In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 22, no violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. "Units of the Joint Forces are in control of the situation and continue to carry out tasks to repel and contain the armed aggression of the Russian Federation", - the headquarters noted.
In Russia, recruiters form groups of mercenaries for a "combat mission to the Donbas", - Meduza newspaper reported. The journalist reportedly spoke with some of the "soldiers of fortune". Former serviceman Yegor, who participated as a mercenary of the Wagner PMC in the Russian campaign in Syria, began negotiating a new military mission in the fall of 2021. According to Yegor, there has not been such a wide recruitment for the "Ukrainian direction" for several years. "I think now is the most active (recruitment campaign) since 2014", - Yegor said. According to Meduza, not only professional mercenaries, but also ordinary veterans of the conflict in the Donbas have received an offer to go on a "paid business trip to Ukraine" since the end of November 2021. Recruitment is underway among the residents of CADLO with combat experience. The tasks that will be assigned to these "detachments" are not yet clear.
Occupation authorities of the so-called "LNR" demanded from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to approve a certain "road map" developed by the militants, obliging Ukraine "to comply with the Minsk agreements". This was announced by Olga Kobtseva, who calls herself "a representative of the LNR in the working subgroup on humanitarian issues of the Contact (in fact, the Trilateral Contact Group, in which there is not even a mention of the "LNR"). Only in this case, puppet authorities of the CADLO promise to unfreeze the exchange of prisoners. "The exchange of prisoners between the Republics of Donbas and Ukraine should take place on the third day after the approval of the Verkhovna Rada of the roadmap for Kyiv's compliance with obligations under the Minsk agreements", - the collaborationist stated.
Occupation authorities of CADO recognized 352 cases of coronavirus infection over the day. This was said in the summary of the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". "1482 studies were carried out on December 21, of which 237 cases of COVID-19 were detected and 115 patients were diagnosed clinically and epidemiologically", - the message said. According to "official" data, 81 people died from coronavirus infection on December 21 - the highest figure since the beginning of December. During the past week, CADO recorded up to fifty deaths from complications of the disease over the day. The total number of cases of infection in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast reached 117 091, 9082 people died due to the severe course of the disease. 2831 patients continue to undergo inpatient and outpatient treatment.
More than 9 tons of humanitarian cargo in the form of construction materials were delivered to the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts with the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Reintegration of Ukraine. Humanitarian aid was donated from all member states of the Geneva Conventions that contribute to the global budget of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Building materials are intended for the restoration of infrastructure.