In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 10, five violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, - the Joint Forces Headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire from grenade launchers of different systems twice not far from Pisky. Russian mercenaries fired from automatic mounted grenade launchers, hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms in the direction of Zaitseve. The occupiers fired at the positions of Ukrainian defenders from heavy machine guns not far from Hranite. Russian mercenaries deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle near the settlement of Taramchuk, with the help of which they dropped three VOG-17 rounds. The Ukrainian defenders returned fire without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, and forced the enemy to stop shelling. There are no losses among the military personnel of the Joint Forces as a result of the enemy actions.
A convoy with military equipment of the so-called "special forces" drove through the center of occupied Donetsk. According to the separatist publics, a "check of the combat readiness of units" was conducted in the city.
In occupied Donetsk, the so-called "DNR state property fund" intends to "nationalize" the building in which the occupiers set up an illegal prison, where prisoners are abused and tortured. This was reported by Information Navigator. "A day or two ago, the so-called "State Property Fund of the DNR" has summoned the owners of CHIMEKS LIMITED (IKIUL 30075981)) and PRJSC IZOLYATSIA (IKIUL 00292681) to court. According to the statement of claim, the "SPF of the DNR" wants to "recognize the ownership of an ownerless immovable thing by the state", - the message said. The so-called "court session of the arbitration court in the case" is scheduled for March 11, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. at the address: Donetsk, 17 street of the 50th Guards Division. According to open data, this refers to the companies TOV CHIMEX LTD and PRAT ІZOLYATSІA, which completely moved their business to Kyiv after the beginning of the occupation. The media outlet recalled that the mentioned objects were used by the occupiers as a transshipment base for all seven years, as well as high-security prisons. According to the stories of Ukrainian prisoners released on exchange, it is in the Izolyatsia prison that the detainees are brutally tortured and inhuman conditions of detention are created.
2064 cases of coronavirus were detected in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast over the day. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, two patients died over the day. In total, 137 249 infected with COVID-19 and 9 591 deaths were registered in CADO during the pandemic. 16 610 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). 114 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the past day. Of these, 76 people were hospitalized. 999 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 437 are on oxygen support (+22 over the day).
Well-known blacksmith, author of modern copies of Mertsalov's Palm, Serhiy Kaspruk died after an illness in occupied Donetsk at the age of 65. This was announced by head of the Guild of Blacksmiths Viktor Burduk. Kaspruk left occupied Donetsk in 2014, was ill for a long time, he had diabetes. Later he returned to his hometown. Mertsalov's Palm is one of the symbols of Ukrainian Donetsk, it is depicted on the coat of arms of the oblast. The palm tree was forged in 1895 the blacksmith Oleksiy Mertsalov and his assistant, hammerer Philip Shkarin. In 1900, their creation was awarded the Grand Prix at the Paris International Industrial Exhibition, after which it was transported to St. Petersburg. Today it is in the museum of the Mining Institute. Mertsalov's Palm was forged from a single piece of rail using a special technology without joints or welding. Its trunk and leaves are a single whole. The first copy of Mertsalov's Palm was created by the blacksmith Serhiy Kaspruk. The palm tree was installed near the ExpoDonbas exhibition center before the occupation of Donetsk, then it was moved to Pushkin Boulevard. Copies of Mertsalov's Palm are installed in Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv.
The abandoned former METRO shopping center between occupied Donetsk and Makiivka is decaying and collapsing. "No one needs the abandoned shopping center, surrounded by unfinished buildings, located between Donetsk and Makiivka. There is no front line nearby, there are no shelling, but everything is slowly and surely falling apart…", - was written in the local segment of social networks under the photo of the former METRO hypermarket, located on the bypass road between Donetsk and Makiivka.