a drug addict under the guise of cannabis. This was stated in messages in the separatist segment of social networks. They began to blackmail the would-be buyer, After the "successful" transaction, they began to blackmail the buyer, threatening to inform that he was buying and using narcotic agents. The victim of deception and blackmail handed over $150 to the scammers for their silence. Both "dealers" were detained. The reports say they face up to 5 years in prison.
Almost 1.5 thousand subscribers in occupied Dovzhansk (formerly Sverdlovsk) were left without power supply due to an emergency shutdown of the power transmission line. This was said in the report of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". The timing of the restoration of power supply was not reported.