In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 1, 4 violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupiers were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. Russian mercenaries fired at our positions from anti-tank missile systems in the direction of Zolote-4. The enemy used hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and 82 caliber mortars near Avdiivka. The armed formations of the Russian Federation fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near Novozvanivka. In addition, the passage of the enemy unmanned aerial vehicle of the Orlan-10 type was recorded in the Luhansk region crossing the demarcation line. Our defenders returned fire to the shelling of the Russian occupation forces. There are no combat losses among the Joint Forces military for the current day.
In addition to the flag of the so-called "DNR", Russian tricolors were raised at celebratory assemblies in the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast for propaganda purposes, and two corresponding anthems were played. This was pathetically reported by representatives of the occupation administration. At the same time, parents of the schoolchildren, who were forced to stand on their feet the elongated celebratory assembly, were indignant at the two anthems and two flags. "Friends, please explain to me why they sang two anthems at the school assembly at once? I can't understand why the Russian anthem is here. Fanaticism? Show-off or what? How many people with Russian passports were there? Five or ten? It seems to me that the anthem must be one and this is the anthem of the DNR", - even supporters of the fake "republic" wrote on social networks.
Some interest in voting in the State Duma in August was shown by only 39 thousand residents of CADO out of about 630 thousand with Russian passport. This followed from the "official" message of the so-called "republican information center". "As of today, 39 010 people have applied to the information centers, of which 12 933 with verbal consultations and 26 077 people - for computer help", - one of the functionaries of the "information center" said. Thus, it turns out that only about 13 thousand people asked about the opportunity to go to the Rostov oblast to vote. They received verbal advice. The number of those who really confirmed their desire to go to polling stations in the Russian Federation and who signed up for free buses is not named.
The so-called "ex-Minister of Defence of the DNR" Russian terrorist Igor Girkin (Strelkov) commented on a photo of poor nutrition in the CADO hospitals, which was posted by one of the patients. "I wonder if Denis Pushilin would agree to eat like that? I think he would quickly lose a couple of tens of kilograms on such a "grub"…", - the former leader of the militants sneered. At the same time, residents defend the doctors, noting that "they are not to blame".
550 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast over the day. This was announced on September 1 by the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". In addition, five patients died during the day. In total, 56 thousand 885 residents have been infected with coronavirus infection in CADO since the beginning of the pandemic. There are 4099 lethal cases. Thus, the mortality rate was 7.2% (it is 2.4% in the free territory of Ukraine and 2.1% - in the world). 7 thousand 205 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). The occupiers also reported 223 new cases of "usual" pneumonia, which is 16 cases more than in the past day. Of these, 134 patients were hospitalized. In total, 2600 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 890 are on oxygen support (+75 over the day).
Doctors "officially" registered another 21 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast over the day, separatist media wrote. 16 more deaths of patients with coronavirus over the day were also announced.
A fire in one of the workshops of a garment factory located in the Budonivskyi district of occupied Donetsk occurred on the afternoon of September 1. This was reported in the local segment of social networks. "A workshop at the garment factory is on fire. Budonivskyi district", - the Donetsk residents reported. They clarified that "the warehouse is on fire, there is plastic and that kind of thing", and the so-called "DNR rescuers" have already arrived and are busy with their work. Other details of the incident are not yet known.
There were serious disruptions in the work of a large local Matrix provider in occupied Donetsk on September 1. This was reported by the operator itself on the social network. "Dear subscribers, there have been significant losses in external directions since 10:45 a.m. For this reason, there may be problems with the operation of services and the inaccessibility of some resources", - the message said. It was also noted that "information on the causes of the failure and the timing of recovery is being clarified. Local residents write in the comments that such failures in the occupied city occur regularly - "everything is as usual".
Occupation authorities of the "LNR" got into a scandal over the appropriation of the rights to humanitarian aid for first-graders from the International Committee of the Red Cross. A source in the structure of the so-called "Ministry of Education" of the "LNR" informed OstroV about this. "Humanitarian aid was received from the ICRC recently - backpacks for first graders. They were handed out on the First Bell assemblies. At the personal direction of Kobtseva (Olga Kobtseva - collaborator, representative of the "LNR" militants in the Trilateral Contact Group - ed.), the children were told that these were gifts from the "LNR Red Cross", but they did not explain that the ICRC and the "LNR Red Cross" are structures that have nothing to do with each other. The only thing they sometimes overlap is that the ICRC hires volunteers from the "LNR Red Cross" for any work", - the source said.