DONETSK, September 23. /ITAR-TASS/. The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine have suggested that agrarians formalize proofs of destruction from attacks by Ukrainian army units, the DPR press service said in a statement on Monday.
“As a result of actions by the Ukrainian armed forces and other armed formations, in the framework of the so-called antiterrorism operation, many agricultural producers lost part of their harvest and equipment. The DPR ministry of agricultural policy and food suggests that rural residents formalize such losses in written form,” it said.
“Collect all data on movable and immovable assets, create the evidence base,” DPR agriculture department head Alexey Krasilnikov said, adding that the data will later be used to calculate the sum of compensation for losses inflicted as a result of the Ukrainian army’s attacks.
DPR representatives have not specified approximate volumes of losses.
Some 3,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have fled Ukraine’s war-torn southeast as a result of clashes between Ukrainian troops and local militias in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions during Kiev’s military operation to regain control over the breakaway territories, which call themselves the Donetsk and Lugansk republics.
The parties to the Ukrainian conflict agreed on cessation of fire during talks mediated by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on September 5 in Belarusian capital Minsk two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed his seven-point plan to settle the situation in the east of Ukraine.
The long hoped-for ceasefire took effect the same day, but reports said it has been occasionally violated.