In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 27, Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 3 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The strongholds of our troops were fired from grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms near the town of Avdiivka in the Donetsk direction, as well as near the village of Pyshchevyk in the Mariupol direction.
The trilateral contact group agreed on a ceasefire in the combat zone in Donbass from December 29. This was stated by representative of Ukraine in the TCG Yevhen Marchuk.
Illegal armed formations in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass comprise 32 thousand people, of which 11 thousand are Russian military personnel. This was stated by commander of the Joint Forces Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
"DNR" leader Denis Pushilin admitted that all his "warnings" about the imminent "offensive" of the Ukrainian army, which were actively reproducing by separatist media in recent days, turned out to be a lie. The leader stated this on December 27 during the so-called "live phone-in" with population of the territories of Donetsk oblast occupied by the militants. "Now we can say with great probability that Ukraine has abandoned the offensive", - the ringleader of the militants stated.
The curfew will not be canceled on the territory of the so-called "DNR". This was stated by leader of the terrorist "republic" Denis Pushilin, - separatist media reported. "As a citizen of the republic, I am not a supporter of the curfew, but as a leader of the state, I cannot look only at my personal opinion, I need to talk with the security forces, I need their opinion", - Pushilin stated, making stuff up.
The so-called Union of Donbass Volunteers (UDV) based in Russia is ready to send at least two battalion task groups of Russian "volunteers" to the occupied Donbass. Head of the UDV, mercenary and terrorist Alexander Borodai told this in an interview with the WG project. According to him, the units of Russian mercenaries will be able to join the ranks of militants within three days. Borodai explained that this would be done if "Kyiv goes on the offensive".
Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin fit up his "residence" in the office center grabbed from Boris Kolesnikov on Pushkin Boulevard 7b in the center of Donetsk. This is evidenced by the corresponding "decree" of head of the occupation authorities.
The water supply was stopped in occupied Luhansk and villages of the Slovianoserbsk district due to damage on the Petrovsky water main, separatist media wrote. Due to the damage to the water conduit, supply of water to Luhansk will be limited to 20% and schedule of water supply to consumers will be adjusted. The scheme of water supply to villages of the Slovianoserbsk district connected to the Petrovsky water intake will also change.
The fact of the gruesome murder of a 3-year-old girl by a gunman who raped the child with the connivance of her mother was recognized in the "DNR". Earlier, the "DNR" print media drew the curtain over the fact that on December 19, during transportation to the nodal hospital of Ilovaisk, a girl, born in 2015, died from numerous injuries.