In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 9, two violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupation forces were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of the Ukrainian defenders from heavy-duty anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms near the settlement of Pivdenne; the enemy unmanned aerial vehicle of the Orlan-10 type was seen flying over the demarcation line in the Luhansk oblast. There are no combat losses among the Joint Forces units for the current day. Ukrainian defenders returned fire to the shelling of the armed formations of the Russian Federation.
A road accident involving an ambulance car and a minibus occurred in occupied Donetsk. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. The collision took place at the intersection of Universytetska Street and Tamanskoho Avenue. The car with the doctors overturned as a result of the accident. According to eyewitnesses, the ambulance paramedic died on the spot, the driver and two other doctors were not seriously injured. It became known later that the patient who was transported in the ambulance also died as a result of the accident with the minibus.
Doctors registered nine deaths from COVID-19 in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast over the day, separatist media wrote. Thus, doctors "officially" registered 654 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus in the occupied Luhansk region since the beginning of the pandemic.