Four ceasefire violations were recorded in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 16, - the JFO headquarters reported. The Russian-occupation forces fired at the Ukrainian positions from 82-caliber mortars in the area of responsibility of the East tactical force near Krasnohorivka. The enemy opened fire from heavy anti-tank and under-barrel grenade launchers near Vodiane in Pryazovia. The armed formations of the Russian Federation fired from a sniper weapon in the area of responsibility of the North tactical force near the settlement of Pivdenne. The Ukrainian defenders returned fire to aimed attacks from the enemy. There are no combat losses among our soldiers.
There was an explosion and a subsequent fire at the gas distribution center in occupied Luhansk late in the evening of February 15, - the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR" reported. "An explosion of unknown origin occurred at about 23:05, followed by a fire at a gas distribution center in Luhansk along the 2nd Bilomorska Street. The height of the flame reaches 20 meters", - the report said. The fire was extinguished by 3 a.m. on Tuesday. Dismantling of the damaged section of the gas pipeline is in progress.
The so-called "LNR Ministry of State Security" stated that it qualified the explosion of a gas pipeline on the outskirts of occupied Luhansk as sabotage. It took the local security officer about half a day to come to these conclusions. "The fact of the gas pipeline explosion is qualified as "sabotage", - the security officials stated without specifying whether the necessary examinations were carried out. The "Ministry of State Security" added that the crime was committed "by unidentified persons in order to undermine the economic security and defense capability of the LNR".
139 new cases of coronavirus infection were diagnosed in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast on February 15, - the so-called "DNR Ministry of Health" reported. In addition, 21 deaths were recorded. In total, 22 899 cases of coronavirus disease were confirmed in CADO as of February 16, 6633 are being treated, 1947 people have died. The death rate continues to break all anti-records in the world - 8.5%. The daily number of cases of "usual" pneumonia also increased: 65 cases of pneumonia were detected over the day, 30 cases more than in the previous day. Of these, 52 patients were hospitalized. In total, 1053 patients with pneumonia, which the occupiers do not associate with "covid", are being treated, of these 493 are on oxygen support (+15 over the day).
Doctors registered two more deaths from COVID-19 in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast over the day. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the LNR". Doctors have registered 251 deaths of patients with coronavirus in CALO since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of reported cases of COVID-19 is 2871.
A tram car of route No. 10 derailed in the Budonivskyi district of occupied Donetsk. This was announced by Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself "the head of the administration" of Donetsk, on a social network. The "mayor" reported that "the movement of trams along route No.10 has been temporarily suspended". "The car derailed along the Kuchumov Street in the direction of the Vostochny microdistrict. There are no casualties", - Kulemzin specified.
The "DNR police" car got into an accident in the Budonivskyi district of occupied Donetsk, having collided with a Chevrolet. This was reported on social networks. "An accident involving a police car. Left-bank, RTK gas station", - eyewitnesses wrote. The details of the accident are unknown, but the townspeople put forward their assumptions: "They will say that the driver in the Chevrolet wanted to hide, but they had suspicions, trash-cops".