In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on June 3, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire one time: Ukrainian defenders near Bohdanivka came under the enemy fire from heavy machine guns in the area of responsibility of the Vostok operational-tactical group. This was reported by the JFO headquarters. Our soldiers opened aimed fire at the enemy strongholds in response to the criminal actions of the Russian occupiers. The occupiers ceased their activity due to the decisiveness and accuracy of our troops. There are no losses in the ranks of the Joint Forces because of the enemy shelling. Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation remains controlled.
Occupation authorities of the "LNR" allowed to judge teenagers from the age of 14, if they were charged with terrorist activity. Self-proclaimed deputies of the "people's council" spelled out such norm in a special "law" that increases the punishment for terrorism. One of the "deputies" recalled that the "people's republic" already provides for criminal liability for adolescents who have reached the age of 14 for committing murder, kidnapping and so on. "The adopted law establishes a similar age for crimes of a terrorist nature, which are committed intentionally and pose a particular danger to society", - the representative of the fake "parliament" specified.
The "LNR" leader Leonid Pasechnik announced a reduction in the level of combat readiness of illegal armed formations of the "republic". In his next statement, the head of the occupation administration reported that Ukraine, allegedly, complied with his demands and stopped shelling that it was charged with. Instead of the "high-alert mode", Pasechnik stated, the occupation authorities "intend to focus on preparing and conducting… the Victory Parade, which will be held on the territory of the "republic" on the same day with the Russian Federation - June 24". At the same time, the "LNR" leader threatened Ukraine that, just in case, "the full combat readiness regime will be resumed".
The "LNR" occupiers declared Russian language "the only official language". Such decision was made by the so-called "people's council" - separatist media reported. The "state" language, used by citizens everywhere, is called upon to fulfill the consolidating role of the country's population, to ensure its integrity", - Nina Galan, who calls herself "plenipotentiary representative of the "LNR" head" in the self-proclaimed "parliament". She emphasized that "establishing the status of Russian language as the only "state" language" does not mean denying or diminishing the right to use other languages".
The "DNR" occupation authorities recognized 580 cases of COVID-19 as of June 3. This was stated in the report of the fake "Ministry of Health". Another 27 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in CADO over the previous day. In total, 411 people are under treatment, 21 patients died.
Broadcasting of a number of occupation television channels and radio programs in the so-called "DNR" will be suspended from June 3 to 6. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Communications". The interruption of broadcasting is associated with "routine maintenance requiring a reduction in power or shutdown of the transmission equipment at the broadcasting sending station". The Russian Channel One, NTV, Russia 24, Russia 1 and others are among the channels that will be temporarily disabled.
Two people were injured in a grenade explosion in occupied Snizhne. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". "There was a quarrel between the drunken spouses on the eve of the incident. Head of the family, born in 1976, blew up 2 grenades in the yard in a burst of temper, as a result of which both parties to the conflict sustained shrapnel wounds of varying severity", - the report said. The local resident who blew up the grenades was detained by the so-called "police officers".