"Deputy commander of the operational command of the DPR” Eduard Basurin: "Over the past 24 hours, as a result of the shelling, one member of the DPR armed forces died, two more were wounded".
Media: "Kyiv's decision to deprive the People's Artist of the USSR, the Russian Federation and the DPR Iosif Kobzon of all Ukrainian awards and titles is absurd. This opinion was expressed by the Acting Minister of Culture of the DPR Mikhail Zheltyakov".
"The LPR leader" Igor Plotnitsky: "25 Russian journalists are on the list to receive a passport of the LPR. Not so long ago, Alexander Rogatkin, the special correspondent of VGTRK, and the well-known rock singer Yulia Chicherina, received our documents. The president of the All-Russian motor club "Night Wolves" Alexander Zaldostanov ("Khirurg") will receive the passport of the LPR very soon".
Media: "Repair work on the TV tower in Telmanovo (the DPR), which was shelled by Ukrainian forces this morning, is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week. At the moment, the repair work is under way. If the shelling does not happen again, the repair work is planned to be completed by the weekend of the current week".
Media: "Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov left the inhabitants of Donbass to the mercy of fate, although he had a chance to stay with the people. This was stated by the miner of Dolzhanskaya-Capitalnaya mine Alexander Chikuldaev. Earlier, the mine, being a part of the SCM holding, which is controlled by the Ukrainian oligarch, was transferred to the external government of the LPR. "Akhmetov left the Donbass to the mercy of fate", - Chikuldaev stressed. "I do not know what he got scared of, but he had to choose one thing and he did it", - the miner said".
"Donetsk City administration": "Due to the fact that the mobile operator Vodafone has disconnected the service of calls to emergency numbers of the DPR (101, 102, 103, 104), new contact numbers of emergency were activated in Donetsk: 101 - (066) 355 10 97; 102 - (095) 576 84 54; 103 - (050) 761 38 01; 104 - the number is available for Phoenix subscribers. Emergency gas service of Donetsk - (062) 305-35-63 (multichannel number)".
Media: "The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of the LPR informs that the new forms of the work record books of the LPR were on sale".
Media: "Employees of the financial police of the LPR State Committee of Taxes and Levies stopped the activities of an entrepreneur who organized a scheme for minimizing the obligations on income tax with the participation of five enterprises".
Media: "Employees of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the DPR will take part in the training workshop in Moscow on May 17-22".
Media: "The actors of the Donetsk youth theater Balagan will present a revised play Zoshchenko's Stories at the Traditions-2017 festival in Moscow".