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  DPR nationalizes water, energy, railroad facilities, and banks'  property in liberated areas Donetsk, May 16th, 8:59am (DAN)   VKontakte Facebook Twitter Odnoklassniki Telegram WhatsApp Viber  Water supply and drainage, and rail road infrastructure, the

DPR nationalizes water, energy,
railroad facilities, and banks' 
property in liberated areas
Donetsk, May 16th, 8:59am (DAN) 
Water supply and drainage, and rail road
infrastructure, the property of Ukrainian 
banks in the liberated areas and energy 
facilities in the DPR, have been 
nationalized, in accordance 
with the decrees of the 
State Defence 
No compensation is provided 
to the previous owners.
Rental agreements, ownership rights of legal 
entities and natural persons, are rendered 
null and void.
Water facilities are transferred to the Voda 
Donbassa water company management, 
and it will provide its services in the 
liberated areas in accordance with 
DPR tariffs, and is tasked with 
setting up a payment system 
in the liberated areas.
Electrical facilities are transferred to Energy of
Donbass, State Main Grid Company, Regional 
Energy Supply Company, & Donetsk Railway
on the right of economic management, and 
they will provide their services in the 
liberated areas, in accordance 
with DPR tariffs.
Rail-road facilities...  are transferred to Donetsk 
Railway on the right of economic management, 
and it will provide its services in the liberated 
areas in accordance with DPR tariffs.
Property rights of Ukrainian banks in the liberated
 areas are terminated, all the valuables in bank 
safes, ATMs, vaults, payment terminals are 
treated as the property of the Central 
Republican Bank. Transactions 
on the alienation of property of 
Ukrainian banks made after 
February 19th, are also 
rendered null and void.
The decrees were signed by the Chairman of 
the State Defence Committee - Head of the 
DPR Denis Pushilin on May 14th and 
entered into force from the date of 
signing. The documents apply 
to relations that arose from 
February 19th, 2022. 

Of course the song below can inspire if you
think you are brave, and know something
of suffering... but keep your heart and
soul intact... because you are the
son or daughter of a miner; yet
the film above will inspire you
and touch you and help you
understand so much more.

The Miners' Next Step

In 1912 - this year that will be 110 years ago -
some of the best minds in Wales met 
produced a pamphlet:- 'The Miners' Next
Step' to guide miners to a 
better world,
so working people can build 
a future
without parasites or back-stabbers,
or bosses, or short-sighted greed.

Just like the people of Donbass, who, before
Russia's revolution, lived in the Free Lands
and worked to build their world... with love.

Their vision became - unfairly, in my opinion -
labelled as anarcho-syndicalism..... so was
discounted as a way forward by socialists
in Wales and the U.K.

Yet their analysis is as relevant today,
as ever, on questions like true
democracy and leadership.

Their pamphlet can be accessed
online, and I would urge you to
read it! If you want to create a
fab future for your loved ones..

P.S. hope you like the song!


The people of Donbass (pictured) are united and organised..

The Donbass and Wales and
The Miners' Next Step

people of Donbass run their own army, police and civil
affairs, and run a successful economy, based on soviet
style factory 
and mine local democracy --- so they
decide how 
their buildings and parks, facilities
and arts and 
crafts, fulfill their needs
and values.

Because the Kiev government - brought into being
by US money and the Maiden violent insurrection
and coup - helped to power, extreme nationalist
forces.. the rest of Ukraine is trapped and
being stripped of its material wealth.

Local oligarchs, bowing to a West desperate to
keep its old role, as ''the chosen ones'' - plus
a group of psychotic 'US 'neo-cons'', who
genuinely welcome a ''decider'' world
war, now run things in Ukraine.
Millions of Ukrainians are leaving the country...
as prices rise and their economy is stripped,
and the war on the Donbass, backed by
 US-led NATO, is an open sore.

All in the middle of  a pandemic
and the Earth being poisoned
against humanity...  well!

And the miners of Wales who met in 1912,
planned.. then explained... how to work 
and achieve a better life, by realising
dreams of the vast majority.

Their solution was to use the power
of organisation, to create

They, at that time, planned to have 
lodges use their organisational
skills.. to set up many businesses...

but any organisation can, right now,
call on a number of volunteers to
gladly work an hour a month...
and many will be happy to do
more. From each, according
to their ability and to each,
according to 
their need. 

the spirit. 

It's simple... and the only way
to achieve a beautiful world,
is bit by bit, until it's done. 

If three people or a few hundred
give one hour a month...  then
an affordable child nursery
for working parents, or a 
centre to entertain the
children after school,
are all possible.

 The reward?

No-one has to fight against anyone,
or rob or borrow money, as people
will volunteer, either their time,
gifts, or 
money, to a cause
benefits all in your

Love will grow even stronger
in your community.

The better place everyone wants,
will grow slowly, in peace, 
like a baby grows in
the womb.

That's the miners' Next Step 2.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   

This does not mean, by the way, that 
public ownership is a bad thing, but
that creative thinking is necessary.

We have seen how nationalised industries
 lack democratic accountability, and can
be used badly, by both Labour & Tory
governments --- as milk cows by the
private sector, or to massage the
unemployment figures.

And time and time again, after the public
has paid for 
investments, to make them
profitable...  they are ''re-privatised''.  

There are alternatives to the old failed model
of public ownership, as seen in this country.
Worker co-ops, Foundations, even charity
status... could be tried.

There's nothing especially socialist, about
nationalisation - Tories, even fascists use
it, when private ownership has failed..

successful public ownership and
control... that brings real lasting
benefits, that's what we want!

The 'National Coal Board' closed more
collieries down, than even Thatcher!

The Miners' Strike mementos of love

Many many thanks to Richard Gould,
a true genius, who has his own
group, yet gave up his time
to generate the music.

Also to Ceri of Big Pit, who might not
necessarily have agreed with the
politics, but was so generous
with his time and photos.

And to the Clydach Vale lake and cafe,
which is the best nearby example
of what is possible!

And last, but definitely not least,
a massive thank you to Becs...
who has the smile to warm
the world - and the guts
and generosity - to
appear on video.

DAN news info about Donbass

DPR Post issues stamps featuring 
Welsh engineer John Hughes, 
founder of Donetsk
April 2nd, 2021 at 2:28pm
 (DAN news agency) 

The DPR's State Post has issued a postal stamp featuring 
John James Hughes, a Welsh engineer, businessman and 
founder of the city of Donetsk.
The stamp is decorated with Donetsk coat-of-arms and 
Hughes portrait. The stamp can be used for registered 
letters with receipt up to 20 gr, in accordance with the 
current fee rate of 44 rubles.
The number of copies issued is 30,024.
The envelope for the new stamp features pictograms 
representing industrial objects and clippings of 
Donbass geological map.
Hughes moved to the Russian Empire, in the summer of 1870, 
at the age of 55, as Millwall Iron Works Company received an 
order, from the Imperial Russian Government, for the plating 
of a naval fortress being built at Kronstadt on the Baltic Sea.
He immediately started to build metal works close to the 
river Kalmius, at a site near the village of Alexandrovka.
Over the next twenty years, the works prospered and
first under John Hughes and then, after
his death, in 1889, 
under the management of
four of his sons.
John Hughes died on June 17th, in 1889,
a business trip to St Petersburg.
According to some sources, Hughes taught
to write, and could only read
capital letters.


DPR issues stamps 
devoted to Donbass 
defense operation
March 24th, 9:27am (DAN)
 The Donbass Post state-owned unitary
 enterprise has issued three stamps 
devoted to the special operation to
 defend Donbass, the company 
press service said Thursday.
The print run of the strip and each stamp is
 4,000. The #Za Pobedu strip costs 118 
rubles. The envelope has a print run of
 2,500 with the price of the first day 
cover at 30 rubles.
Different perforations were used in stamp
printing - for the first time - the press 
service told Donetsk News Agency.
 The other side of the envelope features a 
quote from Russian President Vladimir 
Putin’s address to the nation.
“We are having a rush for the stamps and the
 envelope. A third of the print run has already 
been booked,” a press service employee said.


DPR Post issues postal card
 on the October Socialist 
Revolution anniversary
November 1st, 4:28pm (DAN)
 DPR State Post issued post cards with an 
original stamp, for the Day of the Great 
October Socialist Revolution.
"The "Soviet Holidays" series... is supplemented 
with a postal card commemorating one of the 
greatest holidays of the Soviet state. Postal 
cards with the "Great October Socialist 
Revolution" stamps... were issued on 
November 3rd, 2021," the Post said.
Cards are available at the Post shop,
at 72 
Artyoma Street, Donetsk. 
The October Revolution was a revolution in Russia 
led by the Bolshevik Party of Vladimir Lenin. 

November 7th, 2021 marked the 104th 
anniversary... of the uprising in 
Petrograd (St Petersburg). 
The following day, the Winter Palace (the seat of the
 Provisional government located in Petrograd, then 
capital of Russia) was captured. This coup, is 
considered to have started the creation of
the state 
known as... the Soviet Union.


