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 28 May to 03 June 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

Children are the most vulnerable and valuable category of citizens in all countries of the world without exception. Their safety and untouchability are the main priorities of the Republic. Only a healthy, happy and educated young generation can become the key to the success and prosperity of the state. That is why the world pays so much attention to the protection of children’s rights.

In order to draw attention to the issue of protecting the rights of minors in the DPR, on June 1, on International Children’s Day, the international action “Angels” was held in cities and regions of the Donetsk People’s Republic in memory of children who died innocently in Donbass.

Unfortunately, children still become victims of cruel shelling of the cities of the Republic by Ukrainian militants. The past week was no exception. As a result of the massive strikes of the AFU, 14 civilians were killed, including three children. More than 100 people sustained injuries of varying severity.

These atrocities on the part of the Kyiv regime are a clear sign of agony, and it is not unfounded. Allied forces continue to push the AFU out of the territory of Donbass. So far, 224 settlements have been liberated, including Dibrova, Stary Karavan, Yarovaya and Shchurovo. Our troops are moving towards Slavyansk with battles.

The crimes of the Kyiv regime in Donbass also became one of the main topics of the meeting between the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR Daria Morozova and the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova, which took place on May 29. The human rights defenders discussed the ways and possibilities for further cooperation between the departments, as well as the current situation with human rights in the context of the ongoing special operation.

This event was held as part of a working trip of the Ombudsman of the Republic to Moscow, which also included a visit to the project seminar of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on the basis of the ‘Senezh’ Management Workshop. The acquired knowledge and experience will be further taken into account in the framework of the activities of the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR.

The past week was not without cultural events. Thus, the State Theatre of Nations gave a performance in the village of Mangush. The performance for children “Ostorozhno, elfi” was attended by Andrei Turchak Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Secretary of the General Council of the ‘Edinaya Rossiya’ party, Alexander Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg, and Dmitry Sablin, State Duma deputy.

Such events inspire cautious hope for a speedy return to normal life in the liberated cities of the Republic.


Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 11854 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 the prisoners of war, missing soldiers and civilians


  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.