In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 7, the armed formations of the Russian Federation recorded three violations of the ceasefire, one of which was with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. The occupiers fired from automatic easel grenade launchers in the direction of Mayorsk. Russian mercenaries fired from grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and other small arms in the direction of Novooleksandrivka. The enemy used 120 mm mortars and small arms near Pivdenne. There are no casualties among the military personnel of the Joint Forces as a result of the enemy actions. Ukrainian defenders opened fire in return without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements and forced the enemy to stop shelling
Occupiers of the Russian Federation are moving artillery mounts, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles to the demarcation line in the Donbas, - the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine reported. "Russia continues to take measures in order to prevent stabilization of the situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation. To this end, the command of the task grouping of the Russian occupation forces is reinforcing subunits near the line of collision in certain directions with additional 122-mm self-propelled artillery mounts, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles in violation of the agreements on the withdrawal of heavy weapons", - the message said. At the same time, the enemy increased the number of sniper spotter-firer teams on alert to inflict casualties on the Joint Forces personnel, destroy video surveillance elements and provoke return fire. "Training sessions are being held with snipers of formations and units of the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Luhansk) army corps, not involved in the performance of combat missions, under the leadership of regular servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation", - the reconnaissance officers specified.
Another 990 cases of coronavirus disease were registered in the occupied Donetsk region over the day. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, 111 deaths were added to the mortality statistics over the three previous days. In total, "officially", there are 111 963 people infected with coronavirus in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast. 5803 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient), 8540 people died. 70 cases of "usual" pneumonia were detected over the day, which is 25 cases more than in the previous day. Of these, 49 patients were hospitalized. In total, 1389 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 870 are on oxygen support (+21 over the day).
The movement of trams on the main route of the city No.1 was stopped in the center of occupied Donetsk because of the accident. This was reported by Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself "the head of the city administration", on his page in the social network. "As a result of a road accident (collision of two cars) on Gurov Avenue near Lenin Square, the movement of trams along route No.1 has been temporarily suspended", - Kulemzin wrote. Eyewitnesses reported that Lanos and Toyota Venza were involved in the accident: "Just drove through, they’re standing!" Let us remind that the tram of route No.1 goes from the railway station to the Donetsk metallurgical plant in the city center.
Occupiers of the so-called "DNR" opened a checkpoint in Olenivka, which is located opposite the Novotroitske checkpoint, on December 6. 362 people used the humanitarian corridor in both directions, - the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations" reported on December 7. On this day, the occupiers opened an entry-exit pass from 09.00 to 17.00. 36 vehicles and 210 people were launched into the occupied territory. 40 vehicles and 152 people were released into the free territory of Ukraine. "32 people applied for help", - the occupiers reported without specifying what kind of help was needed by those crossing the demarcation line in Olenivka.