organic poisons, radionuclides, bacteria and viruses.
The system can take water from any source.
All treatment processes are fully automatic.
The authorities are making efforts to provide residents
of frontline areas with water. Kulemzin said that at
least 100 tons of drinking and service water are
supplied daily to Donetsk’s Kievsky, Kirovsky,
Kuibyshevsky and Petrovsky districts,
Alexandrovka and other
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Water problems in the DPR will be
resolved only after the capture of Slavyansk – Eduard Basurin
May 25th, 3:33pm https://en.news-front.info/
Water problems in the DPR will be resolved only
after the capture of Slavyansk, said Eduard
Basurin, deputy head of the DPR UNM.
''We need the conduit that runs from Slavyansk
towards Gorlovka, where there are three
pumping stations that create pressure
and pump water.''
''Until we take Slovyansk and this entire canal, we
will have a very big problem with water”, he said
on Channel One.
Of course the song below can inspire if you think you are brave, and know something of suffering... but keep your heart and soul intact... because you are the son or daughter of a miner; yet the film above will inspire you and touch you and help you understand so much more.
The Miners' NextStep
In 1912 - this year that will be 111 years ago - some of the best minds in Wales met and produced a pamphlet:- 'The Miners' Next Step' to guide miners to a better world, so working people can build a future without parasites or back-stabbers, or bosses, or short-sighted greed.
Just like the people of Donbass, who, before Russia's revolution, lived in the Free Lands and worked to build their world... with love.
Their vision became - unfairly, in my opinion - labelled as anarcho-syndicalism..... so was discounted as a way forward by socialists in Wales and the U.K.
Yet their analysis is as relevant today, as ever, on questions like true democracy and leadership.
Their pamphlet can be accessed online, and I would urge you to read it! If you want to create a fab future for your loved ones..
P.S. hope you like the song!
Many many thanks to Richard Gould, a true genius, who has his own group, yet gave up his time to generate the music.
Also to Ceri of Big Pit, who might not necessarily have agreed with the politics, but was so generous with his time and photos.
And to the Clydach Vale lake and cafe, which is the best nearby example of what is possible!
And last, but definitely not least, a massive thank you to Becs... who has the smile to warm the world - and the guts and generosity - to appear on video.
The people of Donbass (pictured) are united and organised..
The Donbass and Wales and The Miners' Next Step
The people of Donbass run their own army, police and civil
affairs, and run a successful economy, based on soviet style factory and mine local democracy --- so they decide how their buildings and parks, facilities and arts and crafts, fulfill their needs and values.
Because the Kiev government - brought into being by US money and the Maiden violent insurrection and coup - helped to power, extreme nationalist forces.. the rest of Ukraine is trapped and being stripped of its material wealth.
Local oligarchs, bowing to a West desperate to keep its old role, as ''the chosen ones'' - plus a group of psychotic 'US 'neo-cons'', who genuinely welcome a ''decider'' world war, now run things in Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians are leaving the country... as prices rise and their economy is stripped, and the war on the Donbass, backed by US-led NATO, is an open sore.
All in the middle of a pandemic and the Earth being poisoned against humanity... well!
And the miners of Wales who met in 1912, planned.. then explained... how to work and achieve a better life, by realising the dreams of the vast majority.
Their solution was to use the power of organisation, to create wealth.
They, at that time, planned to havethe local lodges use their organisational
skills.. to set up many businesses...
but any organisation can, right now, call on a number of volunteers to gladly work an hour a month... and many will be happy to do more. From each, according to their ability and to each, according to their need.
That's the spirit.
It's simple... and the only way to achieve a beautiful world, is bit by bit, until it's done.
If three people or a few hundred give one hour a month... then an affordable child nursery for working parents, or a centre to entertain the children after school, are all possible.
No-one has to fight against anyone, or rob or borrow money, as people will volunteer, either their time, gifts, or money, to a cause which benefits all in your community.
Love will grow even stronger in your community.
The better place everyone wants, will grow slowly, in peace, like a baby grows in the womb.
That's the miners' Next Step 2.
* * * * * * * * *
This does not mean, by the way, that public ownership is a bad thing, but that creative thinking is necessary.
We have seen how nationalised industries lack democratic accountability, and can be used badly, by both Labour & Tory governments --- as milk cows by the private sector, or to massage the unemployment figures.
And time and time again, after the public has paid for investments, to make them profitable... they are ''re-privatised''.
There are alternatives to the old failed model of public ownership, as seen in this country. Worker co-ops, Foundations, even charity status... could be tried.
There's nothing especially socialist, about nationalisation - Tories, even fascists use it, when private ownership has failed..
It's successful public ownership and control... that brings real lasting benefits, that's what we want!
The 'National Coal Board' closed more collieries down, than even Thatcher!
DPR Post issues stamps featuring
Welsh engineer John Hughes,
founder of Donetsk
April 2nd, 2021 at 2:28pm
(DAN news agency)
The DPR's State Post has issued a postal stamp featuring
John James Hughes, a Welsh engineer, businessman and
founder of the city of Donetsk, originally from Merthyr.
The stamp is decorated with Donetsk coat-of-arms and
Hughes portrait. The stamp can be used for registered
letters with receipt up to 20 gr, in accordance with the
current fee rate of 44 rubles.
The number of copies issued is 30,024.
The envelope for the new stamp features pictograms
representing industrial objects and clippings of
Donbass geological map.
Hughes moved to the Russian Empire, in the summer of 1870,
at the age of 55, as Millwall Iron Works Company received an
order, from the Imperial Russian Government, for the plating
of a naval fortress being built at Kronstadt on the Baltic Sea.
He immediately started to build metal works close to the
river Kalmius, at a site near the village of Alexandrovka.
Over the next twenty years, the works prospered and expanded, first under John Hughes and then, after his death, in 1889, under the management of four of his sons.
John Hughes died on June 17th, in 1889, during a business trip to St Petersburg.
According to some sources, Hughes taught himself to write, and could only read capital letters.
HughesMetallurgical Plant - relaunched in spring 2017 January 12th, 2017
One of the biggest industrial enterprises of the Donetsk People’s Republic, founded by a Welsh entrepeneur in the 19th century, relaunched in the spring of 2017, the press-service of DPR's Ministry of Industry and Trade, reported. Did you know this?!?
DPR issues stamps
devoted to Donbass
March 24th, 9:27am (DAN)
The Donbass Post state-owned unitary
enterprise has issued three stamps
devoted to the special operation to
defend Donbass, the company
press service said Thursday.
The print run of the strip and each stamp is
4,000. The #Za Pobedu strip costs 118
rubles. The envelope has a print run of
2,500 with the price of the first day
cover at 30 rubles.
Different perforations were used in stamp
printing - for the first time - the press
service told Donetsk News Agency.
The other side of the envelope features a
quote from Russian President Vladimir
Putin’s address to the nation.
“We are having a rush for the stamps and the
envelope. A third of the print run has already
been booked,” a press service employee said.
DPR Post issues postal card
on the October Socialist
November 1st, 4:28pm (DAN)
DPR State Post issued post cards with an
original stamp, for the Day of the Great
October Socialist Revolution.
"The "Soviet Holidays" series... is supplemented
with a postal card commemorating one of the
greatest holidays of the Soviet state. Postal
cards with the "Great October Socialist
Revolution" stamps... were issued on
November 3rd, 2021," the Post said.
Cards are available at the Post shop, at 72 Artyoma Street, Donetsk.
The October Revolution was a revolution in Russia
led by the Bolshevik Party of Vladimir Lenin.
November 7th, 2021 marked the 104th
anniversary... of the uprising in
Petrograd (St Petersburg).
The following day, the Winter Palace (the seat of the
Provisional government located in Petrograd, then
capital of Russia) was captured. This coup, is
considered to have started the creation of the state known as... the Soviet Union.
Donbass Post issues its first
stamp featuring metal & coal
Donetsk, October 25th, 11:03am (DAN)
DPR State Post has issued a metal stamp,
for the first time ever, featuring samples
of coal: to commemorate the 300th
anniversary of the discovery of
coal deposits in Donbass.
"We are extremely proud to present our new
"stamp in metal" - an installation combining
the real rock and metal," the press statement issued by the Post, says.
The stamp is made of brass, it is
30 mm in diameter, its weight,
is 17 grams.
