DPR schools, universities switch to online courses
10:02, March 19, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 19 – DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic education institutions are switching to online coursework starting March 19 against the spread of coronavirus. Decree No 502 ordering distance learning was published on the Education and Science Ministry website on Wednesday. Under the document, “the online education process using distance learning technology” is introduced to […]

DPR closes border with Ukraine on March 21 – Pushilin
22:24, March 18, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 18 – DAN. DPR is to close its checkpoints at the border with Ukraine on March 21 to prevent the importation of the coronavirus, the DPR Head Denis Pushilin said. “To prevent the importation of the coronavirus the decision was taken to halt civilian traffic at DPR-Ukraine border and customs checkpoints at 12 […]

Pushilin says the virus situation in DPR under control
17:26, March 18, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 18 – DAN. The DPR Head Denis Pushilin has reassured the public that the coronavirus situation is under continuous control of the authorities. “The public rush is high, though there are no cases of the COVID-19 in the Republic. The situation Is under constant control. We have approved a number of measures to […]

DPR loosens school attendance rules in bid to avoid COVID-19 spread
15:27, March 18, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 18 – DAN. DPR has changed school attendance rules making home schooling possible if parents chose to keep their children away from public places, deputy chairman of the Government Vladimir Antonov said. “No cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the DPR. We will be discussing the situation at the meeting with the […]

Four suspected cases of COVID-19 in DPR test negative – Health Ministry
13:53, March 18, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 18 – DAN. Four DPR residents have tested negative for the coronavirus, the Minister of Health Olga Dolgoshapko said. “We have checked four people with suspected virus infection, all tested negative.” Three patients remain under medical surveillance in Gorlovka, the fourth remains self-isolated in Donetsk. Retesting will take place two weeks later. DPR […]

Russia closes checkpoints with DPR for non-citizens to avoid Covid-19 spread
11:01, March 18, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 18 – DAN. Russia has restricted entry to its territory from the DPR with the exception made for Russian citizens, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation told DAN. “The entry is temporarily limited for people who have no Russian citizenship. For those who have Russian passports the entry is allowed,” the […]

Kiev forces violate ceasefire 24 times over the past day
10:49, March 18, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 18 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 24 times over the past 24 hours firing 99 rounds of ammunition at the Donetsk People’s Republic territory, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported. “Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 24 times expending […]

Ukrainian forces shell Donetsk and Gorlovka with 80 rounds – JCCC
9:20, March 18, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 18 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations shelled Donetsk and Gorlovka outskirts this morning using mortars, grenade launchers and IFVS, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. The shelling continued from 6.20 a.m. to 6.50 a.m. Shakhta Trudovskaya, Donetsk airport, Zaitsevo were hit with 36 rounds of 82 […]

DPR ministry tightens control over pharmacies prices amid COVID-19 outbreak
17:29, March 17, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 17 – DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic authorities will keep pharmacies’ prices in check amidst the outbreak of coronavirus-caused pneumonia, DPR Tax and Revenue Minister Yevgeny Lavrenov said at the “Government Hour” session in the Republic’s parliament on Tuesday. “Due to the global coronavirus panic we’ll control the pharmacy network pricing and monitor food […]

DPR to purchase equipment to step up face mask production – Ananchenko
15:04, March 17, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 17 – DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic authorities plan to purchase equipment to step up the local production of face masks, DPR Prime Minister Alexander Ananchenko said at the “Government Hour” session in the DPR parliament on Tuesday. “The Republic has ten enterprises that can manufacture masks and one half-mask producer. Four of them […]

Kiev forces shell Dokuchayevsk oil refinery, civil infrastructure damaged – JCCC
13:49, March 17, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 17 – DAN. Ukrainian army units fired at Dokuchayevsk south of Donetsk on Tuesday morning, damaging oil refinery equipment, infrastructure facilities and dwelling houses, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported. “At 06:45, Ukrainian armed formations in the Novotroitskoye settlement area fired 82mm mortars, large […]

DPR’s COVID-19 crisis centre urges residents to return from Ukraine, crossing points might close
13:46, March 17, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 17 – DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic’s 2019-nCoV crisis headquarters has recommended the DPR residents staying in Ukraine or Ukraine-controlled parts of Donbass to return home as the crossing points on the contact line might close. “Due to the worsening epidemiological situation in Ukraine and a possible increase in the number of 2019-nCoV […]

Gas pipe, house damaged as Ukrainian forces shell Donetsk – JCCC
10:05, March 17, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 17 – DAN. Ukrainian army strikes on Tuesday morning caused damage to a gas pipe and 36 windows of an apartment house in Donetsk’s Kuibyshevskiy district, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported. The strikes were delivered with 120mm mortars. The house at 15 Marshall […]

