Two violations of the ceasefire were recorded in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on January 21, - the JFO headquarters reported. The armed formations of the Russian Federation opened fire from automatic and heavy grenade launchers and small arms not far from the settlement of Krasnohorivka. Ukrainian servicemen gave an adequate response to the enemy shelling. Ukrainian defenders also discovered the passage of the enemy drones of the "quadrocopter" type, crossing the line of contact not far from Marinka and Krasnohorivka. Both UAVs were suppressed by our means of electronic warfare. There are no combat losses among our defenders.
The so-called doctrine of the "Russian Donbass" does not provide for the entry of the unrecognized "DТR" and "LТR" into Russia. This followув from the draft of this "document", posted by the occupation authorities of the CADO, allegedly, for general discussion. Earlier, the "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin has repeatedly stated that the main goal of the "doctrine" was the annexation of the "republics" to the Russian Federation. However, given the negative attitude of the Kremlin to such a development of events, it was decided come to a neutral wording: "The future of Donbass is only with Russia". According to the authors of the "doctrine," unity with the Russian Federation "is maintained by obtaining citizenship of the Russian Federation by residents of the DNR and LNR, comprehensive integration with Russia and its social, cultural, and economic institutions". Instead of the DNR/LNR joining Russia, "deepened economic integration with Russia, complex integration of the Donbass enterprises with Russian industry, intensification of socio-cultural, scientific, educational and other ties between the L/DNR and the Russian Federation" was declared. At the same time, the doctrine of the "Russian Donbass" provides for the expansion of the Russian occupation to the entire territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and the inclusion of the entire south-east of Ukraine in the orbit of the Russian world.
544 studies on COVID-19 were carried out in the occupied territory of Donetsk region, and 231 more cases of the disease (42.5%) were detected. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". 19 patients with coronavirus infection died over the day. There were 18 611 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in CADO and 1645 deaths as of January 21. Thus, the mortality rate is 8.84%, which is several times higher than the same indicator in the free territory of Ukraine. The occupiers also report that 83 cases of pneumonia, which are not associated with coronavirus, were detected over the day. Of these, 55 patients were hospitalized. In total, 1723 patients with pneumonia are undergoing treatment, of which 674 are on oxygen support (+19 over the day).
The website of the so-called "Donetsk News Agency" posted information under the hand the "Deputy Minister of Health", which warned residents of the occupied Donbas are about the serious side effects of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which can be fatal. At the same time, the information provides a number of cases when patients fell ill with COVID-19 or died after using the Russian vaccine. After the publication appeared, representatives of the occupation authorities rushed to state that the website of the "Donetsk News Agency" was hacked, naturally, by the Ukrainian side.
Tram No.10 derailed in occupied Donetsk. This was announced by Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself the "head of the city administration", on a social network. "The movement of tram No.10 from the plant of power pylons towards the Vostochny microdistrict has been temporarily suspended", - the message said. There are no casualties. Emergency services worked on site.
A road accident with the participation of a car of the "DNR" militant took place in the Bosse microdistrict of occupied Donetsk. Eyewitnesses wrote this in social networks. The accident happened near the end of the line of tram route No.3. The reports said that the Citroen driver was taken away by an ambulance after the collision with the BMW.
A man died in the village of Novyi Svit (Starobesheve district) on the occupied part of Donetsk region, falling through the ice. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations". The body of a citizen, born in 1956, was under the ice at a distance of 10 m from the coast. To take it out, it was necessary to cut through the ice with entrenching tool, - the report said.