Media: ""The Environmental situation in the Donbass: problems of safety and reclamation of damaged territories for their economic resurgence" second international scientific and practical conference began in Donetsk. The Forum was opened by the Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko. The head of the state noted the high risk of environmental disasters in the region in his opening speech".
Media: "The ban of Russian social networks and search systems in Ukraine, which was introduced by the order of the President Petro Poroshenko, will not affect the work of web resources in the territory of the DPR. This was stated by the Minister of Communications of the DPR Victor Yatsenko. Meanwhile, the head of the Ministry of Communications admitted the occurrence of access problems for subscribers of the MTS (Vodafone) Ukrainian mobile operator".
"The DPR Ministry of Internal Affairs": "New plastic driver licenses started to be issued in the units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the DPR in accordance with international standards and having a large number of degrees of protection against forgery. The validity of driver licenses will be 30 years. Replacement of old documents with new ones will be carried out at the request of car owners. At the same time, previously issued driver licenses remain valid in the republic".
"The DPR Ministry of Education and Science": "A holiday of Farewell Bell will be held in general education organizations of the republic on May 27".
"The DPR Ministry of Construction and Housing": "New section of sewer pipe was put into operation in Makiivka. The former one was extremely worn out by 2015. The pipeline's conduit began to undergo destruction, spills of untreated sewage occurred, which threatened with contamination of soil and water resources and deterioration of the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the city".
"The DPR Federation of Trade Unions": "The delegation of the Youth Council of the Federation of Trade Unions of the republic went to Belgorod in the number of six people to participate in the regional trade union tournament in the sports version of "What? Where? When?" intellectual game which will be held on May 17".
Media: "The National Bank of the LPR informs that the following official rates of the US dollar, euro and Ukrainian hryvnia to the ruble of the Russian Federation operates in the territory of the LPR from May 17: 1 US dollar - 56,2603 rubles, 1 euro - 62,0382 rubles, 10 Ukrainian hryvnia - 21,2825 rubles".
"The LPR Council of Ministers": "The Council of the LPR adopted a resolution which approved the Provisional regulations on the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the LPR. According to the decree, the term of temporary stay of a foreign citizen in the LPR cannot exceed 90 days within 180 days, unless another period is determined by international agreements of the LPR. A temporary residence permit is issued to a foreign citizen for a term of up to three years with the subsequent right of repeated renewal upon the application of a foreign citizen".
Media: "The decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, concerning the blocking of a number of social networks and Russian Internet resources, will not affect residents of the LPR. This was reported by the Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the LPR Mikhail Surzhenko. "The residents of the LPR will not be affected by these restrictions. Access to Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks, as well as to the other Russian Web services and software resources, will not be blocked", - the minister assured".
Media: "The residents of the LPR will be able to adopt orphaned children. This is stated in the decree of the Council of Ministers of the LPR".