In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on October 21, two violations of the ceasefire by the Russian occupation forces were recorded, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers in the area of Luhanske. The ocupiers fired from small arms near Pivdenne. There are no casualties among the military personnel of the Joint Forces. Our defenders returned fire and forced the enemy to stop firing.
An ammunition depot exploded near the Kuibyshev mine in occupied Donetsk. Local residents reported this on social networks. "Eyewitnesses report a fire in the area of the Kuibyshev mine. The brigades of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DNR are working at the site of the fire", - it was written in separatist publics. In addition, twas reported with reference to eyewitnesses that the "DNR" militants blocked the road towards the former Real-Auto enterprise in the area of Azotne. "They say that there was a hit in the ammunition depot, local residents hear a detonation, there is a danger of intense explosions, so they cordon off the territory from people as much as possible. The special services are working on the spot", - was written in the local Telegram channels. "The explosion damaged a gas pipe, there is a leak, firefighters reassure the locals that the gas service is already on the way", - the townspeople reported. They wrote that the blast damaged the houses of local residents. At the same time, occupation "power" traditionally accused the AFU of shelling.
Leader of the "LNR" Leonid Pasechnik ordered to call 300 residents of the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast "liable for conscription" for "military conscription". This was said in the "decree" of the leader. He instructed the so-called "people's militia" "to conduct from November 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, activities for compulsory training in military registration specialties of soldiers and sergeants in the people's militia of the LNR male citizens aged 18 to 27 years, who are liable for military duty or not, but obliged to be liable for military duty, and not in the reserve". This was the second call for compulsory military service in CALO. Earlier, 200 people were drafted into the ranks of the "LNR" militants. The occupiers claimed that they "have successfully mastered the professions of a gunner and driver and mechanic of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles".
Occupiers from the so-called "DNR" offered the OSCE SMM to monitor the situation in the Donbas on a situational basis, that is, "under the order" of occupation authorities, which organized a blockade of the Mission's headquarters in Donetsk and disrupted its work. This followed from the message of one of those who call himself the organizer of the protest campaign near the hotel, where the observers live. On Thursday, taking advantage of the monopoly position in the information field of CADLO, the "DNR" propagandists spread information about the alleged shelling of residential areas by the AFU and the wounding of a young girl and a child. Reports of this came only from "official" sources, while it was said on social networks that an ammunition depot had exploded in the occupied Donbas. Calling themselves "the organizers of blockade of the OSCE Mission" invited the patrols of the Mission to go to the scene and confirm the version of the CADO leaders that the AFU had inflicted an artillery strike on the residential sector. "Employees of the Donetsk office of the OSCE monitoring mission did not respond to the protesters' calls to record the consequences of the morning shelling of the DNR capital by Ukrainian troops", - local media quoted one of the blockade activists. The "activists" of the blockade reported that the Mission monitors, deprived of the opportunity to carry out their mandated activities, refused to be "on-call observers".
Almost 13 thousand patients are "officially" being treated for coronavirus in the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast. Another 3.4 thousand people were diagnosed with "usual" pneumonia. These are the data of the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". The occupiers have identified 921 more cases of "covid" over the past day, 46 people died. The total number of cases of COVID-19 infection in CADO is 78 434. 12 984 patients are on treatment (inpatient and outpatient), 6090 people died. 368 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the day, of which 195 patients were hospitalized. In total, 3891 patients with pneumonia are undergoing treatment, of which 1810 are on oxygen support (+132 over the day).
Doctors registered another 253 cases of coronavirus infection in the occupied Luhansk region over the day, separatist media wrote. 42 more deaths were also reported over the past day.