Media: "The termination of representatives of the Russian Federation in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC) will worsen the communication with Kyiv on the peaceful settlement of the Donbass conflict. This was stated by head of the DNR delegation in Minsk Denis Pushilin. "This decision (withdrawal from the JCCC – ed.) is forced for the Russian party, it will bring no positive changes in the process of peaceful settlement of the conflict. Moreover, I expect only deterioration in communication in such an important area of work as security, including in maintaining the ceasefire", - Puschilin stated".
Media: "Kyiv did not provide security guarantees to the officers of the Russian Federation who had left the JCCC for crossing the line of contact and staying on the Donbass territory. They could not leave the republic. This was reported by representative of the DNR of the USSR in the JCCC Ruslan Yakubov".
Media: "The Ukrainian party left the proposal of coordinator of the humanitarian subgroup to conduct an exchange of prisoners on December 27 unanswered. This was reported by the human rights commissioner in the DNR Daria Morozova. "Unfortunately, the Ukrainian party breaks the agreements, reached at the highest level. We have not yet scheduled any exchange dates. The Ukrainian party did not respond to the proposal of coordinator to appoint it for December 27", - the ombudsman reported".
Media: "Solemn ceremony of presenting "Man of the Year-2017" National Award" was held at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. It was organized by the Russian Biographical Institute, which examines contemporary Russian society through the prism of activities of its elite. The ceremony was attended by representative delegation of the city of Donetsk and the Association of Donbass fellow-countrymen, led by Chairman Joseph Kobzon. In the course of ceremony, acting head of Donetsk city administration Alexey Kulemzin was awarded a prize in the nomination "Bodies of state administration, companies and organizations of the year".
Media: "A commemorative memorial to the chekists liberators of Donbass was opened in Donetsk on the eve of celebration of the 100th anniversary of security agencies' creation. The solemn opening took place in the park zone on the territory of capital's Center of Slavic Culture. Head of the DNR Alexander Zakharchenko was a special guest of the celebration".
Media: "Acting head of the LNR Leonid Pasechnik stated that he would do everything necessary to maintain one of the largest metallurgical plants in Europe - Alchevsk Iron & Steel Works. "Despite all the restrictions and obstacles, we have created the necessary conditions for launching the technological complex of Alchevsk Iron & Steel Works and Alchevsk Coking Plant", - Pasechnik's statement said".
"The DNR Ministry of Emergency Situations": "The 72nd humanitarian convoy from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation arrives in the DNR on December 21".
"The DNR Ministry of Transport": During the New Year holidays, the republic's carriers will use reserve vehicles in the international direction Donetsk – Moscow and Donetsk – Crimea".
Media: "Deputies and staffers of the People's Council of DNR went to St. Petersburg to share their experience with their Russian colleges".
"Donetsk City Administration": "70 children were born in Donetsk from December 11 to December 18: 37 boys and 33 girls".
"Luhansk City Administration": "61 children were born in Luhansk from December 11 to December 17 –29 boys and 32 girls".
"The DNR MIA": "Employees of the Central City District Police Department of Horlivka detained malefactors, who committed a robbery attack on the resident of Horlivka in the city center. In the course of investigation, it was established that two men of 35 and 36 years old, one of whom had been convicted earlier, approached a car, parked near the store, harshly opened the door and demanded from the driver to give them all the money he had. The victim refused and tried to get out of the car. At that moment, one of the accomplices smashed a fist in his face. As a result, the man fell and lost consciousness. When the victim lay unconscious on the ground, accomplices hit him on the head again with a plastic bottle of water. Then the suspects stole money in the amount of $14 and a mobile phone".
Media: "On behalf of all residents of the republic, acting head of the LNR Leonid Pasechnik expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Russian Federation and directly to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for his assistance in the peaceful settlement of the Donbass conflict".
"The DNR MIA": "From December 15 to December 17, employees of the DNR MIA conducted "Night City" crime-prevention operation. 372 people were detained for the violation of curfew".