In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on November 9, 2 violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired from small arms in the area of the settlement of Opytne. The enemy opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns near Novooleksandrivka. There are no casualties among the personnel of the Joint Forces. Our defenders returned fire, which forced the enemy to stop firing.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine did not use the Turkish Bayraktar drone to strike military targets in the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast. Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself the "Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DNR", has traditionally stated this without offering proof. "The case of Bayraktar's combat use has not been confirmed. According to our information, we can say that all this is fake", - she said. According to her "version", Ukraine's statement on the use of the Bayraktar drone in the zone of Russian occupation "may be a provocation and an attempt to check the reaction of the guarantor states of the Minsk agreements". At the same time, Comrade Nikonorova is confident that "the very fact of the participation of drones in the hostilities is unlikely to change the alignment of forces on the front line". As reported, the AFU used Bayraktar UAVs in the Donbas on October 26 for the first time: the enemy howitzer weapon that fired at the JF positions and residential quarters was destroyed.
The Security Service of Ukraine confirmed that the "DNR" militant Denis Kulikovsky, who headed the illegal Izolyatsia prison of the occupiers in Donetsk, was detained in Kyiv. According to the SBU, he organized and took a direct part in the killings and torture of the illegally imprisoned citizens of Ukraine. Legal proceedings established by the legislation were being carried out against the militant. In particular, regarding his delivery to the court for applying a measure of restraint, as well as obtaining additional information about his illegal activities.
Another 1398 cases of COVID-19 were identified in the occupied Donetsk region, over the day. Also, another 85 patients died over the day, - the so-called "DNR Ministry of Health" reported. In total, there were 92 533 cases of COVID-19 infection in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast as of November 9. 7144 people died. 17 752 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). The occupiers also registered 193 cases of "usual" pneumonia over the day, which is 30 cases more than in the previous day. Of these, 104 patients were hospitalized. In total, 3299 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 1701 are on oxygen support (+53 over the day).
Doctors registered another 33 deaths from COVID-19 in the occupied Luhansk region over the day, separatist media wrote. Thus, doctors "officially" registered 2 611 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus in CALO since the beginning of the pandemic.
Occupied Donetsk can be included in the top ten cities in the world in terms of amenities. This was stated by Andrey Safonov, who calls himself the "head of the department" of the biological faculty of separatist clone of the Donetsk National University. "Donetsk has chosen the way of harmonizing the urban environment. Look around, everything that we see was manmade for the comfort of his existence. You can criticize it as much as you like, but I want to say that Donetsk can be attributed to the top ten cities where the development strategy is being correctly implemented", - the "DNR scientist" hit like a ton of bricks.
A bust of organizer of the Red Terror Felix Dzerzhinsky was unveiled in occupied Donetsk, among whose phrases, for example: "To exterminate slimebags and parasites. Pop, officer, banker, manufacturer, monk. Merchant son - all the same. No mercy"… The bust is symbolically installed in the so-called "academy of internal affairs". Its graduates become the "DNR security officials" who persecute and terrorize Ukrainians in CADO.
There was a rupture of heating main in occupied Krestivka (before renaming - Kirovske). This was reported by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". "Kirovskoe, Asfaltna st., a rupture of Ø500 mm heating main", - the summary of the so-called "rescuers" said. 3 thousand subscribers of apartment buildings and nine social facilities were left without heat supply.