The 60th Russian humanitarian convoy which is the first one in 2017 has arrived in the capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic today.
Two years ago, the UN Security Council unanimously supported the Package of Measures on implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Thus, a document signed in Minsk on the background of Ukrainian army's defeat nearby Debaltsevo acquired the status of an international legal instrument.
Official statement of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, 18.2.2017:
The President signed a Decree "On the recognition in the Russian Federation of documents and license plates of vehicles issued to Ukrainian citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in the territories of certain regions of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine."
The text of the document:
In the meeting on Friday in the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) between the leaders of the Donbass people's republics and the OSCE, Alexander Zakharchenko, the Head of DPR, made absolutely clear with his official order, that Donbass armed forces will not execute one sided withdrawal of the weapons from the contact line.
We can see that our fellow countrymen, Donetsk and Lugansk regions' residents living in the areas temporary controlled by Kiev, find themselves in a difficult situation. Living in the zone of the so-called 'anti-terrorist operation,' they suffer from abuse by military and civil autocratic administrations and atrocities committed by the National Guard squads.
The DONi News Agency has published widely spread news about massive US military deployments to Europe, having provided several sources to confirm the alarming information that the US Army was concentrating thousands of tanks to European theatre against Russia.
The state of emergency has been imposed today on Thursday in Ukraine. The reason for that is the crisis in the energy sector. Situation was provoked by Ukrainian radicals, who block rail shipments of coal from Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian party is preparing a bloody provocation with participation of foreign and Ukrainian journalists so that to fabricate a charge with a shelling against the Donetsk People's Republic. The revealed action is to be carried out near Donetsk, reported the Vice-Commander of the Republic's Operational Command, Eduard Basurin, on Thursday.
Over 1,000 DPR people gathered today in the center of the republican capital to protest against the inefficient work of the OSCE monitoring mission in Donbass.
Total destruction caused by Ukrainian shelling on Tuesday morning at the Donetsk People's Republic state chemical plant in the Kuibyshevsky district, which is located in the outskirt of the DPR capital, is seen in this video report, provided by the DPR People's Militia press service.
The Russian Investigative Commitee says it has received rock-solid proof that Ukrainian armed forces have been using WMD weapons against Civilians in the Lugansk People's Republic. Official statement was published by RT News on Monday.
On Sunday, February 12, the Head the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, participated in a solemn rally dedicated to 99th anniversary of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic. The rally was held at the monument to Artem (Sergeyev).
Just in the past few months the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and its armed forces have lost two remarkable batallion commanders and national heroes, "Givi" and "Motorola", both of them assasinated far behind the frontline of the Donbass defenses.
On Friday, February 10, the Donetsk People's Republic was bidding farewell to the Hero of the DPR, Commander of the separate assault battalion Somali, Colonel Mikhail Tolstykh.
On Thursday, February 9, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, once again visited the frontline positions. During the inspection, the Head of State assessed the level of threat on the part of the AFU, the level of combat readiness of the DPR units, which are at the forefront and answered the questions of a war correspondent.