In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on September 15, one violation of the ceasefire by the Russian occupation forces was recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of the Ukrainian military personnel from small arms near the settlement of Novoluhanske. There are no losses among the Ukrainian defenders.
The so-called "supreme court of the LNR" sentenced two officials of the Russian occupation administration in CALO to 8 and 13 years in prison for "high treason and abuse of office". This was reported by the so-called "LNR Prosecutor General's Office". According to the militants-"law enforcement officers", in April 2019, one of the defendants, "while holding a public office, illegally gained access to electronic information that contained information that is considered a state secret. Subsequently, she shared information with the second defendant, who, out of interested motives and to create a public embarrassment, transferred this information to foreign intelligence on the territory of Ukraine". In addition, the alleged defendant, who held a leading position at one of the "state-owned enterprises under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health of the LNR, was inactive from June 2018 to April 2019 and actually prevented the import of a socially significant medical drug into the republic for the LNR residents in dire need of it. At the same time, he pursued the goal of displacing a number of high-ranking heads of ministries and departments of the republic. During the "court session", the defendants did not admit their guilt in the "crimes" incriminated to them.
The OSCE SMM did not confirm the fake of the "DNR" propagandists about the sabotage act of the AFU at the fuel depot in occupied Donetsk, as a result of which an explosion occurred on September 11. This followed from the report of the OSCE SMM. The SMM reportedly checked reports of damage to fuel depot in the Kirovskyi district of Donetsk. Earlier, the "DNR" propagandists stated without proof that the explosion at the oil depot occurred as a result of an explosive device being dropped from a Ukrainian UAV. As previously reported, more than a thousand tons of fuel imported from Russia burned down as a result of explosion and fire at the fuel depot in occupied Donetsk on September 11.
412 cases of coronavirus were detected in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast over the day. This was reported on September 15 by the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". 24 patients with coronavirus infection died over the day. The total number of cases of COVID-19 infection in the occupied part of Donetsk oblast is 60 871 people. 7389 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient), 4481 people died. The occupiers also identified 236 cases of "usual" pneumonia during the day. Of these, 160 patients were hospitalized. In total, 2857 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 968 are on oxygen support (+94 over the day).
The number of hospital bases for coronavirus patients in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast has been increased, however, ambulances with serious patients stand idle for several hours to transfer the patient to the department. This is reported in the separatist segment of social networks. "According to the Ministry of Health, 36 health care institutions of the "DNR" provide assistance to patients with COVID-19 today. 20 hospital bases were operating in July. The increase in their number is associated with a change in the epidemiological situation in the "republic", - one of the posts said.
Almost two and a half hundred cases of COVID-19 and another 20 deaths were reported in the occupied Luhansk region over the day.
Billboards appeared in occupied Makiivka, on which residents of CADO were invited to work at the mines in Yakutia.
The curfew in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast is suspended from 23:00 on Thursday, September 16, until 04:00 on Friday, September 17, 2021. This order of leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin appeared on September 15. The reason for the curfew cancellation for one night was not explained, but local residents wrote in social networks that this is due to the organization of the mass delivery of people to vote in the Russian Federation.
1350 subscribers of the detached house suburbs in the settlement of Staromykhailivka in the Kirovskyi district of occupied Donetsk remain without electricity since September 9. This was said in the report of the fake "DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations". In particular, the section "disconnecting settlements from life support systems" said that a 35 kW transformer substation was de-energized, allegedly, "due to shelling".
More than 6 tons of humanitarian supplies were transported through the Novotroitske checkpoint to the occupied part of the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. This was reported by the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine. "Humanitarian cargo with a total weight of 6.5 tons was delivered to the Russian-occupied parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine on September 15, 2021", - the message said.