Exactly 7 years ago, in the difficult conditions of a full-scale armed conflict in the Donbass, the first paramilitary units were formed to defend the DPR. The brave sons of their Land not only stopped the enemy, but also won a series of important victories, thereby clearly demonstrating what people are capable of, motivated by the protection of their values, language and culture.
Residents of the Republic honour the feat of their defenders and are grateful for their daily selfless and risky work for the sake of peace and prosperity of their homeland and its people. After all, we know that the aggressor is still around and over and over again tries to create another provocation for a new round of bloodshed…
The proof of this thesis is the constant statistics of shelling of peaceful territories by the AFU. Over the past week, JCCC observers recorded 12 cases of violation of the regime of a permanent ceasefire by Ukraine. In total, 104 pieces of ammunition were fired on the territory of the DPR.
The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin also spoke about the difficult situation on the contact line during a big interview with the republican and foreign media. According to him, despite the difficult situation, the ministries and departments of the DPR regularly improve their skills to interact and to respond in the event of an intensification of the Ukrainian aggression. The Head also stressed that constant training and readiness checks allow the Republic to respond quickly to any course of events.
In addition, during the interview, many other issues were raised, including plans for the economic development of the state, another increase in pensions from 1 January 2022, as well as the intention to adopt a draft budget for 3 years in advance.
These initiatives should contribute to the further strengthening of the economic independence of the Republic and, as a result, to raising the citizens’ standard of living.
Also, among other significant events that took place in the Republic over the specified period, was the opening of a monument to the revolutionary, Soviet state and party leader Felix Dzerzhinsky, which took place on the territory of the Donetsk Academy of Internal Affairs of the DPR MIA.
Another piece of good news for citizens was the news that the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (ConIFA) intends to organize an international club tournament in 2024, the format of which is also discussed with participation of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The confederation currently consists of over 40 countries. It includes, in particular, Monaco, Tibet, Greenland, Lapland, and Abkhazia. The association was established in 2013. In September 2016, the DPR Football Union was also included in ConIFA.
The past week had cultural events. Young musicians gave a concert in the framework of the jubilee fortieth International Festival of Guitar Art “Crystal Strings”. The main feature of this festival is that not only famous, but also novice musicians can perform at it.
The epidemiological situation in the Republic remains difficult. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has recently shown high rates of morbidity and mortality. Thus, according to the official data of the DPR Ministry of Health, at the moment 95,473 cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in the country. 17979 patients are in treatment, 7384 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 3292 complaints.
All received complaints can be divided into nine categories: personal rights – 1092 complaints, economic rights – 247 complaints, social rights – 670 complaints; guarantees of human rights in civil, administrative and criminal proceedings – 343 complaints; enforcement of human rights in penitentiary institutions – 106 complaints; enforcement of rights in the field of education – 26 complaints; enforcement of rights in the field of healthcare – 135 complaints; enforcement of rights of mothers, children and families – 37 complaints, issues connected with the political and military situation in DPR – 636 complaints.
The number of appeals (complaints, applications) from citizens, submitted to the Office of DPR Ombudsman as of 12.11.2021
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 04 and 12 November, 2 servicemen of the Republic were injured.
Within the period between 1 January and 12 November 2021, in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, 117 people sustained injuries and traumas of varying severities as a result of armed aggression by Ukraine: 87 servicemen of the Republic and 30 civilians.
Within the period between 04 and 12 November 2021, unfortunately, died 2 defenders of the Republic.
Within the period between 1 January and 12 November 2021, in the territory of the DPR, 6 civilians and 67 servicemen of the Republic died as a result of the armed aggression by Ukraine.
It should be noted that since the armed conflict began in the Donetsk People’s Republic, 5034 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 12.11.2021, the Ukrainian side detains about 94 people.
As of 12.11.2021, 353 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. 51 of them operate, 9 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, 9123 people, including 2174 children have been registered as persons affected as a result of the conflict. Currently, 1776 people live in social housing objects of the Donetsk People’s Republic, including 310 children, 7347 people live in the housing fund, including 1864 children.