The installation is decorated with
a guiding star, and mining tools.
The first-day-envelope, with a black-and-
gold lining is also available for purchase.
The price of the commemorative sign is
900 rubles, the envelope in a frame
costs 1,000 rubles, at the store at 72, Artyoma street.
DPR news digest
January 27th, (DAN)
The Russian government has proposed a law on the granting
of retirement benefits according to Russian norms in the
DPR, LPR and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions
starting March 1st. Another government lawbill set
s the procedure for the granting of childcare,
maternity and childbirth benefits in the new
Russia will allocate more than one billion rubles for
the payment of unemployment benefits in the new
regions in 2023.
Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin has ordered to
approve the new regions rebuilding plans for 2023
The Bank of Russia will issue a commemorative coin this
year to mark the accession of the DPR, LPR and the
Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to the
DPR Emergencies Ministry engineers defused more
than 208,000 explosive hazards last year.
Yasinovataya will be among the first to provide humanitarian
aid to Avdeyevka after is liberation from Ukrainian troops. It
has already built reserves of relief supplies. Incidentally, its
utility companies are not experiencing any shortages of
maintenance vehicles, thanks to assistance from the
Donetsk National Medical University Rector Grigory Ignatenko
has been elected a member of the Presidium of the Society
of Doctors of Russia.
Russia’s Construction Ministry helped the
DPR to rebuild 529 apartment houses.
Two new checkpoints to be set up
on boundary with Rostov region
January 24th, 1:04pm (DAN)
The Donetsk People’s Republic plans to set up two new
checkpoints on the administrative boundary with the
Rostov region and enlarge the capacity of one
currently in use, DPR Acting Head, Denis
Pushilin, said on Tuesday.
“We’ll double the ‘Uspenka’ capacity using the old terminal,”
Pushilin said on the Solovyov Live program. “As for the
pedestrian crossing, we plan to build a terminal for
the scanner for quick indoor crossing. We plan
two new checkpoins between Novoazovsk
The measures will help decrease the load on the existing
checkpoints. The checkpoint capacity was challenged
by a large number of trucks carrying construction
materials to the Republic. The new facilities are
expected to reduce food prices in the DPR...
because long truck queues at checkpoints
provoke price hikes, he added.
“Price of delivery to our regions is actually 2 to 2.5 times
higher than to any other neighboring region,” Pushilin
said adding that the authorities were considering
dedicated lane links to the checkpoints.
On Monday, Pushilin ordered the DPR government to
find ways... to reduce food truck queues waiting
times on the administrative boundary with
the Rostov region.
DPR rebuilding program for
January 24th, 10:35am (DAN)
The rebuilding program for the Donetsk People’s Republic
for the period 2023-2025 includes more than 10,000
measures, regional government chairman
Vitaly Khotsenko said on Tuesday.
“It includes building, assembly and project design works
and benefits for residents whose homes were damaged
or ruined as a result of hostilities,” Khotsenko wrote
on Telegram -- adding that the program was being
drawn up at the instruction of Russian Deputy
Prime Minister, Marat Khusnullin.
The official said that the Russian government had supported
the projects to build 23 apartment houses in the region and
that another 16 apartment houses were under construction.
Federal Security Service department
established in Donetsk People’s Republic
January 23rd, 8:03am (DAN)
Russia’s Federal Security Service has set up a regional
department in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the DPR
Territorial Defense Headquarters reported on Monday.
“According to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree,
of December the 31st, 2022 a department of the Federal
Security Service was established in the territory of the
Donetsk People’s Republic,” the report said.
The FSB Department for the DPR is
led by Maj-Gen Oleg Bolomozhnov.
The FSB department operates in the region on the strength
of the federal law “On Federal Security Service” and other
Russian federal laws and legal acts.
DPR authorities -- to work out
social guarantees for medics
working under shelling
January 21st, 4:50pm
The republic’s health minister, Dmitriy Gartsev, has said that
the DPR authorities are working on social guarantees for
ambulance staff who put their lives at risk by working
under shelling. This was reported by TASS.
The authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) will
work out options for social guarantees for ambulance staff
and medical services working under shelling, including in
the liberated territories. A decision to this effect was
taken on Saturday during a meeting between the
acting head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, and the
staff of the republic’s Emergency Medical Care
and Disaster Medicine Centre.
“You are really at risk, and here you also have an official duty.
Let’s think about this issue (the issue of guarantees), it’s
important, in fact,” Pushilin said, answering questions
from the centre’s staff.
For his part, the republic’s Minister of Health, Dmitry Gartsev,
expressed his gratitude to the medical staff for their selfless
work in difficult conditions.
344 babies born in Mariupol from
April through to December 2022
January 20th, 5:43pm (DAN)
Mariupol’s Civil Registration Office has reported more than
340 births in the city from April through to December 2022,
mayor Konstantin Ivaschenko, said on Friday.
“The news shared by the city Civil Registration Office truly
warms the heart, ” Ivaschenko said. “It registered 344
newborns from the beginning of its operation on
April 20th through to December 31st, 2022.”
“I note 174 girls per 170 boys, the first such sex
ratio at birth in the city for many years,” he said.
During the designated period, the Mariupol Civil
Registration Office issued 65 marriage
The first DPR birth certificate, was
issued in Mariupol on April the 28th.
The fight for Mariupol lasted about two months;
the precise number of civilian casualties is still
unavailable. Most buildings in the city were
destroyed or seriously damaged. Dozens
of thousands fled the city.
The Russian authorities plan to
rebuild Mariupol in two years.
Direct rail link from DPR to Russia
might be launched this year
January 20th, 1:34pm (DAN)
A rail link between the Donetsk People’s Republic and
Russian regions, might be launched later this year,
DPR government first deputy chairman, Yevgeny
Solntsev, said on Friday.
“In railway transportation, we see the population’s demand
for restoring old routes and creating new ones, ” Solntsev
wrote on Telegram. “We’ll make all efforts this year to
implement the project for direct rail links with
Railway transport has always been popular with Donbass
residents. Last year alone, some 900,000 passengers
travelled with Donetsk Railways. Repairs of DPR
railway infrastructure are ongoing, the o
“In 2022, we restored facilities at three railway stations,
repaired the superstructure of 13 stations and eight
stretches of railway, laid 27 kilometres of tracks,
performed track ballasting and surfacing on 27
kilometres of tracks and relaunched the
dispatching system at three stations,
Solntsev said, noting that Donetsk
Railways’ integration into the
Russian network, would
start this year.
Shakhtyorsk to revise urban
development plan for first
time after breakup of USSR
— Town Hall
January 20th, 1:32pm (DAN)
The Shakhtyorsk authorities will introduce changes to its
urban development master plan for the first time since
the collapse of the Soviet Union, Town Hall officials
told the Donetsk News Agency on Friday.
“We plan to adjust the town and district master plan with
assistance from the Sakhalin region, as the document
has not seen changes for more than 40 years and is
no longer true to life,” a Town Hall official said.
The adjustment will enable the local authorities to plan
urban development and attract potential investors,
Master Plan.. sets research-backed guidelines for town
development in the years to come. After its approval it
becomes the top town building document, on which,
all planning and construction projects, are based.
It covers development prospects, general layout,
construction specifics, public transport system,
land use engineering, provision of amenities,
Shakhtyorsk, founded in 1953, is located 60 kilometres from
Donetsk in the east of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The town is 200 metres above sea level ----- one of the
highest points in the Republic. It borders Snezhnoye,
Torez, Khartsyzsk, Yenakiyevo, Makeyevka,
Zhdanovka, Kirovsk, Zugres, Debaltsevo,
Ilovaisk and Amvrosiyevka District.
In 2021 ----- Shakhtyorsk was awarded the
honorary title of “Town of Military Glory.”
DPR ministry names major
January 18th, 9:38am (DAN)
Donetsk People’s Republic towns and districts... reported
increases in sales of industrial and agricultural products,
wages, and production volumes last year, the DPR
Economic Development Ministry said, in
comments on the economic growth
in the first 11 months of 2022.
“Industrial products sales increased 1.9 times and 2.2 times
year-on-year in Yenakiyevo and Makeyevka, respectively,”
the Ministry told the Donetsk News Agency.
“The largest contributors to the rising sales volume were
the Yuzhny Mining and Metallurgical Complex (YuGMK)
“We believe that this event is of great importance.
