In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 15, three violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded, one of which was with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire from anti-tank missile system in the direction of Katerynivka. Russian mercenaries fired from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers in the direction of Lobacheve. Armed formations of the Russian Federation fired at the positions of Ukrainian defenders using 120 mm mortars not far from Horihove and mounted anti-tank grenade launchers. There are no losses among the military personnel of the Joint Forces as a result of the enemy actions.
The so-called "servicemen of the LNR" want to transfer the positional war into full-fledged military operations. This statement was made by the CALO propagandist, militant Andrey Marochko, who calls himself "a lieutenant colonel of the LNR people's militia reserve", who was once a major in the Ukrainian police. "The servicemen of the people's militia of the LNR are ready for the speedy denouement of the military conflict in the Donbas. Therefore, the mood of the servicemen of the republic is on the rise", - he stated to one of the separatist Telegram channels. "The soldiers are tired of positional warfare, and the injections that occur from the AFU are associated with a denouement – exactly this year and in the near future", - he told about the alleged desire of the militants to start full-fledged hostilities. "The units of the people's militia of the LNR are ready not only to repel the enemy attacks, but to counterattack - morally, technically and tactically", - the militant assured.
After the arrest of the "mayor" of occupied Makiivka who was caught stealing Sergey Goloshchapov by the so-called "DNR security forces", the new "head of administration" of the city will be "official" from the occupied Crimea Vladislav Kliucharov. The leader of the "DNR" issued a "decree" on this occasion. It is known about Kliucharov that he was considered "looking after the Crimean lands from the Donetsk ones" in the occupied Crimea, because he was "deputy chairman of the republican committee on land resources" since 2013. He is a native of Makiivka, born in 1971. He was director of the Vtorinvest Company LLC (Makiivka) in the 2000s, then director of economics at Prodagroservice (Kherson). He was an official of the Makiivka City Council, including deputy mayor, from 2011 to 2013, then he moved to the Crimea. It was reported in the "republican" segment of social networks that Russian curators had appointed Kliucharov to the "position of mayor" of Makiivka, and no one was interested in the opinion of the local "officials of the DNR" on this matter. Information about Kliucharov is available on the Peacemaker website.
The so-called "DNR law enforcers" in occupied Donetsk checked anonymous information about the mining of 14 buildings, nothing dangerous was found in 11 of them, - the fake "DNR MIA" reported. Educational institutions, "state organizations", medical institutions and hostels were among the "mined" buildings.
2544 cases of COVID-19 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". A total of 143 474 people have been infected with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic in CADO. 9 606 cases ended fatally. 21 981 patients are currently undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). In addition, 155 cases of "usual" pneumonia were detected over the day, which are 51 more than in the past day. Of these, 92 people were hospitalized. 1207 patients with pneumonia are on treatment, 512 of them are on oxygen support (+24 over the day).
The "DNR" occupiers opened a checkpoint in Olenivka, which is located opposite the Novotroitske checkpoint, on February 14. 486 people used the humanitarian corridor in both directions. A week earlier, only 241 people passed through the checkpoint. This was reported by the fake "Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR" on February 15. On this day, the entry-exit pass was open from 07.38 to 18.05 (occupiers are guided by Moscow time). 30 vehicles and 218 people were allowed to pass to the occupied territory. 38 vehicles and 268 people were released into the free territory of Ukraine. 31 people applied for assistance. "367 people have applied for assistance since the beginning of the year, 12 of them - for medical assistance", - the invaders also reported.