In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on November 8, 2 violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupation forces were recorded, one of which was with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire from 122 mm mortars and heavy machine guns near Vodiane in Pryazovia. The occupiers fired from grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns in the area of the settlement of Pavlopil. There are no casualties among the military personnel of the Joint Forces. Ukrainian defenders opened fire in return without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, which forced the enemy to stop firing.
At the top of occupation power of the so-called "DNR", the resignation of Russian Vladimir Pashkov, who calls himself "Deputy Prime Minister of the DNR Cabinet of Ministers", is expected. This was written in the separatist Telegram-channel with reference to "a source in the DNR government house". It is reported that Pashkov allegedly "resigned voluntarily". Yevgeniy Lavrenov, who calls himself "Minister of Revenues and Duties of the DNR", is considered as the most likely candidate for his place. Users wrote in the comments to the post that they were trading bad for worse, but there are those who "sympathize with the residents of the DNR" in connection with the new appointment of the occupiers. It is known about Pashkov that he is a citizen of the Russian Federation, was the deputy governor of the Irkutsk oblast. Since 2014, his activities have been associated with the occupied Donbas. Open sources said that Pashkov founded a number of companies, was the director of the Vneshtorgservis company of Ukrainian oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko, fugitive in the Russian Federation, which until recently controlled most of the large enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex that were grabbed from the Ukrainian business in CADLO. Pashkov got into the "government of the DNR" after working in Vneshtorgservis. Pashkov became "Deputy Prime Minister of the DNR" in April 2019 and "Acting Prime Minister of the DNR" - in 2020. In separatist social networks, he was accused of "siphoning off" several hundred million rubles of aid from the Russian Federation, as well as theft during the construction of concrete roads.
17 132 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient) in the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In total, there are 91 135 cases of COVID-19 infection in the CADO as of today and 7 059 deaths. No coronavirus studies have been carried out over the past day: the only laboratory was sanitized. 163 cases of "usual" pneumonia were detected over the day, of which 66 patients required hospitalization. In total, 3689 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 1721 are on oxygen support (+52 over the day).
Doctors registered 24 more deaths from COVID-19 in the occupied Luhansk region over the day. Thus, the CALO doctors "officially" registered 2578 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
The death of the so-called "Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the DNR" Andrey Udovenko was reported in occupied Donetsk. Separatist media wrote this. He was 63 years old, the cause of death was not reported. It is known that Udovenko graduated from the history faculty of the Donetsk State University, worked in the Donetsk secondary school No.17, then headed the Donetsk school No.61 for 22 years. He worked as deputy head of the education and science department of the Donetsk regional state administration from 2006 to 2008. He became the so-called "head of the education department of the administration" of Donetsk in 2014, and then "the deputy minister of education and science of the DNR".