No ceasefire violations were recorded in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on March 31, - the JFO headquarters reported. At the same time, the Ukrainian party of the JCCC reported violations by the armed formations of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries according to the OSCE SMM report dated March 30. Thus, the Russian occupation forces continue to use small arms to interfere with the work of UAVs of the OSCE patrols. The SMM carried out an inspection of the area using a short-range UAV while in non-government-controlled territory north of Luhansk, near the village of Vesela Hora. The Mission observers heard 20 shots from small arms in the direction of the UAV, after which control over the spatial position of the aircraft was lost. It was not possible to return the UAV.
The so-called "supreme court" of the "DNR" sentenced Vladimir Biriukov to 16 years for alleged espionage, separatist media reported. It was reported that the fake court found the man guilty and sentenced him to imprisonment for a term of 16 years "with serving a sentence in a high-security prison. The "DPR" stated that "the criminal intelligence analysis and investigative measures in relation to the specified person were carried out by the "DNR" Ministry of State Security. No details about the personality of the "convict" and his "espionage activities" were disclosed.
Almost 150 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the occupied Donetsk region over the past day. This was reported in the so-called "DNR Ministry of Health". In addition, seven patients died. The mortality rate remains at the highest level in the world - 7.7% (2% - in controlled Ukraine and 2.2% - in the world). In total, the occupiers confirmed 29 099 cases of COVID-19, 5777 patients continue to be treated, 2242 people died. 76 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the day. Of these, 63 patients were hospitalized. In total, 958 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 495 are on oxygen support (+21 over the day).
It is planned to disconnect three districts of occupied Donetsk from the water supply on April 2 from 9:00 due to repair work. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Construction of the DNR". So, without water supply will remain: Voroshylovskyi district - completely; Kyivskyi and Kalininskyi districts - partially. "Water supply will be unavailable until the end of the repair work", - the message said.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" are already drawing up "protocols" for the owners of vehicles who have not issued an "OSAGO certificate of insurance" from a certain private structure. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. "The DNR began to fine the drivers of vehicles for the lack of the OSAGO certificate", - local bloggers wrote, having posted a photo of "a protocol on an administrative offense". Let us recall that the amount of the fine is 500 rubles. Some OOO KhatKhor, calling itself an insurance company, previously reported that the certificate of insurance would cost the car owner 2 thousand rubles on average. CADO also announced the issuance of such "certificates" to about 120 thousand drivers.
The cost of travel by buses of suburban and intercity communication in the occupied part of Donetsk region will increase from April 1 by an average of 30%. This was reported in the so-called "Ministry of Transport of the DNR". Separatist media also wrote that fares in occupied Donetsk would rise only in fixed-route taxis - by 4 rubles. Tariffs for travel by trams and trolleybuses have not yet been raised. An increase in the fare in fixed-route taxis by 4 rubles was also reported in occupied Khartsyzsk and Makiivka. Let us remind that a trip in the city electric transport of Donetsk costs 6 rubles today. The fare for fixed-route taxis is 10-11 rubles within the city.
A man fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a residential building in occupied Luhansk, "hoping to delay the payment of a debt in this way". This was said in the message of the so-called "LNR MIA". According to the source, the suspect fired an RPG-18 anti-tank grenade at the house in the Kamyanobridskyi district of Luhansk, where the Luhansk resident who had previously lent him a large sum of money live. "According to the detainee, born in 1977, that way he planned to divert attention from himself and postpone the payment of the debt in the amount of $12 thousand", - the message said. There were no victims or injured as a result of the shelling, the facade and glazing of the house were damaged.