In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on January 13, the ceasefire was observed in all areas of responsibility of units, - the JFO headquarters reported. At the same time, it was emphasized that the situation in the area of the operation was fully controlled by the Ukrainian soldiers.
319 new cases of coronavirus infection were diagnosed in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast on January 12. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, 25 deaths have been reported. In total, as of January 13, 16 817 cases of coronavirus disease have been confirmed in CADO, 1489 people have died. That is, the mortality rate is 8.85%, which is several times higher than in the free territory of Ukraine and in the world. The occupiers also reported that 122 cases of "usual" pneumonia were detected over the day. Of these, hospitalization of patients was required in 95 cases. A total of 1 843 patients with "usual" pneumonia are being treated, of which 696 are on oxygen support (+29 over the day).
Doctors registered 2280 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, separatist media wrote. At the same time, four more deaths were reported over the past day.
A passenger bus en route from Moscow to the occupied territory of Donbas overturned in the Rostov oblast on January 13. Russian media reported two dead and several injured. One of the victims is in critical condition. The accident occurred on the 974-th km of the-4 Don highway in the Krasnosulinsky district of the Rostov oblast. The Russian Federation also reported that the bus had a fake "registration" in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast.
TV broadcasting will be temporarily absent in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast on January 18. This was reported by the so-called "DNR Ministry of Communications". "Scheduled maintenance of television and radio broadcasting equipment will be carried out on January 18 from 02:00 to 12:00", - the message said. "At this time, broadcasting will be absent throughout the entire territory of the republic", - the occupiers wrote.
The so-called "DNR customs office" established 996 facts of "illegal" movement of goods across the "border" in the occupied territory of Donetsk region over 11 months of 2020, which is 62% more compared to the same period in 2019. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Revenue". "The import of goods for a total amount of $1.75 million has been prevented, which is $755 thousand more than the figure for the previous year", - the message said. It also said that attempts to smuggle products were made from Russia, the neighboring "LNR" and the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. The occupiers boasted that they had fined the "smugglers" nearly $674 thousand.
It was planned to repair 97 housing and social facilities in the occupied part of Donetsk oblast in 2020, but only 37 are ready in sum. This was announced by Sergey Naumets, who calls himself "Minister of Construction, Housing and Public Utilities of the DNR". According to him, the facilities could not be completed on time for a number of reasons, among which he did not name the traditional for the "DNR" - lack of money, having voiced it as "some unforeseen difficulties". "We had to act in an emergency mode. The spread of coronavirus infection, a shortage of construction personnel and some unforeseen difficulties also affected the schedule of works", - Naumets admitted.
Residents of occupied Donetsk are massively complaining about the "new" color and smell of tap water in their apartments. They wrote this in social networks. Both the central and remote areas of the city complain about the specific color and smell of tap water. According to the Donetsk residents, the color of the water is green, yellow and brown, with the smell of swamp mud, bleach and iodine. "The water is green and stinks of fish, it is been for the second week already", - a resident of the center wrote. "Today we changed the water in the aquarium. The fish died after it. According to the ph test, it showed 10-12 at a rate of 7. It has never happened before until this day", - a resident of the Bosse district complained. On this occasion, separatist media took a comment from representatives of the local clone of the Ukrainian Voda Donbasu, who reported that, allegedly, due to an increase in the concentration of ammonium in the water of the canal from which water is taken, it is necessary to "additionally purify it with a number of reagents". The source of ammonium entry into the Siverskyi Donets River has not been identified to this day.