"The head of the DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko: "We need to integrate our economy into the economy of the Russian Federation in the most powerful and tightest way. And this applies to all sectors of the national economy".
"The head of the DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko: "I believe that the phased implementation of the Minsk agreements, in accordance with the road map adopted by the Normandy format and agreed with us, could begin in 2017".
Media: "The procedure for transfer of 15 persons, that were held captive by the Ukrainian authorities, to the DPR and LPR, was completed today in the area of checkpoint Majorsk on the northern outskirts of Horlivka. There are eight men and seven women among the liberated, there are seriously ill among the former prisoners. Ten people will be directed to Donetsk, five - to Luhansk".
"The Ministry of State Security of the DPR": Leonid Sychev of 1984 year of birth, Ukrainian citizen, a native of Antratsyt of the Luhansk oblast, was arrested by the Ministry of State Security of the DPR on suspicion of spying. Sychev, who previously served in the MIA of Ukraine, was recruited by the Security Service of Ukraine. Later he collected and passed them data about the dislocation of troops and equipment on the territory of the DPR".
"The Ministry of Education and Science of the DPR": "Schools of the DPR will be closed for the winter holidays on December 30, the educational process will resume on January 16, 2017".
Media: "Sports complex Sparta, located in the Kalininsky district of Donetsk, resumed its work today after two years of inactivity. Celebrations for this occasion took place in the lobby of the establishment, having gathered several dozens of athletes".
"The Pension Fund of the LPR": "Recalculation of pensions will be held for all the citizens living on the territory of the LPR, that are recipients of pensions, from January 1, 2017. It will increase its size by 5 percent".