In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 9, the armed formations of the Russian Federation recorded 6 violations of the ceasefire, 3 of which - with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements. This was reported by the press center of the JFO headquarters. The occupiers fired from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms in the direction of Shumy. The enemy fired from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms near Novomykhaylivka. The enemy troops opened fire twice in the direction of Prychepylivka, using 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers of different systems. The enemy fired at our positions from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and other small arms not far from Pivdenne. Russian mercenaries used 120 mm and 82 mm mortars in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska. Two members of the Joint Forces were injured as a result of hostile actions. The soldiers received pre-medical assistance, they were evacuated to a medical institution. The state of health of both wounded was of moderate severity. Ukrainian defenders returned fire to force the enemy stop shelling, not using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.
Another 531 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the occupied Donetsk region over the day. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, another 38 patients died over the day. In total, 113 071 infected with COVID-19 were recorded in CADO on December 9. 4411 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). 8632 people died. 61 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the day. Of these, 37 people were hospitalized. In total, 1321 patients with pneumonia are undergoing treatment, of which 896 are on oxygen support (+14 over the day).
Doctors registered 10 more deaths from COVID-19 in the occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast over the day, separatist media wrote. Thus, since the beginning of the pandemic, doctors "officially" registered 2984 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus in CALO.
Almost 60 tons of humanitarian cargo were delivered to the occupied territory of Donbas by trucks of the International Committee of the Red Cross. This was reported by the Ministry of Ukraine for reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories. "Three trucks delivered humanitarian cargo (food kits) with a total weight of 59.2 tons through the Novotroitske checkpoint to the temporarily occupied parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts today", - the message said. Humanitarian aid has been transferred from all member states of the Geneva Conventions contributing to the global budget of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Residents of the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast complained about the strange smell of tap water. They wrote this in local publics. Residents of different districts of Donetsk and Makiivka have noticed a strange smell in the tap water for several days in a row. Other social media users likewise compared the new smell to acetone and iodine. Separatist clone of the Voda Donbasu Ukrainian company responded to accusations of poor quality of tap water, having promised to "find out the reason".