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 2 and 9 September 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

This week has been marked by one of the most important dates in the history of our Motherland – Donbass Liberation Day. Commemorative events in honour of the holiday were held at the Saur-Mogila memorial, the restoration of which was completed a few days ago.

The work involved 270 specialists, dozens of pieces of equipment. In three months, a 36-meter stele and a 9-meter figure of the Soldier of Victory, four historical reliefs were recreated. These reliefs have traces of shelling and fragments of shells, and a fragment of the figure of a Soldier destroyed by the AFU was laid at the base of the central sculpture, in memory of the current war. In fact, the central alley was re-laid, lighting, lamps and benches were installed. At the end of August, the Eternal Flame was lit.

The celebrations were attended by Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, Head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Kiriyenko, deputies of the State Duma of Russia, members of the Government of the Republic, architects and other specialists who took part in the restoration of the memorial.

Also, on the occasion of the opening of the monument, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a video message to the residents of Donbass. The solemn part of the event ended with a festive concert.

Another important event, marking a new milestone in the history of Donbass, was the news that official representatives of the DPR were negotiating the recognition of the Republic with seven more foreign countries. The states of Asia, Latin America and Africa are among them. At the moment, the independence of the DPR was recognized by Russia, LPR, Syria, North Korea, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Meanwhile, the situation is still overshadowed by almost daily recorded cases of undermining citizens on the mines PFM-1 prohibited by the Ottawa Treaty. The AFU continue to scatter them in residential areas. Over the past five days, three more residents of the DPR have been injured. The total number of victims of pressure mines was 62 people, including two children. One of the victims died.

At the same time, a special military operation on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic continues. Allied forces have already liberated 277 settlements in the DPR, including Novopol and Vremevka. The fighting does not stop in the Donetsk, Slavyansk and Artemovsk areas. Near Artemovsk, the joint forces came close to the village of Zaitsevo. Armed formations of Ukraine suffer heavy losses.

 

Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 22713 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.