Donetsk, Jul 13 - DAN. DPR Registry Offices have issued almost 42,000 birth and marriage certificates since the beginning of the Donbass conflict, the Republic’s Justice Ministry press service told Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“DPR Justice Ministry Registry Offices registered 29,081 birth certificates and 12,757 certificates of marriage from November 2014 through 12 July 2017,” a press service official said.

The certificates issued in the period from April through November 2014 have been kept in the Justice Ministry’s archive and are now being restored for entry into electronic database, she added.

DPR began to issue its own civil registration certificates in July 2015. The first newly-weds received a DPR-issue marriage certificate from the Republic’s leader Alexander Zakharchenio in Makeyevka on 29 July 2015. Also in July 2015, DPR began to issue birth certificates.*jk