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 08 and 14 October 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

The current week was marked by one of the key changes in the Special Military Operation conducted by the Russian Federation. The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu appointed General of the Army Sergei Surovikin as a commander of the joint group of troops in the area of ​​​​the SMO. Earlier, Surovikin graduated from the Omsk Higher Combined Arms Command School, the Military Academy named after Frunze and Academy of the General Staff. He served in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Chechnya. Since March 2017, he has led the group of Russian troops in Syria. Later he became the first combined-arms commander in the history of Russia and the USSR to head the aerospace forces.

The terrorists of the armed formations of Ukraine have also already managed to get acquainted with the new commander. So, the united army of the SMO liberated the village of Opitnoye, as well as the village of Ivangrad in the suburbs of Artemovsk. Offensive operations continue in the Artemovsk, Donetsk and Ugledar directions.

However, in addition to military advancement, the socio-economic situation is also improving. This week, the Office of the Federal Treasury of Russia for the Donetsk People’s Republic was opened in the capital of the DPR. It should be mentioned that the Federal Treasury of Russia is engaged in ensuring the execution of the federal budget.

Another important step integrating into Russian legislation was the opportunity for residents of the DPR to receive in Donetsk a unique number of an individual personal account (SNILS). Now, to obtain a document, you must contact any territorial department of the Pension Fund of the Republic or the employer and present an identity document in the form of a photocopy and the original. A written application is also required. When applying to the PF, you can use the passports of a citizen of the DPR, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The applicant will be informed by telephone that the document is ready. In the same manner, you can get SNILS on paper, if it has already been assigned to a person, but not issued. Also you can correct or update the information in SNILS if it is out of date or with an error in the system of personified registration of the Russian Federation.

The authorities also informed the citizens of the Republic about the beginning of the heating season. Traditionally, district heating systems in the DPR will be launched from October 15. However, the heating season in social institutions of the DPR will start a day earlier, on October 14.


Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 25298 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.