In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on April 8, 11 violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, of which 9 were carried out at the positions of Ukrainian defenders and 2 - at civilian infrastructure facilities, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire from 122-caliber artillery mounts, 82-caliber mortars and small arms not far from the settlements of Pisky and Vodiane in Pryazovia. The enemy used large-caliber machine guns near the settlement of Shyrokyne, and fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers near the settlement of Nevelske. A Joint Forces soldier received injuries incompatible with life as a result of the enemy fire. The enemy carried out artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlement of Vodiane twice. Our defenders fired back at the shelling of the Russian occupation forces.
30 048 patients have already fallen ill with COVID-19 in the occupied territory of Donetsk region. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". 6221 patients continue treatment, 2304 have died. Thus, the mortality rate is unimaginably high - 7.7% - in comparison with similar indicators in the free part of Ukraine - 2% and in the world - 2.2%. The occupiers also identified 177 cases of coronavirus infection over the day. In addition, 11 people have died. The occupiers also revealed 73 cases of "usual" pneumonia over the day. Of these, 59 patients were hospitalized. In total, 1063 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 522 are on oxygen support (+23 over the day).
In occupied Yenakiieve, local "state employees" are voluntarily forced to subscribe to the Telegram channel of Roman Khramenkov, who calls himself the "mayor". This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. "Mayor of Yenakiieve Roman Khramenkov apparently wanted to increase the number of subscribers in his Telegram channel. But not by bots, like some of his colleagues, but by living people… They decided to implement this idea at the expense of public sector workers. All educational institutions (schools, technical schools and kindergartens) controlled by the Yenakiieve Urban Department of Public Education received an oral order for the teaching staff and other employees at the end of last week: to register in Telegram and subscribe to Roman Khramenkov's channel. On April 6, the Urban Department of Public Education began to call institutions and check the execution of the task by surname", -the message said. The "recommendations" were fulfilled, as evidenced by the statistics. The local blogger also added that the person who called herself "deputy mayor" Yelena Vitruk was responsible for the "rapid development" of the channel.
The body of an unknown woman was found in the First city pond of occupied Donetsk. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations". "Rescuers in light protective suits entered the water and retrieved the woman's body, which was near the shore", - the message said. The personal data of the deceased are being established.
A civilian was seriously injured in the occupied Luhansk region when a bomb exploded off the coast of the Siverskyi Donets near the village of Zhovte in the Slovianoserbsk district, separatist media wrote. "Despite all the warnings about mine threat, the man, born in 1964, was blown up by an unidentified explosive device moving along the forest belt along the bank of the Siverskyi Donets River near the village of Zhovte in order to trim off the distance", - the message said. The victim with severe shrapnel wounds was evacuated to the hospital.