One violation of the ceasefire was recorded in the area of the Joint Forces operation on January 19, - the JFO headquarters reported. In the area of responsibility of the East tactical force near Vodiane in Pryazovia, the Russian occupation forces opened fire towards the Ukrainian positions from grenade machine guns, heavy and light anti-tank grenade launchers, as well as from a large-caliber machine gun. Our defenders gave an adequate response to the enemy shelling. There are no combat losses among Ukrainian soldiers.
In the spirit of eliminated predecessor Alexander Zakharchenko, the "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin laid claims to expansion of the area of the pro-Russian occupiers. He said this in an interview with the Russia 1 TV channel. "Of course, we would like to win, and we are ready for this, we will make every effort that we have. And apply everything that we have. And, of course, only the "DNR" and "LNR" will be not enough for us then. We need the whole of Novorossia then. We need a much larger territory then. Therefore, it will be a very painful step for Ukraine. Ukraine will definitely not exist then. We will see what remains", - the "DNR" leader stated.
Occupiers of certain areas of the Donetsk oblast (CADO) prepare a legal coup with far-reaching consequences - the deprivation of civil and property rights of the Donetsk citizens of Ukraine who will not accept or will not have a chance to accept the passports of the so-called "DNR". This was reported by the Russian Spectr media outlet. It was noted that these measures of the occupiers can affect from one and a half to two million people. As it became known to Spectr from a source close to the "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin, discussions of the project, the result of which may be a complete separation from the region of IDPs and those who still cling to Ukraine, are underway in Donetsk. The "bill" was written on the basis of the law on citizenship of the unrecognized republic of Abkhazia. It is assumed that this "law" will restrict holders of Ukrainian passports with a Donetsk residence permit in the right to sell their own apartments and houses, purchase any real estate and engage in entrepreneurial activity.
18 149 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast as of January 18, 1604 people died. This was reported by the so-called "DNR" Ministry of Health. Thus, the mortality rate is 8.84%, which is several times higher than that in the free territory of the Donetsk oblast (1.84%). The occupiers diagnosed 244 new cases of coronavirus infection over January 18, 20 deaths have also been reported. Furthermore, 86 cases of pneumonia were detected over the day, which CADO refuses to associate with coronavirus infection (which is 33 cases more than over the past day). Of these, 67 patients were hospitalized. A total of 1777 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 687 are on oxygen support (+17 over the day).
"Firms" which make money or completely deceive pensioners operate in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast under the conditions of a ban on the part of the "DNR" occupiers to enter the free territory of Ukraine. This was written in social networks. "Dealers continue to cash in. Offensive marketing is being used", - was written in the local publics about the services of "assistance in obtaining a pension", which is delivered to the mailboxes in CADO. The report noted that they lie through teeth "about" no interest, cheating naive pensioners. They take quite a good percentage for their services – sometimes, the size of one pension". At the same time, the "intermediaries" do not hesitate to use the logo of Oschadbank, which has nothing to do with such advertising in CADO.
Seven high-rise buildings and five social sphere facilities in the Voroshylovskyi district of occupied Donetsk were left without heating due to a burst in the heating networks, seven high-rise buildings and five social sphere facilities were left without heating. This was reported by the so-called "head of the administration" of Donetsk Alexey Kulemzin in the social network. According to him, a burst in the heating networks was discovered at the boiler house, subordinated to the Donetsk Railway state-owned enterprise. "There are 7 apartment buildings and 5 social sphere facilities without heating. The repair work is underway at the moment", - Kulemzin reported. Let us recall that cold weather with a night air temperature of 16-21° frost and 9-14° frost in the daytime was established in CADO from January 17 to 22.