In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 26, 7 violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupation forces were recorded, 4 of which were with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. The mercenaries fired three times from 122 mm artillery near Hranitne. The enemy fired from automatic heavy grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in the area of Novozvanoivka. The enemy fired from an anti-tank missile system not far from Troitske. The Russian occupation forces deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle near Pavlopil, with the help of which they dropped VOG-17 shots. The occupiers opened fire from artillery of 122 mm caliber in the direction of Krymske. One soldier of the Joint Forces suffered a fatal wound as a result of hostile actions, another one was wounded. The soldier received medical assistance, his state of health is satisfactory. Our defenders returned fire and forced the enemy to stop shelling without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.
Occupiers of the so-called "LNR" and "DNR" began to set up field camps for "conscripts" for the so-called winter "war games", including students, threatening them with imprisonment for up to six years for "draft" evasion, - the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reported. "It is envisaged to forcibly attract previously not conscripted persons, including students of higher educational institutions, to six-month reserve training. The invaders threaten with imprisonment for up to six years for draft evasion", - the Defence Ministry reported.
The mine's gas pipeline was broken due to shelling at the Zasyadko coal mine in occupied Donetsk, where both faces were flooded after the accident in September. This was stated by separatist media. The outgoing degassing unit was seriously damaged, the pressure in the unique cogeneration gas station (CGS) of the mine dropped. "The pressure on the СGS did not fall critically, this did not affect the operation of the enterprise, now our experts have already begun to repair the damage to the outgoing gas pipeline", - the message said with reference to the workers of the mine. The occupiers traditionally accused the AFU of the shelling, having kept silent that it were occupation forces of the Russian Federation that regularly violate the Minsk agreements on the ceasefire in the Donbas.
Calling themselves "representatives of the DNR and LNR in the humanitarian subgroup" demanded that Ukraine return to the negotiation process head of the political council of the Opposition Platform - For Life party Viktor Medvedchuk, suspected of high treason. This was stated by representative of the CADO occupation authorities Daria Morozova. "Considering the current situation in the humanitarian group, the DNR and LNR demanded that the Ukrainian party withdraw Halyna Tretiakova from the negotiation process, replacing her with a professional and negotiable representative. We believe that the most suitable candidate for this position is the candidacy of political and public figure Viktor Medvedchuk, who has successful experience of working at the Minsk site and exchanging detainees", - Morozova stated without specifying what right the representatives of the militants have to put forward demands within the Trilateral Contact Group. As it is known, Medvedchuk is suspected of high treason. He is the godfather of Russian President Vladimir Putin's child.
Another 1428 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast over the day, - the fake "DNR Ministry of Health" reported on October 26. Also, 132 patients died over the day. There are 14301 patients undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). 6370 "official" deaths were recorded during the pandemic. 338 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the day, which is 77 cases more than in the previous day. Of these, 208 patients were hospitalized. In total, 3859 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 1826 are on oxygen support (+145 over the day).
A vehicle of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) was involved in a road accident in the Petrovsky district of occupied Donetsk. Separatist media wrote this with reference to the fake "DNR traffic police". The OSCE car collided with VAZ-2108. It was also written in the local social networks that there were two children in VAZ-2108 at the time of the collision. Nobody was hurt.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" cynically use young children in propaganda of the symbols of the terrorist "republic". Kindergartens of the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast held massive propaganda events by the so-called "flag day". The children were forced to draw the "DNR" flags, take pictures and go for a walk with them and even get their hands dirty with paints of the "republican" colors.