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Donetsk (Occupied Ukraine)

The Donetsk People's Republic (DPR, Russian: Донецкая Народная Республика) is a region in Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast that has been occupied by Russia. The DPR was infiltrated by Russian-backed paramilitaries in 2014, and it initially operated as a breakaway state until it was annexed by Russia in 2022.


Our standard dataset contains 71 entities connected with Donetsk (Occupied Ukraine). This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Donetsk (Occupied Ukraine). See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 51 entities identified as PEPs connected with Donetsk (Occupied Ukraine).

National government positions

No positions for this category

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the People's Council of the Donetsk People's Republic-230
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Donetsk People's Republic-5-
Foreign Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic-4-
Minister of Communications of the Donetsk People's Republic-31
Head of the Donetsk People's Republic-2-
Minister of Culture of the Donetsk People's Republic-11
Minister of Defence of the Donetsk People's Republic-2-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...