In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 23, 3 violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, 2 of which were with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired from 82 mm mortars and automatic mounted grenade launchers in the direction of Shumy. The enemy fired from 120 mm mortars near Zolote-4. In addition, the enemy unmanned aerial vehicle, probably Orlan-10, was seen in the Luhansk oblast flying over the collision line. There are no casualties among the military personnel of the Joint Forces as a result of the enemy actions. Thanks to the efforts of our soldiers, the boundaries of the Ukrainian units remained the same", - the headquarters noted.
A civilian was seriously injured on the outskirts of occupied Donetsk as a result of explosion of an unidentified device. This was reported in social networks by Andrey Lysenko, who calls himself a "Donetsk volunteer". "A civilian was wounded in Oleksandrivka. Now the man is being operated on in a Donetsk hospital. A relative of the victim told me about the injury. The man was injured on the way to work, when he was walking from Oleksandrivka to Donetsk", - he wrote. "There was an explosion, the man received ten shrapnel wounds and is now unconscious. There was no shelling", - Andrey Lysenko reported. However, an hour later, information appeared in the reports about the injury of the civilian that he was allegedly injured "as a result of the AFU shelling". Then a certain "reporter Rudenko", who was never distinguished by the reliability of his "news", decided that the AFU were literally tracking down a lonely passer-by. After reviewing the "official version" of the emergency situation, the same "volunteer Andrey Lysenko" changed his testimony about the absence of shelling from the AFU and came up with a new message: "This happened in the gully between the Trudivske, mine No.12 and the village of Oleksandrivka. The man moved 100 meters away from the main asphalt road, there is a trail, which is often used by local residents. Ukraine shot him with an AGS. He crawled out onto the road with difficulty, where people found him. All his sheepskin coat was stuffed with shrapnel", - the "volunteer" told.
64 more people died from complications of COVID-19 in the occupied Donetsk region over the day. This became known from the summary of the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". The total number of deaths among patients with coronavirus infection in CADO reached 9146. 361 new patients were identified over the last 24 hours, 361 new patients were identified. Thus, in total, 117 452 cases of infection have been "officially" confirmed in the uncontrolled Donetsk region since the beginning of the pandemic. 2644 patients continue treatment for coronavirus disease in hospitals and outpatiently at home.
The "Donbass" bus produced by the self-proclaimed "DNR" caught fire in occupied Makiivka on the move and burned to the ground. This was reported in the separatist segment of social networks. According to eyewitnesses, the incident took place near the Gvardeisky shopping center on December 22. While the bus was moving, a fire started in the cabin. The driver and passengers managed to leave the vehicle. Let us note that buses called "Donbass" (Russian PAZ-3204 with a modified body) have been assembled in the self-proclaimed "DNR" since 2017. The Donetskgormash enterprise, seized by the occupiers, "produces" them.
The cars of the next, 105th, convoy of the Russian Emergencies Ministry with "humanitarian aid" entered occupied Luhansk, separatist media wrote. Six vehicles were stated to have delivered "medical equipment and medicines" to Luhansk. In fact, Russia supplies to the occupied Donbas weapons, ammunition and other military supplies for its military with such "humanitarian convoys".