Donbass Post
 issues its first 
stamp featuring metal & coal
Donetsk, October 25th, 11:03am (DAN)
 DPR State Post has issued a metal stamp, 
for the first time ever, featuring samples 
of coal: to commemorate the 300th 
anniversary of the discovery of 
coal deposits in Donbass.
"We are extremely proud to present our new 
"stamp in metal" - an installation combining
the real rock and metal," the press
issued by the
Post, says.
The stamp is made of brass, it is 
30 mm in diameter, its weight, 
is 17 grams.
The installation is decorated with 
a guiding star, and mining tools.
The first-day-envelope, with a black-and-
gold lining is also available for purchase.
The price of the commemorative sign is 
900 rubles, the envelope in a frame 
costs 1,000 rubles, at the store
 72, Artyoma street. 

Donetsk weekend evening curfew suspended until 2023

Four Mariupol bus routes back in operation, mayor says May 14th, 10:35pm DAN.   VKontakte Facebook Twitter Odnoklassniki Telegram WhatsApp Viber  Four bus routes have been launched in liberated  Mariupol, local mayor Konstantin Ivaschenko  told DAN.  &quo

Four Mariupol bus routes back
in operation, mayor says
May 14th, 10:35pm DAN. 
Four bus routes have been launched in liberated
 Mariupol, local mayor Konstantin Ivaschenko
 told DAN.
"We have already launched four bus routes, 
and are working to relaunch trolleys and 
trams," he said.
Electrical public transport is also to make
 a return soon, Ivaschenko added.
The first bus route was put back into operation 
on May 4th, after the city had been liberated.
Mariupol is the largest city on the coast of the Sea 
of   Azov, one of the key centres of metallurgy in
 Donbass and a major seaport. The battle for
 the city began on February 25th. 
Currently, Mariupol has been liberated, the remaining
Azov militants are blocked at the Azov Steel works.

Donetsk, May 12th, 11:38am (DAN) water for mariupol now!!!

Starokrymsky reservoir 
supplies water to 
Mariupol - mayor
 Donetsk, May 12th, 11:38am (DAN)

 The Starokrymsky reservoir has begun to supply
water to Mariupol, in the test
 mode, city mayor
Konstantin Ivaschenko told 
the Donetsk News
Agency, on Thursday.
“We’ve already begun to supply water from the
 Starokrymsky reservoir,” Ivaschenko said. 
“We’re testing residential areas' water 
mains... for leaks.”
The Starokrymsky Water Treatment Plant has 
been reconnected to the power grid which 
actually launched the electricity supply 
to the city, he added.
A lack of centralized water supply is currently one of
the most acute city problems.  During the fighting in 
the city residents used heating radiators, fire plugs
 and even drainage, to get water. The situation
 improved, after the liberation of the larger 
part of the city. Water delivery has been 
arranged for the population, since. 
Several dozen tons of water are 
delivered to Mariupol, daily.
Mariupol is the largest city on the Sea of Azov coast, 
a key Donbass metallurgy centre, and a seaport. 

Clashes for Mariupol began, on February 25th; 
the city was fully blocked in the course of the 
fighting and then cleared of the invaders. At 
present, the surviving gunmen of the neo-
Nazi “Azov” formation (the organization 
banned in the DPR) are blocked in the 
Azovstal plant industrial zone.

DPR residents urged to  stay away from mass  gathering places on  May 9th & 11th hols. Donetsk, May 5th, 5:29am (DAN)   VKontakte Facebook Twitter Odnoklassniki Telegram WhatsApp Viber  The Donetsk People’s Republic Territorial Defense  Headquarters

Pushilin: DPR becomes symbol of 
historical justice and resilience 
of Russian spirit
Donetsk, May 11th 8:48am (DAN) 
According to the leader of the country... the 
people of the Republic show an example of
...how to protect their land, values, truth, 
and future and demonstrate an example 
of mass heroism and  integrity.
''Today, a new stage in our life is the liberation of 
the territory of the DPR within its constitutional 
boundaries. Like the entire history of our state, 
this stage --- is not easy. But the Republic was 
born to win, and we will achieve our goals.'' 
''A peaceful future, lies ahead of us. Together with
 Russia, we will restore what has been destroyed,
and make our land even better,” the Head said, 
wishing happiness and prosperity to all 
the residents of the Republic.
The DPR, 8 years ago, held a referendum on
the region’s 
self-determination.  More than
75 percent of 
the region’s residents
attended the 

Almost 90 percent 
of voters -- voted
in favour 
of Donbass sovereignty. 

    Volnovakha bread plant  resumes operation May 6th, 4:53pm (DAN)   Volnovakha bread plant has resumed operation  after the military action in the town, DAN correspondent reports.  One production line has been relaunched,  it is working in one shift, ba

Volnovakha bread plant
 resumes operation
May 6th, 4:53pm (DAN) 
Volnovakha bread plant has resumed operation 
after the military action in the town, DAN
correspondent reports.
One production line has been relaunched, 
it is working in one shift, baking 5,000 
pieces of bread per day.
 The plant says this production rate is 
sufficient to meet the needs of the 
town and neighbouring areas.
The plant has been badly damaged during the 
military action, its laboratory, small-pieces
confectionery shop, cutting and packing 
shop, warehouse, boiler house and 
administrative buildings have 
been destroyed.
The Volnovakha bakery was established in 1969, 
it employed 270 workers. Before the conflict, it 
produced 16,5-18 tons of bakery products 
daily, offering 150 types of bakery. 

Olga Makeyeva appointed  Ambassador Extraordinary  and Plenipotentiary of  DPR in Russia May 6th, 3:04pm (DAN)  The DPR has appointed Olga Makeyeva as the Ambassador Extraordinary and  Plenipotentiary in Russia.  The respective decree No. 182 was  signed

Olga Makeyeva -- appointed 
Ambassador Extraordinary 
and Plenipotentiary of 
DPR in Russia
May 6th, 3:04pm (DAN)
The DPR has appointed Olga Makeyeva as
the Ambassador Extraordinary and 
Plenipotentiary in Russia.
The respective decree No. 182 was 
signed by the DPR Head Denis 
Pushilin on Friday.
Olga Makeyeva is a deputy of the DPR 
Parliament of the I & II convocations. 
She was elected the Vice Speaker 
in October 2015.
On February 21st, Russian President Vladimir 
Putin signed decrees recognizing the 
Donetsk and Lugansk People's 
Treaties of friendship, cooperation and mutual
 assistance were concluded with each of the

At the same time, Putin 
instructed the Foreign
to negotiate with Donetsk and 
Lugansk, on the establishment 
of diplomatic relations.

DPR launches first road police  department in Mariupol May 5th, 5:18pm (DAN)   The Donetsk People’s Republic has opened its first road police department in Mariupol, the DPR  Interior Ministry press service reported  on Thursday.  “In Mariupol,

DPR launches first road police 
department in Mariupol
May 5th, 5:18pm (DAN) 
The Donetsk People’s Republic has opened its first
road police department in Mariupol, the DPR 
Interior Ministry press service reported 
on Thursday.
“In Mariupol, a road police department at 16 Makar
 Mazai Street has begun operation. It provides legal
 support to drivers, consults residents of liberated 
areas on vehicle operation and helps with car 
registration,” the Interior Ministry said.
The Mariupol road police department tasks include
 traffic safety in the city, assistance to drivers,
 accompanying humanitarian aid convoys 
and population outreach.
“In case of road accidents and the need for urgent
 help or other contingencies, drivers can use 
round-the-clock hotline 071-526-92-18,” 
police said.
Earlier reports said that DPR had opened police 
departments in city districts and suburbs.
Mariupol is the largest city on the Sea of Azov coast, a
 key Donbass metallurgy centre and seaport. Clashes 
for Mariupol began on February 25th; the city was 
fully blocked in the course of the fighting and 
then cleared of the invaders. At present, the 
surviving gunmen of the neo-Nazi “Azov”
formation (the organization is banned in 
the DPR) are blocked in the Azovstal 
plant industrial zone. 

  Normal life will be restored in Mariupol – Denis Pushylin May 5th 8:54am https://en.news-front.info/  The residents of Mariupol are asking a lot of questions. They are especially interested in whether the city will  be restored, when children will

Normal life will be restored
in Mariupol – Denis Pushylin
May 5th 8:54am
The residents of Mariupol are asking a lot of questions.
They are especially interested in whether the city will 
be restored, when children will go to school and how 
their recreation will be organised.
Both First Deputy Head of the Presidential
Administration, Sergei Kiriyenko, and 
Secretary of the General Council of 
the United Russia party, Andrey 
Turchak, assured... that the 
residents of this long-
suffering city will not 
be left alone with 
their problems.
“The city will definitely be rebuilt – the whole of Russia
 will come to the rescue. In summer children will have
 a rest in health resorts of the Russian Federation, 
including Crimean resorts. In the meantime, they
 received an ABC book of Donbas as a gift and 
vied with each other for their questions.
These children should never know
the horrors of war again”, – said 
Denis Pushylin, head of the DPR.


