In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 5, 7 violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, the JFO headquarters reported. The Russian occupation forces opened fire from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near Avdiivka. The enemy fired at the positions of the Ukrainian defenders from 122-caliber artillery systems near Halytsynivka. The occupiers fired from large-caliber machine guns in the direction of the settlement of Pivdenne. Russian mercenaries used anti-tank and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers near Vodiane in Pryazovia. The enemy opened fire on our defenders from anti-tank guns in the area of the settlement of Krasnohorivka, and also fired at the settlement of Krasnohorivka. As a result of shelling by the Russian occupation forces, a local resident, born in 1965, was seriously wounded, a five-story residential building and a civilian car were damaged. In addition, passage of the enemy unmanned aerial vehicle of the Orlan-10 type was recorded in the Luhansk oblast crossing the demarcation line. The Ukrainian military returned fire to the shelling of the Russian occupiers. There are no combat losses among our defenders.
After being wounded in battles against the AFU, the Serbian "DNR" mercenary Boyan Jeferovich was abandoned by the leadership of the "republic" to his fate and was forced to ask on the Internet for at least some financial aid for the operation. This follows from his post on social networks. According to Jeferovich, after being seriously wounded, he needs an operation. Its cost, including travel from CADO to Russia and subsequent rehabilitation, is relatively low – about $1100. But the mercenary does not have this money, so he is forced to ask for financial assistance via the Internet. "…Such a sum is out of my hands, there are debts that I am slowly returning, they gathered because of my treatment and my family… Yesterday I left the house that I rented before, the owner asked himself", - the Serb, who arrived to a foreign country to kill its citizens, stated that he received no support from the "republic".
Residents of the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast are massively attracted to the so-called "conferences" dedicated to the United Russia party, ruling in the Russian Federation. This was reported by separatist media. It was noted that such propaganda events had already taken place in a number of CADO cities and would take place in 13 more cities in the uncontrolled part of the Donetsk oblast. "It is very important today that the leading political force in Russia, the United Russia party, is with us, hears and solves our problems, helps us to be and feel part of a greater Russia", - the organizers of the "conferences" do not hide their openly electoral, propaganda nature.
Accusing the AFU of shelling civilians, occupiers of the "DNR" deny the OSCE SMM access to information about a woman allegedly killed at the hands of the Ukrainian military. This follows from the August 3 daily report of the Mission. "Medical staff of the hospital in Horlivka (non-government-controlled, 39 km northeast of Donetsk) refused to provide the observers with information related to the civilian casualty", - it says. Thus, statements of the separatist propaganda that the AFU "shells and kills civilians" remain unfounded.
Doctors registered 7004 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast since the beginning of the pandemic, separatist media wrote. Eight more deaths have also been reported over the past day.
Almost 400 new cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast over the past day. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, 11 more deaths caused by coronavirus infection were recorded in CADO during Wednesday. In total, as of today, there are 49 325 infected in the uncontrolled Donetsk region. 4909 patients are undergoing inpatient and outpatient treatment. The total number of deaths from complications of the disease reached 3651. Also, the occupiers identified 152 cases of pneumonia during the day, 90 patients were hospitalized. A total of 1837 such patients are receiving treatment, 753 of which are on oxygen support.