In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 28, 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 occupiers fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near Luhanske. The enemy opened fire twice from 82 mm mortars in the direction of Krymske. Also, Russian mercenaries fired at our positions near Krasnohorivka from 82 mm mortars. The enemy used 120 mm mortars near Novozvanivka. The militants fired from small arms in the direction of Troitske. In addition, the enemy drone, probably Orlan-10, was seen in the Luhansk oblast flying over the collision line. Two members of the Joint Forces were injured as a result of hostile actions. The soldiers received medical assistance, they were evacuated to a hospital. The state of health of both was moderate. Our defenders opened fire in return without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, which forced the enemy to stop shelling.
Militants of the so-called "LNR" did not allow the OSCE SMM Deputy Head Mark Etherington to pass to the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast through the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint for 1.5 hours. This was said in the Mission's operational report. The observers were stopped on the morning of 27 October by representatives of the armed formations, who asked for their names, positions and nationalities. The members of the Mission presented their OSCE cards, but refused to disclose other details. The DCM and the two mission members were allowed to proceed further, only to be stopped again by other representatives of the armed formations who asked to inspect SMM's luggage, - was noted in the report. Ultimately, they were allowed to proceed without submitting to these demands. However, blocking the cars of European observers was delayed for 98 minutes.
Another 1449 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast over the day. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health". 15343 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). 266 cases of pneumonia were also detected over the day, 266, which is 24 cases more than in the previous day. Of these, 161 patients were hospitalized. In total, 3758 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 1797 are on oxygen support (+103 over the day).
Occupiers of the so-called "DNR" prepare an "order" on the partial resumption of educational process in the "republic", - was written in the local segment of social networks with reference to their sources. According to preliminary information, pupils of 5-11 grades in schools will switch to distance learning from November 1. Also, grades 1-4 are planned to be switched to full-time education from November 8. "We remind that schoolchildren were on early autumn holidays", - users wrote.
Occupiers of the so-called "DNR" reported an incident at a coal industry facility - a man with no traces of life was found at the former Bis mine No. 8-8, which was part of the Makiivvuhillia association. "The city of Makiivka, Chervonohvardiyskyi district, Aralskyi lane, non-working mine working of the former Bis mine No. 8-8 - the discovery of a person with no traces of life", - the report said. It was specified that the mine rescuers (21 people were involved), found the body of a man (whose personal data are being established) 10 meters from the mouth of working, raised it to the surface and handed it over to employees of the "DNR MIA".