Donetsk begins to trade with
Russian-controlled Ukrainian
territory - Pushilin
Mariupol, April 28th, 6:02pm (DAN) 
Trade and economic relations...   are already in
effect, between the Donetsk People’s Republic
and Ukrainian areas controlled by the Russian 
armed forces, DPR Head, Denis Pushilin, told 
journalists, during his visit to Mariupol
“This work (trade & economic relations with
Ukrainian areas controlled by the Russian 
army - eds Donetsk News Agency)... is 
already underway; product exchange 
is already running in the test mode; 
the DPR ships products to those 
destinations and they supply 
their products here,” 
Pushilin said.
The DPR will step up this work. “Of course
Kherson vegetables and water melons
will be supplied to the DPR,” he said.
On Thursday... the DPR leader made a working
trip to Mariupol. He visited the seaport, talked
with its personnel.. & inspected port facilities 
and ships berthed there. He also visited the 
“United Russia” humanitarian aid centre 
in the Ecomarket area.
Earlier, the DPR/LPR United Economic Council
permitted economic entities from the Kharkov,
Kherson & Zaporozhye regions to ship goods
purchased from Russian residents, via the 
Donbass Republics customs space.  
These goods cannot be sold in the 
Republics.. and have to leave the 
DPR/LPR customs space within 
five working days... after 
registration. The transit 
right does not apply to 
alcohol and tobacco.

first  merchant vessel from  Mariupol

DPR to dispatch first
 merchant vessel from
 Mariupol port in May
Mariupol, April 28th, 4:58pm (DAN)
Donetsk People’s Republic authorities, plan to
dispatch the first cargo ship from the Mariupol
seaport in May, DPR Head Denis Pushilin said
during his visit to the seaport on Thursday.
“As for the seaport where we’re currently 
staying, it’s an important transport hub 
which will be in use,” Pushilin said. 
“We plan to dispatch the first 
shipment, so the cargo will 
go to a destination in May.”
He said that inventorying is currently 
underway at the port, and that the
necessary regulations are being 
drawn, for the full-fledged 
operation of the facility.
On Thursday, the DPR leader travelled to
Mariupol. He visited the seaport, talked 
with its personnel, inspected facilities 
and ships berthed at the port.
A large number of administrative buildings 
were damaged, but other infrastructure 
such as cranes, piers, railways, 
reservoirs, vessels etc, are 
largely functional. Pushilin
 said that war-damaged 
port infrastructure, 
will be restored. 

100 agricultural  enterprises from liberated  areas in Donbas

More than 100 agricultural 
enterprises from liberated 
areas register in DPR
Donetsk, April 27th, 11:39am (DAN) 
One hundred and nine enterprises of the 
agricultural industry located in liberated
territories of the DPR, have now been 
officially registered as Republican
entities, the Ministry of Agro-
Industrial Policy and 
Food said.
The vast majority of enterprises, about 88%, 
specialize in crop production, namely the 
cultivation of cereals, legumes,
 melons, vegetables,
root crops 
and tubers.
Approximately 6% specialize in essential 
products, in particular bread and bakery
 products. There are also enterprises 
producing butter and animal fats, 
soft drinks and mineral waters.
In addition, about 4% of enterprises are
 engaged in animal husbandry: breeding
 sheep and goats, pigs and poultry.
As reported earlier, DPR farmers sowed 
about 3,000 hectares of liberated land 
with barley and peas. 

neo-Nazi Biletsky

DPR files case against neo-Nazi Biletsky
who threatened missile strike at
 Immortal Regiment
Donetsk, April 26th, 7:31pm (DAN)
The Donetsk People’s Republic Prosecutor
General’s Office has instituted criminal
proceedings against Andrey Biletsky, 
one of the leaders of Ukrainian neo-
Nazis who founded the “Azov” group
(banned in the DPR), the PGO press 
service reported on Tuesday.
“Prosecutors found out that on April 22nd, 2022,
 Andrey Biletsky, in an interview with Ukraine’s
 NTA television channel, called for extremist
 actions, i.e. particularly serious crimes 
such as ethnically-motivated hate 
murders,” the press service said.
In the interview, Biletsky commented on the
 plan of the liberated Mariupol’s authorities 
to organize an Immortal Regiment march 
in the city on May the 9th. 
The neo-Nazi leader threatened a missile strike
 at the participants of the march, saying that
 Ukrainian armed formations were capable 
of “delivering an adequate and powerful
 answer” using Tochka-U 
tactical missiles.
The PGO said that Biletsky’s actions are
 covered by a DPR Criminal Code Article 
325, Part 2 (public calls for extremism 
made with the use of mass media).
The article carries a maximum 
penalty of five years in prison.
Mariupol is the largest city on the Sea of Azov
coast, a key Donbass metallurgy centre and
seaport. Clashes for Mariupol began on
February 25th; the city was fully 
blocked in the course of the 
fighting and then cleared 
of the invaders. 
At present, the surviving gunmen are
in the Azovstal plant
industrial zone.
Andrey Biletsky, is the founder and 
a commander of the “Azov” armed 
group, head of the National Corps
neo-Nazi Party. He took part in 
the punitive operation against 
Donbass - and repeatedly 
issued barbaric orders 
- to deliver strikes at 
peaceful towns in 
the region.
In 2019, he suggested using the Israeli
experience on the DPR and LPR: give 
up the measures on a peaceful 
settlement of the conflict, 
return Ukrainian troops 
to positions, shut down
the checkpoints and 
stop any water and 
electricity supply 
to the Donbass 

DPR to nationalize  unclaimed unfinished  buildings

DPR to nationalize 
unclaimed unfinished 
April 25th, 8:16pm (DAN) 
The DPR authorities are to nationalise
 unfinished buildings --- unless their 
owners make themselves known 
and register the objects under 
construction, the State 
Defence Committee 
decided today.
Decision no.27, published today on the DPR
 Head's official website, tasks the Ministry 
of Construction with endorsing a registry 
and applicable procedures & documents 
within 2 days to account for unfinished 
buildings and register them. 
Local authorities are to attribute 
addresses to such objects in 
the case that it has not 
been previously done.
The document applies to specially designated
land plots where construction started before
May the 14th, 2014, in accordance with
construction permits and, as of the 
date of entry into force of this 
document, the procedure for 
accepting such facilities in
operation has not been
carried out, or has not 
been completed.
This decision does not apply to individual
residential, garden and country houses,
household buildings and structures, 
or extensions to them. 
Unfinished buildings must be declared by
the owners within the next 14 days, and
registered by the relevant authority 
within five days from the date of 
filing in the application. 

Social tensions decreasing  in Mariupol - mayor

Social tensions decreasing
 in Mariupol - mayor
Donetsk, April 21st, 12:58pm (DAN) 
Mariupol administration head Konstantin
 Ivaschenko said that social tensions 
were gradually decreasing in the
liberated city areas thanks to
 relief supplies delivered 
to residents.
“We’ve set up eleven centres, that provide
 assistance to the population, and five or 
6 more such centres will appear in new
 liberated areas,” Ivaschenko told the 
Donetsk News Agency. "Social 
tensions where these centres 
operate, have slightly...
“We handed out up to 7,000 food kits per person
 on certain days in the “Metro” area (former
 shopping mall, which accommodates the
 humanitarian aid centre sponsored by 
the “United Russia” Party  - eds 
Donetsk News Agency)”... he 
said - adding that more than 
ten mobile volunteer groups 
work in the city. They pass 
foodstuffs to residents in 
the most deprived and 
dangerous areas.
“Some said that volunteers from Ukraine and
 Baltic states bring relief supplies here... No, 
don’t believe anyone; there is no such thing. 
Only humanitarian missions from Russia 
and the Donetsk People’s Republic 
work here,”  Ivaschenko said.
Mariupol is the largest city on the Sea of Azov
 coast, a key Donbass metallurgy centre and
 seaport. Clashes for Mariupol began...... on
 February 25th; the city was fully blocked 
in the course of the fighting.

The mopping 
up operation against the
Ukrainian gun
men in the city, is
nearing completion. 
On March the 31st, the DPR Head, Denis Pushilin,
ordered to set up the Mariupol administration.
He appointed former Mariupol City Council 
deputy, Konstantin Ivaschenko, as its
on April the 6th. 

schhols extended term

 DPR academic year
in schools extended 
until July the 1st 
April 20th, 6:53pm (DAN)
 DPR has extended the academic year in
 schools until July 1st, the First Deputy 
Minister of Education, Lyubov 
Volkova, said.
"Studies will continue until July the 1st, unless
 otherwise indicated. I hope scholl children will
 be able to cover the academic programme by
 that time," she said.
Earlier this week, the first school in Mariupol
 resumed its work. It currently provides
 education to 600 children, and 
employs 40 teachers. 
Normally, the school year 
finishes in late May.

water water everywhere soon for Mariupol

Pushilin announces works
 to restore water supply in
 Mariupol next week
April 20th, 3:58pm (DAN)
The restoration of Mariupol water supply is
 scheduled to begin in a week, the DPR 
Head, Denis Pushilin said.
"Currently, demining efforts are ongoing; 
everything is impeded by the (lack of) 
power supply. When we connect 
Mariupol -- the water treatment 
plant in particular, to the grid, 
we will be able to pump 
water --- from the 
water storage.'' 
''The perspectives of water supplies are 
even brighter than in Donetsk," he said.
The demining is expected to end in a week,
after that, the works to restore the water 
supply, are to begin.
Today, Pushilin visited Mariupol, accompanied 
by the secretary of the United Russia General 
Council Andrey Turchak.
They visited the school No.53, the first 
one in the city to resume work.

