In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 8, 4 violations of ceasefire were recorded by the Russian occupiers, - the JFO headquarters reported. Russian mercenaries used 120 caliber mortars at the positions of our defenders in the direction of the Opytne settlement. The enemy fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers near Pavlopil. The occupiers provided aimed fire from grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns in the area of the settlement of Shyrokyne. Two members of the Joint Forces were wounded by shrapnel as a result of the enemy fire. The wounded were transported to a hospital after providing first aid. The state of health of the defenders is of moderate severity. In addition, the passage of the enemy drone of the Orlan-10 type was recorded crossing the demarcation line in the Luhansk oblast.
Ex-Major General of the SBU, former Deputy Governor of the Donetsk oblast, Alexander Tretyak, who betrayed the oath and sided with the "DNR" occupiers in 2014, headed the organization of the so-called "security veterans". A story about this appeared on a local TV channel on September 7. The organization was called the Shield of the Fatherland, it included 14 "non-government veteran organizations of the DNR". According to Tretyakov, "having united, it will be easier for them to represent their interests in corridors of power". According to the Myrotvorets website, General of the SBU Alexander Tretyak, who worked in 2006 as deputy governor of the Donetsk oblast, then headed the SBU of the Luhansk oblast in 2010-2014 and worked in 2014 as adviser to governor Serhiy Taruta, officially announced that that he goes over to the side of the occupiers.
Occupiers of the "DNR" "officially" reported another 292 patients with "covid" and 95(!) lethal cases detected over the day. This was announced by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In total, there are 58 974 people infected with COVID-19 infection in CADO today. 7 497 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). 4354 patients died during the pandemic. In addition, the occupiers revealed 214 cases of "usual" pneumonia over the day. Of these, 124 patients were hospitalized. In total, 2726 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 916 are on oxygen support (+70 over the day).
Doctors registered another 285 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast over the day, separatist media wrote. About 13 deaths were also reported over the day.
A stope miner was killed at the Yasynivska-Hlyboka mine in occupied Makiivka. Information about this appeared in the report of the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations" on September 8. The emergency, in which there was a rock outburst, occurred in the morning of September 7. "Makiivka, Yasynivska-Hlyboka mine, lower stable hole 3 of the eastern unloading long face of bank I21 - the rock fall", - the message said. There were 18 people at the emergency site, one person died as a result of the fall. "The deceased miner of the mining face of site No.1, citizen born in 1979, was removed from under the debris by the mine workers", - the so-called "DPR rescuers" wrote.
A civilian from the village of Sentianivka (formerly Frunze) was wounded by shrapnel as a result of the ammunition explosion, separatist media wrote. "A resident of the village of Frunze, man born in 1965, was wounded during the general labor activities on the household plot as a result of the explosion", - the separatists said in the statement. The victim with multiple shrapnel wounds was taken to the city hospital in Holubivske.