People have long lived in anticipation of what will
happen. We pledged to restore Mariupol in three
years, we will restore it, and not only Mariupol,
and all the territories that were destroyed,”
Khusnullin said at the opening.
The DPR leader expressed confidence that the
new medical unit would improve the quality
of medical care.
The facility has been constructed by the forces of
the military construction complex of the Russian
Ministry of Defence.. since July. It comprises a
diagnostic unit and a IC. The total area of the
centre is over 5,000 square metres, housing
60 isolation beds. The main specialization
of the institution is to help patients with
airborne infection, in particular,
Mariupol is 80%
ready for winter
September 15th, 12:01pm
The Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian
Federation Marat Khusnullin stated that Mariupol was
80% ready for winter but the city recovery rate must
Deputy Prime Minister, Marat Khusnullin, called for:
stepping up the pace of reconstruction of Mariupol.
According to him, a plan is already ready and the
required number of workers has been prepared.
“For Mariupol we are moving at a good pace, we have
developed a master plan. We have mobilized 10
thousand builders. Of course, the pace (of
reconstruction) still needs to be increased,
because while we were inspecting houses,
demining was going on, a lot of time had
passed,” said Khusnullin.
The Deputy Prime Minister noted that there is now a
clear understanding of the reconstruction timeline
for each house in the city. Moreover, Khusnullin is
convinced that it is necessary to strengthen the
work on payments for destroyed private houses.
“We have reached an agreement with the residents,
the commission has worked, the first payments
have been made,” summed up the Deputy
He also noted the high readiness of
Mariupol --- for the coming winter.
“Mariupol is ready for winter by 80%. This is not a bad
indicator, taking into account the devastation that
exists. Every boiler house, every well, every
power line, we set the maximum task to
prepare the city for winter,”
The Deputy Prime Minister added that as the city
is ready for winter, residents will be resettled.
Moscow specialists do everything
to prepare Donetsk, Lugansk
for winter - Putin
September 10th, 12:36pm (TASS)
Specialists from Moscow work in Donetsk and Lugansk
amid difficult circumstances, and do everything to
prepare for winter, Russian President Vladimir
Putin said, during Saturday.
"Moscow specialists already perform a great job, on
restoration of the capitals of Donetsk and Lugansk
People’s Republics, amid difficult circumstances,
often risking their lives. They repair damaged
houses, roads, schools... do everything to
prepare Donetsk and Lugansk for
winter," the head of state said.
Specialists restore operation
of the main and auxiliary
equipment of the power
units of Luhansk TEPP
September 13th, 11:4am
In the course of preparation for the heating season at
LuTEPP, work was carried out for several months to
restore the efficiency of the main and auxiliary
equipment of power units.
The power plant, as a heat generator for 149 apartment
buildings of Happiness and city heating networks, was
subjected to significant destruction by Kyiv troops.
At the moment, two power units are included in the
network. One power unit is in full reserve and is
ready at any time to lift and carry the
St. Petersburg handed over
a batch of buses to Mariupol
September 10th, 2:39pm
Another batch of buses from St. Petersburg arrived
in Mariupol – 12 cars. Soon they will be on the line.
Another 18 vehicles will arrive in the near future,
they are now being trained. This was reported
in the press service of the administration of
the governor of the Northern capital.
In total, Mariupol will receive 100 buses. 34 of them are
already working on the line in Mariupol. St. Petersburg,
in 2022, updated its fleet with more than 200 buses.
“We sent construction equipment and passenger buses
there. Schools and kindergartens were restored by the
first of September. Now the builders are working with
the housing stock. They took over the zoo. We plan
to restore the tram traffic,” Beglov said.
Donetsk to boost
September 5th, 7:07pm (DAN)
Donetsk authorities are preparing to increase the
number of water points and water trucking for residents, city mayor Alexey Kulemzin
said at a briefing on Monday, held at the
instruction of the Donetsk People’s
Republic Head, Denis Pushilin.
“We deliver water to the population; 112 specialized
vehicles are involved in these efforts; these are
vehicles of the Moscow government, the
Russian & DPR emergencies ministries
as well as Russian army vehicles,”
“Russia is now sending more vehicles for additional
servicing of Donetsk districts. We plan to increase
the number of water points and boost the
Director of the DPR Emergencies Ministry Civil Defense
and Population Protection Department Vadim Kapustin
said that Donetsk had launched 218 water points.
Water is also supplied to 97 boiler houses. Service
water is provided by five integrated treatment
facilities at the city ponds.
The DPR began to experience water shortages in
February when its water supply facilities came
under Kiev forces fire. Large towns... such as
Donetsk, Makeyevka & Gorlovka introduced
scheduled water supplies.
Tap water is unavailable in certain districts as repairs
are not possible due to the proximity to the zone of
fighting. To resolve the water problems, the
authorities continue to look for alternative
sources, actively build additional water
supply lines and deliver drinking and
service water to the population
594 schools in DPR
begin academic year
September 1st, 10:10am (DAN)
Teaching processes have begun at 594 schools of the
Donetsk People’s Republic, on Thursday, the DPR's
Government Chairman, Vitaly Khotsenko said.
“We’ve launched the teaching process, at 594 DPR
schools this year,” Khotsenko said.. adding that it
runs onsite at some schools, and online in certain
areas for the sake of children’s safety. “Thanks to
the support from Russian regions --- tremendous
work has been carried out to rebuild and repair
all the existing schools in the Republic --- and
provide them with textbooks & equipment
for their computer classes. We’ll
continue this work,” he said.
On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry published
the coordinates of schools in the DPR, the LPR and
liberated areas of these regions, with the view
of preventing their bombing by Ukraine.
Also, on Wednesday, DPR Head Denis Pushilin approved
the procedure for lumpsum payments for children aged
6 to 18 who attend secondary schools of the Republic.
Russian animal welfare activists
send 4.5 tons of food for DPR
cats, dogs, birds & rodents
August 31st, 3:49pm (DAN)
Activists of Russian ZooFriend project have
delivered 4.5 tons of humanitarian aid for
Mariupol and Pridorozhnoye animals,
the DPR Public Chamber’s press
Two tons of cat and dog food have been distributed in
Mariupol by 30 volunteers who take care of homeless
pets, as well as staff members of local detention
centres and inmates of a female correctional
facility, which houses 15 dogs.
Two and half tons of pet food are for the
Pridorozhnoye zoo, in particular for its
birds and rodents.
The initiator of the project, Chairwoman of the
Commission on Ecology and Environmental
Protection of the Civic Chamber of the
Russian Federation Elena Sharoikina,
said that this time the delivery of the
cargo is timed to coincide with the
Day of the Veterinary Worker,
which is an annual holiday
in Russia, marked on the
last day of summer.
“We decided to make the delivery coincide with
this professional holiday in order to celebrate
the contribution of our colleagues and all
concerned people who take care of
animals in Donbass despite all the
challenges, and contribute to the
fulfillment of sanitary,
Earlier this month, ZooFriend sent 40 tons of
construction materials to Donetsk, to
restore the city’s botanical garden.
ZooFriend is an all-Russian campaign to raise money
and purchase food for animals. It was launched in
March of this year following the initiative of the
head of the Commission on Ecology and
Phoenix installs 70-plus base
stations in Kherson region
August 31st, 2:46pm (DAN)
The Donetsk People’s Republic mobile operator
Phoenix keeps installing its communication
equipment in the Kherson region, the DPR
Ministry of Communications said.
“As of August 31st, more than 70 base stations have
been connected to the network to provide both
voice calls and internet services. In the near
term, an additional 4G base stations are
expected to be launched,” the
As of early August, almost 600 Russian network base
stations had been installed in the region. Phoenix
launched its services in mid-August.
Russian forces established control over the Kherson
region in mid-March, the local authorities were
formed by late April. They expressed their
willingness to join Russia. A Russian
mobile operator launched its
services in the region,
Russian regions provide
vehicles, equipment to Donbass utility
August 30th, 5:41pm (DAN)
Yasinovataya, Yenakiyevo and Mangush, have received
more aid as part of cooperation with Russian regions.
Thirteen pieces of equipment including passenger
vehicles, car parts and gifts for children, have
been handed over to these settlements
over the past two days.
