In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 2, 4 violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, 2 of which were with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired from 82 mm mortars and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers in the direction of Novoluhanske. The occupiers fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers in the direction of Shyrokyne. Russian mercenaries used 120 mm mortars not far from Krasnohorivka. The enemy fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms near Vodiane in Pryazovia. One member of the Joint Forces was injured as a result of hostile actions. The warrior received medical assistance, he was evacuated to a hospital. His health condition is satisfactory. Ukrainian defenders opened fire in return without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements and forced the enemy to stop shelling.
Leader of the so-called "DNR" Denis Pushilin stated that "if Kyiv implements power projected scenario in the Donbas, it will act according to the situation", but did not rule out "turning to Moscow for help". In response, first deputy head of the Russian Federation Council's committee on international affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov stated that Russia could consider such an "appeal of the DNR". "We can consider the issue in the case of direct appeal and if there is a threat to the lives of people", - Dzhabarov said, having added that he hoped for a peaceful settlement of escalation around the Donbas. "Half a million citizens of the Donbas became citizens of Russia, Russians. Of course, we cannot leave our compatriots in trouble", - Dzhabarov, who served in the central apparatus of the FSB until 2006, stated. "Donetsk for us is not a foreign land, it is a Russian land. Representatives of the Russian world live there, who are not strangers to us", - Dzhabarov stated.
Occupation authorities of the "LNR" sent a local resident to a colony for 13.5 years, having accused him of posting publications on social networks. This was said in the message of the so-called "General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic". The fake "Supreme Court of the LNR" sentenced the resident of Alchevsk to 13.5 years in prison, allegedly "for high treason and public calls for extremist activity". The man was accused of the fact that "being an administrator of the Ukrainian Nastup nationalist group in VKontakte social network, from the end of April to May 2019, he posted pro-Ukrainian and neo-fascist comments on the instructions of the SBU with calls for military, terrorist and extremist activities against the civilian population and the constitutional system of the LNR by organizing acts of sabotage and arsons". In addition, he was accused of long-standing ties with the SBU. Allegedly, "the defendant… transmitted information to the Ukrainian special service about persons serving in the law enforcement agencies of the LNR, locations of military installations and about the socio-political situation in Alchevsk". The occupiers claimed that the man "fully admitted guilt of the crimes incriminated to him and repented of his deed". According to the self-proclaimed "justice", "he insisted during the trial that he had committed these crimes based on political and ideological hatred".
645 cases of COVID-19 were identified in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast over the past day. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, 40 patients died over the day. In total, the occupiers "officially" registered 109 771 cases of COVID-19 infection and 8366 deaths as of today. 8246 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). 77 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the day, of which 43 patients were hospitalized. In total, 1485 patients with pneumonia are undergoing treatment, of which 926 are on oxygen support (+26 over the day).
Doctors registered six more deaths from COVID-19 in the occupied Luhansk region, over the day, separatist media wrote. Thus, doctors "officially" registered 2933 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus in CALO since the beginning of the pandemic.
Tram traffic stopped on two popular routes in occupied Donetsk - No.8 and No.16. This was reported by Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself "the head of administration" of the city, on his page in social network. "The movement of trams along routes No.8 and No.16 has been temporarily suspended", - he wrote, having added that a technical malfunction of the car had occurred at the Rutchenkovo-Chervonoarmiyska station.
Russian occupiers filmed a story in Donetsk about the state of the FC Shakhtar stadium, without even knowing its real name. The corresponding video was posted on the separatist segment of social networks. "The legendary Shakhtar stadium is behind me", - the presenter began the story, calling it that way throughout the story instead of Donbass Arena. He walked along the edge of the field and other premises together with the guide, showing their condition. "The pitch is practically in perfect condition. Take and host the Champions League matches now, if you like", - he said. The townspeople wrote in the comments: "The Shakhtar stadium is in a slightly different place. And the DA can be turned into a greenhouse in view of the fact that the Champions League will never be in Donetsk".