The overview of the current social and humanitarian situation in the territory of the Donetsk People`s Republic as a result of hostilities in the period 01 and 07 October 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

Armed formations of Ukraine continue to terrorize the civilian population of Donbass, not hesitating to use high-precision weapons against ordinary citizens transferred to Ukraine from NATO. On October 3, AFU militants fired rockets from HIMARS multiple launch rocket system at the Voroshilovsky district in the centre of Donetsk. The hit fell on one of the largest shopping centres in the capital “Continent”. Only miraculously no one was hurt.

However, despite the attempts of the Kyiv regime to destabilize the course of the NMD through the genocide of the people of Donbass, the joint forces continue to liberate territories from the enemy.

The armed forces of the Russian Federation, in the course of offensive operations in the Artemovsk region, liberated the village of Zaitsevo, as well as the settlements of Otradovka and Veselaya Dolina, from Ukrainian invaders. Offensive operations continue in the Artemovsk, Donetsk and Ugledar directions.

Another tangible blow for the criminal Kyiv regime and a long-awaited event for the residents of the DPR was the approval by the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation of documents on the admission of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia. It also became known that the transition period for the integration of the DPR with Russia will last until January 1, 2026.

At the moment, the Donetsk People’s Republic is included in the list of subjects of the Russian Federation in the Constitution of Russia. The new version of the country’s basic law was published on October 6 on the official portal of legal information.

Also, in connection with the entry into force of the Federal Constitutional Law “On the Admission of the Donetsk People’s Republic to the Russian Federation and the Formation of a New Subject – the Donetsk People’s Republic” within the Russian Federation, customs procedures between the DPR and the Russian Federation have been terminated. Thus, customs control and customs operations at the checkpoints “Uspenka – Matveev-Kurgan”, “Marinovka – Kuibyshevo”, “Novoazovsk – Veselo-Voznesenka” and “Ilovaisk” are no longer carried out.


Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 24556 complaints.


  1. Death toll and 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 Donbass citizens’ rights by the Ukrainian side, including the right to life, personal integrity and freedom of movement.


2. 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, there social facilities (dormitories, preventative clinics, health care centres).

In accordance with 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.