In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 24, three enemy attacks on the positions of our East tactical force was recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire towards our positions from 120 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements not far from the settlement of Vodiane. The Russian occupation troops fired towards the positions of our defenders from various types of grenade launchers near Avdiivka, and in the area of Lebedynske, the enemy fired from large-caliber machine guns and small arms. There are no combat losses among the Joint Forces personnel as a result of the enemy shelling.
Occupiers of the "DNR" accused the judiciary system of France of dependence on Ukraine. This follows from the statement of Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself "Foreign Minister", commenting on the closure of the so-called "DNR representative office in Marseille". Nikonorova is sure that the Ukrainian side allegedly "put pressure" on the law enforcement system of France, having achieved the closure of the fake "representative office". "We have no doubt that such a decision was made under pressure from the Ukrainian authorities, which have filed lawsuits against the center in France since 2017… We are extremely concerned that the Ukrainian government allows itself to exert pressure on the French authorities…", - the "minister" was offended.
The "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin promised to launch the seized Donetsk Metallurgical Plant (DMP) in early April. Separatist media wrote this. "The launch (of the DMP) is planned in early April. The plant will be fully operational. Now one blast furnace (is ready for operation), the second will also be launched after repair. It is planned that both of them will work and the enterprise will be fully loaded", - the "DNR" leader was quoted". As reported, according to separatist media, the Donetsk billionaire Igor Andreev became the new "investor" of the seized Donetsk Metallurgical Plant, as well as of a number of other enterprises.
The occupiers revealed 130 new cases of coronavirus infection and 76 cases of pneumonia in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast over the day. In addition, ten deaths from the consequences of covid have been reported. Of the new 76 cases of "usual" pneumonia identified, which CADO refuses to associate with coronavirus, 56 patients were hospitalized. A total of 925 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 464 are on oxygen support (+15 over the day). In total, 28156 cases of the disease were confirmed in CADO, 2196 people died. The mortality rate is 7.8%, which is the highest in the world.
3525 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in the occupied Luhansk region since the beginning of the pandemic, separatist media wrote. Two more people died from coronavirus over the day.
The Donetsk filtration station will temporarily suspend its work, which is why the water supply to the number of districts in occupied Donetsk will be reduced by a day and a half. This was announced in social networks by Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself "the head of the city administration". According to him, the DFS work will be suspended in connection with the implementation of scheduled work on power equipment. "As a result of the shutdown, the water supply may be reduced up to 20% in the Kyivskyi, Kuibyshevskyi, Kirovskyi, Petrovsky and partly Leninskyi districts of Donetsk from 08:00 25.03.2021 to 18:00 26.032021", - the message said.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" hope that their football teams will be able to take part in tournaments held by the so-called Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA). This was reported by separatist media. CONIFA is a football organization that unites football teams from unrecognized and even non-existent states.
The so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LNR" in occupied Luhansk received an anonymous message about the alleged mining of the Absolute and Narodny supermarket chains (located in the Levchenko and 50 years of October quarters, respectively), Lugansk-City-Center and GUM (shopping centers) and central market. After examination of all buildings and adjacent territories, no explosive objects were found.