The past week was marked by a quite high intensity of shelling of peaceful territories by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In total, during this period, representatives of the JCCC recorded 9 cases of violation of the regime of a permanent ceasefire by Ukraine. In total, 109 pieces of ammunition were fired on the territory of the DPR.
However, the intentional escalation of the conflict by the AFU motivates the Donbass Republics to actively seek alternative ways to restore and strengthen its independence, including economic. The proof of this thesis is the adopted Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin No. 657, mitigating the conditions for admitting goods from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to the Russian markets. According to the document, the government is ordered within a month to ensure that the certificates of origin of goods produced in the DPR and LPR are recognized in Russia, as well as the admission of republican goods, on equal terms with Russian ones, to purchases to meet state and municipal needs and purchase of goods by certain types of legal persons.
This initiative will become a powerful impetus to the restoration of the economy of the Republic, which will receive the long-awaited opportunity to fully enter foreign markets.
Another important event, testifying to the production recovery of the DPR, was the resumption of work at the ‘Stirol’ plant in Gorlovka after seven years of inactivity. As part of the modernization, new components and two pumping and filtering stations were purchased.
The Republic is also actively developing its social and cultural life. On 20 November, the DPR will host the fourth Republican Assembly of Youth Creativity “Academy of Arts”. The events will be held in the format of creative schools that will allow participants not only to improve their art form, but also to convey emotions to others.
The Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR Daria Morozova also contributes to the development of youth. On 15 November, the acceptance of works for the essay competition among students: “The Role of Human Rights Organizations and Ombudsman Institutions in Unrecognized States”, dedicated to Human Rights Day, is ended. Already on 22 November, the authors of the best works will be announced on the official website of the Ombudsman. The winners will receive a corresponding invitation to undergo distance practice in the Ombudsman’s Office. In turn, the official ceremony of awarding the winners will be held on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
These events are especially relevant against the background of the resumption of full-time classes among students and schoolchildren of the Republic from 22 November. The corresponding order No. 988 is published on the website of the DPR Ministry of Education and Science. However, young citizens still need to adhere to sanitary and epidemiological measures due to the high danger posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
According to official data from the DPR Ministry of Health, at the moment, 101,213 cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in the country. 17353 patients are in treatment, 7734 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 3353 complaints.
All received complaints can be divided into nine categories: personal rights – 1112 complaints, economic rights – 250 complaints, social rights – 686 complaints; guarantees of human rights in civil, administrative and criminal proceedings – 347 complaints; enforcement of human rights in penitentiary institutions – 108 complaints; enforcement of rights in the field of education – 27 complaints; enforcement of rights in the field of healthcare – 137 complaints; enforcement of rights of mothers, children and families – 39 complaints, issues connected with the political and military situation in DPR – 647 complaints.
The number of appeals (complaints, applications) from citizens, submitted to the Office of DPR Ombudsman as of 19.11.2021
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 13 and 19 November, 1 serviceman of the Republic was injured.
Within the period between 1 January and 19 November 2021, in the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, 118 people sustained injuries and traumas of varying severities as a result of armed aggression by Ukraine: 88 servicemen of the Republic and 30 civilians.
Within the period between 13 and 19 November 2021, no one died.
Within the period between 1 January and 19 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 19.11.2021, the Ukrainian side detains about 94 people.
As of 19.11.2021, 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, 9136 people, including 2176 children have been registered as persons affected as a result of the conflict. Currently, 1764 people live in social housing objects of the Donetsk People’s Republic, including 308 children, 7372 people live in the housing fund, including 1868 children.