In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on June 18, armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire seven times, using at the same time 120 mm mortars, forbidden to be placed on the contact line, as well as grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms, - the JFO headquarters reported. Our soldiers immediately responded to all possible threats from the occupier and forced him to stop the aggressive actions. Losses of the occupiers are being specified. There are no losses among our defenders as a result of enemy shelling. Situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation remains controlled.
The "LNR" occupiers admitted that half of the cases of coronavirus infection recorded between June 5 and 18 were brought from Russia. This follows from the statement calling himself "chief state sanitary doctor" Dmitry Dokashenko. According to him, the number of patients with COVID-19 was 466 by June 18. "At the moment, more than half (of those recorded between June 5 and 18) are imported cases, that is, those who arrived in the territory of the "republic" from the Russian Federation", - Dokashenko said.
The so-called "supreme court" of the "LNR" sentenced a resident of occupied Alchevsk to 10 years in prison for the alleged "working for the SBU". This was said in the message on the website of the "Prosecutor General's Office" of the "LNR". "The court found that the defendant, being a citizen of the Luhansk People's Republic, was recruited by the Security Service of Ukraine in the spring of 2018, being in the territory controlled by Ukraine and was engaged in espionage from August 2018 to May 2019… Given the number of exceptional circumstances in the criminal case and personality characteristic of the defendant… the defendant was found guilty of the offense (high treason)", - the message said.
Occupation authorities of the "DNR" recognized 926 cases of COVID-19 as of June 18. This was said in the report of the fake "Ministry of Health." It was noted that 37 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in CADO over the past day. In total, 619 patients are under treatment, 255 people were discharged and 52 died.
Leader of the "LNR" Leonid Pasechnik allowed to let people registered in the occupied territory of Luhansk oblast into the "republic" through the demarcation line, separatist media wrote. "Entrance of citizens registered at the place of residence on the territory of the Luhansk People's Republic is carried out according to the documents confirming such fact", - Pasechnik's "decree" said. "Entrance of persons without registration at the place of residence on the territory of the LNR is carried out according to the lists formed by a permanent group established in accordance with paragraph 5 of the decree of head of the LNR of March 23, 2020… if there is one of the following grounds: residence of relatives in the LNR territory in order to carry out treatment in the LNR, with the aim of receiving education in the LNR, need to care for a patient living in the LNR, in connection with the burial of a close relative, relative or close person living in the LNR", - the message also stated.
Three humanitarian vehicles with humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross proceeded through the Novotroitske checkpoint in the direction of occupied Donetsk, - the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. The ICRC sent 45 tons of food packages and building materials to CADO. It was noted that during quarantine, border guards continue to ensure the clearance of humanitarian supplies for travel to the temporarily occupied territories.
The water supply to occupied Dovzhansk (formerly Sverdlovsk) in the Luhansk oblast was cut off "in connection with repairs on the main water supply system", - separatist media wrote. "In connection with the repair work on the Sverdlovsk main water conduit with a diameter of 900 mm, the water supply to the consumers of the city of Sverdlovsk will be stopped on June 18 from 9:00, tentatively, until 9:00 on June 19 (taking into account the entry into operation)", - the message said.