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 24 and 30 June 2023

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

This week was marked by the following key events.

Along the front line, attempts by Ukrainian terrorist groups to go on the offensive do not stop. Our defenders reflect all attacks and counterattack in response. The enemy suffers losses and suffers defeats.

But no attempts and provocations of the AFU terrorists will be able to prevent the integration and development of new Russian regions.

Thus, about 100 events were held on the territory of the DPR from June 18 to 24 on the occasion of the Youth Day. Despite the difficult military situation, various forums, concerts, competitions and other events took place.

The situation with the water supply of the Republic is also improving, due to which, the schedule for water supply in Makeyevka will increase from June 30. In test mode, water will be supplied in the city once every 2 days from 17:00 to 22:00. Prior to this, in most areas the schedule was 1 time in 3 days.

The week was not without important legislative initiatives. Thus, the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the second reading adopted amendments to the bill aimed at prohibiting the activities to return overdue debts of individuals in the territories of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions during the transition period. This ban will be in effect until January 1, 2026. Thus, residents of new regions of the Russian Federation can postpone the return of their overdue debts for obligations that arose before September 30, 2022.

Another significant event was the news that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to open its representative offices in the Republics of Donbass. In total, there are 37 representative offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Russian Federation today. Their tasks include ensuring observance of the principle of unity of foreign policy, assistance in holding international events, assistance to the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the federal district, foreign diplomatic missions, ensuring interaction between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and regional authorities, participation in resolving issues of external labor migration and the use of foreign labor in Russia.

Such an initiative will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the process of integrating new regions into the legal field of Russia.


Since the beginning of 2023, the Ombudsman received 12051 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 centers).

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.