Yasinovataya mayor Dmitry Shevchenko said that
Chelyabinsk region governor, Alexey Teksler,
visited the town on Tuesday. In the course
of the visit, he discussed specifics of the
preparation for the heating season, the
rebuilding of war-damaged facilities,
water supply issues etc.
The governor passed to the town an autohydraulic
hoist, a truck, a vacuum tank, a tank truck and a
mini-bus. The equipment is intended for local
Russia’s Kursk region passed over two buses and a
large batch of car parts and consumables for the
available school vehicles in the Pershotravnevy
district. Russian representatives also visited
the “Alisa” kindergarten in Mangush, wished
the children all the best on the occasion of
the upcoming Day of Knowledge and gave
them toys and education kits, as well as
school backpacks, to future first-years.
On Monday, Russia’s Leningrad region delivered six
tram cars to Yenakiyevo --- which will replace the 40-year-old local tram fleet. The trams have all
modern conveniences for comfortable trips,
such as padded seats, places for disabled
persons, video surveillance, electronic
route indicator and USB sockets.
Yenakiyevo mayor, Roman Khramenkov, said
that the new cars are already being tested
on town tram routes.
As of today, some 50 Russian regions have
pledged to help rebuild Donbass towns
For example, Moscow is helping Donetsk, Sverdlovsk
Region is assisting Makeyevka, Chelyabinsk Region
is cooperating with Yasinovataya and Kemerovo
Region with Gorlovka.
Nearly 800 kilometres of power lines
restored in DPR liberated areas
August 30th, 10:15am (DAN)
Donetsk People’s Republic power engineers, assisted
by Russian specialists, have restored more than 781
kilometres of transmission lines in liberated areas
of the DPR, the Republic’s Coal and Energy
Ministry said on Tuesday.
“As of the evening of August 29th, DPR electric utilities
workers, together with Russian power engineers, had
restored more than 781 kilometres of power lines of
various voltage levels in the liberated territory,”
the Ministry said.
Fifty-seven electrical substations have been repaired
to restore power supply to 91 settlements, it added.
More than 6,700 customers remain without electricity
in the DPR territory --- within the borders before the beginning of the special operation. Most
facilities in need of repairs, are located
in the zone of fighting and cannot be accessed at present.
DPR shifts to Russian
payment card system
(and its terms)
August 29th, 4:13pm (DAN)
The terms of the Russian national payment system are now applicable in the DPR, the decree No 203 of the State Defence Committee stipulates.
“Money transfers on the territory of the DPR using
payment cards and electronic means of payment
(with the exception of payment cards and other
electronic means of payment... of the Central
Republican Bank of the DPR and Branch No.
1 of the 'International Settlement Bank'
Commercial Bank (Limited Liability
Company), are carried out in
accordance with the rules
of the national system of
payment cards of the
the document says.
The document allows banking institutions of the DPR
to make ruble transfers to the LPR and the Russian
Federation without restrictions on purposes and
limits established by the Central Bank of the
Republic. The norm does not apply to
transfers to non-residents of the
DPR, LPR and Russia.
There are currently three banks operating in the DPR.
The Central Republican Bank.. remains the largest.
Since the end of 2018, banking services have also
been provided by the branch of the Bank of South
Ossetia — the International Settlement Bank, and
a Russian Promsvyazbank, since June 2022.
Russia will provide armed guards to the schools in Donbas, Zaporizhia
and Kherson regions
by Elizaveta Kuznetsova
August 27, 12:43 pm
Schools in the Donbas, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions,
will be provided with armed guards from September 1st
2022. This statement was made by the first deputy
head of the Presidential Administration of the
Russian Federation, Sergey Kiriyenko,
specifying that funds for this
purpose will be allocated
Kiriyenko said that, earlier, Russian President Vladimir
Putin gave a separate order to the Ministry of Internal
Affairs of the Russian Federation and Rosgvardiya,
to ensure security measures for all the schools in these regions.
"This means... that every school must have at least two
armed guards - at all times - starting from September
1st. These are the Rosgvardiya, the Russian Interior
Ministry, the DPR and LPR interior Ministries, and
- specially selected - licensed private security
companies," the deputy head of the Russian
Presidential Administration said, during a
video message to teachers in Donbass,
on Saturday, August the 27th.
Kiriyenko noted that Moscow has already allocated
special funding for this task. "We understand - how
important security is to start the learning process.
We see that, sometimes, they shoot directly at
schools. It is unacceptable - to risk the lives
of teachers and students," he said, noting
that, in some areas of the DPR, the
Kherson region and parts of the
districts of the Zaporozhye
region, they are going to
Volnovakha water supply
line construction finished
August 25th, 10:38am (DAN)
The construction of a new water supply line to
Volnovakha and neighboring settlements has
been completed, the Voda Donbassa state-
owned company press service reported,
“Russian workers have built a water duct from
the Novotroiskoye open cast mine to the
Velikoanadolskaya Water Treatment
Plant, ” the press service said.
The water duct is comprised of two 6.5-kilometre
lines. Specialists also laid two seven-kilometre
6kW power cables, to feed two floating
The water duct will pump up to 30,000 cubic metres
of water to the Velikoanadolskaya water treatment
plant per day. This will help to maintain the water
supply schedule to Volnovakha and the
neighboring settlements of Olginka,
Novotroitskoye and Vladimirovka.
Start-up works are currently underway.
In July, a water supply line was launched from
Khanzhenkovskoye water reservoir to the
Seversky Donetsk-Donbass canal --- to
support the settlements experiencing
However, the Verkhnekalmiusskaya Water Treatment
Plant stopped operation on August 20th, due to low
water levels at the canal endpoint.
The DPR continues to experience water scarcity.
Large towns such as Donetsk, Makeyevka, and
Gorlovka introduced scheduled water supplies
and arranged... the delivery of drinking and
service water which is distributed for free.
Donbass Post and DAN
August 24th, 5:55pm (DAN)
A mini-photo exhibition “Donbass is us!”, dedicated to
six months since the beginning of the special military
operation, was organized by the state enterprise
“Donbass Post” in the form of postcards.
The project was organized under the
aegis of the Donetsk News Agency.
“Donbass is us!” is the title of the issue comprising
six postcards, of which a symbolic 182 copies are
available, as it is the number of days since the
beginning of the special operation.
“The main characters of this kind of mini-photo
exhibition are young people who are actively
involved in the life of the Republic,” the
Each card has a QR code with a link to the DAN
publication, where more information about
the moment or event captured in the
photo', is available.
You can buy a limited collector’s edition on
the Donbass Post website in the philately
section. (at least, you could - if the link
worked... and the philately section
existed on the English version!)
Low water levelhalts key
water treatment plant
August 24th, 5:35pm (DAN)
The Verkhnekalmiusskaya water treatment plant
will be suspended, due to low water levels.
This was reported today, by the Ministry
of Construction, Housing & Communal
Services of the DPR.
“According to the DPR state unitary enterprise Voda
Donbassa, the Verkhnekalmiusskaya plant, will be
stopped at 20:00 due to the low water level in the
end section of the Seversky Donets-Donbass
canal, ” the statement said.
The Ministry of Construction -- urged residents of
Donetsk, Yasinovataya and Chervonogvardeiskiy
district of Makeevka, to store water in advance.
Earlier, on August 20th, the station suspended
operations, but water was still pumped from
sources for three days.
Putin orders to pay equivalent of
USD 170+ to Donbass families
August 24th, 2:55pm (DAN)
Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the
Government to make a one-time payment of
10,000 roubles to the families of school-
children from the DPR, LPR and the
liberated territory of Ukraine, a
statement published at the
official website of the
Russian leader says.
“The Government of the Russian Federation ------ in
cooperation with the executive authorities of the DP and LPR's military-civilian administrations
of the Zaporozhye, Kharkov,/741 and Kherson
regions, is to ensure the implementation
of a lump-sum payment, in the amount
of 10 thousand roubles to one of the
parents (legal representatives) of
children aged 6 to 18 years”, the decree says.
The payment is available if a child reached
the age of 6 years no later than September
the 1st, 2022 and attends an educational
institution of Donbass and the
liberated regions of Ukraine.
Financial assistance must
be paid by October the
DPR nationalizes without
compensation, land plots
of ATO/JFO participants
August 23rd, 9:27am (DAN)
Land plots in the liberated regions of the DPR, allocated
by the occupying authorities of Ukraine to participants
in the so-called anti-terrorist operation and the joint
forces' operation, are confiscated in favour of the
state without the right to compensation, as the
corresponding decree No. 461 has been
signed on Monday by the Head of the
DPR, Denis Pushilin.
