In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on November 2, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 4 times, 2 of which - with the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy opened fire from small arms at our positions in the direction of Pavlopil and Novozvanivka. The enemy armed formations fired twice from 120 mm mortars near Prychepylivka. One soldier sustained fatal wound as a result of hostile actions. Our defenders opened fire in return without using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, thereby forcing the enemy to stop firing.
The "DNR" propagandists leaked information that the militants are stationing their positions in the immediate vicinity of the houses of civilians. This followed from the message of one of the separatist Telegram channels. It contains the story of a resident of the occupied Kominternove, which, according to the authors, should confirm the aggressive actions of the AFU. The woman did not give any facts, getting off with general phrases. Moreover, she admitted that the positions of the occupation forces are located under the cover of the houses of civilians. "For you to understand, this (the positions of the militants - OstroV) is not more than 200 meters from my street". In other words, when the "people's militiamen" are shelling the controlled territory of Ukraine, their shells and mines fly over the houses of the residents of Kominternove. At the same time, the eyewitness confirmed that the AFU were returning fire precisely at the positions of the militants.
1837 new cases of coronavirus disease were detected in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast over the day. This was reported by the fake "DNR Ministry of Health". In addition, 101 patients died over the previous three days. 16 293 patients are undergoing treatment (inpatient and outpatient). 6798 patients have died during the entire time of the pandemic. 250 cases of "usual" pneumonia were also detected over the day, which is 34 cases more than over the past 24 hours. Of these, 161 patients were hospitalized. In total, 3556 patients with pneumonia are being treated, of which 1766 are on oxygen support (+103 over the day).
Doctors registered another 28 deaths from COVID-19 in the occupied Luhansk region over the day, separatist media wrote. Thus, doctors "officially" registered 2425 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus in CALO since the beginning of the pandemic.
Collaborators holding leading positions in the occupational administrations of CADLO will soon be accepted into the ranks of the ruling United Russia party. This is said in the message of the Wargonzo Telegram channel. According to a Russian propaganda project, amendments have been made to the United Russia charter, allowing residents of Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus to join the party. The Rostov branch of the United Russia will be their "regional committee". "Our sources in the party apparatus confirmed that the United Russia is preparing to accept into its ranks 100 officials from the leadership of the LNR and 100 – from the DNR leadership. Application forms have already been sent to the republics", - the message said. "This circumstance suggests that the LDNR statesmen (Russia did not recognize the statehood of the fake republics of Donbas - OstroV) will officially be included in the internal political life of the Russian Federation", - the authors of the project wrote, stressing that this is "an element of the strategy that is being implemented by order of the first person", that is, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Hostage of the "DNR" militants, Ukrainian Viktor Shydlovskyi is being held by the occupiers in a solitary confinement cell in Donetsk. This was reported on November 2 by the Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR) on Facebook. "Representatives of illegal armed formations are illegally detaining Viktor Shydlovskyi in the basement of the Donetsk pre-trial detention center. The MIHR learned about this from its own sources", - the public activists wrote. The detainee is in a solitary confinement cell, isolated all the time; Shydlovskyi is not taken out for walks. 48-year-old Shydlovskyi worked as a driver at one of the enterprises in Kyiv, he was mobilized in March 2015 and served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine for a year. According to his wife, he left home in March 2019 and disappeared. It turns out that Shydlovskyi was detained by representatives of the illegal armed formations in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast.
A 46-year-old local resident, suspected of nine high-profile crimes, was detained in occupied Zuhres in the Donetsk region. This was reported by one of the separatist TV channels. "9 crimes were solved, including the one that drawn a response in September. This is referred to the so-called Zuhres maniac. A 46-year-old local resident, suspected of committing several murders, was detained", - the local propagandist reported. Other details of the crimes are not "officially" reported, the number of victims is hidden. However, there were many reports in local publics in September about a city maniac who killed several people - "seven severed heads were found". Well-known blogger Necro Mancer wrote that the maniac was a militant of the Russian occupiers. "They caught this psycho. Resident of Zuhres Alexander Volovchuk, born in 1975. According to the information I have, he signed up for the ROA (Russian occupation army) in 2014, and then for the local "Cossacks", - the blogger informed.