In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on January 12, one violation of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation was recorded, - the Joint Forces Headquarters reported. Russian mercenaries fired from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers near Prychepylivka. There are no losses among the military personnel of the Joint Forces as a result of the enemy actions. The Ukrainian defenders returned fire without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, and forced the enemy to stop shelling.
Resigned "Minister of Coal and Energy of the DNR" Ruslan Dubovsky and his deputy Alexey Vasilenko are being checked by the "DNR Ministry of State Security" in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast. This was reported by blogger "Evil Ukr". "Here they brought news that Minister of Coal and Energy Dubovsky and his first deputy were put under pressure by the Ministry of State Security for the Economic Security of the republic. They began checking their activities at their posts, seizing all documents on economic affairs of the minister with his signatures, financial agreements for mines and contracts with signatures, I do not know who was so offended, but the decision was issued by judge of the DNR Supreme Court Kim", - the blogger wrote. He also believes that the clearances in CADO are taking place after the dismissal of Vladimir Pashkov, a Russian citizen who calls himself "Deputy Prime Minister of the DNR Cabinet of Minister", by leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin, and cited the arrest of "Minister of Housing and Public Utilities of the DNR" Sergey Naumets as an example.
Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself the "Foreign Minister of the DNR", stated that cooperation between the "republic" and Syria should reach a new level this year, - separatist media wrote. "The past year was very successful and productive on the track of developing cooperation with the Syrian Arab Republic. In 2021, the DNR delegation visited Syria three times on working trips. Thus, a very stable foundation was laid for further productive interaction, which, we hope, will become even closer and more diverse in 2022", - Nikanorova was quoted as saying. However, apart from empty and laudatory statements, no specifics about the interaction were given. Except that the signing of an agreement on interaction between the so-called "Donetsk Republic" public movement and the Arab Socialist Renaissance Party (Ba'ath) was named as "the main result of the year in this direction". It was also mentioned that in 2021, representatives of the "DNR" twice participated in the RE-BUILD Syria international exhibition, where they showed "an export catalog of industrial enterprises of the republic and held negotiations with Syrian and other foreign participants of the event on further cooperation and investment issues".
265 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the occupied part of the Donbas over the day, - the fake "Ministry of Health of the DNR" reported. Also, five patients with coronavirus died over day. In total, 119 807 people have been "officially" registered with COVID-19 in CADO since the beginning of the pandemic. 2 048 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). 9347 people died. 61 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the day, of which 47 people were hospitalized. 692 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 559 are on oxygen support (+12 over the day).
In CADO, bus service from Amvrosiivka to Donetsk has been stopped, as well as in the Amvrosiivka district itself - with five settlements. This was reported by the separatist Telegram channel with reference to Igor Lyzov, who calls himself the "head of administration" of the district. According to Lyzov, transportation stopped when one of the private entrepreneurs involved in bus transportation died a few months ago. Now the situation has become critical. Now the occupation "administration" is looking for other carriers together with the so-called "Ministry of Transport of the DNR". There were no people willing to work on these deserted routes In Amvrosiivka itself. Previously, they intend to involve one of the enterprises of Horlivka, which is located almost 90 kilometers from Amvrosiivka, in order to conclude a contract for transportation.
Among the announcements on the walls of the entrances of houses in occupied Donetsk, there are many proposals for trips for pensions to the free territory of Ukraine through the Russian Federation. Citizens wrote in social networks that carriers were even ready to carry pensioners on credit with payment after receiving the money.
A fire broke out in one of the 9-storey buildings along Zaperevalna Street in the Budonivskyi district of occupied Donetsk. "The 9th floor of 25 Nyzhniokurhanska Street is on fire", - eyewitnesses reported. The details of the emergency are not yet known.