In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 13, two violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The occupiers fired from grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns in the direction of Popasna. The enemy fired from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms near Katerynivka in the Luhansk region. There are no casualties among the military personnel of the Joint Forces as a result of the the enemy actions. Ukrainian defenders returned fire to force the enemy to stop shelling.
The occupiers intend to cover the shortage of workers at the Ukrainian enterprises of CADO seized by the militants by attracting students who are supposedly undergoing "paid internship". This was reported by the separatist Telegram channels. "Now we are closely working with young people. We have visited all specialized universities, technical schools and colleges. Yevgeniy Yurchenko made a decision to invite the guys to our enterprise for the paid practice", - manager of the Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works Alexander Kovalenko stated. In October of this year, seven largest enterprises of the metallurgical and by-product coking industries in CADLO, previously located in the orbit of ZAO Vneshtorgservis, were transferred to the Southern Mining and Metallurgical Complex of Russian entrepreneur Yevgeniy Yurchenko. As reported, due to the chronic non-payment of wages and their insufficient size, qualified specialists massively resign from the enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex.
One of the founders of "The Donetsk Republic" marginal organization Andrei Purgin reminded of himself with a statement about the allegedly impending attempt on his life. He wrote this on his page on the social network. "The assassination attempt was prevented. I want to thank the Donetsk Organized Crime Control Bureau and Chief of operation Vladimir Zakharov. The case was transferred to the prosecutor's office, they prevented an assassination attempt on me, ordered by one of the special services of Ukraine", - "rescued" Purgin reported. He acted as a co-founder of "The Donetsk Republic" marginal anti-Ukrainian organization in 2005. In 2014, he took an active part in pro-Russian demonstrations that led to the occupation of part of the Donbas. Currently, Purgin has been removed from any leading positions in the "DNR".
Propane explosion occurred at a gas station on Partyzansky Avenue in the Kyivskyi district of occupied Donetsk, as a result of which the a station operator was injured. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". It was noted that the gas station operator was injured – a man born in 1974. The explosion also destroyed the control room building. The reasons for the incident are being established.
Two adults and a child were killed in an accident involving two cars in the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast last weekend. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". The accident occurred at 4:35 a.m. on the highway Donetsk – Khartsyzsk – Amvrosiivka – Uspenka customs control checkpoint, 3.5 km from the checkpoint. The collision of two cars, VAZ-2107 and VAZ-111940 Kalina, killed three people – two adults and an 8-year-old child. Five victims, including a 12-year-old child, were hospitalized in the hospital of occupied Amvrosiivka.
In occupied Luhansk region, the Luhanskvoda enterprise suspended water supply to part of the Dovzhansk (formerly Sverdlovsk) district due to an accident at the main water pipeline, separatist media write. "On December 13, in connection with an accident at the Sverdlovsk main water pipeline with a diameter of 900 mm, the water supply to consumers of the city of Sverdlovsk, the villages of Komsomolsky, Myrny and Ordzhonikidze was cut off from 2:00", - the message said. They promise to complete the repair work and resume the water supply by the evening of December 14.