In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on May 20, 4 violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupation forces were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers near the settlements of Troitske and Avdiivka, and from heavy machine guns - near Novoselivka. The occupiers fired towards our positions from automatic grenade launchers in the area of the settlement of Hnutove. There are no combat losses among our defenders. Our soldiers returned fire to the enemy shelling.
Kilometric hours-long queues are formed at the illegal checkpoints with the border of the Russian Federation in the occupied Donetsk region. This was written in the local segment of social networks. "Another problem was added to the traditional troubles in the "DNR". But it is also connected with the roads… People began to be "nightmarized" at stationary traffic police posts, which are located on sections of roads to the border", - eyewitnesses wrote. They pointed out that "due to the lack of open access information, people generate their ideas about what is happening". In particular, they express the following assumptions and opinions: "they check at the traffic police posts before the borders to Uspenka and Novoazovsk. They are looking for those who are on the wanted list and those liable for military service. They launch 5 cars at the checkpoint, look in the database for a long time and give-do not give the go-ahead to go further to the border"; "there were 3 types of queue… In front of a stick, under shelter and a grey zone. Now another queue has been added, a traffic police post"; "who will stand in line at the traffic police posts, come to the check window, do not wait in line if you are 60+, woman or not liable for military service. Do not waste your time!"; "they check those who did not come to the military registration and enlistment office in the database"; "the check is up to May 22 inclusively. From morning till night. They said that the Ministry of State Security and the Ministry of Internal Affairs are training. This is for a couple of days".
Another 331 cases of coronavirus disease were detected in the occupied areas of Donetsk oblast over the day. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". Another 20 patients died over the day. In total, as of May 20, there are 36 481 of those infected with COVID-19 infection CADO, 3 556 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient), 2 719 people died. The occupiers also reported that 109 cases of "usual" pneumonia were detected over the day, of which 75 patients were hospitalized. In total, 1735 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 709 are on oxygen support (+34 over the day).
"Representative offices" of a non-governmental organization of veterans of the Russian Federation - "Combat Brotherhood" - will open on the occupied territory of Donbas. This was reported by the Eastern Human Rights Group (EHRG). "After the visit of Russian State Duma deputies Dmitry Sablin and Andrey Turchak to CADLO, the Kremlin decided to open a representative office of the Combat Brotherhood non-governmental organization of Russian veterans in Luhansk and Donetsk", - the human rights activists reported. They clarified that the occupiers were going to open "volunteer companies" in Luhansk and Donetsk as "full-fledged representative offices of the organization". "To summarize, this is another tool for integrating the territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts occupied by the Kremlin into the Russian Federation", - the human rights activists noted.
Residents of occupied Donetsk complained that the once beautiful place in the city around the FC Shakhtar stadium - Donbas Arena - had turned into an overgrown dump.