In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on August 19, 6 violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupiers were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. Russian mercenaries fired from small arms in the direction of Novooleksandrivka. The enemy fired at our positions with 120-caliber mortars near Krymske. The enemy fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers not far from New-York. The occupiers used anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms near Nevelske. The armed formations of the Russian Federation opened fire from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in the area of the settlement of Krasnohorivka. In addition, a flight of the enemy unmanned aerial vehicle of the Orlan-10 type was recorded in the Luhansk region, crossing the demarcation line. One soldier received a gunshot wound incompatible with life as a result of the enemy shelling. Our defenders returned fire to the enemy shelling.
Occupiers of the so-called "LNR" are preparing to hold military training sessions for thousands of so-called "reservists". This was said in the "decree" of the "LNR" leader Leonid Pasechnik. The organization of the training camp, which is planned to be held from August 23 to 27, will be handled by the so-called "people's militia". The leader of the "LNR" ordered "to call for military training 1000 people from among the citizens assigned to the reserve formations, to the People's Militia of the LNR" in order to "improve their skills". In addition, they promise "to attract 72 units of vehicles to the reserve training for recruiting the units of the People's Militia of the LNR, military formations and bodies".
276 cases of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were identified in the occupied part of the territory of Donetsk oblast over the past day. This was reported on August 19 by the so-called "DNR Ministry of Health". In addition, 21 more patients with coronavirus died over the day. In total, as of August 19, there were 53 086 cases of COVID-19 infection. 3894 people died. Currently, 5544 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). In addition, the occupiers also identified 209 cases of "usual" pneumonia over the day, 21 cases more than in the previous day. Of these, 136 patients required hospitalization. In total, 2123 patients with alleged pneumonia are being treated in CADO, of which 932 are on oxygen support (+ 66 over the day).
Doctors have registered 7997 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast since the beginning of the pandemic, separatist media wrote. 82 new cases of the disease and 12 deaths over the day were also announced.
Difficulties with call completion to the ambulance service arose in the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast. For those in need of an urgent visit of doctor, it is offered to call until they are answered.
More than 70 tons of humanitarian supplies were delivered to the uncontrolled part of the Donetsk oblast on August 19. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories. "Today 77.5 tons of humanitarian aid proceeded to the part of the Donetsk region occupied by the Russian Federation. The cargo has been transferred from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees", - the message said. Only 10 trucks transported humanitarian aid, namely: construction materials, furniture and medical supplies, through the Novotroitske checkpoint.
Occupiers of the so-called "DNR" are cashing in on the sale of equipment from "restructured" closed mines. This was said in messages in the separatist segment of social networks. In particular, a local blogger spoke about specific situations at two coal associations - Artemvuhillia and Ordzhonikidzevuhillia. "By the resolution of the Council of Ministers of the DNR of 12.02.2016, the mines of these two enterprises were transferred for restructuring and conservation. As usual, the write-off of assets and a banal milking of funds for them hides behind beautiful and impressive word "restructuring" in this case", - a blogger wrote. The blogger also gave the order of some numbers to understand the scale of the "restructuring". "Two diesel locomotives were written off from the balance sheet of Ordzhonikidzevuhillia. Moreover, the initial cost of each of them was estimated at about $7 thousand, the salvage value is simply ridiculous. One locomotive was estimated at $480, and the second – only at $100! That is, two diesel locomotives, which cost about $13.5 thousand, were eventually written off formally for $580", - the message said. In addition, 147 objects were written off from the Artemvuhillia mines. Their initial cost in the write-off project is almost $300 thousand. The salvage value established by the commission (obviously, financially interested) appeared to be $32.4 thousand. In addition, dozens of units of transport equipment were written off - buses, cars, tractors, truck cranes, excavators and minibuses, dump trucks, etc. "There is no doubt that the decommissioned transport "junk" magically turned into new foreign cars in the garages of those who are involved in the process of "restructuring" of unprofitable mines", - local sources summarized.
The price for a liter of gas at the "republican fuel company" filling stations in certain areas of the Donetsk oblast (CADO) has been amounted to $0.5 since August 19. This was reported by separatist media. The company that supplies fuel and lubricants to CADO from the Russian Federation commented on the rise in prices not convincing enough: "The cost of gas began to grow more rapidly since August this year, including because of the accident that happened in Urengoy at the Gazprom gas processing plant. The company has no information on the timing of the stabilization of exchange prices". On this occasion, it was written in the local segment of social networks that the cost of gas at the CADO gas stations would soon rise to $0.57. "Already now, many gas stations are posting settlement by transfer signs (cashless payments - coupons for road equipment, etc.) for gas, expecting an increase in its cost. In addition, it is likely that $0.57 will not become the maximum price for fuel", - the separatists wrote. Local residents also confirmed that they bought gas at gas stations no longer at $0.5/liter, but at $0.53. "We are waiting for an increase in prices for everything!", - residents of occupied Donetsk wrote.
A two-year-old boy fell out of a window on the second floor of a two-story house in occupied Donetsk. This was reported on August 19 by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". The incident occurred on the Mushketivska Street in the Kalininskyi district. "The injured boy, born in 2019, was hospitalized in a health care facility", - the message said. Other details of the incident are not yet known.