In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 23, three enemy attacks were recorded in the area of responsibility of the East tactical force, - the JFO headquarters reported. The armed formations of the Russian Federation opened fire on our soldiers from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms near the settlement of Vodiane; the occupiers fired from small arms not far from Shyrokyne. The Russian occupation troops fired at the positions of our defenders from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms near Avdiivka. There are no combat losses among the Joint Forces personnel as a result of the enemy shelling.
As of March 23, 28 026 cases of coronavirus disease were confirmed in CADO, 5157 patients are being treated now, 2186 people have died. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". Thus, the mortality rate in CADO is 7.8%, which is the highest in the world. The "DNR" occupiers have registered 219 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past day. In addition, eight deaths were recorded. It was also reported that 85 cases of "usual" pneumonia were detected over the day, which is 46 cases more than in the previous day. Of these, 64 patients were hospitalized. In total, 938 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 466 are on oxygen support (+28 over the day).
City hospital No.18 in occupied Donetsk, the building of which was destroyed by hostilities and has not been restored for years, will be placed within the walls of the regional branch of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, which was seized by the "DNR" occupiers. This was reported by the so-called employee of the "Ministry of Information" Alexey Akutin in his Telegram channel. "I remember that last summer, I wrote about the transfer of the building of the former "Poplavsky Institute" (where stylists and make-up artists were trained until 2014) in the Kyivskyi district of Donetsk to become the polyclinic of the 18th city hospital. At the moment, the repair and restoration work has been fully completed, it remains to obtain a license in the Health Inspection Services and transport the equipment", - the propagandist happily reported. As reported by OstroV, the eighth or ninth in succession fire occurred in the building of hospital No.18 along the Kyivskyi Avenue in November 2020. The heating circuit was closed in the building, but the "DNR" occupiers did not allocate money for repairs.
Fixed-route taxi drivers warned passengers in occupied Donetsk that the fare would rise from April 1. They wrote this in the separatist segment of social networks. "There is no official confirmation of this information yet, but the mission of informing the townspeople about the prospects of increasing the cost of travel in public transport was undertaken by bus drivers and ticket sellers", - local bloggers wrote. "The driver in the fixed-route taxi said today that the fare is going up since April 1. The tram is by 2 rubles, and the fixed-route taxis - by 4 rubles", - social media users reported. "The ticket kiosks also warned that it would be possible to ride with old passes until April 1, and then, there will be a new price", - the Donetsk residents also wrote.
Tram number 4 and a truck got into an accident in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by eyewitnesses in social networks. The accident happened at the intersection of Kuibysheva Street and Panfilova Ave. No casualties were reported.
The water supply to Alchevsk, Perevalsk and the Slovianoserbsk urban-type settlement in the occupied Luhansk region was reduced as a result of the accident. This was said in the message of the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR". "In connection with the failure of wells at the Yashchykovsky water intake, water supply to consumers in the settlements of Alchevsk and Perevalsk has been reduced by 30%; Slovianoserbsk - by 50%", - the message said.