In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on June 23, the Russian occupation troops violated the ceasefire 6 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire from 82 caliber mortars near Novoselivka. The enemy used anti-tank hand grenade launchers and heavy machine guns against the Ukrainian troops not far from Mayorsk. Russian mercenaries fired at the positions of the Joint Forces from 120 caliber mortars near Pivdenne. The occupiers fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms in the area of the settlementof Marinka. The enemy fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers in the direction of Krasnohorivka. The enemy staged a provocation near Avdiivka, using an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Mavic type, which tried to fly over the positions of our units. Thanks to the coordinated actions of our manning details, the provocation was suppressed. There are no combat losses as a result of the enemy fire among the military Joint Forces. Ukrainian defenders returned fire to the enemy shelling.
The "DNR" propagandist who calls himself "reporter Rudenko" believes that Russia, which distributes Russian passports to the militants in large numbers, should "protect" these "new Russians" using armed means. He wrote this on his social network, commenting on the death of four "DNR" militants. "You cannot keep thousands of Russian people in trenches and make them "whipping boys" at the same time. Everyone understands this, but tactfully, they try not to talk about it out loud… It constantly sounds like a mantra, "Donbas is an internal problem of Ukraine and an internal conflict". Is that so!? Six hundred thousand citizens of the Russian Federation live in the Donbas, and this figure is growing day by day. So, probably, it is time to start protecting your people!", - he called on the Russian authorities to escalate the situation on the line of contact. "Until there is a tough response, people will continue to die", - "reporter Rudenko" is sure.
One of the bodyguards of the so-called "battalion commander of the DNR inter-brigade" Pyatnashka and "hero of the DNR" Akhra Avidzba, Andrey Loktionov allegedly committed suicide in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. This was written in social networks. Let us recall that in unrecognized Abkhazia, the trial of Akhra Avidzba, who was detained in March of this year, found him guilty, having sentenced him to three years of suspended imprisonment and a fine of $138. The guards from CADO detained together with Avidzba were acquitted and released. One of them, Andrey Loktionov, returned from Abkhazia to his homeland in Yasynuvata, where he was found in his own apartment the other day with a bullet through his head. The "DNR" occupiers reported that he allegedly shot himself.
Former employee of the MIA of Ukraine Vitaliy Mazur, who changed his oath in 2014, was detained in occupied Khartsyzk. This was reported on social networks. The traitor allegedly held the "position of deputy chief of the criminal investigation of the DNR MIA". "Before that, he was the head of the combating drug trafficking in Shakhtarsk. He went to war in 2014. He was engaged in robberies of apartments and seizing cars", - the message said, adding that allegedly "one of the employees offended by Mazur returned to the hole". "Recently he was detained" by officers of the Ministry of State Security and the Internal Security Service of the DNR "in Khartsyzsk. He arranged a firefight during the arrest", - the users wrote.
Following the results of four months of 2021, the wage fund for enterprises of the so-called "Ministry of Coal and Energy of the DNR" in the occupied territory of Donetsk region decreased by $1.8 million. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks with reference to the appendix to the "decree" of May 13 this year. The reduction in the wage bill was caused by two factors: a reduction in real wages, as well as a decrease, as the "document" said, "of the average staffing number in full-time equivalent". "For those who did not understand, a lot of people quit and, therefore, they do not need to receive salaries, there are 6785 of them in total", - the local blogger specified.
206 new cases of coronavirus disease were detected in the occupied areas of Donetsk oblast. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, eight more patients with coronavirus died over the day. In total, as of today, there are 42082 people in CADO infected with COVID-19 infection, 3578 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient), 3191 people died. The occupiers also identified 104 cases of "usual" pneumonia during the day, 33 cases more than in the past day. Of these, 86 patients were hospitalized. In total, 1120 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 559 are on oxygen support (+30 over the day).
Doctors registered four deaths from COVID-19 in the occupied Luhansk region over the day, separatist media wrote. Thus, since the beginning of the pandemic in the occupied Luhansk region, 467 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus have been "officially" registered.
Natural disasters continue in occupied Donetsk. The townspeople post photos on social networks and discuss the bad weather: "The horizon is not visible, it looks like dust in the air", "A dust storm begins".
Two young men and an 8-year-old boy were injured by a gunpowder explosion in an apartment in occupied Snizhne. This was reported by the fake "DNR MIA". The information said that there was a message from the ambulance workers about the provision of medical care to two men, born in 1995 and 1986, and a child, born in 2013. All three victims were diagnosed with thermal burns to the face, neck and hands. It turned out that the 26-year-old man, along with his friend, poured gunpowder into a plate and set it on fire. At this time, the 8-year-old son of the owner of the household was next to the friends. After some time, the explosion occurred, as a result of which the men and the child were injured.