In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on January 30, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 4 times, - the press center of the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at our positions from 122 mm cannon artillery, 120 mm and 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers of various systems, banned by the Minsk agreements. Ukrainian defenders gave an adequate response from the authorized weapons, forcing the enemy to stop shelling. One Ukrainian defender was injured as a result of the enemy shelling.
Leader of the so-called "DNR" Denis Pushilin promises to make "conceptual changes" in the order of crossing the line of contact with free Ukraine in order to clear queues at the checkpoints, - separatist media reported. The leader of the "republic" did not specify what he exactly he proposed.
Occupation "authorities" of the so-called "DNR" thought about opening sanitary quarantine stations at checkpoints between the "republic" and the territory controlled by Ukraine in the event of worsening of the epidemiological situation with coronavirus, - separatist media reported. The "DNR" sanitary service stated that "there is no threat of the spread of this infection in the "republic" at present and that the "DNR Ministry of Health" has developed a memo for the prevention of diseases caused by coronavirus. Also, the "DNR experts on coronavirus" recommended "travel agencies of the republic" to suspend the sale of tickets to China.
Former "DNR" militant from the Prizrak ("Ghost") gang was detained by the military counterintelligence of the Ukrainian Security Service in the Donetsk oblast, - the press service of the intelligence agency reported. The special services operatives found that the resident of the Bakhmut district was serving a sentence for theft in one of the prisons in the Donetsk oblast. The man joined the "DNR" terrorists after his release in June 2014. The militants instructed him to carry out "combat duty" at checkpoints near the city of Siversk. He left the ranks of the militants after the liberation of settlement by the ATO forces in the summer of 2014 and hid in the territory of the Russian Federation for a long time. The man returned to the territory of Donetsk oblast controlled by Ukraine at the end of last year and in January 2020, was identified and detained by the counterintelligence officers.
Water supply to occupied Antratsyt and Khrustalny (formerly Krasnyi Luch) was reduced by 60% due to the repair of the water conduit. Separatist media wrote about this.
Leader of the so-called "DNR" Denis Pushilin does not rule out the closure of two mines in Donetsk - the Cheliuskintsev and the Kalinin - because of their unprofitability, - separatist media reported. Pushilin raised the issue of the mines' closure at a meeting with "activists" of the "Donetsk Republic" separatist movement and stated that these coal producers could stop their work "because of their unprofitability".
A truck with humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross proceeded through the Novotroitske checkpoint towards the occupied territory of Donbass, - the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. Medicines weighing 905 kg were sent for residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.