   Humanitarian situation in liberated areas  improving – DPR ombudswoman Donetsk, April 19th, 7:27pm (DAN)   VKontakte Facebook Twitter Odnoklassniki Telegram WhatsApp Viber  The humanitarian situation in the settlements liberated from the Ukrainian

Humanitarian situation
in liberated areas 
improving – DPR
Donetsk, April 19th, 7:27pm (DAN) 
The humanitarian situation in the settlements
liberated from the Ukrainian army is visibly 
improving, Donetsk People’s Republic
ombudswoman, Darya Morozova,
told the Donetsk News Agency.
“Every time we visit them, we see towns and
 settlements in liberated areas revive, as 
people come out into the street, to get 
humanitarian aid. Water delivery has 
been arranged there, and welfare, 
medical and education centres 
are operating, etc,” 
Morozova said.
“So --- people see that the situation is changing 
for the better and that work proceeds by leaps
and bounds. All ministries and departments 
are operating; they’re doing a tremendous 
job. Of course, one would like to do it 
faster, but I believe that they’ve 
already done an excellent job."
“All the heads of the ministries and departments
 do their best. I see that all executives including
 the head of the Republic are completely
 dedicated to their state and people. 
If things keep running in this vein, 
we’ll rebuild all our state in the 
near future,” she said. 

hospitals in liberated DPR register

Seven hospitals in liberated areas 
apply for registration in DPR
Donetsk, April 15th,  9:49am (DAN)
Seven medical institutions.. in the liberated 
DPR territories, have begun the registration
procedure in the legal field of the Republic, 
the press service of the Ministry of Health 
told DAN.
“Employment in healthcare institutions and
 payment of wages is possible after the
registration of institutions in the 
Donetsk People's Republic and 
the issuance of the relevant 
documents. The process...
registration of 7 health
care institutions, has 
already begun,” the 
Ministry said.
The hospitals in question are located in
Volnovakha, Volodarskiy and Mangush.

Volnovakha registry office has issued  its first DPR birth certificates,

Volnovakha registry office 
issues its first DPR 
birth certificates
Donetsk, April 13th, 9:51am (DAN) 
The Volnovakha registry office has issued 
its first DPR birth certificates, the DPR 
Ministry of Justice said.
"The first DPR birth certificates have been issued
 by the Volnovakha registry office of the DPR
 Ministry of Justice," the report reads.
Four newborns in Volnovakha have been
 registered as born in the DPR.
The Volnovakha registry office opened 
on March 22nd, soon after the city was 
liberated from the Ukrainian militants.

 It issues birth and death certificates, 
provides consultations on registry 
services not only for Volnovakha 
residents, but also for the
surrounding areas.

Donbass people need our help

More than 500,000 DPR residents 
lack water, hot meals, essential 
services - Emergencies Ministry
April 12th, 10:09am (DAN) 
Fighting has left more than 500,000 people
 the Donetsk People’s Republic without 
water, heat and gas supply, hot meals 
and communications, the DPR
Emergencies Ministry press 
service reported, Tuesday.
“More than 500,000 residents are living without
 water supply, hot meals, heat or gas supply, 
fixed line or mobile communications and 
the Internet,” the report said.
Retreating Ukrainian armed formations partially
destroyed houses, social infrastructure and
bridges on local roads between 
settlements, the press 
service said. 

Donetsk favourite baby names

Artyom becomes most 
popular male name
 in DPR
April 11th, 3:33pm (DAN)  
The Ministry of Justice of the DPR presented a
 list of the most popular names for newborns 
for the first quarter of this year.
The Department of Civil Registry of the
 Department of State Registration of the
 Ministry of Justice of the DPR reported 
that in the first quarter of 2022, during 
the state registration of birth --- the 
most popular boy names --- were: 

Artyom, Daniil, Maxim, Alexander, 
Matvey, Vladimir, Ivan, Kirill, and
 whereas Sofia, Milana, Anna, Eva, 
Maria, Alisa, Veronika, Arina, 
Ksenia, and Victoria, were 
the girls most popular
names.. the report
In the third quarter of last year, the following
 names were popular: Alexander, Artem, 
Maxim, Mikhail, Matvey, Kirill, Dmitry, 
Sofia, Maria, Milana, Eva, Ksenia, 
Anastasia, Polina, and Victoria.
Artyom has a special place in the history of 
Donetsk. Comrade Artyom (Fyodor Sergeyev)
 was a prominent revolutionary at the start
of the 20th century --- and the founder of
 Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic. 
Cities, mines and even an island were named
 after him in Soviet times. The main street of
 Donetsk is called Artyoma Street, and the
 monument to the revolutionary is 
located in the city centre.
In occupied Artyomovsk, the monument to
 Sergeyev was demolished - as part of the 
so-called law on the "decommunization" 
of Ukraine in 2015, and a year later the 
city was renamed to Bakhmut. 

Schools in liberated areas raise their standards

Schools in the liberated 
territories switch to 
Russian teaching
April 10th, 3:04pm
The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that
 new textbooks and literature are already 
being delivered to the educational 
institutions, as the books 
available in the school 
libraries...  openly 
promote Nazism.
The information in these textbooks is prepared
 quite professionally, on grant money with the
 participation of the Soros Foundation and
 UN organizations.
“We will deal with this separately, and 
the General Prosecutor’s Office and 
the Investigative Committee have 
already become involved. In the 
sense that Nazism was written 
about for children with money 
from foreign organizations”,
 the leader of the
Republic said.
Earlier, Denis Pushilin ruled out the possibility 
of a full-scale offensive by the AFU in Donbas.

United Russia leads humanitarian  action in Donbass as it  contributes 65% of aid Donetsk, April 8th, 10:32am (DAN)  VKontakte Facebook Twitter Odnoklassniki Telegram WhatsApp Viber  More than 6,500 tons of humanitarian aid have  been delivered to the

United Russia leads humanitarian 
action in Donbass --- as it 
contributes 65% of aid
Donetsk, April 8th, 10:32am (DAN)
More than 6,500 tons of humanitarian aid have
 been delivered to the DPR by the Russian
 political party, United Russia, since the 
start of the operation to demilitarize 
and denazify Ukraine, Andrei 
Turchak, Secretary of 
the General Council 
of United Russia, 
told DAN.
“Statistics show that at the moment (United
 Russia has delivered) about 65% of all
 humanitarian aid in the DPR as part 
of the humanitarian convoys of the 
Ministry of Emergencies, because 
we send in the aid collected by 
regional offices countrywide, 
as of today, it is more than
 6.5 thousand tons,” 
Turchak said.
He added that the aid includes 
food, personal hygiene items, 
necessities, clothing, 
and bedding.
“In fact, our central warehouse in Rostov-on-
Don is chock-full. That is, the aid keeps 
coming and coming in. As the convoys 
arrive, we bring it in to Donbass,” 
Turchak said. 

People’s Front to open  missions in DPR, LPR

People’s Front to open 
missions in DPR, LPR
Donetsk, April 7th, 1:15pm (DAN) 
The All-Russia People’s Front (ONF) plans to
 open permanent missions in the Donetsk 
and Lugansk People’s Republics.
 A humanitarian aid distribution centre will be
set up in Donetsk; earlier... the ONF opened
one in Lugansk, ONF Executive Committee
 Chairman, Mikhail Kuznetsov, told the 
Donetsk News Agency.
“We decided to open People’s Front missions in
 the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics
 on the same day when Russia recognized 
the independence of the Donbass states,”
 Kuznetsov said. “On April 6th we opened 
a warehouse... and a humanitarian aid 
distribution centre in Lugansk. We’ll 
open a similar centre in Donetsk in 
the near future.. and then we’ll 
register the ONF permanent 
missions... in accordance 
with DPR and LPR laws.”
The organisation’s current priority is to help
 residents of the Donbass Republics. “Our 
task is to help people in the DPR and the 
LPR; because we’re one people and 
don’t leave our own behind,” 
he said.
“As recently as March 20th, we were the first to
 deliver humanitarian cargo to Mariupol, jointly
 with the all-Russian Student Rescue Corps 
& the Emergency Situations Ministry and
 handed out food kits...  on Shevchenko 
Avenue,” the ONF representative said.
The All-Russia People’s Front is a social
 movement established in 2011 at the 
initiative of Russian President 
Vladimir Putin. 
 Its objective is to consolidate political and
 public forces to resolve priority tasks of 
Russia’s development.
The ONF...  controls the implementation of
the decrees & instructions of the Russian
 president, fights corruption, squandering 
...and ineffective government spending, 
helps improve standards of living and 
protects citizens’ rights. 
Earlier, the ONF, together with the Donetsk
Republic social movement organized a 
New Year program ------ with gifts for 
children from DPR frontline areas 
and wounded children.

rebuilding housing in Mariupol etc

Ministry of Construction draws
 plans to build new housing 
in Mariupol, Volnovakha 
April 6th, 1:46pm (DAN) 
Experts of relevant ministries and agencies of 
the DPR have developed projects of new multi
-storey buildings in Mariupol and Volnovakha, 
Ruslan Teryaev, head of the Construction 
Industry Development Department of the
Ministry of Construction, Housing, and
Communal Services, said... following a
meeting at the Ministry of Construction.
“A meeting of representatives of various
 relevant and municipal departments has 
been held regarding the possibility of 
building new houses in the liberated 
territories. So far, we are talking only 
about Volnovakha and Mariupol," 
Teryaev said.
 “During the discussion, a number of 
proposals for further work were 
At the meeting, the heads of the Design
Institute, & water, heat & gas supplying
enterprises, and land management... 
considered possible sites for the 
construction, discussed issues 
of connecting new buildings 
to communications.
“In the near future, all participants will submit
 their proposals on options for providing
 communications to ensure an 
uninterrupted construction 
process,” Teryaev said.
Earlier, DPR Head Denis Pushilin announced his
 intention to build a new residential area in the
 liberated Volnovakha, where 85% of the
 housing was destroyed by shelling. 
Fighting continues in Mariupol, and the
 destruction there is also significant. 
The Ministry of Construction has already 
begun assessing the buildings and 
structures of the seaside city,
 for their restoration. 

