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 26 November and 02 December 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

A number of significant events for all residents of the Republic took place this week.

Thus, our military personnel successfully carried out offensive operations, during which such settlements in the Donetsk People’s Republic as Andreevka, Belogorovka, Pershe Travnya and Kurdyumovka came under the full control of the Armed Forces of Russia. Moreover, thanks to the well-coordinated actions of the Russian fighters, they managed to establish fire control over all the roads in the Artemovsky direction. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue measures to liberate Donbass within the framework of the SMO.

As before, one of the main and most sensitive issues is the return of our defenders home from Ukrainian captivity. Thus, on November 26, as a result of the regular stages of the exchange between the Russian Federation and Ukraine held on November 23 and 24, ten servicemen of the DPR People’s Militia were released. Active work in this direction continues. On December 1, Acting Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin announced a new exchange, as a result of which another 50 Russian soldiers were returned.

Suffering defeats on the fronts, Ukrainian militants do not stop trying to destroy the civilian population and infrastructure of the Republic. Over the past week, one of the cities that suffered the most chaotic shelling from the AFU was Donetsk. During this period, attacks on other cities of the Republic did not subside either: Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Makeyevka. They also attacked rear areas, namely, Ilovaisk.

Ukraine continues its terrorist activities against the civilian population of Donbass. In such circumstances, it is extremely important for the inhabitants of the region to feel the support of the authorities and humanitarian missions. In this regard, on November 29, a working meeting was held between DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova and President of the international charitable organization “Spravedlivaya pomosch Doctora Lizi”, a member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights Olga Demicheva. During the meeting, the most acute issues on the social and humanitarian situation in the Republic were discussed, as well as priority areas for cooperation were identified.

Despite the difficult military-political situation in the region, our citizens participate actively in humanitarian work. Thus, in the period from November 25 to 27, within the framework of the integration program of the Russian Centre, five volunteers from the DPR took part in the forum of the volunteer activist “Tochka prityazheniya” in the Vologda Oblast. The Republic can be proud of its citizens, who are doing their best to bring the long-awaited peace closer.


Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 30104 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.


  1. 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.