In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on January 25, 5 violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, - the headquarters of the JFO reported. The occupiers opened fire from automatic and heavy anti-tank grenade launchers in the direction of Avdiivka. The enemy opened fire from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms not far from Marinka. Russian mercenaries fired from heavy machine guns and small arms near Shyrokyne. Russian mercenaries deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle near the village of Pyshchevyk, with the help of which they dropped VOG-17 rounds. Two servicemen of the Joint Forces were injured as a result of the enemy actions. The warriors are in medical institutions. The state of health of one serviceman is satisfactory, of the other – critical. The Ukrainian defenders returned fire without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, and forced the enemy to stop shelling.
687 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast over the day. Three patients died, - the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR" reported. 50 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected during the day, which the occupiers refuse to associate with coronavirus. This is 91 more than in the past day. Of these, 21 people were hospitalized. In total, 619 patients with "covid" pneumonia are being treated, of which 336 are on oxygen support (+6 over the day). In total, he occupiers have "officially" registered 122 527 infected with COVID-19 and 9 485 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. 3 729 patients are currently undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient).
"Making money off pensioners" is flourishing in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast: both "grey", when "intermediaries" bring money to residents for a specified percentage, and frankly fraudulent, when people are simply screwed over. This was written by blogger Spiteful Uke. "Whoever does not want to make money off pensioners in the occupation, the business is profitable and very good. For the fact that they bring you money, withdraw it in Ukraine, they will charge you 10% of the amount, plus using a bank, services, but the amount must be more than $520 on the hryvnia account", - the blogger reported. He also spoke about other types of intermediary services for the CADO residents. "If the card is reissued, a trip to a notary in Rostov or Taganrog costs $280-350, so everything is good and fun. The average net income of the one who does it is from $520-1050, and this is if he took upon himself the burden of bringing pensions to 20-30 people. The main contingent are retired miners, for whom the road through Russia is a disabling burden", - the blogger stated.
The "DNR" occupiers opened the Olenivka checkpoint, which is located opposite the Novotroitske checkpoint, on January 24. 248 people used the humanitarian corridor in both directions. This was reported by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" on January 25. The entry-exit pass was open from 07.30 to 18.45 (the occupiers are guided by Moscow time). 24 vehicles and 124 people were let into the occupied territory. 25 vehicles and 124 people as well were released into the free territory of Ukraine.
Two miners were injured at the mines in Zhdanivka and Makiivka in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast. This was reported by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR". Thus, the miner born in 1980 needed emergency medical care at mine No. 22 Kommunarska (branch of the Donbas Mine Management) in Zhdanivka on January 24. The victim is hospitalized. The resuscitation and anti-shock crew was also called in Makiivka - to assist the loader of the surface coal warehouse, born in 1987, at the Kalynivska-Skhidna mine. The victim was also hospitalized.
In occupied Donetsk, citizens complained about the quality of tap water, which has a specific smell once again. The Donetsk residents wrote this in local publics. "The water started to smell like corvalol again"; "It started to smell again… Yes, it did not stop, not one, but the other, now it is like shark urine…", - the Donetsk residents wrote. A resident of the Kalininskyi district of the city showed on video a water filter that was changed only a week ago, but it has already become too dirty. At the same time, people stated on one of the separatist Telegram channels on behalf of the "republican" clone of Water of Donbas that the quality of drinking water in Donetsk is monitored daily. "There are no deviations in the quality of drinking water from the norms of state standards, the quality of water in the city of Donetsk is under control", - the occupiers assured.