Mariupol rebuilding and repair assessment starts

DPR launches Mariupol 
infrastructure rebuilding
Donetsk, April 5th, 10:41am (DAN) 
Donetsk People’s Republic specialists have
 begun to examine residential buildings and 
social infrastructure facilities in Maripul to
 assess the possibility of their rebuilding,
 the DPR Construction and Housing and 
Utilities Ministry press service told the
Donetsk News Agency, on Tuesday.
“Our specialists have already begun to examine 
damaged facilities in Mariupol in DPR-controlled
 areas,”  the press service said.
“Physical damage estimates, are not ready yet, 
but we already have an idea of the situation in
 the city,” a press service representative said.
She added that Ministry officials were meeting
... later today, to discuss Mariupol rebuilding.
Earlier, DPR Head Denis Pushilin said that
 Mariupol would be fully rebuilt after the
 liberation from Ukrainian invaders.
Mariupol, the largest city on the Sea of Azov
 coast, is a key Donbass metallurgy centre 
and seaport. Clashes for Mariupol began 
on February 25th; it was fully blocked in 
the course of the fighting. The mopping 
up operation against the Nazis... is 
nearing completion. 
Various well-informed sources reported that the
DPR controls more than 90 percent of the city. 
On March 31st, the DPR Head, Denis Pushilin,
ordered to set up the Mariupol administration.


punk and dub and rock support Donbass

Italian musician --- to film 
documentary for Europeans 
on Kiev crimes in Donbass
April 4th, 1:03pm (DAN) 
Italian activists are to film a documentary 
about the residents of the liberated cities 
of Volnovakha and Mariupol, said David
 Cacchione, the leader of an Italian 
antifascist band Banda Bassotti.
“We have visited Volnovakha and Mariupol,
talked to the locals --- who survived all the 
horrors of the war, Ukrainian atrocities. 
We must show the film in Europe so 
that everyone can see... the truth 
about what is happening, about
 what Ukraine has done,” 
Cacchione said.
He added that the film will be based on the
 stories of local residents, the crimes of 
Kyiv against civilians, as well as the 
restoration of a peaceful life in the 
liberated areas by the authorities 
of the DPR.
“To us --- everything that is happening here 
is the struggle of Donbass against Ukraine.
Unfortunately, Europe does not realize that 
fascism rules in Ukraine now, we can see
 it here, nationalist battalions "Donbass"
 and "Aidar" are an example. They 
exterminate -- the population of 
Donbass. Since we understand 
that the war started here in 
2014, we understand what 
Russia is doing now. It is 
ending this war,” said 
Francesco Sabuzi, a 
co-organizer... of the 
Carovana Antifascista
project - joining more 
than 50 people from 
nine countries.
They are delivering humanitarian 
aid to Donbass on a regular basis.
Banda Bassotti is an Italian ska-punk band
 formed in 1987 in Rome, Italy. Their songs 
are generally political in nature, focusing 
on anti-Fascist issues. They perform in 
Italian, Spanish, English, Japanese, 
Basque, Yiddish and Russian. 

spring sowing starts in Donbass liberated lands

DPR begins first sowing campaign 
in liberated farm lands of Mariupol
April 4th, 12:18pm (DAN) 
The sowing of early spring cereals began in 
the area of   the village of Volodarskoye to 
the north-west of Mariupol, the DPR 
Ministry of Agricultural Policy and 
Food said.
 “In the liberated Volodarskoye district, the
 sowing campaign of early grain crops has
 begun as local farmers have started 
sowing spring barley,” the report said.
This is the first liberated area to begin a 
sowing campaign, the Ministry told DAN.
Earlier, the DPR Head visited the Sartana village
 north-est of Mariupol and raised the issues of
 farm lands demining and the supply of 
sowing seeds.
In late March, sowing of early spring cereals
 and legumes, as well as industrial crops, 
began in the Republic. Spring wheat, 
barley, oats, peas and corn are
be sown on an area of
thousand hectares, 
sunflower, mustard 
and flax.. take 56.9
thousand hectares.

Ukronazis take away  aid from civilians April 3rd, at 11:15am https://en.news-front.info/  Social networks are reporting that fighters  of nationalist battalions are taking away  humanitarian aid from civilians in the temporarily controlled territories  o

Ukronazis take away
 aid from civilians
April 3rd, at 11:15am
Social networks are reporting that fighters 
of nationalist battalions are taking away 
humanitarian aid from civilians in the
temporarily controlled territories 
of Donbas.
It is reported that people even under fire 
come to the part of the city where the
 humanitarian aid convoy will be 
 Afterwards, representatives of the National
 Security Forces arrive there with guns in 
their hands, and they prohibit them from 
receiving humanitarian aid – they take 
it for themselves.
And this is not an isolated case, as
we know
 from the people who are
there now.

new Donbas territories to be included in revised plans

DPR to revise Development 
Programme-2025 to include 
needs of liberated territories
Donetsk, April 1st, 12:55pm (DAN)  
The restoration and development of the
 liberated territories will be taken into 
account in the program of socio-
economic development of the 
DPR for 2022-2024, Minister 
of Economic Development,
Aleksey Polovyan,
told DAN.

''As for the target indicators of the socio-
economic development plan, they were 
drawn up for the territory of the DPR 
without taking into account ...  the 
liberated territories, respectively.''

 ''The current situation, requires adjustments.
The nvestment 
programs will be reviewed 
in all areas of infrastructure, in terms of
taking into account..
  the need to solve
problems in 
the liberated territories,'' 
Polovyan said.
''In particular,  roads and rail capital investment
 plans will be revised, as well as investments 
in water supply and in treatment systems, 
repairs of residential & social facilities,
the restructuring of coal enterprises, 
of power generation and supply to 
customers, & communications.''
Today, the top priority, according to the
 minister, is the liberation of the entire 
territory of the Republic and the 
assessment of the remaining 
industrial potential.
''In the near future, the issues of registration of
 business entities should be resolved, and 
later... the focus will be on finding the
resources to restore and build new
 industrial ties,'' Polovyan said.
The socio-economic development program
 adopted... in September 2022. It
includes raising
 wages and pensions
creating tens of
 thousands of jobs,
business support 
measures, and

     DPR plans to build ducts  for alternative water  supply sources March 29th, 12:59pm (DAN)

Water supply problem
 reaches catastrophic 
- Donetsk mayor
March 30th, 10:17am (DAN)
The water supply situation in the  Donetsk
 People’s Republic capital is catastrophic, 
city administration head Alexey Kulemzin 
said in his address to the local population.
The Seversky Donets - Donbass canal is the
 main water supply source for Donetsk. 

Strikes by Ukrainian armed formations 
caused power outages at the key 
water supply facilities including
 Yuzhnodobassky Duct’s 1st 
level pumping station. 
Water has been supplied to the city from a 
backup reservoir since; several Donetsk
 districts have been cut off from water 
supply since early March.
“Dramatic shortages prompted the authorities
 to reduce water supply but this did not solve
 the problem.  The water reserve will be
 depleted within two weeks. On March
 30th --- the city will turn off central 
heating. It is a forced measure, to 
save the water which is daily fed 
to heat distribution networks,”
 the city mayor said.
Earlier, the Yasinovataya mayor 
announced a similar measure.
On Monday, the authorities decided to reduce
 water supply to two hours every other day. 
Earlier, they turned off hot water 
for customers to economize. 

DPR plans to build ducts
 for alternative water 
supply sources
March 29th, 12:59pm (DAN) 
Donetsk’s main water reservoir has become
 shallow and can only be used for slightly 
more than a month, Donetsk People’s 
Republic Emergencies Minister 
Alexey Kostrubitsky said 
on Tuesday.
“The water supply situation is difficult; a
 decision has been made to reduce the
water supply. In Donetsk, water will be 
supplied for two hours within a 48-hour 
period; this schedule will enable the 
reservoir to last for 35 to 40 days; 
otherwise the city will run out of 
water in two weeks,” Kostrubitsky 
said on Russia 24 news channel. 
“During this time, we plan to build
 supply lines from alternative 
The Seversky Donets - Donbass canal is de-
energised through Ukraine’s fault and DPR
 specialists have no opportunity to carry 
out repairs, he added.
The DPR began to have water supply problems
 after Ukrainian forces delivered strikes at key
 water supply facilities. The Republic
 suspended or reduced water supply 
in a number of settlements. For 
example, water is supplied 
from 19:00 to 21:00 every 
other day in Donetsk and
 from 18:00 to 21:00 
every three days 
in Makeyevka.

