In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 1, the Russian occupation troops fired at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine three times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The occupiers delivered aimed fire from automatic heavy grenade launchers in the area of responsibility of the East tactical force, not far from the settlement of Vodiane in Pryazoviz, and from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers - near Pavlopil. In the same direction, as a result of the explosion of a military vehicle on an unknown explosive device, one serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine sustained a combat injury and eight more soldiers were injured in combat. The soldiers were promptly taken to a medical facility, where they receive proper assistance. The Russian occupation forces carried out targeted shelling of Ukrainian positions from automatic heavy and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers not far from Bohdanivka. Our soldiers opened fire in response to the enemy shelling.
On the part of the occupiers of CADLO, there is a practice of delaying or non-observance of security guarantees and systemic manipulation of humanitarian issues as a lever of pressure on the Ukrainian side. This was reported by the JFO headquarters. It was noted that the Russian occupation troops have been delaying security guarantees for the restoration of a number of important facilities for two months, in particular, the gas distribution station in Marinka, the Horlivka-Toretske water pipeline in Pivdennr, power lines in Opytne and Bohdanivka and the water supply system in Marinka and Mayorske, as well as railway infrastructure facilities. At the same time, the enemy was carrying out engineer works in the Svitlodar direction to equip new positions in the direction of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The aforementioned facts indicate that representatives of the armed formations of the Russian Federation continue to demonstrate unwillingness to fulfill the agreements reached earlier.
24 410 cases of COVID-19 infection and 902 cases of "usual" pneumonia were confirmed in the occupied Donetsk region, as of March 1. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". 5691 patients with "covid" are being treated, there are 2038 fatal cases. The mortality rate remains at an extremely high level - 8.35%. Studies on the COVID-19 disease in CADO were not carried out over the last days of February. The occupiers also report that 35 cases of pneumonia were detected over the day, which they refuse to associate with the coronavirus. Of these, 23 patients were hospitalized. In total, 902 patients with "usual" pneumonia are being treated, of which 452 are on oxygen support (+11 over the day).
35 schools in occupied Donetsk, in which explosives were looking for on March 1, allegedly received a message in the morning demanding to refill the mobile account with one million hryvnia from each educational institution. Local residents wrote this in social networks. The message on behalf of a specific person, indicating a mobile phone number that is not supported by any of the mobile operators in Ukraine, it begins with + 38-075, says about the requirement to top up this number, otherwise there will be explosions in the schools. The messages also wrote that none of the 35 schools, to which e-mail the information about the mining of buildings was received, confirmed the information. Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself "the head of the administration" of Donetsk, also confirmed that "the experts did not find explosive objects or substances in the buildings of educational institutions. Schools will return to normal work from tomorrow".
The price of A-95 and A-92 gasoline, gas and diesel fuel went up at gas stations in the occupied districts of Donetsk oblasts. This was reported by the local fuel company. So, the price of A-95 and A-92 gasoline increased by 2 rubles per liter and is 49 and 48 rubles, respectively. Also, the price of gas and diesel fuel increased by 1 ruble - 50 and 29 rubles, respectively.
A 17-year-old local resident was detained in the Proletarskyi district of occupied Donetsk, who killed his father under the influence of alcohol. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". Arriving after a call from a neighbor of the apartment where the murder took place, the "DNR police" found the body of a 52-year-old man with bodily injuries. It was established that the victim's son drank alcohol with friends on the eve of the incident. When the teenager returned home, he had a scandal with his father. During the quarrel, the defendant grabbed a kitchen knife and inflicted about 20 blows on the victim. The man died on the spot from his injuries. The attacker was "arrested and taken into custody", he faces "the maximum punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 15 years".
The supply of water to a number of villages in the Lutuhyne district has been suspended due to an accident at the water pipeline. This was said in a message on the website of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". The water supply was stopped to the villages of Bilorichensky, Vrubivsky, Lenin (partially - Mayakovsky, Turkenich and Shevchenko streets).
A 52-year-old local resident was detained in the Proletarskyi district of occupied Donetsk, who threatened his wife and son to detonate a combat grenade. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". "…A local resident called, who said that her drunken husband was threatening to detonate a grenade in the apartment. According to the applicant, the defendant showed the ammunition and promised to activate it", - the message said. The "DNR police", which arrived at the scene of the emergency, seized a grenade from the attacker and sent it for examination, which confirmed that the seized object was an F-1-type hand fragmentation defensive grenade and was classified as ammunition. The defendant is "charged" and faces up to four years in prison.