Donetsk, Jan 9 - DAN. More than one million people took part in public events in the Donetsk People’s Republic last year, the DPR Interior Ministry press service reported on Tuesday.

“In 2017, DPR Interior Ministry personnel secured public order at more than 1,600 public events involving a total of one million residents and DPR guests,” the report said.

According to the Republic’s Interior Ministry, DPR held about 650 religious events, 632 cultural events, more than 200 socio-political events and over 155 sport events last year. Public order was secured by 12,000 police.

The largest public events were Victory Day celebrations, Republic’s Day and Donbass Liberation Day. *jk