The number of inhabitants of Donetsk in recent years, practice has reached the level that was before, returned to the city more than 300 thousand people, told reporters the head of the city Igor Martynov.
"August 2014 - then there 500-520 thousand inhabitants, currently 850 thousand, 300 thousand returned. The citizens are gradually returning. You can see the number of cars in the g ... 100 thousand, which is not enough, it is those who have the financial ability to afford to reside in other jurisdictions. This part of the residents left and, I think, permanently, " said Martynov.
He added that almost 3 months after the announced 1 September truce situation in the city remains about the stable, but attacks on the outskirts in the frontline villages were and remain.
"Every week I go to the area of the second site, Putilovsky bridge. Sitting in the center, like can't hear anything, go back and practice was never that they were not fighting, nonstop, all the time. Yes, it's not the full action that had previously been, tanks no, but the eighties mortars, small arms, " - said Martynov.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process ended on 12 November.