★ DPR, LPR announce start of humanitarian programme for occupied Donbass
12:53, February 17, 2017

The programme envisions foundations for financial assistance

Ukrainian forces open­ fire at DPR territor­y 6,000 times over we­ek – Basurin
19:25, February 17, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 17 – DA­N. Ukrainian forces s­helled Donetsk People­’s Republic frontline­ areas more than 6,00­0 times over the past­ week, DPR Operations­ Command deputy comma­nder Eduard Basurin s­aid on Friday. “Over the past week,­ the enemy fired 6,24­9 times at the republ­ic’s territory, using­ artillery, tank guns­ and mortars 2,517 ti­mes,” Basurin said. Donetsk, […]

162,000 DPR residents sign Donbass peace petition
18:31, February 17, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 17 – DAN. Nearly 162,000 DPR residents have signed the petition urging world leaders to stop Kiev’s genocide in Donbass, the Republic’s parliament press service told Donetsk News Agency on Friday. “As of 5:00 p.m. 17 February, 161,733 residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic supported the petition; signature collection is ongoing,” the press […]

Aid programme for Kiev-occupied part of Donbass pursues humanitarian goals – DPR foreign ministry
15:26, February 17, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 17 – DAN. The announced aid programme for residents of Kiev-controlled part of Donbass pursues absolutely humanitarian objectives, acting DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova told Donetsk News Agency on Friday. “We neither build “walls” nor impose blockades; the programme pursues absolutely humanitarian objectives. We seek to unify, create, develop,” Nikonorova said in a […]

DPR to ease checkpoint procedure for residents of Kiev-occupied part of Donbass
14:11, February 17, 2017

Lugansk, Feb 17 – DAN. DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko announced plans to simplify contact line crossing procedure for residents of Kiev-controlled areas. “There are problems at checkpoints, but we didn’t create them. It is difficult to ensure safe contact line crossing in wartime but our citizens’ safety has priority. We can make checkpoint crossing as […]

Ukrainian forces fire 365 artillery, mortar rounds at nine DPR settlements overnight
12:10, February 17, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 17 – DAN. Ukrainian forces fired 365 tank gun and artillery rounds at the outskirts of Yasinovataya, Gorlovka and villages in DPR south overnight, a DPR defence source told Donetsk News Agency on Friday. “From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ukrainian army shelled Yasinovataya outskirts, Spartak and Krutaya Balka villages in Yasinovatskiy district, […]

156,000 DPR residents support Donbass petition to western, Russian leaders
19:56, February 16, 2017

  Donetsk, Feb 16 – DAN. More than 156,000 DPR residents have signed the petition to the Russian, US and German leaders asking them to make Kiev stop the Donbass genocide, the Republic’s parliament press service told Donetsk News Agency on Thursday. “As of 16 February evening, the joint petition of the DPR and LPR […]

Kiev deploys a dozen anti-tank missile systems on Donetsk axis – DPR intelligence
17:02, February 16, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 16 – DAN. Ukrainian forces opened fire at DPR frontline areas 1,048 times over the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday. “Ukrainian forces shelled DPR territory 1,048 times, using multiple launch rocket systems 20 times, heavy artillery 321 times, tank guns 15 times, mortars 418 times, […]

Kiev plans bloody provocation involving Finnish journalists
16:15, February 16, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 16 – DAN. Ukraine is planning a bloody provocation in vicinity of Donetsk involving foreign and Ukrainian journalists in order to fabricate evidence and accuse DPR of shelling, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday. “We have information that a group of Finnish journalists arrived at Respublika 71 strongpoint of […]

Minsk political subgroup in crisis since 2015 because of Ukraine – DPR diplomat
15:25, February 16, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 16 – DAN. The Minsk talks political subgroup has been in protracted crisis because of Ukraine, acting DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said at a “round table” meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Russia’s Tass news agency reported. “The political subgroup has been experiencing a crisis for a rather long time. The Steinmeier formula […]