Donetsk liberation adds many areas to its administration

Forty liberated townships 
included in DPR 
February 28th, 9:49am (DAN)
The DPR Head Denis Pushilin has included 
the next 40 townships into the Republican 
civil administrations' responsibility zones.
The decree No.106 has been published 
today on Pushilin's website.
The townships of Malovidnoye, Bakhchevik,
Druzhnoye, Obilnoye, Zaporozhskoye, are
included in the zone of influence and the
responsibility of Telmanovsky district.
Also, the villages of Kirovskoye, Privolnoye, 
and Polkovoye and Vesyeloye, were 
temporarily subordinated to this 
district administration.
The city of Ugledar, as well as the villages of
Taramchuk, Slavnoye, Stepnoye, Sladkoye, 
Urozhainoye, Zolotaya Niva, Prechistovka,
Pavlovka, and Novomayorskoye, are 
temporarily included in the area of 
responsibility of the Donetsk 
mayor's office.
The settlements of Aslanovo, Khersones, 
Yalta, Azovskoye, Portovskoye, Glubokoye,
Demyanovka, Lesnoye, and the villages of
Kirovo, Yuryevka, Melekino, Belosarayskaya
Kosa, Buryakovaya Balka, Ogorodnoye, Urzuf, 
Kamyshevatoye, Starodubovka, Chervonaya
Ukraina, Zakharovka, Babakh-Tarama, and
Novoyanisol, are temporarily subordinated 
to Novoazovsky district administration. 
A total of 133 cities and towns... have been
liberated by the Russia-led coalition, so far. 

helping Donbass residents since their liberation

 DPR Emergencies Minister on 
humanitarian situation, key 
problems in liberated areas
March 22nd, 11:41am (DAN)
 Rescuers receive hundreds of messages from
 residents of liberated areas of the Donetsk
 People’s Republic, every day, head of the
 Interdepartmental Operations HQ, DPR's
 Emergencies Minister, Civil Defense 
Service Lieutenant-General Alexey 
Kostrubitsky, told the Donetsk 
News Agency on Tuesday.
“We hear many words of gratitude for our work
but also receive hundreds of reports on local
problems; such as appeals to deliver
humanitarian aid to bedridden 
patients, or help a chairbound 
pensioner get out of the cellar 
and take them to hospital,” 
Kostrubitsky said. 
“They often ask us to defuse explosive 
objects lying in their yards.   There is 
much work to do; we’re working.”
The minister said that the humanitarian
situation in the liberated areas mostly 
depends on how heavy the fighting 
there had been. 
The common problems include a large 
amount of explosive hazards and the 
need to restore gas, electricity and 
water supplies, plus demolished 
residential areas, and mobile
Emergencies Ministry staff help repair the 
electricity grid and electrical substations.
“We want to restore a normal, peaceful 
and quiet life for our compatriots,
soon as possible,” he said.
On March 1st, the DPR Head Denis Pushilin
approved the provision on the Interdepart-
mental Operations HQ to coordinate 
priorities in the life support of the 
population in the liberated areas, 
and appointed DPR Emergencies
Minister, Alexey Kostrubitsky,
lead it. 

DPR sets up Mobilization 
Postponement Commission
March 18th, 10:30am (DAN) 
The DPR Head Denis Pushilin has established
 the Inter-ministerial Commission to review
 mobilisation postponement requests.
He also approved the temporary 
regulation on the postponement.
Deputy Chairman of the Government Vladimir 
Antonov, Chief-of-Staff of the People's Militia
and Deputy Chairman of the Commission 
Denis Sinenkov, First Deputy Minister of 
State Security Dmitry Ivanov, First 
Deputy Head of the Administration 
of the Head of the DPR Gennady 
Lebed, Minister of Finance Yana 
Chausova, Minister of Revenue 
and Fees Yevgeny Lavrenov, 
Minister of Agricultural 
Policy and Food Artem 
Kramarenko, Minister 
of Industry and Trade 
Vladimir Ruschak, 
Minister of Transport 
Dmitry Podlipanov and 
Minister of Coal and 
Energy Anatoly 
Nesterenko are 
members of the
Mobilization postponement will be granted to
essential public officers, for up to 6 months.
The mobilization was announced in the DPR 
on Febraury 19th, when the situation on the
 line of contact escalated dramatically. 

Donbass newly liberated territories now have hospitals

DPR reopens hospitals 
in liberated territories
March 16th, 8:34am (DAN) 
Nineteen medical institutions have resumed
 operation in the liberated areas of the DPR, 
special attention is given to pregnant 
women and children, the DPR's
 Ministry of Health said.
"Nineteen medical institutions have resumed 
operation in the liberated areas of the DPR, 
they are supplied with medications for
outpatient care.''

consultations are available 
every day. Special attention is given to
pregnant women
 and children."
Russia started a special military operation to
 denazify & demilitarize Ukraine on February 
24th. Russian President Vladimir Putin said 
that the decision was made after the DPR 
& LPR Heads addressed him asking 
for help.
The Russian leader said that Moscow is not
 planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the
 only goal is to protect people who have 
been continuously shelled & subjected 
to other forms of genocide by Ukraine,
 for eight years.

Donetsk job centre

DPR Employment Centre finds
jobs for first residents 
of liberated areas
March 10th, 6:53pm (DAN) 
The Republican Employment Centre has 
helped find jobs for residents of two 
villages which have been recently 
included in the Starobeshevsky 
district responsibility zone, the 
Centre’s press service told the 
Donetsk News Agency
 on Thursday.
“The Republican Employment Centre
 administration visited Bugas and 
Nikolayevka the other day. They 
issued instructions to district 
specialists who later assigned
 17 residents to temporary jobs.  
These figures are only for the 
Starobeshevsky district,”
representative of the 
Employment Centre
The press service said that Employment Centre
 personnel have visited the Novy Svet township
 ....where Volnovakha refugees are currently
 staying to provide consultative assistance.
The Interdepartmental Operations 
Headquarters said that 25 people 
in Novoselovka & Staroignatyevka 
are on the Centre’s job seekers list. 
Twenty-three of them are expected
 to receive temporary job offers.
The Donetsk People’s Republic set up the
 Employment Centre on December 9th, 
2014 to help residents in their search 
for jobs and subsequent employment. 
It also provides retraining in various 
fields and seasonal jobs.
DPR authorities launch payment of
 welfare benefits in liberated areas
March 10th, 5:07pm (DAN) 

The payment of pensions and welfare benefits
 has been launched in the liberated villages of
 Granitnoye & Staroignatyevka of the Donetsk
 People’s Republic, the DPR Labour & Social 
Policy Ministry told the Donetsk News
on Thursday.
“Pensions were delivered to Granitnoye 
on March 7th; the payment of pensions
 and welfare benefits is underway in 
Granitnoye & Staroignatyevka,”
 the Ministry said.
The authorities are exploring the 
opportunities to arrange welfare 
payments in other liberated 
According to the Interdepartmental Operations
 Headquarters, residents of liberated areas, 
have submitted over 1,300 applications for
 benefits to the Labour & Social Policy 
Ministry: 952 applications in 
Telmanovsky district, 258 in 
Starobeshevsky district and 
150 in Novoazovsky district.
Granitnoye is located ten kilometres northwest 
of Telmanovo; Staroignatyevka is 22 kilometres
 away. Both settlements were liberated in the
 course of the joint military operation of DPR
 and Russian forces. 
DPR Head Denis Pushilin visited Granitnoye
 promising its residents to provide welfare
 benefits and help rebuild a peaceful life.

DPR clarifies next steps for 
businesses in liberated areas
March 9th, 10:41am (DAN)
Legal entities and entrepreneurs from the
 liberated DPR areas should register with 
the Ministry of Revenues and Duties 
within a three-month period. The 
decree No.58 stipulating details 
as to forms of entities and 
businesses and their 
locations, has been 
signed by the DPR
Head, Denis 
Documentation should be reorganized to meet
 DPR standards, within six months. Authorized
 capital of legal entities must be recalculated
 from hryvnia to roubles... at the
 2.7 RUB/1 HRN rate.

Liberated Donetsk gets bread and land

DPR starts paying pensions 
in liberated territories
March 7th, 4:09pm (DAN) 
The DPR has started paying pensions
 in the liberated DPR areas.
On Monday, nearly 80 residents 
of Granitnoye, will receive
 their payments.
Social benefits are expected to 
be paid, starting March 10th.
Russia started a special military operation 
to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on 
February 24th. Russian President 
Vladimir Putin said that the 
decision was made after 
the DPR and LPR Heads
 addressed him asking 
for help.
The Russian leader said that Moscow is not 
planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the 
only goal is to protect people who have 
been continuously shelled and 
subjected to other forms of 
genocide by Ukraine, for 
eight years.


 H.Q. for life support

coordination reports
 first results
Donetsk, March 4th, 2:36pm (DAN)


The Interdepartmental Headquarters
to coordinate life support of the
population of the liberated
territories ---- has been
carrying out demining,
repairs & distribution
of humanitarian aid.

The DPR Head Denis Pushilin recently visited
liberated Granitnoye, today, to inspect the
work of the HQ and talk to the locals.

The HQ was launched on March 1st, and has
 already delivered humanitarian relief,
including the supplies provided by
 the United Russia party.

Water supply to vital social facilities has been
 restored, bread has been delivered to stores,
petrol supplies arrived at fuel stations.

Local hospitals have reopened, household
coal is being delivered. The HQ also
provides Phoenix SIM-cards for
the population.

Pension payments are expected
to begin on March 7th, earlier
reports said.


Pushilin orders DPR district
authorities to administer
36 settlements liberated
from Ukrainian troops
March 3rd, 5:26pm (DAN)


The settlements liberated from Kiev forces
have been included in the responsibility
zones of Donetsk People’s Republic
districts, according to DPR Head
Denis Pushilin’s Decree No 45
 published on his website
on Thursday.

