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 23 to 29 July 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

On July 27, residents of the Republic and around the world held a series of events dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of the Children-Victims of War in Donbass. Thus, a videoconference was held in Donetsk to perpetuate the memory of the children who died during the armed aggression of Ukraine against the civilian population of the LDPR.

The event was attended by the parents of the children, who passed away, statesmen, public and political figures, human rights activists representing the DPR, LPR, Russia, Italy and a number of other states. As a result of the conference, the participants unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the world community to immediately influence the political leadership of Ukraine, which purposefully destroys civilian infrastructure and uses the civilian population of Donbass as a “human shield”. This document, with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, will be submitted to leading international organizations for consideration.

Also, the authorities of the Republic announced a competition for the best sketch of a memorial monument to the dead children of Donbass. A year later, they plan to install it on the Alley of Angels in Donetsk. At the same time, a thematic forged monument was presented by Donetsk blacksmith Viktor Mikhalev. The prototype of the composition was the “Gorlovskaya Madonna” – Kristina Zhuk, who died with her daughter Kira in her arms as a result of the shelling of the armed formations of Ukraine on 27 July 2014. It will be installed and opened in Gorlovka as soon as the security situation allows.

In turn, the militants of the armed formations of Ukraine, at whose hands hundreds of innocent children of Donbass died, decided to continue their bloody deed even on such a significant date… The AFU launched a missile attack on the central streets of Donetsk, scattering prohibited anti-personnel mines PMF-1 “Lepestok”. Ammunition was in many streets of different distrcits of Donetsk.

The Ombudsman urges citizens to be vigilant and in case of detection of these mines, immediately contact the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

However, the Kyiv regime does not remain unpunished for long. The operation on the liberation of Donbass continues. According to the latest data, 256 settlements, including Novoluganskoye, have already been liberated by the joint forces of the SMO in the DPR. Active battles are being waged in the vicinity of Slavyansk and Avdeevka.

However, despite the fighting, the Republic is working to restore the liberated cities. Thus, in September-November 2022 in Mariupol it is planned to complete the construction of 12 residential buildings for 1,011 apartments, a multifunctional medical center with 60 beds, a pathoanatomical building with a forensic medical examination department, in December – an administrative and rescue center of the Ministry of Emergencies. In addition, in the next three years, the DPR authorities plan to restore the Mariupol airport, which will improve the city’s already extensive logistical capabilities due to the ports.


Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 17774 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.