Donetsk, Jan 25 – DAN. DPR registry offices issued about 23 thousand birth certificated since the start of their work, said the Ministry of Justice.

"Since the beginning 23 thousand birth certificated were issued, in 2017 600 newborn were registered."

"In 2016 overall 11,900 children were registered which is more than in 2015 - 9,269 births," the press service of the ministry said.

Birth certificates have been issued in DPR since July, 2015, before that Ukrainian certificates were used in the Republic. *ot