Zelensky hides lack of political will behind attempts to amend Minsk accords – opinion
18:21, February 17, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 17 – DAN. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky imitates vigorous activity to hide the lack of political will to settle the Donbass conflict,” head of the Donetsk Republic social movement Central Executive Committee Alexey Muratov said on Monday. On February 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation over the Donbass conflict settlement, […]

DPR Head reminds Zelensky about priority of Minsk accords’ political package
15:00, February 17, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 17 – DAN. The political settlement in Donbass in not possible without giving special status to the region, but Kiev has not yet come close to the process, Donetsk People’s Republic Head Denis Pushilin told the Donetsk News Agency on Monday. On February 15, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky called at the Munich Security […]

Ukrainian forces expend 12 ammo boxes over week to shell DPR territory – JCCC
12:12, February 17, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 17 – DAN. Ukrainian army units violated the ceasefire 49 times over the past week firing some 200 rounds of ammunition at Donetsk People’s Republic areas, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported on Monday. “In the period from February 10 to February 16, 49 ceasefire violations by […]

Kiev forces shell DPR six times over 24 hours, damage house in western Donetsk – JCCC
10:43, February 17, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 17 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire six times over the past 24 hours, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported on Monday. “Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire six times expending ten rounds of ammunition,” the report said. […]

Ukrainian forces shell northern Gorlovka with mortars
22:12, February 14, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. Ukrainian armed forces have targeted Golmovskiy in northern Gorlovka, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. “The shelling was recorded at 5.10 p.m. targeting Golmovskiy from Ukrainian armed forces position; 10 rounds of 82 mm mortars, three rounds of SPG grenade launcher were fired.” […]

Kiev forces violate ceasefire 35 times in a week
17:03, February 14, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 35 times over the past week, DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday. “Over the past week, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 35 times, “Basurin said. “The enemy fired 63 mortar rounds, 41 grenades and 12 infantry fighting vehicle cannon rounds […]

Nikonorova: Donetsk and Kiev find no understanding over Oktyabr disengagement area
16:43, February 14, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. Donetsk and Kiev have failed to finalize the coordinated of the disengagement area in the vicinity of Oktyabr checkpoint, said DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova. “The sides at the recent meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk have not reached an understang concerning the coordinates of the Oktyabr-Gnutovo disengagement area,” […]

School in western Donetsk comes under fire
12:01, February 14, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. A school in Staromikhailovka was hit during the Ukrainian attack launched this morning, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. “Updated reports say that six houses and two infrastructural facilities have been damaged. A mine exploded at a stadium of the school at 78 […]

Ukrainian army violates ceasefire six times in 24 hours
11:17, February 14, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. Kiev forces violated the ceasefire six times within 24 hours, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. “The number of ceasefire violations recorded in the past 24 hours is six. The total number of rounds fired is 25.” Staromikhailovka, Shakhta Trudovskaya, Dolomitnoye and Shakhta […]

Mine in Donetsk suffers power cuts following Ukrainian shelling
11:03, February 14, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. A ventilation shaft in the Chelyuskintsev mine in Donetsk has been left without power following Ukrainian shelling, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. “Ukrainian armed formations opened fire on Staromikhailovka at 7.20 a.m. from the direction of Krasnogorovka with SPG, IFV, large caliber […]

Kiev forces target Staromikhailovka west of Donetsk
10:43, February 14, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 14 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations targeted Staromikhailovka with mortars this morning, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. “Shelling was recorded from 7.20 to 8.10 a.m. originating from Krasnogorovka and targeting Staromikhailovka; 10 rounds of 120 mm caliber and five rounds of 82 mm caliber were […]

DPR, LPR police bust drug trafficking ring
18:30, February 13, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 13 – DAN. Two Lugansk People’s Republic residents were detained in Donetsk on suspicion of involvement in sales of hard drugs in the Donbass Republics, the Donetsk People’s Republic Interior Ministry press service reported on Thursday. “The DPR and LPR police departments for combating organised crime and drug trafficking carried out an operation […]

DPR to finalise design of export-oriented coal mining machine in 2020
18:00, February 13, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 13 – DAN. The development of a new cutter loader which will be exported to a number of countries including Russia and Kazakhstan has entered the final stage, chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic State Science and Technology Committee Alexander Stukalov said at a meeting of Ministry of Education and Science officials on […]

