In the run-up to primaries, Donetsk is getting ready to vote
4:30, September 29, 2016

Candidates' campaigns are overseen by Interim Vote Commission and international observers

DPR ombudswoman: Kiev never showed goodwill in liberating prisoners
16:22, September 28, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 28 – DAN. Ukraine has not shown goodwill in liberating hostages over two and a half years of conflict in Donbass, DPR ombudswoman said today. “DPR Head Alexander Zhakharchenko has repeatedly shown goodwill unilaterally releasing Ukrainian detainees and giving them back to their mothers. In two years we have not seen reciprocal moves […]

DPR reports escalation, Republic territory shelled more than 200 times over 24 hours
14:12, September 28, 2016

Kiev forces use 120mm and 82mm mortars, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles

Zakharchenko’s approval rating over 60%, 57 percent ready to vote and choose current authorities
9:18, September 28, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 28 – DAN. DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko’s job approval rating stands at more than 60 percent, according to the poll by Special Status opinion research center. “Overall, 63 percent said they “fully approve” of the job Zakharchenko is doing, other respondents answered they trust other officials,” the press statement reads. As the poll […]

20 int observers apply for registration to monitor DPR primaries
15:45, September 27, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 27 – DAN. Twenty international observers applied for registration to Interim Vote Commission (IVC) to monitor voting procedures and counting at DPR primaries-2016, an IVC official said. “International observer engagement is notable. As of September 20, twenty international observers applied to registration with IVC,” said IVC press officer Oleg Balykin. He added that […]

DPR finalizes forces pullback plan
13:07, September 27, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 28 – DAN. DPR Military Command finalized the plan to pullback forces and hardware from Petrovskoe village south of Donetsk in the first ever Donbass personnel withdrawal, the Ministry of Defense said. “We already have a detailed plan to pullback forces and hardware, it has been internally approved, the document fully corresponds to […]

IVC sees no smear campaigns in DPR primaries
9:20, September 27, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 27 – DAN. DPR Interim Vote Commission (IVC) says there are no smear campaigns as far as preparations for primaries scheduled for October, 2nd, are concerned. “We haven’t seen smear campaigns and I’m sure we won’t. There is no indication of such intentions,” said IVC press officer Oleg Balykin. Candidates are being perfectly correct, he […]

Two reconstructed kindergartens open in Debaltsevo, heavily shelled in 2015
18:49, September 26, 2016

Donetsk – Sep 26, DAN. Reconstructed kindergartens No. 2 and 3 opened today in Debaltsevo, the scene of most violent clashes between Donbass militia and Kiev forces back in 2015. “Two kindergartens – No.2 and 3 – opened today in Debaltsevo after major repairment, as the buildings sustained massive damage as a result of heavy […]

IVC to send ballots to local commissions on Thursday
14:42, September 26, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 26 – DAN. DPR primaries vote ballots will be handed to local vote commissions on Thursday, September 29, Interim Vote Commission (IVC) announced today. “IVC shall distribute ballots among local vote comissions (on September, 29) and they will pass them to polling station commissions,” IVC press officer Oleg Balykin told DAN. He emphasized […]

DPR names Ukrainian units violating ceasefire
14:32, September 26, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 26 – DAN. Units of the 46th separate special forces battalion “Donbass-Ukraina” and the 58th separate mechanized brigade openly violate the ceasefire in Donbass, а DPR defense official said. “The 46th separate special forces battalion “Donbass-Ukraina” continuously disobeys Ukraine armed forces command orders, this night it targeted Aleksandrovka with 120mm mortars, firing five […]

★ DPR Defence: Disengagement in Petrovskoye to start on 1-3 October
19:01, September 25, 2016

The exact date is not set yet, it depends on the situation at the front

DPR calls on OCSE and Kiev reps to JCCC to bring Ukrainian forces to ceasefire
14:24, September 25, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 28 – DAN. DPR called on OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) and Kiev representatives to the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) to bring Ukrainian forces to ceasefire along entire line of contact, a defense official said. “We demand OSCE SMM and Ukrainian representatives to the JCCC in order to maintain a […]

Six hundred people including Minister of Sport took part in public sport activities
19:39, September 24, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 24 – DAN. Almost six hundred people aged from 8 to 88 gathered today in Donetsk park to participate in sport activities and try to hit qualifying standards. The tradition of public qualifications called “Ready for Labor and Defense” dates back to Soviet Union era and is considered to be a healthy lifestyle […]

DPR militiamen deployed field kitchens for Donetsk and Gorlovka people
16:06, September 24, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 24 – DAN. DPR military command deployed field kitchens to Zaitsevo and Golmovsky villages, Gorlovka and Oktyabrskiy village in Donetsk northern part, according to deputy commander of DPR Operations Command Colonel Eduard Basurin. “Field kitchens were deployed today in Zaitsevo near the village council building, in Oktyabrskiy village central market, in Golmovskiy near […]

DPR plans to print 6 hundred thousand ballots for the primaries
10:53, September 24, 2016

All those eligible will be able to cast votes on October 2

Disengagement of forces possible in other areas along the line of contact – Pushilin
16:34, September 23, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 23 – DAN. Disengagement of forces and military hardware in Donbass is possible in several additional areas, head of DPR delegation to Minsk negotiations Denis Pushilin stated. “If this (pilot project of disengagement) proves to be a success, (a similar pullback) in other areas will begin,” he said. The participants of the Contact […]

Working group on humanitarian issues to discuss SBU recruiting children – DPR ombudswoman
16:18, September 23, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 23 – DAN. The working group on humanitarian issues of the Minsk Contact Group is to discuss at its next meeting the case of Ukraine Security Service (SBU) recruiting children to carry out sabotage acts, DPR Commissioner for Human Rights Daria Morozova said. “We wanted to address the issue of children recruits but […]

Disabled Donetsk residents can vote at home or in hospitals
15:59, September 23, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 23 – DAN. Disabled Donetsk residents can cast ballots in the primaries at home or in hospitals, the Interim Vote Cimmission (IVC) press officer Oleg Balykin stated. “Disabled people can address local (according to the place of residence) vote commissions, they will be put on external vote registers and they will be able to […]

★ DPR military official: Kiev violated ceasefire over 400 times in a week
14:50, September 23, 2016

Weapons banned under Minsk agreements were used 152 times

Pushilin: US decision to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine might hamper peace process
14:39, September 23, 2016

Donetsk, Sep 23 – DAN. The US possible decision to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine can hamper a peaceful settlement of the Donbass crisis, head of DPR delegation to Minsk talks Denis Pushilin said. “(Lethal) weapon supplies to Ukraine can dramatically hamper a peaceful settlement process. Yet US upper house (Senate) has to pass the […]