DPR Command: Ukrainian forces shell Republic more than 8 thousand times over week
14:01, December 23, 2016

25 households damaged as 18 towns and villages come under fire

DPR authorities: Kiev continues massive shelling of Debaltsevo area
13:22, December 23, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 23 – DAN. Ukrainian armed forces continue massive shelling of Debaltsevo area, said acting deputy town administration head. “In the night Kiev forces opened fire on Debaltsevo area, the shelling continues, the situation on Debaltsevo outskirts remains tense,” Alexander Reingold said. According to a military source, Ukrainian forces fired 150 152mm and 122mm […]

Foreign Ministry: DPR received 53 foreign delegations in 2016
12:14, December 23, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 23 – DAN. Over 50 foreign delegations visited DPR in 2016, said the Republic’s acting Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova. “Compared to 2015 the number of foreign delegations, from former Soviet republics and from other countries, doubled this year. We received 53 delegations.” Among those visiting there were representatives of Russian Federation, South Ossetia, […]

Kiev fired 109 rounds overnight targeting DPR territory
11:32, December 23, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 23 – DAN. Ukrainian forces fired 109 artillery and mortar rounds since Thursday evening, targeting Donetsk western outskirts, Yasinovataya and Dokuchaevsk areas, and south DPR villages, a defense source told DAN. “From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ukrainian forces fired 109 152mm and 122mm artillery rounds and 82mm and 120 mm mortar rounds […]

Pushilin confirms ceasefire agreed for New Year – Christmas holidays
11:25, December 23, 2016

The agreement was earlier announced by OSCE’s Martin Sajdik

Zakharchenko hails DAN as mainstream news agency, wishes it larger readership
18:35, December 22, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 22 – DAN. DPR Head Aleksander Zakharchenko congratulated Donetsk News Agency on the 2nd anniversary of its establishment, saying it is the Republic’s main media outlet. “Over these two years, you’ve been growing and evolving together with the Republic. DAN is the main source of news about Donbass for our citizens and many […]

Kiev POW exchange lists contain ex-prisoners’ names – DPR ombudswoman
16:42, December 22, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 22 – DAN. Ukraine’s prisoners-of-war exchange lists passed to the Republic’s representatives at 21 December Minsk talks contained 50 names of DPR supporters who have long been set free, DPR ombudswoman Darya Morozova said on Thursday. “Ukraine passed to us a list of 220 people. A cursory review of the list revealed that […]

DPR Construction Ministry readies programmes to rebuild 700 houses
16:06, December 22, 2016

More than 23,000 houses were damaged or destroyed during the Donbass war

Debaltsevo shelling shows Ukrainian army’s failure to take DPR territory – DPR Command
15:42, December 22, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 22 – DAN. The 21 December Debaltsevo shelling by Ukrainian forces is a sign of failure to seize this sector on the contact line, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at Donetsk News Agency on Thursday. “After the disastrous Ukrainian army failure to seize a height in the […]

Ukrainian forces shell Debaltsevo area again – local authorities
12:34, December 22, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 22 – DAN. Ukrainian military have resumed shelling of Debaltsevo area, acting town administration head Aleksandr Reingold told Donetsk News Agency on Thursday. “Shelling resumed near the contact line and in Debaltsevo area,” Reingold said. A DPR defence source said Ukrainian forces fired 380 122mm and 152mm artillery rounds and 120mm and 82mm […]

Mayorsk checkpoint north of Gorlovka comes under Ukrainian forces fire
12:05, December 22, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 22 – DAN. Ukrainian military mortar-shelled checkpoint Mayorsk north of Gorlovka on Wednesday night, a DPR defence source told Donetsk News Agency. “Ukrainian forces opened fire with 82mm mortars at the Mayorsk checkpoint at around midnight,” the DPR officer said. Ukrainian forces also used infantry fighting vehicle cannons, grenade launchers and small arms. […]

Russian humanitarian aid convoy delivers 250 tons of New Year presents, baby food to DPR
11:46, December 22, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 22 – DAN. The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s 59th humanitarian aid convoy delivered 250 tons of baby food, New Year presents and medications to the Donetsk People’s Republic on Thursday. “Twenty white trucks brought 250 tons of humanitarian supplies, including more than 140 tons of baby formula, 72 tons of medications, some 10 tons […]

Contact Group to continue work in 2017, next meeting scheduled for Jan.16
18:52, December 21, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 21 – DAN. The Contact Group on peaceful solution of Donbass crisis will continue negotiation in 2017, said DPR delegation to Minsk talks press secretary said. “The next meeting is scheduled for January 16th 2017,” Viktoria Talakina said. Moscow, Berlin and Paris have often stated that Minsk negotiations have no alternatives as for […]

Progress made in humanitarian subgroup concerning large POW swap
18:46, December 21, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 21 – DAN. The humanitarian subgroup of the Contact Group has reached a number of important agreements concerning prisoners swap, said DPR delegation to Minsk talks press secretary. “Our negotiators managed to achieve a number of ” important agreements concerning prisoners swap. At the moment the exchange lists are being prepared. We put […]

Kiev ignored Minsk political agenda throughout 2016
18:35, December 21, 2016

"Our position remains unchanged: it is necessary to embark on direct, straightforward, efficient dialog as soon as possible" said DPR acting foreign minister Natalia Nikonorova

DPR Defense: Kiev deploys howitzers, tanks, IFV and mortars to contact line
13:54, December 21, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 21 – DAN. Ukrainian forces reinforced their positions with howitzers, tanks, IFV and mortars, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Colonel Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at the Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday. “Our intelligence keeps recording Ukrainian armed forces reinforcement of their positions close to the contact line,” he said. Four tanks […]

Situation in Debaltsevo remains calm, fighting ongoing on its outskirts
12:43, December 21, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 21 – DAN. The situation in Debaltsevo remains relatively calm, though Kiev forces keep shelling the town’s outskirts, local administration had told DAN. “The fighting is ongoing along the contact line and on Debaltsevo outskirts. The situation in the town is calm, no explosions were recorded there,” Alexander Reingold said. A defence source told […]

Kiev fired 250 rounds hitting DPR territory, house burnt down
12:00, December 21, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 21 – DAN. Ukrainian forces fired 244 artillery and mortar rounds targeting DPR frontline areas since yesterday evening, a defense source told DAN. “From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ukrainian forces fired 244 152mm and 122mm artillery rounds, and and 82mm and 120 mm mortar rounds targeting DPR,” the source said. Ukrainian forces targeted […]

Kiev reinforces positions on Donetsk, Gorlovka axes with howitzers
17:25, December 20, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 20 – DAN. Ukrainian forces reinforced their positions on Gorlovka and Donetsk axes with self-propelled howitzers “Akatsia” and “Gvozdika”, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday. “Our intelligence keeps recording the strengthening of Ukrainian army positions near the contact line. In Dzerzhinsk (north […]

Ukrainian army violates ceasefire 1,579 times over past 24 hours – DPR Command
14:56, December 20, 2016

Donetsk, Dec 20 – DAN. Ukrainian forces shelled DPR frontline areas 1,579 times over the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday. “Ukrainian gunmen violated the ceasefire 1,579 times in the past 24 hours, firing 69 152mm and 122mm artillery rounds, 407 […]