In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 9, 9 violations of the ceasefire were recorded by the Russian occupiers, - the JFO headquarters reported. Russian mercenaries used large-caliber machine guns on our positions in the direction of the settlement of Hranitne. The enemy fired twice from 120 caliber mortars and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers near Krasnohorivka. The positions of our defenders near the settlement of Verkhniotoretske came under heavy enemy fire. The enemy carried out numerous attacks from 122 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars. Russian mercenaries fired at our positions using 82 mm mortars and heavy anti-tank grenade launchers near New York. The Russian occupation troops fired from prohibited weapons near Novozvanivka four times, using 120-caliber mortars, as well as heavy anti-tank grenade launchers. One member of the Joint Forces received a gunshot wound as a result of the enemy fire. The wounded was transported to a hospital after providing first aid. His health condition is grave. Our defenders returned fire to the enemy shelling.
Occupiers of the "DNR" counted 58 974 cases of COVID-19 infection as of September 9. Currently, almost 7.5 thousand patients are undergoing treatment. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". It was noted that studies on COVID-19 were not carried out on September 8. There are 7497 patients on treatment (inpatient and outpatient), 4354 people died. 136 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also revealed in CADO over the day, which the occupiers do not associate with coronavirus infection. Of these, 77 were hospitalized. A total of 2803 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 918 are on oxygen support (+51 over the day).
The main ventilation stopped at the Zasyadko mine in occupied Donetsk on September 8, while 85 miners were underground. This was reported by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". "Donetsk, Kyivskyi district, Zasyadko Ave., mine named after A.Zasyadko - the main fan of the Eastern air shaft No.3 was stopped, the lead-in wire to the VPS-110 substation was damaged as a result of shelling", - the report of the "Ministry of Emergency Situations" said. There were 85 people in the mine, 60 of whom were brought to the surface, 25 miners remained underground to maintain the mine's essential services. It was also reported that the gas pipes were damaged as a result of shelling by shrapnel. The gas supply was stopped remotely by the employees of the cogeneration station by closing the valves.
The fire in the oxygen workshop of the Donetsk Metallurgical Plant (DMP) occurred in the morning of September 9. This was reported by Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself "the head of the city administration". The fire started at 6.42. "Special services are working on the spot. There are no casualties", - Kulemzin wrote, having added that the cause of the fire was being investigated.