"The Deputy Commander of the Operational Command of the DPR" Eduard Basurin: "As it turned out from a source in the command of the A0456 military unit (Odessa), the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrainian Navy with one combined brigade of marines in particular, prepare a plan for active military operations in the Volnovakha and Novoazovsk districts in advance of the May holidays. According to the plan of the command, the advance of two mobile subversive groups is planned to the area of Shyrokyne village on April 23-24. According to preliminary data, Ukrainian militants intend to fire at their own false positions in order to ostensibly return fire as an excuse for a full-scale advance".
Media: "The head of the LPR Igor Plotnitsky will take part in the official inauguration ceremony of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia Anatoliy Bibilov, which will be held on April 21, 2017 in Tskhinvali".
Media: "The People's Militia of the LPR slightly reduced the amount of planned work for demining the territory of the republic in connection with the trainings in engineering units".
Media: "The DPR Ministry of Coal and Energy will conduct checks to verify the correctness of the calculation of wages and leave allowance at the request of miners of the Zasyadko Donetsk Mine where external management was introduced on March 1. This was reported in the ministry following the results of meeting of the Acting Minister Eduard Golenko with the work collective of the enterprise".
Media: "The DPR authorities intend to complete the drafting of the Labour Code by 2018, the document have passed the procedure of the first reading in parliament. This was stated by the Acting Minister of Labour and Social Policy Larisa Tolstykina".
Media: "The courts of general jurisdiction of the DPR took up over 23 400 court cases and materials in 2017, more than 13 000 are considered. This was reported by the deputy chairman and head of the Chamber on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court Liliya Reznikova".
"The DPR Ministry of Education": "Dissertational councils of the DPR accepted 79 candidate and doctoral works for defenсe for the time of their work".
Media: "The opening ceremony of the "Lady Luck" Pavel Luspekayev theatrical festival was held in Luhansk Academic Russian Drama Theater that bears the name of the famous Soviet actor. The audience paid tribute to the memory of the talented countryman who would have turned 90 today with loud applause. The festival which will be attended by artists from theaters of the LPR and Russia takes place in Luhansk from April 20 to 23 under the patronage of the head of the Republic Igor Plotnitsky".
Media: ""Construction and Architecture" first International Building Forum was opened at the Donbass National Academy of Construction and Architecture in Makiivka today. It will feature around 1000 works of specialists from the DPR, the LPR, the USA, Slovakia, Greece and Poland".
Media: "Pre-premiere show of the "Juno and Avos" legendary rock opera took place on the stage of Donetsk State Academic Music and Drama Theater. The performance gathered a full house. Count Rezanov was played by the Honored Artist of Ukraine Ruslan Slabunov, and Conchita – by the artist of the music drama Yelena Lesogorova in the Donetsk version of the legendary rock opera".
Media: "Specialists of the Luhanskvoda state enterprise identified about 600 illegal connections to the networks of water disposal and water supply in the LPR from August 2016 to March 2017".