★ Ukrainian forces shell Yasinovataya outskirts with Grad MLRS
10:33, February 16, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 16 – DAN. Ukrainian army fired nearly 600 rocket projectiles and artillery, tank gun and mortar rounds at ten DPR frontline areas overnight, a DPR defence source told Donetsk News Agency. “From 6 p.m. to 01:30 a.m. Ukrainian army fired 595 rounds with Grad MLRS, 122mm and 152mm artillery, tank guns, and 82mm […]

Steinmeier’s formula caught in vicious circle due to Kiev’s position at Minsk talks – DPR Ministry
19:51, February 15, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 15 – DAN. Kiev representatives in the Minsk political group who refuse to consider Steinmeier’s formula are again taking negotiations into a vicious circle, acting DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said on Wednesday. “At the latest summits, all “Normandy Four” leaders and Mr Poroshenko (Ukrainian president – eds Donetsk News Agency) twice agreed […]

Ukrainian army shells DPR territory 550 times over 24 hours
15:23, February 15, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 15 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 550 times over the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Wednesday. “Ukrainian forces shelled the Republic’s territory 550 times over the past 24 hours, using artillery 68 times, mortars 163 times, infantry fighting vehicle cannons 39 times and anti-aircraft […]

124,000 DPR residents sign Donbass situation petition to Russia, USA, Germany
12:20, February 15, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 15 – DAN. Almost 124,000 DPR residents have signed the petition to world leaders asking them to make Kiev stop the Donbass genocide, the Republic’s parliament press service told Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday. “As of 11:00, the petition to the Russian, US and German leaders was signed by 123,441 DPR residents,” the […]

Hospital, 11 houses in Donetsk’s Kuibyshevskiy district damaged by chemical plant blast
11:50, February 15, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 15 – DAN. Hospital No 21 and 11 houses in Donetsk’s Kuibyshevskiy district were damaged by the explosion at the city chemical plant which came under Ukrainian forces artillery fire on Tuesday, district administration head Ivan Adamets told Donetsk News Agency. “The chemical plant explosion caused damage to ten windows in Hospital No […]

Protesters prompt OSCE observers to carry out reinspection in western Donetsk
11:24, February 15, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 15 – DAN. Participants in the rally protesting OSCE inefficiency, who have been picketing the OSCE mission office in Donetsk, insisted on reinspection of shelling damage in western part of the DPR capital. The rally insisted that OSCE highlight the damage caused by Ukrainian forces shelling to 20 houses in Trudovskiye neighbourhood in […]

Five Ukrainian servicemen killed in failed attack on DPR positions by Kominternovo
17:42, February 14, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. Ukrainian forces suffered casualties in a failed attack on DPR positions in vicinity of Kominternovo village on south axis, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday. “Yesterday, at 3:20 p.m., nationalistic and Azov regiment units attacked DPR armed forces’ positions in Derzkaya height area in vicinity of […]

DPR intelligence reveals two dozen Ukrainian tanks, artillery pieces on Donetsk axis
15:53, February 14, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. Kiev forces deployed artillery, tanks and truckloads of munitions to the contact line area in vicinity of Donetsk, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday. “Our intelligence keeps recording the deployment of banned enemy weapons to contact line area,” Basurin said. In Yasnobrodovka village area outside Yasinovataya, […]

Mercenaries from Islamic countries join Ukrainian army 14th brigade on Donetsk axis – DPR Command
15:43, February 14, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. Ukrainian army command reinforced its troops on the contact line with National Guard servicemen and mercenaries from Islamic countries, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday. “According to our intelligence reports, 36th marines brigade was reinforced with two National Guard units,” Basurin said adding that mercenaries from […]

Militiaman killed by Ukrainian forces shelling over 24 hours – DPR Operations Command
14:38, February 14, 2017

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. A militiaman was killed by Ukrainian forces shelling over the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday. “As a result of incessant shelling by Ukrainian forces, DPR army suffered another casualty as a militiaman was killed,” Basurin said. Ukrainian forces shelled the Republic’s territory […]