"The leader of the DPR" Olexandr Zakharchenko: "The May referendum was conducted on the territory of all Donetsk region, so now it is a territory of the DPR. We will insist on that the referendum results are to be recognized on the whole territory of the former Donetsk region. Ukrainian punishers must withdraw from our land. If we have to thrust them out, we will do that".
"The Human Rights Commissioner of the DPR" Daria Morozova: "It is possible that on December 29, Kyiv will hand us over 15 people from Donetsk and Luhansk. It is not clear where and how this will happen".
Media: "The deputies from Moscow, Yakutia and the Rostov region brought 11,000 New Year gift sets for the young residents of the DPR".
"The Ministry of Transport of the DPR": "According to numerous requests from Donetsk residents, the Service Center of pre-sale tickets for all modes of transport began to work at the intersection of Universitetskaya Str and Teatralniy Avenue".
Media: "An ambulance Station will begin its work in the frontline village Elenovka (south-west of Donetsk) in January."
"MIA of the DPR": "In connection with the active firearm registration by order of the Interior Minister Oleksiy Dikiy, the term for citizen’s registration of the firearm of not more than 11.43 mm caliber is extended until March 31, 2017".
Media: "The leader of the LPR Igor Plotnitskiy issued a decree which abolishes the curfew on the territory of the LPR on Christmas and the New Year’s Day. The curfew is canceled from 11pm December 31, 2016 to 4am January 1, 2017, and the Christmas Eve from 11pm to 4am on January 6 and 7, 2017. The curfew will be renewed from 11pm on January 1 and from 11pm January 7, 2017 respectively ".
"The head of the Border Guard Service of the LPR" Victor Skornyakov: "In the New Year holidays the checkpoints will operate in a robust security regime. We know that especially before the New Year people move en masse. That is why we implement a stronger mode of border protection, that is we will see to no delays happen, so that people feel more comfortable with themselves and will not be freezing".
Media: "In 2017 Luhansk Administration plans to open a specialized youth sports school to train football players. "We will raise new and Zavarov and Blokhin, who will glorify our Luhansk region," - mayor Manolis Pilavov said."