In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 1, no violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, - the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters reported. "The units of the Joint Forces control the situation and continue to carry out tasks to repel and deter the armed aggression of the Russian Federation", - the headquarters noted.
Leader of the so-called "DNR" Denis Pushilin stated that he did not abandon plans for the separation of the southeastern oblasts from Ukraine, - separatist media reported. According to him, the idea of "Novorossiya" is "on pause", but is waiting for the right moment for implementation. "The "Novorossiya" project is much broader than Donetsk and Luhansk. The Novorossiya project includes Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Odessa, and Mykolaiv", - the leader of the "DNR" voiced his dreams. "We have not forgotten that Russian people live there, and we are doing everything in our hands now. But this project is on pause at this stage, for obvious reasons", - puppet of the Kremlin Pushilin said.
Representative of the command of the militants - the so-called "People's Militia of the DNR" - Eduard Basurin announced the alleged completion of the development of the Ukrainian plan for the "offensive operation" in the Donbas, - separatist media reported. The militant referred to some "operational intelligence data". "In the future, this plan must be approved by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine", - he stated. As reported, the Ukrainian side does not rule out provocation by the Russian occupation forces in Donbas and the subsequent "liberation campaign" of the Russian troops.
Residents of CADLO, who received Russian passports under a simplified procedure, can be called up for military service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This was announced by First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, - Russian media reported. Vodolatsky assured that military draft for residents of the occupied Donbas would be voluntary. "If citizens of the Russian Federation living on the territory of the DNR and LNR want to serve in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, then the Rostov Regional Military Commissariat will accept them, register and call them up to the army", - Vodolatsky said. The Russian politician did not say how soon conscripts from CADLO would be "on service" in Magadan or Khabarovsk.
The mining of the "administration" building in the Kyivskyi district was reported in occupied Donetsk. This was announced by Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself the "head of administration" of Donetsk. "Anonymous information was received about the mining of the building of administration of the Kyivskyi district of the city (36 Kyivskyi Ave.). The special services responded to the site", - he wrote on the social network. Approximately a couple of hours later, Kulemzin also reported that "during the inspection of the administration building of the Kyivskyi district of Donetsk, the special services discovered and defused an explosive device". "There are no casualties", - the "head" of the occupation "administration" added without specifying any details of the state of emergency. The so-called "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" reported that "an explosive device with striking elements was destroyed on the spot". The "Ministry of Emergency Situations" was silent on how this could be done without causing damage to the building.
1138 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast over the day, 13 more patients died. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". For comparison, on January 27, 362 cases of COVID-19 over the day were reported. 6 560 patients are currently undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). Also, 94 cases of "usual" pneumonia were detected per over the day, which is 47 more than in the past day. Of these, 69 people were hospitalized. 665 patients with pneumonia are on treatment, 363 of them are on oxygen support (+16 over the day).
In the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast, schoolchildren in grades 2-11 have been transferred to distance learning, and the first grades will be on vacation from February 3 to February 16. The relevant "order" was issued by the so-called "Ministry of Education and Science of the DNR" on February 1. "For students of the 1st grade of educational organizations, holidays are organized from 03.02.2022 to 09.02.2022 and additional holidays from 10.02.2022 to 16.02.2022", - the message said. Also, the educational process for students in grades 2-11 for this period will be organized solely with the use of "remote learning".
Residents of the Chervonohvardiyskyi district of occupied Makiivka reported that they noticed a couple of wild boars near multi-storey buildings, but commentators assured that these were Vietnamese pigs for sure. Where the animals came from on the streets of the city was not reported.
The weekend curfew in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast was extended until December 31, 2022. Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin signed an "order" on this matter on January 31. Now, weekly from February 1 to June 1 this year, the curfew has been lifted from 23:00 Friday to 05:00 Monday. From June 1 to October 1, 2022, the curfew will not be in effect from Friday 23:00 to Monday 04:00. From October 1 to December 31, 2022 - the cancellation mode is in effect again from Friday 23:00 to Monday 05:00. In the comments to this message, residents of CADO in expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the curfew was operating in the "republic". "What happiness is allowed to us! And then they want the youth not to leave!"; "Damn, is not it time to cancel it completely? What the heck is it needed for??? When you need to go somewhere, you walk like a schoolboy, turning around", - the Donetsk residents were indignant.