In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 14, the armed formations of the Russian Federation recorded 3 violations of the ceasefire, one of which was with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire from large-caliber machine guns and small arms near Novoluhanske. The occupiers fired from heavy anti-tank and automatic heavy grenade launchers in the direction of Novotoshkivske. The enemy fired from 120 mm mortars in the area of Avdiivka. There are no casualties among the military personnel of the Joint Forces as a result of the enemy actions. Ukrainian defenders returned fire without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, thus forcing the enemy to stop shelling.
More than 600 new cases of COVID-19 infection were registered in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast over the day. This was said in the message of the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". "1858 studies were carried out on December 13, of which 500 cases of COVID-19 were detected and 108 patients were diagnosed clinically and epidemiologically. 55 cases of pneumonia were detected over the day, which is 21 more than in the previous day. 18 people were hospitalized", - the occupation department wrote. In addition, another 48 deaths were reported over the day. The occupation authorities have registered 114 769 cases of COVID-19 infection since the beginning of the pandemic. 3891 patients continued their treatment. 8802 people died from complications of the disease on the territory of CADO.
Leader of the so-called "DNR" Denis Pushilin approved honorary title "Honored Journalist of the DNR". This was stated in his "decree". It is indicative that anti-Ukrainian propaganda activity under the conditions of the Russian occupation, that is, since 2014, is not enough to obtain this "title". The "decree" of the "DNR" leader stated that a journalist or editor of mass media "with experience of at least 20 years and in the presence of departmental awards" can become an "honored journalist of the republic". Thus, the "honorary title" today will be awarded only to former Ukrainian journalists who went over to the side of the Russian occupiers in 2014, and who have worked in the Ukrainian media for 12 years or more. The exception is the so-called "military correspondents", "providing media coverage of military operations". This category of propagandists can be awarded the "title" without taking into account professional experience.
A miner from Donrossugol LLC was injured in occupied Chystiakove (formerly Torez). This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". It was reported that the mine rescuers provided emergency medical assistance to the bunkermanborn in 1991. The victim was hospitalized. What exactly happened to the worker was not reported.