In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 30, 7 violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, of which there were 6 shooting attacks and one fact of hardening positions, - the JFO headquarters reported. The Russian occupation forces fired at the positions of the Ukrainian defenders using anti-tank grenade launchers near Avdiivka and Pisky, and heavy machine guns - in the suburbs of Shyrokyne. The occupiers opened fire from small arms near the settlements of Prychepylivka and Troitske. The Russian occupation troops carried out positions hardening near Pavlopil. There are no casualties among the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
253 new cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in the occupied areas of Donetsk oblast (CADO) over the past day. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, six deaths have been reported. 83 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected during the day, 40 cases more than in the previous day. Of these, 69 patients were hospitalized. A total of 960 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 484 are on oxygen support (+18 over the day). In total, as of March 30, 28 950 cases of coronavirus disease were confirmed in CADO, 5671 patients are being treated, 2235 people have died. Thus, the mortality rate is 7.7%, which is several times higher than similar indicators in free Ukraine and in the world.
Coke plant in occupied Yenakiieve entered the pool of enterprises of the so-called "investor" from Donetsk, billionaire Igor Andreev. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. "A new investor has entered the Yenakiieve Coke and Chemicals Plan, the same one that will work at the Donetsk Metallurgical Plant, Silur and the Shchehlovska-Hlyboka mine, - a local blogger wrote. According to him, the "investor" promises that the plant will operate at 70% of its capacity. "People were fully paid for their jobs in February and an advance payment for March was given… After VTS (Vneshtorgservis of Russian oligarch Kurchenko, runaway to the Russian Federation, - ed.), the situation on the enterprise is deplorable, especially in social terms: the last time people received a salary (7%) was in the end of last year, the debt for 5 months has accumulated - more than 1.4 million rubles. Out of 1400, 800 workers remained", - was told at the enterprise. As reported by OstroV, Igor Andreev has been exempted by the authorities of the occupation "DNR" from paying taxes and does not pay for the electricity consumed.
The bodies of four people were found in one of the villages of the Starobesheve district in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast on March 30. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Internal Affairs of the DNR". The bodies of the local residents showing signs of violent death were found in a household located in one of the district's villages. It was also reported that a three-year-old girl was in one of the rooms, she was in a state of shock. After being examined by health workers, the child will be transferred to the guardianship authorities.
A serious road accident occurred in the Hirnytsky district of occupied Makiivka. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". Moving along the Mahistralna Street, the driver of a DAF truck lost control and drive off into the Hruzka River. The driver, born in 1970, was injured as a result of the accident. He was hospitalized at the Makiivka medical institution. Sacks with cargo flew out of the trailer onto the adjacent territory. A photo from the scene of the accident, which shows that, when driving into the river, the cab of the truck broke off and overturned, was posted in the local social networks.
The Luhanskvoda enterprise, controlled by the "LNR" militants, will suspend the supply of water to a number of villages in occupied Luhansk on March 31 in connection with the repair work on the water pipeline, separatist media wrote. "In connection with the planned work on inserting the valve on the Kondrashevsky water pipeline of the third-lift water pumping station, the water supply to the residents of the villages of Velyka Verhunka, Krasnyi Yar, Verhunsky crossing point and Zelena Roshcha will be stopped from 8:00 on March 31 to 6:00 on April 1", - the message said.
The so-called "supreme court" of the "LNR" sentenced a Luhansk resident, who "was recruited by the SBU on the territory of Ukraine and thrown into the republic during the exchange of prisoners", to 17 years in prison. This was said in the report on the website of the "General Prosecutor's Office" of the "LNR". The man was accused by the militants of "preparing a terrorist attack, illegal handling of explosives and ammunition, making an improvised explosive device, high treason and espionage". "The man was set free on parole during the exchange of prisoners in December 2017 and arrived in the republic. He got a job in the military service of the LNR People's Militia and began to transmit military information to the SBU… The man illegally acquired ammunition and explosives, made an improvised explosive device and planned to commit a terrorist attack during mass events in the center of Luhansk, but was detained in October 2019", - the occupiers stated.