Four ceasefire violations were recorded in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 1, - the JFO headquarters reported. The armed formations of the Russian Federation opened fire towards the Ukrainian positions from grenade machine gun, hand-held anti-tank and under-barrel grenade launchers in the area of responsibility of the East tactical force in the suburb of Avdiivka. The enemy fired from small arms near Novomykhaylivka, and from grenade machine guns – near the village of Pyschevyk.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" state that the doctrine of the "Russian Donbass" does not contradict the Minsk agreements, since it was not "officially" adopted. This position was stated by Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself "Minister of Foreign Affairs". "We could not ignore a number of outright contradictions and false theses that were voiced, among other things, by the head of the Ukrainian delegation in Minsk. First of all, we are talking about the fact that the adopted "Russian Donbass" doctrine allegedly contradicts the Minsk agreements. This is fundamentally wrong for several reasons at once", - she stated. According to the "minister", the doctrine "was not officially adopted at the level of legislative bodies as a normative act, but is the brainchild of the scientific, cultural and educational communities of the Republic, reflecting the mood and aspirations of the region's residents".
Tariffs for water supply, district heating and hot water supply services for the population of the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast will increase by 20% from February 1. This decision was made on February 1 by the so-called "DNR government". In addition, tariffs for electricity will increase by 30%, for natural gas - by 16%, and for water disposal - by 11%. The electricity tariff for consumption up to 150 kWh will be 1.04 rubles, from 150 to 800 kWh - 1.42, over 800 kWh - 2.85. The tariff per cubic meter for water supply will be 15.26 rubles, and for water disposal - 9.84; for heating per square meter - 10.4 rubles. In addition, the maximum index of changes in tariffs for services for the maintenance of apartment buildings, structures and adjacent territories and for services for the removal of solid household waste was set at 1.2. Thus, on average, the total increase in the cost of the "utility bill" will be about 17%. The occupiers explained that "the decision to increase tariffs for housing and public utility services is connected, first of all, with the need to ensure the proper level of repair work in the housing and utilities sector, renewal of worn-out equipment and communications, increase salaries for workers in the industry and eliminate the shortage of personnel, which is currently about 23%, etc.
20 426 cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast on February 1. This was stated in the summary of the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". At the same time, 7838 patients are being treated. There are 1802 lethal cases. The mortality rate is 8.82%, which is several times higher than that in the free Ukrainian territory. The occupiers provide no statistics on "covid" for the previous day, January 31, since the only laboratory was being sanitized. It was reported that 32 cases of "usual" pneumonia, which are not associated with COVID-19 in CADO, were detected over the day. Of these, 21 patients were hospitalized. In total, 1497 patients with pneumonia are undergoing treatment, of which 646 are on oxygen support (+9 over the day).
The Yasynuvata Machine Building Plant in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast stated that "a tunneling machine for the subway is ready for shipment to Kazakhstan", but "the plant needs s state aid".