In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on April 12, 9 violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, of which 7 fire attacks - at the positions of Ukrainian defenders and two remote minings with POM-2 mines, - the JFO headquarters reported. The Russian-occupation troops opened fire from 82-caliber mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms, prohibited by the Minsk agreements, in the area of responsibility of the North tactical force, not far from the settlement of Shumy. The enemy fired towards the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in the suburbs of the village of Zaitseve, and near the village of Pivdenne - from small arms. In addition, the enemy twice carried out remote mining from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers with POM-2 mines in the direction of the village of Zaitseve twice. The enemy opened fire from large-caliber machine guns and small arms in the area of responsibility of the East tactical force, not far from the settlement of Pisky. As a result of the aimed firing of the positions of our units by the armed formations of the Russian Federation, one serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a bullet wound that was incompatible with life.
Russian terrorist Igor Girkin (Strelkov) proudly confirmed that, having seized peaceful Sloviansk with a group of Russian saboteurs 7 years ago, he brought the war to the Donbas. This followed from his words in an interview made public on the network. When asked about the events of 2014 in eastern Ukraine, he confirmed his words that it was he who "pulled the trigger of the war". At the same time, the Russian saboteur did not hide pride in his actions. "If our detachment had not come to the Donbas and if it had not become the core of resistance, Russian Spring in the Donbas, then, most likely, the Russian Spring would have been nipped in the bud", - he stated once again.
Some residents in the occupied districts of Donetsk oblast sew clothes for children in the "military" style for the May 9 celebration. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. "The people are also preparing for the holiday. The trend - touching pictures of children in military suits - continues. There are a lot of advertisements on the Internet about sewing children's "military". Some craftswomen are loaded already until May 9", - local bloggers wrote. According to them, the cost of such a "suit" is about $17-22, and it is more expensive for boys. "Marketing ploy - a dummy medal - as a gift", - the separatists told.
The scientific community and the occupation authorities of the "LNR" refused to write a Total dictation based on the text approved in Russia. This was reported by the separatist media. The so-called "faculty" of the separatist clone of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Luhansk (renamed by the occupiers into "State Pedagogical University"), explained the refusal of text of the dictation proposed from Moscow by the fact that the text's author, Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky is known for his pro-Ukrainian position which "does not correspond to the position taken by the university".
Six road accidents were committed in the occupied areas of Donetsk oblast on April 10-11, in which nine people were injured. This was reported by the fake "DNR MIA". So, the driver of the Mercedes-Benz car did not choose a safe speed, drove onto the right side of the road in the direction of the car movement and hit a tree in the Central-City district of Makiivka on April 10. The driver and two passengers were injured as a result of the road accident. A 73-year-old driver of the VAZ 21013 car did not choose a safe speed and collided with the Toyota Corolla driving ahead in the same direction in the Starobesheve district, on the highway near the turn to the village of Kamianka. A 75-year-old woman-passenger of the VAZ car and an 11-year-old passenger of the Toyota car were injured as a result of the road accident. Not having the right to drive, a driver of a VAZ 21100 car did not choose a safe speed, lost control over driving, drove out of the carriageway to the right and hit a power grid support in the Kalininskyi district of Donetsk. The driver of the VAZ car was injured as a result of the road accident. Local publics also reported that the car overturned on the roof in the Voroshylovskyi district of Donetsk, near the library named after Krupskaya. There was no information about the victims.
Food prices in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast have risen significantly over the past two weeks. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. It was noted that despite the fact that the "republic" has a system of "maximum permissible" prices, the cost of products is actually higher than the one set by the occupiers of the "DNR". "Prices from the "Ministry of Economic Development" and from a real store. Finding the higher prices from the specified "maximum" was not difficult - in the nearest grocery store", - was written in the local public. "Sunflower oil and eggs continue to rise in price. They promise that the latter will cost $1.3 by Easter!", - the message said. "Mayonnaise has grown in price by 20% in two weeks at once. By the way, not imported, but of the local production", - the eyewitnesses added.