The decision also applies to the right of ownership -- and
other rights to land plots transferred to family members
of the dead Ukrainian militants who participated in
punitive operations in Donbass. The decree, also
applies to real estate located on such land plots.
According to the document, the land is considered part
of the stock of state or municipal property, and real
estate is documented as state or municipal
property and is subject to registration.
The Decree also recognizes rights to land plots,
including the right to lease, sublease,
emphyteusis and superficies that
arose before February 19th,
2022, as valid.
They are not subject to re-registration in the Republic,
provided that the state registration was initially
carried out without violating laws.
An exception is granted to agricultural land plots
located outside the boundaries of settlements.
The document comes into force from the day of its
official publication and is applicable to relations
that arose from March 3rd, 2022 --- except for the provisions specified in paragraph 5.
Century-old mine in Makeyevka
launches new coal face
August 22nd, 2:47pm (DAN)
A new coal face has been launched at the
Gornyak-95 mine in Makeyevka, the DPR
Ministry of Coal and Energy said.
“The reserves of the new coal face are estimated at
120,000 tons of the K-type coal. It is characterized
by a very low (up to 0.6%) sulphur content,” the
The new face was launched as part
of the 10-year development plan.
The Gornyak-95 mine was opened in 1900. In 2018,
a programme was adopted to develop the mine and create jobs. Types K and OS of coal, are
Russia intends to send
even more builders
August 20th, 4:06pm
Russia announced its intention to increase
the number of builders involved in the
restoration of Donbass.
“I held a headquarters for the restoration of Donbass
and the liberated territories. Now, about 26,000
people work in the LPR, DPR and liberated
territories. We will increase the number...
to accelerate the restoration of housing
stock, infrastructure --- and all
significant social facilities.”
“We are separately considering preparations for the
autumn-winter period,” said Russian Deputy Prime
Minister, Marat Khusnullin.
Some schools in the Kursk region
introduced distance learning
August 20th, 2:12pm
Distance learning has been introduced in 13 schools in
the Kursk region, located in areas bordering Ukraine.
This was told by the governor of the Starovoit region.
This mode of operation of educational organizations.. is
planned to be maintained for the duration of the yellow
level of terrorist threat. Virtually all kindergartens in
the border areas will work in the mode of
Earlier, it was reported - that a Ukrainian UAV attacked the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.
DPR teachers thwarted cynical
plans of Ukraine’s authorities
August 19th, 4:50pm (DAN)
The teachers of the Republic thwarted cynical plans of
Kiev authorities regarding the children of Donbass, the
Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin said on Friday at a
plenary session at the Mariupol Azov State
Technical University at the opening of the
annual August Pedagogical Studios.
“We all remember Poroshenko (fifth president of
Ukraine, Petr Poroshenko), saying back in 2014
- our children would be sitting in basements.
These cynical plans were destined to fail,
because each of you (teachers), did and
is doing, everything so that our children
have a childhood, so that they can
learn,” Pushilin said.
The Head of the DPR also thanked the teachers
for their heroic efforts. He emphasized that the
educational process, with the support of the
ministries and departments of the Russian
Federation in charge, now resumes in the
liberated territories of the Republic.
Speaking in Odessa on November 13th, 2014, the fifth
president of Ukraine, Petr Poroshenko, said: “We will
have jobs, they won’t. We will have pensions, they
won’t. We will have benefits for children, but they
will not. Our children will go to schools and
kindergartens, and their children will sit
in basements. That’s how, and that’s
how we’re going to win this war.”
DPR to establish
Ministry of Youth
August 19th, 11:01am (DAN)
The Chairman of the DPR Government, Vitaly
Khotsenko instructed his colleagues to
create additional social and career
opportunities for the youth of
Donbass, by launching new
human resources projects,
the press service of the
main executive body of
the Republic said.
“We must do everything possible, so that young people
return to the Republic. We need effective tools,
human resources projects and solutions that
will help young people with self-realization
exactly here --- in order to benefit and
develop Donbass. It is necessary ---
to create the conditions for those
who want to work,” Khotsenko
said at a Government
The prime minister, in particular, instructed to study
the possibility of establishing a ministry for youth
policy: it is expected to be done soon.
Khotsenko also emphasized that human resources
projects will create additional social and career
opportunities for the youth of Donbass.
Currently, youth policy in the DPR is supervised
by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism.
Ferry route between DPR
and Russia ...is launched
August 17th, 6:48pm (DAN)
A regular cargo ferry line has been launched
today between the DPR and Russia, DAN's
reporter in Mariupol says.
The first ferry, named Lavrentiy, arrived
from Yeysk to the port of Mariupol.
The route is 80km long, and it takes 7 hours.
“The ferry completed its scheduled trip from
the port of Yeysk to the port of Mariupol,
the voyage was just fine, no storm
whatsoever,” the representative
of the route told DAN.
The ferry’s capacity is 130
passengers and cargo.
The port of Mariupol resumed operations
in late May: the first ship delivered the
production of a steel works, to the
Rallies, humanitarian aid
August 17th, 5:19pm (DAN)
The ZooFriend project of Russian zoo activists,
is preparing to send a humanitarian cargo with veterinary medications, feeders and other essentials.
The Nizhny Novgorod headquarters of the All-Russian
Public Movement the “People’s Front” handed over
ammunition, and office equipment, to the service-
men of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the DPR:
computers, tablets, chargers, a quadcopter,
binoculars, radio stations, etc. Along with
the technical equipment, the fighters
received drawings and postcards
with the wishes of victory from
The Moscow company Stroy-Service replaced a
damaged heating main at two sites in Mariupol:
along the Nakhimov Avenue and the Morskikh
Desantnikov Street, as well as in the area of
school No. 15 in Cheryomushki.
Two dozen employees of the state service of security
of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the DPR, donated blood for wounded servicemen.
The Civic Chamber of the Kursk region and the
“Donetsk Republic” social movement signed
an agreement of cooperation to develop the
non-profit sector & civil society institutions.
Also, an agreement was signed on joint activities
for legal support between the movement and the
All-Russian public organization “National Human
Rights Union, ‘Man and Law’”.
Departmental awards of the Ministry of Coal and
Energy were awarded to five employees of the
Priazovskie Electric Networks for their
contribution to the restoration of the
energy supply of Mariupol.
Residents of three cities of the DPR came today
to rallies. In Khartsyzsk and Kirovsky, they
honoured the memory of victims of a
Ukrainian artillery attack, and in
Yasinovataya - they thanked the
military who liberated the city
from Ukrainian armed units.
DPR August 16th highlights
Donetsk football revival
and Solidarity Kindness
August 16th, at 6:39pm, from the
DAN news agency
The Football Union said that they had found an investor
for Donetsk football. The talks with the investor were
held during the junior team’s trip to Moscow region.
Art-Donbass has signed a cooperation agreement with
the Kursk Concert and Creativity Centre. It is the
28th document signed with other museums.
The DPR Emergency Ministry has passed nearly 50,000
food, hygiene and children’s kits -- to residents of the
liberated Krasny Liman district ---- in less than three
months. A food kit contains flour, groats, macaroni,
condensed milk, canned food, sunflower oil, sugar
and water. A children's food kit contains meat,
vegetable and fruit mash, milk porridge and
juice. The hygiene kit contains shampoo,
detergent, toothpaste etc.
DPR schools to open doors
to pupils on September 1st
as usual, yearly schedule
is now published.
August 16th, 1:57pm (DAN)
The School year in the Donetsk People’s Republic
schools will traditionally begin on September 1st,
the DPR Education and Science Ministry said, in
a decree published on its website.
The document said that 9th and 11th grade students
will study until May the 17th, 2023 -- and the 1st to
8th grade pupils, as well as 10th graders, will
study until May the 24th.
The autumn holidays will last from October 29th, to November 6th, the winter holidays from December
the 30th, 2022, to January the 8th, 2023, and the
spring holidays from March the 18th to March
The decree envisions extra holidays for 1st graders,
from February the 18th to February the 26th.
Municipal education officials and heads of
government organizations have been
ordered to organize the First Bell
Decree N 704 was signed by acting DPR Education
and Science Minister, Oleg Trofimov, on August
the 11th, 2022.