Ukrainian forces shell Donetsk’s western outskirts three times over 24 hours – JCCC
9:57, February 13, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 13 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire three  times over the past 24 hours, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported on Thursday. “Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire three times expending one round of ammunition,” the report said. […]

DPR lifts traffic restrictions caused by deteriorating weather
22:18, February 12, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 12 – DAN. Traffic on all DPR highways has resumed after restriction measures were put in place in the morning due to weather conditions, the Ministry of Transport said. “All public roads are opened for traffic, clearing of snow continues to ensure road safety.” The normal traffic resumed at 7.15 p.m. Traffic was […]

DPR calls on Ukraine to reread Minsk Agreements
22:09, February 12, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 12 – DAN. DPR representatives have been faced with Ukraine’s incomprehension of the Misnk agreements at the today’s meeting of the Contact Group on the fifth anniversary of the Package of Measures signing. “Ukrainian side purposefully tries to omit the issue of Donbass status law enactment and insists on discussing the issues either […]

DPR suggests remote discussion over new disengagement areas
18:17, February 12, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 12 – DAN. Donetsk representatives, at the Minsk talks have proposed to discuss new disengagement areas remotely, said DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova. “We understand the importance of disengagement along the whole contact line, as well as Russia and the OSCE. We are focused on intensification of the coordination of the next three […]

Kiev keeps avoiding implementation of Minsk-2 – Nikonorova
18:15, February 12, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 12 – DAN.  Ukrainian authorities have been sabotaging the Minsk process for the five years since the Package of Measures was signed, said DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova. “Summarizing the five years since the Package of Measures was signed, there is no way we could positively assess the implementation thereof. Ukraine, both under […]

All-clear given in central Donetsk following bomb threat
12:28, February 12, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 12 – DAN. DPR Emergencies Ministry emergency teams have declared the monument to Comrade Artyom in central Donetsk safe as no bomb has been found, DAN correspondent says. The bomb threat temporarily locked down the intersection of Artyoma and Mira streets in central Donetsk earlier this morning. Response teams lifted the suspicious slab […]

Traffic restricted on DPR main highways due to weather conditions
12:21, February 12, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 12 – DAN. Traffic has been restricted on two highways connecting the DPR and Russia as weather conditions deteriorated, the Ministry of Transport said. “Starting from Feb 12, 8 a.m. passenger and freight traffic is restricted until further notice on the Т-05-07 Donetsk – Uspenka checkpoint and Т-05-08 Donetsk Sedovo highways,” the statement […]

Donetsk emergency teams respond to bomb threat in the city center
11:58, February 12, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 12 – DAN. DPR Emergencies Ministry teams are responding to a possible bomb threat at the monument to Comrade Artyom in central Donetsk, the district administration head Vladislav Latyntsev said. “There are some suspicions (that the monument has been mined). A slab of the foundation has been lifted and moved aside. In the […]

Ukrainian army violates ceasefire six times in 24 hours
11:44, February 12, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 12 – DAN. Kiev forces violated the ceasefire six times within 24 hours, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. “The number of ceasefire violations recorded in the past 24 hours is six. The total number of rounds fired is 36.” Krutaya Balka, Staromikhailovka, Sakhanka and Leninskoye […]

90,000 DPR residents apply for fast track Russian citizenship – police
17:33, February 11, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 11 – DAN. More than 90,000,000 residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic have applied for fast track Russian citizenship, the DPR Interior Ministry Migration Service told the Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday. “As of February 10, DPR Migration Service offices had filed 90,978  Russian citizenship applications,” the Migration Service said. As of now, […]

DPR resident admits spying, passing sensitive info to Ukrainian blogger – MGB
15:45, February 11, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 11 – DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic State Security Ministry posted a video showing a DPR resident, who was caught spying for Ukraine admitting his crime. From 2014 to 2018, Pavel Podvezko, a native of Kharkov, took assignments from Ukrainian blogger “Necromancer” who cooperated with the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Podvezko said […]

Dokuchayevsk residents to file first lawsuits against Ukraine at ECHR
11:05, February 11, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 11 – DAN. Residents of the frontline town of Dokuchayevsk have drawn claims against Ukraine demanding more than ten million roubles in compensation, which will be lodged at the European Court of Human Rights, chairwoman of the Public Commission for Assessing Ukraine-caused damage Anastasia Butorkina said after the Commission’s meeting on Tuesday. “The […]