In the area of the Joint Forces operation on February 17, no violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded. This was reported by the JFO headquarters.
Part of the occupied Luhansk region was left without the Vodafone (MTS) Ukrainian mobile communication due to an accident on the power line. This was reported in the so-called "Ministry of Communications of the LNR". "In connection with an accident on the power line of the mobile communication junction station of the Vodafone Ukraine Ukrainian operator, the provision of communication services in the settlements and adjacent areas was stopped: Krasnyi Luch, Alchevsk, Stakhanov, Pervomaisk, Kirovsk, Brianka, Perevalsk, Artemivsk, Yubileyne settlement", - the message said. The occupiers did not report when communication would be restored.
157 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast over the day. This was reported by the so-called "DNR Ministry of Health". In addition, nine deaths have been reported. In total, 23 056 cases of the disease were confirmed in CADO as of February 17, 6 058 people are being treated and 1 956 people died. The mortality rate is still extremely high - 8.5% (1.9% - in the free territory of Ukraine and 2.2% - in the world). 53 cases of pneumonia were also detected over the day, of which 45 patients were hospitalized. In total, 1 015 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 474 are on oxygen support (+14 over the day).
Doctors registered 2906 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied Luhansk region since the beginning of the pandemic, separatist media wrote. Four deaths over the day were also reported.
A number of road accidents occurred in the occupied Donetsk on February 17. This was reported by eyewitnesses in social networks. For example, one of the accidents occurred on the bridge across Kalmius along the Ilyich Avenue. Another accident happened in the Leninskyi district of the city at the intersection of st. I.Tkachenko and st. Ionova. It was also reported about an accident on the Artema Street (near the Sieviernyi shopping center). In addition, the Donetsk residents wrote about a road accident at the exit from the Motor gas station on the Ilyich Avenue.
The body of a drowned man was found in the reservoir near the Chelyuskintsev mine in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations". The ice was cut through with the help of an entrenching tool and the body of the man was removed, which was near the coast. "Personal data of the deceased are being established", - the message said.