The 2021-2022 school year, in DPR schools, ran from September the 1st, to July the 1st. It was extended
because of several school breaks, forced by high
military tensions and the coronavirus infection
situation. DPR schoolchildren, mostly,
Gas supply to Kherson region
will be established from
August 15th, 4:23pm
Gas supply to Kherson region will be
established from the Crimea, this
issue... will be resolved by the
end of the year – states the
Gas supply to Kherson region will be established by
the Crimea. This issue will be resolved by the end
of the year, the press service of the regional
administration has said.
The administration stressed that Deputy Minister for
Economic Development - Sergey Nazarov - paid a
working visit to the region and held a meeting
on social and economic issues.
“According to Sergey Nazarov, the gas supply to the
region, will now be established from the Crimea.
This issue will be resolved by the end of the
year, as will the restoration of electricity
supply in Snigirevka (a liberated town
in Mykolayiv Region),” the
The administration stressed that as a result of
the shelling from the Ukrainian side, around
4,500 residents of Kherson Region were
left without any gas supply.
DPR accepts applications for
compensations for lost,
August 12th, 11:01am (DAN)
DPR authorities, are now accepting applications for compensations for property destroyed or damaged during the military action.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy told DAN:
“starting on August 12th, in accordance with the
Decree of the State Defence Committee No 175
dated July 30th, 2022, applications for
compensation for lost and damaged
property, as well as for the loss of
essential property, by persons
affected by hostilities, are
The applications must be filed with the designated
commissions established by local administrations
across the Republic.
The DPR authorities pledged to allocate 35,000 roubles
for a sq m of damaged property to finance purchasing
or building of new housing. Compensations of 6,000
roubles are to be allocated for housing overhauls.
Saur-Mogila Memorial and other kindnesses
August 12th, 8:30am (DAN)
A disassembled sculpture of a soldier was delivered
to the site of the Saur-Mogila Memorial, where
restoration work is currently underway.
In Dokuchaevsk, a mass sport exercise was
organized headed by candidate for master
of sports in swimming, the winner and
runner-up of championships and cups
of the DPR, Sergey Kolesnikov. The
event was held on the eve of the
Day of the Athlete, which is
celebrated in Russia, on
the second Saturday
The State Defence Committee decided not to impose
income tax on humanitarian aid and funds from the
The State Defence Committee also allowed for the
duration of the transitional period the hiring of
residents of the liberated territories, “whose
level of professional education or work
experience does not meet the
In Mariupol, bodies of victims of Ukrainian nationalists
are being exhumed from make-shift burial sites by the
interdepartmental commission for the search for
The Mariupol State University and the Priazovsky State
Technical University signed cooperation agreements
with Kostroma State University, with the purpose of
developing interaction in educational, scientific,
project and cultural activities.
DPR and LPR schools to begin the academic year
on September the 1st, using Russian curriculae.
Since the beginning of the day... engineers have
restored the power supply, to more than 26.500
customers, across the Republic.
The DPR Head Denis Pushilin inspected restoration
works in Volnovakha, focusing on the repairs of
schools and hospitals.
and... issues of Justice:
DPR launched a criminal investigation into Ukraine’s
shelling of the correctional facility in Elenovka,
where some Ukrainian captives were held.
The prosecution considers it to be a
Donetsk - Other News
August 9th, 6:22pm (DAN)
Donetsk... is in talks with Pyongyang, over North
Korean builders, joining DPR rebuilding projects.
The human resources centre of the Russian
Ministry of Construction, has opened its
branches in the DPR, and the LPR. They
will retrain people who wish to change
their profession for civil engineering.
A stele was put up at the Saur Mogila memorial.
The restoration works are due to be
completed ahead of Donbass
Repairs are running on nearly 70 percent of schools
in the DPR. Russian builders are taking an active
part in rebuilding DPR education centres.
Mariupol plans to relaunch a tram service next year.
In Mariupol, 3,852 residential buildings and 159 social
infrastructure facilities have been reconnected to the power grid.
DPR volunteers have received the PUTIN TEAM award.
Street lights have been wired... in Donetskaya and
Panfilovskaya Streets, in the town of Kirovskoye.
Also, street lighting is being overhauled on
Molodyozhny Boulevard. The work is
part of the cooperation agreement
between Kirovskoye and Russia’s
Republic of Sakha.
Meetings of residents resumed in Dokuchayevsk.
On Thursday, a meeting in Yuzhny settlement
was led by the town administration head,
The mural “Donbass' Future is Together with Russia”
will be painted on a wall of a house in Ilovaisk.
Ninety schoolchildren from Bolshoy Khartsyzsk
have travelled to Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod
region, for recreation.
DPR Ministry discusses
the direct supplies - of
August 9th, 10:46am (DAN)
The Donetsk People’s Republic Ministry of Agricultural
Policy and Food is discussing direct supplies of
Belarussian agricultural machinery, the
Ministry’s press service told the
Donetsk News Agency,
“A round table discussion has taken place, with a
delegation of the ''Liberal Democratic Party'' of
Belarus to map out guidelines for cooperation
in experience, exchange, and direct supplies
of agricultural machinery, equipment and
spare parts, to DPR companies,”
the press service said.
The talks over developing the DPR agro-industrial
sector are underway with Russia as well. In the
recent months, the Ministry of Agricultural
Policy and Food has held consultations
with representatives of Russia’s
Lipetsk, Kursk, Voronezh, and
Nizhny Novgorod regions
and the Republic of
DPR and Russian officials held conferences and
toured DPR companies, including enterprises
in liberated areas.
Following a visit of a DPR delegation, Tula region
authorities said --- that they would consider
technical support for the Mariupol-based
company, Ecoilychproduct, which
specializes in the production of
milk, cheese and water. The
company needs assistance
to maintain production.
In late July, a DPR delegation led by the Republic’s
leader, Denis Pushilin, visited the Brest region of
Belarus, to explore interaction opportunities.
After the visit, Pushilin said that Donbass and
Belarus had many opportunities for mutually
Livestock enterprises.... in liberated DPR kept almost 100 pc of their staff
August 8th, 2:40pm (DAN)
Almost all livestock enterprises in the liberated
regions have registered with the DPR, the
Ministry of Agro-Industrial Policy and
“Almost all livestock enterprises have registered in
the legal field of the Republic, most of the staff
remain, of course, there is still quite a lot to
restore, but there are solid grounds to say
that the main difficulties have been
overcome at this stage,” the
As a result of the military action, damage to property
and loss of livestock have been reported, another
major problem is water and electricity supply.
Nonetheless, some of the farms have resumed
their work, and restored supply and sale chains.
“Today, we can confidently report positive dynamics.
Livestock enterprises are successfully establishing
the production process and economic activity.
The supply of feed, the sale of products has
been established, and a positive trend in
production indicators is predicted,”
the Ministry said.
As of July 18th, about 580 agro-industrial enterprises
of the liberated regions were registered in the
Republic. Many of them have resumed work,
in particular, bakeries.
Kherson’s authorities to
arrange coal supply
from DPR in winter
August 8th, 12:22pm (DAN)
The DPR will arrange coal supplies to the Kherson,
the deputy head of the regional military-civilian
administration (VGA) Kirill Stremousov said.
“We will address the coal capital of the Donetsk
People’s Republic, to order coal here,”
Stremousov said, at a meeting with
residents of Kherson villages, the
video of the meeting was posted
on the VGA telegram channel.
The deputy head of the VGA noted that coal is
needed to warm houses and social
institutions during the
The Kherson region came under the control of the
Russian army, in mid-March, at the end of April a
military-civilian administration was established
there. Local authorities have repeatedly
declared the desire of the region
to become a part of Russia.
Russian Ministry of Natural
Resources -- will assist
Mariupol in rubbish
August 5th, 2:16pm
This was announced by the head of the Russian
Ministry, Alexander Kozlov. In addition, the
agency will build a new landfill outside
the city. By the end of the year, the
citizens will not have to pay for
waste disposal. The Minister
also said that the Republic
will be helped - with
the creation of a
“I will send in August a group of specialists who will
survey the objects of accumulated environmental
damage. After the assessment, we will make a
plan for their elimination,” Kozlov said.
According to the head of the Ministry of Environment,
the city will receive 88 rubbish trucks, scrap trucks
and equipment for waste processing, also 9,310
containers and bins will be purchased.