The DPR leader ordered district officials to
administer 36 liberated settlements within
their responsibility zones, ensure law and
order there, life support & the operation
 of enterprises, organizations, and
other facilities.

The Novoazovsky district authorities will
permanently administer the villages of
Pavlopol, Pischevik, Shirokino,
Primorksoye, Berdyanskoye,
Vodyanoye & Lebedinskoye;
the Telmanovsky district authorities will
administer villages of Staroignatyevka,
Svobodnoye and Granitnoye and the
townships of Andreyevka & Mirnoye,
the village of Kamenka, Novoselovka,
Vtoraya, Chermalyk, Fyodorovka,
Stepanovka, Orlovskoye and

Temporary administration is introduced in
the settlements whose administrative
centres remain occupied by Kiev

The Novoazovsky district authorities will
temporarily run the townships of Sartana
and Talakovka, the village of Gnutovo,
Kremenevka, Maloyanisol and

the Telmanovsky district administration
will temporarily govern the villages of
Rybinskoye, Trudovskoye, Vasilevka
and Prokhorovka, the township of
Doneskoye, the village of Anadol;

the Starobeshevo district authorities
will run the village of Viktorovka,
Bogdanovka, Nikolayevka,
Novognatovka and Bugas.

Earlier reports on Thursday... said that LPR
Head, Leonid Pasechnik, ordered to set up
 administrations of 15 towns and districts
 including the recently liberated areas,
with the view of forming executive
bodies within the borders of the
Lugansk People’s Republic, as
of the day of its establishment.

The DPR and LPR militias, supported by
Russian armed forces are liberating the
 occupied areas of Donbass as part of
the special operation --- aimed at the
de-militarization and denazification
of Ukraine.


DPR launches dual-currency
 zone in liberated areas
March 3rd, 1:11pm (DAN)


The Donetsk People’s Republic, is launching a
dual currency zone across the liberated areas
of the Republic until the end of the month, the
DPR government said, in Resolution No 17-1.

“The DPR government orders all forms
o fbusinesses in certain areas of the
Republic, which weren't controlled
by the DPR authorities.....  as of
February 19th, 2022, to accept
- together with the Russian
ruble - the Ukrainian
hrivna, as a means
of payment -- from
March 1st through
March 2022,” the
document said.

The businesses will display dual currency
price tags at the following rate: 2.7 rubles
per one hrivna. Non-cash settlements
will be carried out in Russian rubles.

Lending and non-banking financial institutions,
 shall operate at the prescribed exchange rate.
The exchange operations with hrivna coins,
shall not be carried out.

The resolution comes into force on the date of
 publication.... It applies to the legal relations
that emerged on March 1st, and will remain
 effective, through March 31st, 2022.


DPR, LPR --- ask Putin to 
recognize the Republics 
as independent
February 21st, 3:51pm (DAN) 
The DPR and LPR Heads have addressed
 Russian President Vladimir Putin asking 
him to recognize the Republics as 
"On behalf of our people we ask you to
 recognize the DPR as an independent,
 democratic, social state under the 
rule of law," the DPR Head Denis 
Pushilin, said.
"I ask you to recognise the sovereignty and
 independence of the Lugansk People's
 Republic", the LPR Head, Leonid 
Pasechnik, said.
They both asked to consider the possibility 
of signing an agreement: of friendship and
cooperation between Russia and the LPR,
including cooperation in the sphere 
of defence.
Putin said, after a long televised meeting of
Russia's security council...  that he is going
take the decision on the Republics today. 

DPR to raise pensions and 
social benefits in 2023-2024
February 16th, 11:18am (DAN) 
The DPR plans to raise pensions and social
 benefits in 2023-2024, the Minsiter of 
Labour and Social Policy, Larisa 
Tolstykina, said.
"Pensions have increased by 20pc for 640,000
 recipients since last year. The next step is to
 raise pensions and social benefits in 2023-
2024," she said.
Currently, DPR minimal pension is  7,884.86
 roubles (USD105). Ukrainian pension is by
 1.5 times lower, amounting to 5,210 
roubles (1,934 hryvnyia).
Last time, social benefits were raised 
for 27 categories of their recipients. 

Channels blocked by YouTube
 were very popular with world
 mainstream media
- DPR militia
February 4th, 4:05pm (DAN) 
The YouTube video hosting has violated the basic 
UN principles concerning the right to freedom of 
information, Donetsk People’s Republic 
People’s Militia deputy commander,
 Eduard Basurin, said on Friday.
Earlier reports said that the administration of the
 popular video hosting YouTube... had blocked the
 official channels of the DPR Information Ministry 
and People’s Militia. On top of that, the channel 
of the Lugansk Media Centre was removed and 
the accounts of the LPR State Television and 
Radio Company and the press service of the
 LPR People’s Militia, were blocked.
“These web resources, were very popular not only
 with residents of the independent Republics but 
also with Ukrainian and international users,” 
Basurin said. “Their quickly-posted stories
 were always reliable and unbiased, and 
practically all world news agencies
 constantly used them.”
Overall, the channels had a more than 2-million-strong
 audience. Ukraine accounted for more than half of 
visits. The DPR militia does not rule out that the 
attack on these web resources was part of the
 information campaign, CRUSHING SWORD, 
unleased by the Ukrainian and western
services, he added.
“The blocking of the DPR and LPR web resources,
is a violation of the UN's fundamental norms and 
principles on the right to freedom of information.
The objective is the information blockade of the 
independent Republics, to deprive us of the 
opportunity to inform the international 
community... on the Kiev regime's
preparations for aggression in 
Donbass,” the DPR militia 
deputy commander said.
In the past few months, Kiev and the West have been
making statements alleging the threat of a Russian
invasion. This pretext was used, to mass 
considerable forces next to the
line in Donbass. 
Earlier, the DPR reported the massing of some 120,000
 Ukrainian servicemen in the region. The enemy group
 had been reinforced with radicals, multiple launch 
rocket systems and NATO weapons. Drills by 
chemical warfare troops and deliveries of 
ammunition on all axes, were reported
 as well.

Russian market to fully open 
for Donbass enterprises in 
2nd quarter - Vodolatsky
February 3rd, 4:24pm (DAN) 
The Russian government is expected to complete the
 work on creating conditions for Donbass companies
 to access the Russian market, by the 2nd quarter, 
State Duma lower house of Russia's parliament 
deputy, from the “United Russia” faction, First 
Deputy Chair of the house Committee on CIS
Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations 
with Compatriots, Viktor Vodolatsky, told
Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.
On November 15th, 2021 Russian President Vladimir
 Putin signed a decree, ordering the government to
 adopt measures to ease access of Donbass-made
 products to Russian markets, and lift the export/
import quotas. These measures will apply, until 
the political settlement of the Donbass conflict
 based on the Minsk Agreements.
“As for industrial goods, they require other
 certification parameters and this work is 
ongoing: it’s more difficult as it involves 
design and estimate documents...  and 
other technicalities,” Vodolatsky said.
 “However, I’m confident that the government and
dedicated department will full complete this 
work in the first quarter.”
He said that the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has
 already completed the licensing, certification and
 paperwork for food products. 
“The Customs Servicers of the Republics and the
 Russian Federation have already begun to use 
these documents in their work,” the
 lawmaker said.
A group of four “United Russia” lawmakers is
 contributing to Donbass’ interaction with 
Russia and the implementation of 
Putin’s decree.
“Each of us works in his own area;  one is focused 
on youth policy providing assistance to youths in 
integrating into the Russian youth and student 
community, another deals with the model laws
 that the DPR & LPR parliaments have to pass
after certification, in order to facilitate 
adaptation to Russian standards,”
 Vodolatsky said.
To boost trade with Russia, the DPR authorities
 amending the Republic’s legislation and
regulatory acts.

The Economic Development Ministry 
that the metallurgical and coal-mining
companies, have the largest export
and growth potential. 
The Ministry of Industry and Trade stakes
on machine-building, and the Agriculture 
Ministry on food, and processing
industry products. 

Average salary of DPR steel-
worker approaches 
19,500 roubles
January 24th, 1:15pm (DAN)

 An average salary in the steel sector grew by 
almost 11% in 2021, the DPR Ministry of 
Industry and Trade said.
"The number of employees of steel enterprises is
18,196, their average salary is 19,424 roubles
 (USD 246 per month), that is a 10.8%
year-on-year," the
report reads.
The smelting industry employs
of all the workforce.
"It has a multiplying effect on adjacent sectors: 
a steelworker creates 4-7 jobs in other
 the Ministry said.
DPR smelters production amounted to 41 bln 
roubles, in 10 months of 2021, the Ministry
 Industry and Trade said earlier.
The total of 54 steel enterprises 
are operating in the DPR. 

DPR steelworks operate 
at 50% of capacity level
January 21st, 5:13pm (DAN) 
DPR smelters production amounted to 41 bln roubles
in 10 months of 2021, the Ministry of Industry and
 Trade said.
"The production rate grew by 19% in the ten months 
of 2021 and amounted to 41.3 bln roubles in the 10
 months of 2021. The  capacity utilization grew 
during 2020 and the 10 months of 2021 by 
12.4% to attain 49%," the report reads.
The total of 54 steel enterprises 
are operating in the DPR.
"Steelworks contribution to the industrial goods
 exports is more than 82%. The importers are 
the LPR and Russia. The export share of 
smelters increased by 9.3% last year." 
[Rhondda Records adds: dare
we ask, what about Wales?]


