In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 16, no violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupiers were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported.
CADO planed the reconstruction of the illegal Marynivka checkpoint, which operates on the uncontrolled by Ukraine section of the border with the Russian Federation in the Donetsk oblast. Separatist media wrote about these plans. The so-called "Ministry of Revenues and Duties of the DNR" stated that "it is planned to increase the traffic capacity of cargo vehicles on the border between the "DNR" and Russia tenfold". However, these loud statements are accompanied by information about the protracted nature of the "change". It turned out that the reconstruction was earlier planned for the current year. It was not confirmed. "Taking into account the changes, the design and estimate documentation is planned to be developed in 2022, construction and installation work is planned to be completed in 2023", - separatists now wrote.
Russian Burning Sun film, which shows Russian mercenaries fighting against Ukraine in the Donbas in a positive way, will not be shown in the cinemas of occupied Donetsk. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. In particular, it was reported that the film was not planned to be shown in occupied Donetsk in the next two weeks. It was also said in the local KinoKult cinema and cultural center that they had not heard of such a picture. The Burning Sun film tells about the events in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast in May 2014 in a distorted form. In particular, the militants of the PMC Wagner are presented in a positive light, and the Ukrainian troops and soldiers of the volunteer battalions in the style of the "crucified boy" are shown as punishers, purposefully exterminating civilians in the Donbas.
52 009 COVID-19 cases have been "officially" registered in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast since the beginning of the pandemic. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". There are 3808 deaths. The occupiers did not conduct research on COVID-19 over the previous day, since the only laboratory was being sanitized. At the same time, it was reported that the treatment is currently carried out for 5106 patients (inpatient and outpatient). In addition, 142 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the day. Of these, 93 patients were hospitalized. In total, 2206 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 798 are on oxygen support (+ 55 over the day).
Doctors registered three deaths from COVID-19 in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast over the day, separatist media wrote. Thus, doctors "officially" registered 711 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
Two shuttle buses collided in occupied Donetsk. This was reported by eyewitnesses in local publics. The accident happened on the Constitution Square. "There was a strong blow, something exploded, everyone fell, glass fell. I do not remember anymore. I still have a shock", - one of the passengers wrote. Eyewitnesses also report that the minibuses were traveling in the same direction. GAZelle passenger bus flew off the road to the roadside from the impact. Other details of the accident and information about the victims are not yet known.
Occupied village of Siedove on the Sea of Azov is once again flooded after heavy rain. Residents of CADO wrote that there are no roads, not a single storm drain at the "DNR resort" - "there will be water until it leaves the natural way".
A dump truck fell into a hole with its rear wheels on the road between the 34th and 36th houses on Ilyich Avenue in the Kalininskyi district of occupied Donetsk. Residents of the district wrote that the utility workers "dig a hole in this place twice a year".
A school fair began to work in occupied Donetsk, the participants of which told how much it costs to prepare a child to school. This was said in the story posted in the local public. So, the average price for schoolbags is $31. Maximum is $68-82 - those with an orthopedic back, made of dense material, etc. "The notebook starts at $0.1, the simplest one. A brighter, more beautiful one, with a dense base, so that the child does not crumple it too much, costs $0.15-0.18. Pens start at $0.1. A usual good pen will cost $0.14-0.16", - participant of the fair Oksana told. According to her, in the most economical way, a child can be sent to school by spending about $27. "The maximum that we collected was about $136. It all depends on the parents' budget", - Oksana said. Parents are actively discussing the current topic, believing that the prices are too high and it is difficult for them to prepare their children to school. Plus, a mandatory form has been introduced in the CADO schools.
The price of gas at filling stations in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast regularly grows by 1-2 rubles per liter. Separatist media and townspeople wrote this in social networks. So, it was reported on Friday, August 13, that gas at the filling stations of the local RTK company rose in price by 1 ruble - up to 33 rubles per liter. "In recent years, the price of gas has already increased several times. So, since July 28, the price has increased from 28 rubles to 33 rubles per liter", - separatists wrote. Residents of CADO reported in the local publics that the prices for the wholesale purchase of gas have risen to 36 rubles since August 14 and, accordingly, the cost of a liter of gas in retail will reach 40 rubles now. The rise in prices in Russia due to an accident at one of Gazprom's plants is discussed as the reason for the rise in gas prices at filling stations. Nevertheless, Donetsk residents believe that CADO overstates the price of gas, since it is cheaper in Russia.