Russia --- sends nearly 100 tons
of medications for poliomyelitis,
measles and COVID-19 to DPR
August 5th, 1:45pm (DAN)
A humanitarian cargo of 97 tons total weight,
including immunobiological and medical
items, has arrived in the DPR, from
Russia, the DPR Ministry of
“More than 97 tons of humanitarian cargo... has been
received, which includes medical immunobiological
products (for the prevention of poliomyelitis,
measles and COVID-19),” the statement said.
The Ministry of Health added that the Russian
Federation also delivered medicines.... for
oncological & haematological diseases,
multiple sclerosis, diseases of the
endocrine system, diabetes, and
diabetes insipidus, including
insulin preparations, anti-
and other medicines.
In addition, Republican medical institutions will receive
medical items for hemodialysis, laboratory tests and
high-tech surgical interventions, in the field of
cardiac surgery. The cargo also included
The Russian Emergencies Ministry has delivered
almost 60,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the
Republic of Donbass, since the beginning of the special operation.
3 major agro-industrial enterprises
in liberated DPR to be relaunched
August 5th, 10:28am (DAN)
Three major agricultural enterprises are to resume
operations in the liberated territories of the DPR,
the Ministry of Agriculture said.
“The following enterprises located in the liberated
territories are getting ready to resume operation:
Chaika, SK-LTD in Krasnyi Liman, and the
Mariupol Bakery Plant,” the
Construction materials and components
for equipment are being purchased.
The Mariupol Bakery Plant is located on the premises
of the city port and has a 40,000 ton grains storing
capacity. SK-LTD is a linear elevator of 36,000
tons capacity. Chaika, badly damaged during
the military action, specializes in producing
flour, bread, and bakery products.
DPR agribusinesses boost
exports to Russia --- since
Putin’s November decree
August 4th, 5:23pm (DAN)
The Donetsk People’s Republic has increased the
exports of macaroni, confectionery and grain to
Russia thanks to President Vladimir Putin’s
November decree on the support of
Donbass, the DPR Agriculture
Ministry told the Donetsk
News Agency on
“In the period from December 2021 through May 2022,
we observed a year-on-year increase in the exports
of pastry (up 5.8 percent), macaroni (by over 5 times), and grain and other agricultural
products,” the press service said.
The increase in exports occurred solely due to the
measures to support the region, approved by the
Russian leader’s decree, dated November 15th,
2021, the DPR Agriculture Ministry said.
Decree No 657 ordered the Russian government to
open Russian markets to goods from the Donbass
Republics without applying export/import quotas.
reopen in Mariupol
August 2nd, 3:49pm (DAN)
Two higher education centres in Mariupol have
opened applications, the press service of the
Donetsk People’s Republic Education and S
cience Ministry told the Donetsk News
Agency on Tuesday.
“Two universities have reopened in Mariupol: the
Priazovsky State Technical University and
Mariupol State University,” the press
“These education organizations have already
opened applications and will launch the
education process on September 1st.”
All education organizations which register in
the DPR will be able to resume operation in
liberated areas in the new academic
year, it said.
Earlier reports said that nearly 3,700 9th-grade
students and school leavers in liberated
areas had received DPR certificates.
“Promsvyazbank” begins to
accepts utility services,
payments in DPR
August 2nd, 12:13pm (DAN)
Russia’s “Promsvyazbank” has begun to accept
payments in the Donetsk People’s Republic for
utility services and mobile communication,
the Bank’s press service reported
“On August 2nd, 2022, PCB clients in the Donetsk
People’s Republic can pay for utility services,
mobile communication and services of all
other suppliers using a mobile bank,
internet bank - or bank offices
across the Republic, as part
of comprehensive banking
for DPR's population and
businesses,” the press
Payments can be made online, through a mobile
application --- or at PCB offices, it added.
“Payments to suppliers are made in rubles,” the press
service said, adding that no fees are charged for
utility bill and social payments. “To use a
convenient service, open a card, deposit
or account at the PCB, or use its other
Promsvyazbank was established in 1995. Its head
office, is located in Moscow. It is in the top ten of
Russian banks, by the size of assets. It is also a
strategic loan organization and a base bank for
defense orders operations since 2019. In the
beginning of June, the Bank obtained a
permit to operate in the DPR.
August 1st, 4:25pm (DAN)
The DPR will be fully provided with grains this year,
including wheat, the grain crop is expected to
exceed last year’s figures by 40%, the DPR
Ministry of Agricultural Policy and
“According to preliminary estimates of the Ministry,
the expected gross harvest of crops, wheat in
particular, will grow by more than 40%
year-on-year,” the statement reads.
The Republic’s demand for grains will
be fully covered, the statement adds.
Last year, DPR farmers produced 389,000 tons
of early grains and leguminous cultures (in
the original recorded weight).
Almost 170,000 students
to be enrolled in schools
August 1st, 4:51pm (DAN)
DPR educational institutions expect 170,000
students this year, including the liberated
territories, the Ministry of Education
said, citing preliminary estimates.
“According to our estimates, 140,000 of students will
start their academic year in the territory controlled
by the DPR before the beginning of the liberation
operation;- 28,500 are to begin their studies in
the liberated territories,” the statement reads.
Russian educational standards are to be applied at
schools across the DPR, including liberated areas.
Mariupol getting ready
August 1st, 12:38pm
Specialists of Mariupol branch of “Voda Donbassa”
together with specialists of the State Unitary
Enterprise “Donbasteploenergo” - carried
out an inspection of 35 boilers that will
be ready to supply heat to consumers
in this heating season, said director
of the branch, Sergei Koval.
As of today 25 boiler plants are ready, the rest are
undergoing technical maintenance. In the next
two weeks, water supply will also be fully
restored to them, Telegram channel
Mariupol Now quoted Koval,
He noted that - to date - water is supplied to all four districts of the city:-- in Oktyabrsky district 330 houses, 3 hospitals, 3 schools and 1 kindergartens were supplied with water, 142 houses and 1 school, were connected to Primorsky district, 203
houses, 3 schools & 1 kindergarten connected to Ilyichevsky district,
and 167 houses were connected to Ordzhonikidzevsky district.
Russia to issue housing certificates
to residents of the DPR and LPR
whose homes were destroyed
during military operations
July 29th, 3:02pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin has supported the
idea of Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin to
issue housing certificates to people living in the
Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and
whose houses were destroyed.
At a meeting with the president on Friday 29th July,
Khusnullin said how the reconstruction of housing
in the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics
was planned. According to his message,
what cannot be rebuilt... will be
“For those people who do not want to wait today, we
offer and ask you to agree the option of paying out
a housing certificate with the opportunity to buy
them housing in the territory of the Donetsk
Republic in any locality. I think there will
be demand for that, too,” the Deputy
Prime Minister suggested.
He also suggested possible mechanisms of lump-
sum payments and compensation for repairs.
“Let’s do it that way. But this should apply not only to
the Donetsk Republic, but also, say, to the Lugansk
Republic – where there is demand for it, and where
people are waiting for it,” replied the Head of State.
Khusnullin said that responsible departments are
currently drawing up a schedule of what is to be
repaired over three years.
“We have already completed 85% of all the housing
stock <…>, and everything we can restore, we will
restore everything. All that we cannot repair, we
will build. We will work out by years, where,
when, and in what quarter we will build,”
The deputy head of the Cabinet of Ministers
noted that the approach to housing repairs
had been found as well.
“We have agreed that to repair inside the flats
or inside private houses we will also allocate
six thousand rubles (per square metre),”
– he explained.
Khusnullin also explained how Putin’s order to elaborate the possibility of a one-time
payment to such citizens was fulfilled.
According to him, the mechanism
approved during the floods in the
Irkutsk region, was taken as a basis for this.
“You know it very well, I was in charge of the situation
there and I regularly reported to you on these issues.
This is the mechanism we are proposing to apply in
these areas and we will provide payment to all
those who want to be repaired,” he reported.
The Deputy Prime Minister gave assurances that
the mechanisms will be worked out and
submitted to the President.
Putin instructed to ensure
Donbas residents winter
“in normal conditions”
July 29th, 1:16pm
Vladimir Putin has instructed Deputy Prime Minister
Khusnullin to ensure normal human conditions for
residents of Donbass this winter.