Ukrainian forces deliver mortar strikes at Donetsk outskirts, Dokuchayevsk – JCCC
8:57, March 17, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 17 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations on Tuesday morning fired 21 82mm and 120mm mortar rounds at the Zhabichevo and Oktyabrskaya Colliery settlements in the outskirts of Donetsk and at a Dokuchayevsk area south of the Donetsk People’s Republic border, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported. […]

DPR intercepts Ukrainian UAV over Gorlovka
17:11, March 16, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 16 – DAN. DPR service members have intercepted a Ukrainian reconnaissance UAV outside Golovka, the DPR People’s Militia said. On the previous day Ukrainian forces launched a massive attack on the city using high caliber artillery. The 58th Ukrainian brigade carried out the attack. “An UAV was employed to adjust fire. The electronic […]

DPR considers homeschooling to prevent COVID-19 spread
17:08, March 16, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 16 – DAN. DPR authorities are considering closing schools and using homeschooling to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the Minister of Health Olga Dolgoshapko said. “The government shall gather to discuss homeschooling for schools and universities.” The possible measure is part of the preventive efforts as no cases of the virus infection […]

Kiev forces violate ceasefire 138 times in a week, one killed, 4 injured
13:32, March 16, 2020

Donetsk, Feb 10 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 138 times this week, firing more than  1,168 shells, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. “Over the week, from March 9 to March 16, 138 ceasefire violations were recorded. The total number of rounds fired on the DPR […]

One killed, two injured in Ukrainian attack on DPR south
13:19, March 16, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 16 – DAN. One DPR service member was killed, one injured, a civilian sustained concussion as Ukrainian forces launched an attack on Sakhanka, DPR People’s Militia said. “Bandits of the 10th Ukrainian brigade acting on direct orders of their commander Zubanich used anti-tank missile system Stugna-P targeting a vehicle that was delivering water […]

Thousand customers in 7 townships without power following Ukrainian attack
11:26, March 16, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 16 – DAN. Seven villages in southern DPR remain without power as a result of Ukrainian shelling, new reports show. “Kiev forces continue massive shelling inflicting serious damage on energy infrastructure. Operational officer of the Energy Ministry reported that seven townships were affected by shelling in early hours of March 15 and remain […]

More than 400 customers without power in DPR following Ukrainian shelling
10:15, March 16, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 16 – DAN. More than 400 customers in Leninskoye, Sakhanka and Zaichenko remain without power following the attacks of Kiev forces, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. The DPR People’s Militia said that the shelling took place during the night under the order of the 10th […]

Kiev forces fire two dozen shells at Donetsk outskirts – JCCC
9:59, March 16, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 16 – DAN.  Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk outskirts this morning with 82 mm mortars firing 20 rounds, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. The attack was launched from the direction of Peski targeting Zhabichevo and Donetsk airport area also using grenade launchers. More than 400 customers […]

DPR dismisses Avakov’s report on COVID-19 spread in Gorlovka
10:16, March 14, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 14 – DAN. DPR authorities have dismissed Ukrainian allegations on the spread of coronavirus in Gorlovka. “The announcement made by Ukrainian interior minister Arsen Avakov on the Gorlovka situation are false,” the HQ for prevention of the COVID-19 spread said. “As of 10 a.m. March 13 the patient hospitalized with suspected COVID-19 remains […]

Three civilians including child injured in Ukrainian attack on Gorlovka
10:14, March 14, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 14 – DAN. Three civilians were injured in Gorlovka in the Ukrainian artillery attack this night, local mayor Ivan Prikhodko said. “Three people have been injured this night as a result of night shelling,” he said. A family of two people born in 1959 and a child sustained shrapnel wounds. Several transformer substations […]

Kiev forces violate ceasefire 100-plus times in a week
15:27, March 13, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 13 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire more than 100 times this week, said DPR People’s Militia deputy chief-of-staff Eduard Basurin. “Over the week 102 ceasefire violations were recorded, including rounds fired from banned weapons. The total number of 18 artillery rounds of 122 mm caliber, 263 rounds of 120 mm and […]

OSCE’s Brandenburg interrupts visit to Donbass water plant as Kiev shells the area
14:09, March 13, 2020

Donetsk, Mar 13 – DAN. Ukrainian army derailed the visit of Ulrich Brandenburg, Coordinator of the economic working group, to the Donetsk water treatment plant, the DPR Mission to the JCCC said. “Today the coordinator was expected to arrive to the water treatment plant of the Vasilyevskaya pumping station as part of SMM and DPR […]