The Donbas continues living under the conditions of the economic blockade. Notwithstanding Kiev's instructions to stop paying social benefits to citizens on the territories of the militia-controlled breakaway republics, Donetsk and Luhansk try to cope with the challenges.
The official website of the People's Republic of Luhansk posted a message saying that there would be special bodies founded in the republic to pay pensions and other allowances to citizens.
"In the People's Republic of Luhansk, special bodies were established to ensure the payment of pensions and social benefits. They now begin to work as full-fledged state structures," Svetlana Malakhova, the Minister for Labour and Social Policy of the People's Republic of Luhansk said, RIA Novosti reports.
Turkish President Erdogan called for a revision of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, which consolidated the results of the First World War for Turkey in 1923
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11