Residents of Donbas must spend the coming winter
“in normal human conditions”. Russian President
Vladimir Putin, gave Russian Deputy Prime
Minister Marat Khusnullin, an order to this
effect during their meeting, broadcast on
the Rossiya 24 TV channel.
The head of state said that the leadership of the
Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics had
asked Moscow to help rebuild infrastructure,
social facilities and residential areas in the
Putin asked Khusnullin to work out these issues
together with the leadership of the Donbass
republics. He clarified that it was now
summer, but winter was already
“We need people to spend this winter in normal,
human conditions, so that afterwards they
can quietly start construction and,
accordingly, receive decent
housing for people,” the
the deputy P.M.
Temporary departments of
Russian Interior Ministry
set up in territories of
the liberated regions
July 29th, 10:26am
The Military Civil Administration (MCA) of Kherson
Region has reported the arrival of internal affairs
officers to organise the work of temporary
administrations of the Russian Interior
Ministry in the liberated regions.
According to the Kherson VGA, the territorial internal
affairs bodies are currently at the stage of formation.
From the first days officers of temporary divisions of
the Russian police started to work on the protection
of public order in the streets of the liberated cities,
ensuring road safety, and organization of search
operations and investigative work.
Comprehensive support has been given
to the formation of local police forces.
“Russian Interior Ministry officials have ensured
interaction with local civilian administrations to
exchange skills and experience in coordination
between the various services & the population,
and to train officers in the fundamental
principles of work,” the provincial
It is reported that temporary deployment points have
been deployed to accommodate the arriving Russian
police officers on an emergency basis. Also, the
work of the duty unit has been ensured, the
control and access regime has been
ensured, and patrolling equipment
has been prepared.
The Interior Ministry, earlier, issued a decree
on the formation of temporary offices of the
Russian Interior Ministry, in the liberated
Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions.
Mariupol testing TV,
July 28th, 4:21pm (DAN)
The Donetsk People’s Republic Radio and Television
Broadcasting Centre, has launched television and
radiobroadcasting in Mariupol in the test mode,
the DPR Communications Ministry press
service said on Thursday.
“DPR RTPTs state unitary enterprise specialists
have test-launched broadcasting in Mariupol,”
the press service said.
City residents, can watch Russian TV (First Channel,
Russia 1 Crimea, Match! Channel 5, Russian Culture,
Russia 24 Crimea, NTV, Karusel etc) as well as DPR
&.. LPR channels. The available radio broadcasting
companies, are Radio Russia Crimea, Mayak, and
They operate at the following radio frequencies:
Mayak at 88.0 MHz, Radio Russia at 90.4 MHz
and Vesti FM at 106.9 MHz.
Mariupol is the largest city on the Sea of Azov coast, a
key Donbass metallurgy centre, and seaport. Fighting
for the city continued from February 25th to April the
21st --- when the Ukrainian nationalists were fully
blocked in the industrial zone of Azovstal works.
Saint Vladimir’s land gathering
was token of Rus might,
prosperity — DPR Head
July 28th, 1:39pm (DAN)
Donetsk People’s Republic Head, Denis Pushilin, has
conveyed his best wishes to DPR residents, on the
occasion of the 1,034th anniversary of the
Christianization of Rus.
“This date displayed historical truth to the world: the
unity of Slavic peoples and the whole Russian world
despite the aggressive policy of the West which is
trying to divide the Russians,” Pushilin wrote on
his official Telegram channel.
''Today, Moscow, Donetsk, Lugansk and Kiev are
marking the Christianization of Rus. We are
brothers in faith, history and culture.
''These ties are invaluable. Prince Vladimir was
the first gatherer of Russian lands; he brought
together separate territories understanding
that it was a token of Rus power and
prosperity. He passed this wisdom
to us, and the bequest to keep
peace and unity between
ourselves,'' he said.
The baptism of Rus determined the future of Russian
statehood, in many ways, and influenced the
formation of characteristic features of our
people, such as faith, mutual help and
mercy, Pushilin said.
The DPR leader said that truth would ultimately
triumph and that the seeds of discord would
be rooted out as ''all of us, are linked with
eternal imperishable values and love for
our native land.''
The Day of the Baptism of Rus, is marked on July 28th
as the Day of Saint Prince Vladimir the Equiapostolic.
The Order of Saint Vladimir is a DPR state award
which Pushilin established, by this date,
Artists invited to develop
to Child Victims of war
July 27th, 7:37pm (DAN)
Artists and designers from various countries are
invited to develop prototypes of a monument to
commemorate child victims of the Donbass
War, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
“The least we can do for the children who are gone
forever, is to erect this memorial,” the report said,
quoting the Foreign Minister, Natalia Nikonorova.
“We hope to receive prototypes from artists of
Russia, brotherly Abkhazia, South Ossetia, the
LPR, and Kharkov and Kherson regions,
The monument is to be erected in Donetsk in 2023.
Pushilin: DPR and Brest agree
to develop cooperation
July 27th, 7:36pm (DAN)
The DPR and Belorussia have plenty of opportunities
of mutually beneficial cooperation, the DPR Head
Denis Pushilin said during his work visit to the
“The Brest region has a huge industrial potential,
represented by the construction sector and the
food industry; the agricultural sector presents
lots of opportunities,” he said.
Pushilin held a meeting with Deputy Chairman
of the Regional Executive Committee, Dmitry Gorodetskiy, Chairman of the City Council of Deputies, Nikolay Krasovskiy, and the leader of the Belaya Rus, regional
organization, to discuss partner- ship opportunities.
Khabarovks Kraito assist
in roads renovation
July 27th, 7:17pm (DAN)
The Khabarovks Krai is to assist Debaltsevo, which
it curates, to repair 15 roads and four municipal
properties, the Debaltsevo administration
Head, Igor Zakharevic, said.
“Currently, repaifrs are underway at the kindergarten
No.5, the Youth and Children’s Cultural Centre, the
Central Library, and works are scheduled at the
Lokomotiv swimming pool,” he said.
Roads are being renovated as well, a total of 70,000 sq
metres are to be fixed, as specialized equipment has
already arrived from Russia.
Both locals and Russian experts
are involved in the projects.
Debaltsevo is located in the northern part of the DPR.
It was occupied by Ukrainian forces in 2014 and
liberated in 2015 with the LPR's assistance.
When Ukrainian forces retreated, they blew up a
major rail-road juncture. Nearly 80% of the
buildings in the city... were reduced
Renovation of schools, hospitals,
and roads: Samara Oblast takes
active part in Snezhnoye
July 27th, 9:31am (DAN)
The Samara Oblast, is assisting the DPR in repair
efforts currently underway in Snezhnoye, more
objects are to be reconstructed in the future, the Head of the town administration, Alexander Skvortsov, said.
“Repair works are well under way at schools Np. 4 and
6, a sports school, where not just roofs and windows
are being replaced, but also the heating systems; a
first-aid medical centre, the Palace of Culture,”
he told DAN.
About two hundred people are engaged in the repair
works, 150 of them are experts from Russia.
Reconstruction work is about to begin at nine
residential multi-storey houses, where
mostly roofs require attention.
The central streets of the town, as well as water
supply and sewage pipes, are being renovated.
Seven doctors from Russia are consulting
patients in the hospital of Snezhnoye.
Skvortsov said that medical experts have
always been in demand in the town,
The Samara Oblast took patronage over the town of
Snezhnoye in May, the governments of the town
and the Russian region signed a cooperation
agreement, the region has already supplied
communal equipment, ambulances,
computers and textbooks for
schools, water and
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Mariupol airport to be
July 25th, 7:23pm (DAN)
The DPR plans to reconstruct the airport of Mariupol
within three years, the Deputy Chairman of the DPR
Government, Evgeny Solntsev, said.
“We will reconstruct the airport of Mariupol within
the next three years,” TAss news agency cited
him as saying.
According to Solntsev, the airport will be
of a joint civilian-military use type.
Mariupol... is the largest city on the coast of the Sea of
Azov, one of the key centres of metallurgy in Donbass,
and a major seaport. The battle for the city began on
February 25th, and ended with the Coalition’s
victory on April 21st.
The airport of Mariupol was put into operation in 1931.
At its top capacity, it handled up to 120,000
passengers yearly. It was designated
as an international airport in 2004.
In the years of the Ukrainian occupation, it housed a