Teacher is a profession, the importance of which cannot be overestimated. Indeed, in many respects, it depends on a teacher how a child grows up. His/her values, ideals, intelligence and curiosity are formed, first of all, from the qualities and personality of the teacher. For this reason, the Teacher’s Day that was held on 5 October occupies a special place in the heart of every citizen of the Republic. After all, this holiday is an opportunity to congratulate and thank your mentors for a happy childhood and educational work. However, the state has always played an important role in motivating and enhancing the prestige of the teaching profession, and the Donetsk People’s Republic is no exception. Thus, by the Decree of Chapter No. 308 of 5 October 2021, 24 employees of schools and universities of the Republic were awarded state awards for merits in their professional activities.
The profession of a teacher also took a special place in events dedicated to the Year of Russian Culture. After all, it is teachers that are those people who bring up patriotism and love for the mother tongue from our very childhood.
The Year of Russian Culture is planned to end with a large-scale concert with the participation of American pianist Valentina Lisitsa. The organizers are planning the closure in Donbass Opera, where in December this year a program entitled “Sergei Prokofiev and His Time” will be performed.
Also, in addition to cultural events, scientific research is being actively carried out in the Republic. So, from 7 to 8 October in the Donetsk Botanical Garden a scientific and practical conference “Strategy and tactics of nature reserve management in industrial regions” was held. More than 70 specialists from four countries took part in the event.
Unfortunately, irresponsible actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine often pose a direct threat to the environmental safety of Donbass. So, over the past week, representatives of the JCCC recorded 9 cases of violation of an open-ended ceasefire regime by Ukraine. In total, 163 pieces of ammunition were fired on the territory of the DPR.
But, despite the difficulties, the Republic continues to live and achieve new victories, including at the international level. Thus, pupils of the sports school for children and youth of the Olympic reserve from the DPR won silver and bronze at the Crimean Autumn cycling race. In total, 40 athletes from different regions of the Russian Federation and Armenia took part in the competitions, which took place near Sevastopol from 30 September to 3 October.
Another important event last week was the launch of a district heating system in the DPR. At the moment, 932 heating plants are in operation. First of all, the equipment providing thermal energy to social facilities was switched on, which is especially important in view of the difficult epidemiological situation with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
So, according to the official data of the DPR Ministry of Health, at the moment 71,024 cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in the country. 10243 patients are in treatment, 5304 cases are fatal.
The Ombudsman calls on residents to remain vigilant and comply with the necessary sanitary and epidemiological standards. For personal safety, it is recommended that you sign up on the Ministry of Health website to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Since the beginning of 2021, the Ombudsman received 3009 complaints.
All received complaints can be divided into nine categories: personal rights – 1009 complaints, economic rights – 223 complaints, social rights – 601 complaints; guarantees of human rights in civil, administrative and criminal proceedings – 322 complaints; enforcement of human rights in penitentiary institutions – 99 complaints; enforcement of rights in the field of education – 22 complaints; enforcement of rights in the field of healthcare – 125 complaints; enforcement of rights of mothers, children and families – 36 complaints, issues connected with the political and military situation in DPR – 572 complaints.
The number of appeals (complaints, applications) from citizens, submitted to the Office of DPR Ombudsman as of 08.10.2021
Human rights guarantees in civil, administrative and criminal proceedings
Enforcement of rights in the field of healthcare
Enforcement of human rights in penitentiary institutions
Enforcement of rights of mothers, children and families
Enforcement of rights in the field of education
Issues connected with the political and military situation in DPR
- Death toll, injuries to civilians and soldiers as a result of hostilities in the territory of the Donetsk People`s Republic
The DPR Ombudsman’s Office documents cases of violations of Donbas citizens’ rights by the Ukrainian side, including the right to life, personal integrity and freedom of movement.
Within the period between 02 and 08 October, 1 serviceman of the Republic was wounded.
Within the period between 1 January and 08 October 2021, in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, 102 people sustained injuries and traumas of varying severities as a result of armed aggression by Ukraine: 78 servicemen of the Republic and 24 civilians.
Within the period between 02 and 08 October 2021, unfortunately, one serviceman of the Republic died.
Within the period between 1 January and 08 October 2021, in the territory of the DPR, 6 civilians and 59 servicemen of the Republic died as a result of armed aggression by Ukraine.
It should be noted that since the armed conflict began in the Donetsk People’s Republic, 5026 people including 91 children died.
Officially confirmed information on individuals who have been wounded since the beginning of the conflict continues to be reported to the DPR Ombudsman’s Office.
- Register of the prisoners of war, missing soldiers and civilians
According to operational data, as of 08.10.2021, the Ukrainian side detains about 92 people.
As of 08.10.2021, 354 people are on the list of missing persons.
- Register of displaced persons and affected citizens
At the time of armed conflict, the civilian population living in the zone of fighting and near the contact line is often affected. With the view to protect the human right to life and security of the person, and to provide assistance to victims as a result of armed aggression by Ukraine, social housing objects (dormitories, preventative clinics, health care centres).
With the coming into force of the Order of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic No. 137 of 24.04.2018, territorial commissions in cities and districts are now responsible for accommodating affected civilians. They work under the supervision of the Republican Commission on Resettlement of Affected Persons chaired by the DPR Human Rights Ombudsman.
There are currently 862 accommodation places in the Donetsk People’s Republic available for citizens of this category. 60 social housing objects have been opened in the territory of DPR. 52 of them operate, 8 of them are held in reserve. Since the beginning of the conflict on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, according to updated data, 9249 people, including 2195 children have been registered as persons affected as a result of the conflict. Currently, 1803 people live in social housing objects of the Donetsk People’s Republic, including 312 children, 7446 people live in the housing fund, including 1883 children.