In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on June 24, 12 violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupation forces were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire from 82 caliber mortars near the settlement of Novhorodske. Russian occupation troops fired on the Ukrainian military twice from 120 caliber mortars not far from Pivdenne. The occupiers used 120-mm mortars in the area of the village of Shumy. The enemy troops opened fire twice from a 100-mm MT-12 anti-tank gun near Marinka. Russian mercenaries fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms in the direction of Starohnativka. On Pryazovia near Vodiane, the enemy fired at the Joint Forces servicemen from automatic easel and under-barrel grenade launchers, as well as from small arms. The occupiers opened fire from 120-caliber mortars near Nevelske, and near Novotoshkivske - from 82-caliber mortars. Armed formations of the Russian Federation fired at our positions near Krasnohorivka from 120-caliber mortars, heavy anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms. The enemy carried out remote mining of the territory with POM-2 mines in the area of the settlement of Mayorsk. One soldier received penetrating shrapnel wounds as a result of the enemy fire. After providing first aid, the soldier was transported to a hospital. The condition of the wounded is moderate. Ukrainian defenders returned fire to the enemy shelling.
The self-proclaimed "DNR delegation" in the Trilateral Contact Group stated that it is ready to work with the Ukrainian version of the Roadmap to unblock the work of the subgroup on political issues. This was announced by Natalya Nikonorova, who calls herself the "Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic". However, according to her, the Ukrainian side should radically change this document in accordance with the wishes of the self-proclaimed "DNR delegation". "There are no "good" or "bad" Roadmap projects for us. We are ready to work on the Ukrainian version of this document, but in this case, Kyiv needs to change it in such a way as to eliminate all contradictions to the Minsk agreements, of which, according to our estimates, 78 percent of the entire draft of the Ukrainian delegation consists", - comrade Nikonorova stated. As previously reported, the puppet authorities of the "DNR/LNR" are trying to subjective themselves as members of the Trilateral Contact Group, stubbornly distorting the very name of the TCG in their statements, calling it the Contact Group. Meanwhile, only three of its parties are clearly indicated in the Minsk agreements: Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE.
666 studies on COVID-19 were carried out in the occupied areas of the Donetsk oblast over the past day, of which 150 cases of the disease (22.5%) were identified and 45 patients were diagnosed clinically and epidemiologically. This was reported by the so-called "Ministry of Health of the DNR". In addition, 10 more patients died over the day. In total, today there are 42 277 patients with COVID-19 infection in CADO, 3 579 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient), 320 people died. The occupiers also identified 85 cases of "usual" pneumonia over the day. Of these, 70 patients were hospitalized. A total of 1 097 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 558 are on oxygen support (+26 over the day).
Doctors have registered 5 067 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied Luhansk region, separatist media wrote. Four more deaths over the past day were also reported.
There will be problems with water supply in a number of districts of occupied Donetsk from June 24 due to emergency repairs. This was announced by Alexey Kulemzin, who calls himself "the head of the city administration". "According to the Voda Donbassa public utility company , in connection with the emergency repair work on water pipeline No.9 from 9:30 on June 24 until the end of the work, the volume of water supply will be reduced by 25-30% in the Kyivskyi, Kuibyshevskyi, Kirovskyi, Petrovsky and partly Leninskyi districts of Donetsk", - he wrote.
15 so-called "universities" will work in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast this year, one of which is private. Separatist media wrote this with reference to director of the "Department of Science and Higher Professional Education of the DNR" Sergey Fomenko. Let us recall that all Ukrainian universities were forced to leave CADO, where their buildings and educational bases remained, turned by the occupiers into "republican universities" with an orientation towards the formats of Russian education. "Higher educational institutions of the DNR have allocated 7956 state-financed openings this year. 15 universities will open their doors for applicants upon admission - 14 state and one private", - Fomenko stated. It was also reported that the enrollment campaign is carried out by 97 institutions of secondary vocational education (SVE), where there are 7600 "state-financed" openings. As reported by OstroV, the educational centers Donbas-Ukraine and Crimea-Ukraine receive appeals about cases of the prohibition by the occupation authorities of the "L/DNR" of crossing the checkpoints for persons residing in CADLO and expressing a desire to study in educational institutions in the territory controlled by Ukraine.
The "DNR" occupiers reported damage to the low-pressure gas pipeline and the glazing of the facade of a building along the Novorosiyska street in Donetsk, where a three-story building of the cogeneration gas power plant of the Zasyadko coal mine state unitary enterprise is located, allegedly, due to shelling. Information about this was provided by the so-called "DNR representation in the JCCC". "The gas pipeline has been restored by the forces of the Zasyadko coal mine employees, a grass fire has also been extinguished", - the report said.