The DPR authorities received no official suggestions on the new prisoners’ exchange from Kiev, the question is to be discussed at the Minsk negotiations on 18th January, reports the DPR Human Rights Ombudsman, Daria Morozova.
DPR rescuers helped over 61 thousand citizens, who addressed them near the checkpoint on the contact line with Ukraine, reports the head of the Ministry’s Public Relations and International Activity department, Natalia Getova.
Activists of the Donetsk Republic public movement installed fifteen plaques in honor of the defenders of the Donetsk People's Republic during 2017 in the frames of the project "Heroes Do not Die", Donetsk Republic Public Movement, Press-Service reports.
Sixty-eight orphans and children deprived of parental care were officially adopted in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in 2017, DPR Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Press-Service reports.
140 children of preschool and school age from the locality of Khomutovo in the Novoazovsky district of the DPR got New Year’s presents of the “Donetsk Republic” social movement, reports movement’s press-service.
The “Donetsk Republic” social movement’s activists will give the New Year’s presents to nearly 600 children from the DPR cities and localities, reports the movement’s press-service.
Over a hundred families from the near-front Gorlovka localities are to be provided with free coal by the Public headquarters on the DPR near-front areas till the end of January, reports the headquarters’ head, DPR People’s Council’s member, Ekaterina Martyanova.
In 2017, the humanitarian mission of the Donbass Development Center assisted more than 250,000 residents of Donbass, of whom more than 135,000 people benefited from targeted assistance.
Several hundred children from different cities and districts of the Donetsk People's Republic have visited today the Great New Year Tree event organized under the Head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko. The celebration was held in the Donetsk State Academic Music and Drama Theatre.
Almost 400 thousand humanitarian food kits of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation were distributed in 2017 to families with children under three years of age living in the DPR, reported the press service of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
A New Year matinee was held on Saturday, December 30, for the children of the frontline village of Zaitsevo outside Gorlovka, which is directly on the line of contact.
The Ukrainian authorities failed to properly conduct clearing the status of prisoners, who were handed over on Wednesday to the Donetsk People's Republic, and also did not return the documents to them. This was reported on Wednesday by DPR human rights commissioner Darya Morozova.
The United Donbass Fund public organization keeps rendering assistance to those people who have difficult life situations. 1,500 people received assistance over 9 months of work, Public Organization Chairman Oleg Balykin states.
According to him, 17 sessions were held in 2017.
DPR state coal mining enterprises allocated over 215 thousand tons of coal to its employees and senior citizens this year, reports the Coal and Energy Ministry’s press-service.
The largest exchange of prisoners during the conflict took place in Donbass yesterday, on December 27: 73 people were transferred to Kiev, 165 and 73 people, respectively, were transferred to the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.
Kiev did not release Russian citizen during Wednesday’s prisoner exchange in Donbass as it plans to swap them for Ukrainians serving prison terms in Russia, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko said on Thursday.