DPR allocates 15 bln RUB of
support to families with 
children since 2015
January 14th, 11:53am (DAN) 
The DPR has allocated more than 4 bln roubles
 to families with children in 2021, the Ministry 
of Labour and Social Policy said.
"The average monthly number of recipients was 
82.2 thousand people; the total expenditure 
was 4.2 bln roubles," the statement reads.
Eight of 14 social benefits are covering families with
 children. Among those, are pregnancy benefits and
baby bonus, children-under-three allowances, 
assistance for single parents, benefits for 
large families, etc.
The payments are being made since 2015, the
 total amount of payments, is 15 bln roubles. 


 DPR budget flush with
cash from businesses
January 13th, 7:08pm (DAN) 
Donetsk People’s Republic's budget revenue from
 businesses increased by 21.8 percent in 2021 
year-on-year, the DPR Tax and Revenues 
Ministry said in a preliminary report
 received by the Donetsk
 News Agency.
The Ministry expects to meet the overall revenue
target at 104.7 percent. The following is the 
contribution by major revenue sources
 (% of target): income tax - 104.1, profit
tax - 105.5 %, turnover tax - 103.5 %, 
excise tax on manufactured excised 
products - 105.1% including petrol-
eum products (102.4 percent), 
simplified tax - 101.5 percent 
and land tax - 102.6 percent. 
A larger number of taxpayers contributed 
to the budget revenue increase.
Insurance payments from businesses in 2021 are
 expected to meet the target at 129.7 percent, a 
31 percent increase year-on-year, the
 Ministry said. 
In 2022, the Tax and Revenues Ministry will 
work towards creating a friendly business
environment, full budget revenue 
collection, protecting domestic 
producers and bolstering 
economic activity... by
improving the quality 
and effectiveness of
 tax administration. 

DPR pays 1 billion RUB compensation
 to victims of Ukrainian aggression
January 10th, 10:29am  (DAN)
Lump sum compensations paid to DPR residents 
for damage to health and wellbeing caused by 
Ukrainian armed aggression have totalled 
1 billion roubles, the Ministry of Labour 
and Social Policy told DAN.
"The total sum of one-time payments made to DPR 
residents who suffered damages, following the 
Ukrainian aggression has totalled 985.7 million
 roubles since 2014, there were 14 partial 
tranches," the statement reads.
Last year, the total of 301.2 million roubles 
in compensations were paid.
The payments are made under the 2014 Law on 
Urgent Social Measures to Protect DPR 
Residents in the Circumstances of 
Ukrainian Army and Armed 
Formations Aggression.
Families of killed or deceased, including service 
members or law enforcement members, as a 
result of the aggression;  civilians qualified 
as persons with disability as a result of an 
injury or trauma incurred as a result of the 
aggression; injured or disabled without 
obtaining a disabled person status are 
entitled to compensations of 50,000 - 
800,000 hryvnia, paid in roubles. 

DPR to increase welfare benefits 
for 27 groups of recipients from 
January 1st, 2022 - official
December 30th 2021, 1:20pm (DAN) 
Welfare benefits in the Donetsk People’s Republic will
 increase for 27 groups of recipients starting January
 1st, 2022, DPR Labour and Social Policy Minister,
 Larisa Tolstykina, said at a press briefing at
Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.
''DPR Head Denis Pushilin’s Decree No 414 dated 
December 28th, 2021, increased 11 of the 14
of benefits for 27 groups of recipients
January 1st, 2022,” Tolstykina said.
 increase ranges between
5 and
 140 percent.”
Special attention is paid to families with children,
 individuals with disabilities and persons in 
difficult circumstances, she added.
Maternity allowances will increase to 8,000 rubles.
 Childbirth allowances paid in the first three years 
will amount to 7,000. Survivor's benefits will 
increase to 7,885 rubles and the allowance 
with the nursing supplement for disabled 
children and lifelong disabled persons,  
will reach 7,500 to 16,000 rubles 
depending on the category.
“The DPR is launching new payments in 2022, similar 
to the children’s benefits in Russia’s Rostov region.
 They are a lump sum payment of 17,450 rubles 
when a baby is handed over to a family, a 
30,000-ruble lump sum payment to a new 
adoptive family, and supplementary 
payments to foster parents per 
child with disabilities in the 
amount of 4,500 rubles,”
 the minister said.
Payments to low-income families will increase to 4,000
 rubles while supplement payments per child, will
 increase to 1,500 rubles. Persons who are not 
entitled to an old age pension, and disabled 
persons will get 7,300 to 8,000 rubles.

 compensation for taking care of 1st 
disability group persons and elderly 
persons over 80 years of age, will 
increase from 500 rubles to 
1,200 rubles.
Every month, the DPR pays welfare 
benefits to some 125,000 residents.
Benefits last increased on July 1st, 2021 
in accordance with DPR Head Denis
 Pushilin’s decree.. which allocated 
more than 500 million rubles from
 the Republic’s budget, for
 the purpose.

Arthouse producers building
 first film studio in DPR
Donetsk, December 24th 2021, 6:14am (DAN)  
They shot the feature film “Intent” in the Donetsk
 People’s Republic... and ran it in many towns in 
Russia and the Czech Republic, and now they 
are building their own studio at a fantastic 
rate. The Donfilm group’s ambition is to 
achieve what others have never been 
able to accomplish, namely...  turn 
Donbass into a film-making centre.
The arthouse film “Intent” was screened in 2019 and 
has been available on YouTube since 2020. The 
views count reached 2.5 million. “Intent” rather
 looks like a post-modernist fairy-tale puzzle. 
It is a story of a boy’s journey... to a higher 
plane of existence where he watches the 
struggle of notions that govern our 
routine life on Earth. 
Donfilm founder, Dmitry Zodchiy, who authored
directed “Intent” defines its genre as
“trickster film.“
”INTENT” (2019)
Enthusiasts shot the film without the assistance
government bodies or commercial companies 
but by using Zodchiy’s money. Viewers helped 
launch the construction of the first film 
studio in the DPR after a money raising
action, on the Donfilm website. 
The construction site, is located in the outskirts of 
the town of Shakhtyorsk in the eastern part of the 
Republic. The work on the main building and 
adjacent pavilions, is nearing completion.
Donfilm participants hope... that a village with its own
 infrastructure will spring up in the area in the future. 
It will  include a park, a children’s playground, a 
cinema house, a concert stage , a store and 
houses for the staff and studio guests.
will also accommodate shops to
produce costumes, stage sets
and props. 
The immediate plans, are to create prerequisites
 shooting a second film. According to Dmitry 
Zodchiy, it might begin as early as the first 
half of 2022.
Find more information on the Donfilm studio and 
the Donbass film production timeline, in the 
Russian language version of the Donetsk 
News Agency.

DPR, LPR announce website 
to gather data on Ukraine’s 
war crimes
November 25th 2021, 3:12pm (DAN)
The Donbass Republics have launched a website that will
gather information on Ukraine’s war crimes and missing
persons. It was presented at Thursday's online
conference: “The Seared Memory of 
Ukrainian army’s war crimes... 
and new
information on the massacres 
of civilians.”
“The website is expected to consolidate our efforts,
 provide authentic information on the number of
 casualties during the conflict, show progress 
in our work and tell what made mass graves 
come about.  A large number of people are
 missing. The website will post the stories 
of the people who experienced Ukrainian 
aggression & lost their kin, since 2014,” 
LPR Public Chamber member, Sergey 
Belov, said.
The website address is donbasstragedy.info.
 It contains a photo gallery and a feedback window. 

Any resident of the region can contribute their 
stories.. share their information about a mass 
grave or send photos. It is planned to launch 
website versions in several languages...
 including French and German.
This last summer, the DPR and the LPR stepped up 
the search for missing persons. They established
 specialized bodies which included officials, law
enforcers and experts. These bodies were 
tasked with organizing the search for the 
missing persons, composing a register 
of the missing, gathering information 
on them, creating a database of the 
missing and deceased and their 
relatives, and coordinating 
exhumation efforts, the
identification of bodies 
and... handing them 
over to relatives.
In the DPR, the first exhumation was carried out in
 Snezhnoye’s Ovsyanoe cemetery on August 19th. 
As of now, the remains of 150 unidentified Donbass 
conflict victims have been exhumed in the DPR, 
since 2014.


 DPR coal and energy sector
 to receive 5 bln roubles
 of investment
Donetsk, November 12th 2021, 4:37pm (DAN)
 The investments into DPR coal and energy sectors 
will amount to five billion roubles (USD 70 mln),
Deputy Minister of Coal and Energy,
Vasilenko, said, at the round
organized by the Donetsk
 Republic social movement.
"The investment programmes provide for 1 bln roubles
 subsidies in 2022-2024 for coal enterprises and 1 bln
 roubles subsidies for overhaul projects of energy
 companies in 2023-2024," he said.
Investment programmes cover the reconstruction of the 
energy unit No.10 of the Starobeshevo coal power plant,
 repair works at the cooling tower No.2 of the Zuevo coal 
power plant, to provide for a more flexible management 
of the station's resources, and to put all three power 
units into operation.
Earlier reports said that the Republic plans to 
produce 21.2 mln tons of coal, in three years. 

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