Contents tagged with DPR

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor insists on 14 years imprisonment for Brazilian citizen suspected of fighting on DPR side

    The press service of the Kyiv Prosecutor Office announced that the prosecutor requested to sentence the Brazilian citizen Rafael Lusvarghi to 14 years in prison on charges of participating in the battles in the Donbas together with the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) militants.

    On March 19, the Pavlohrad district court in the Dnipropetrovsk region held another hearing in the Lusvarghi case. He is charged with participating in terrorist organizations and non-statutory armed groups.

    During the …

  • Kyiv: 10 DPR and LPR militants surrendered to Ukrainian authorities since the beginning of the year

    The press service of the National Police of Ukraine stated that from the beginning of 2019, ten militants from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have surrendered to the Ukrainian authorities.

    Among them are those who “were at the origin of occupation [of the Donbas]” in 2014 as well as new participants of the armed conflict, who were “disappointed” and decided to return to the territory controlled by Ukraine.

    Among those who surrendered are propagandists, employees of correctional …

  • Girkin: No militia in Donbas – only contractors

    There is no militia in the Donbas – all the fighters there are paid to fight against Ukraine, said Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, former head of the so-called the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), during an interview on Roy TV. The video was uploaded on Facebook by Anatoly “Shtefan” Shtirlitz, an officer in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    “They do not receive money from the treasury of the ‘republic’. They are not a ‘militia’, there is no more ‘militia’. The ‘militia’ ended after Debaltseve [battle]. They …

  • Kyiv: almost 300 prisoners have been transferred to Ukraine from Crimea and Donbas

    The Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Justice, Denys Chernyshov, announced that 286 prisoners were transferred from the penitentiary institutions in the uncontrolled regions of Donbas and the annexed Crimea to serve their sentence in Ukraine's controlled territories, reported Ukrinform .

    “The majority of the convicts, 199 people, were transferred from the so-called DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and 12 persons were transferred from the Crimea. Last year and in February of this year, there were …

  • Another LPR militant defects to Ukraine

    The press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reported that another militant has defected to Ukraine. In Severodonetsk, Ukrainian military noticed a man headed in the direction of the Ukrainain positions. They let him approach and reach the trench, and then he was detained.

    The unnamed detainee was carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, an LPR military identity card issued in Alchevsk and some Russian rubles. He is a Ukrainian citizen born in 1976, a native of the city of Mykolaiv, as …

  • Financial problems force former DPR commander Girkin to sell gold medal for Crimean operation

    Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, the former ringleader of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) militants, will be auctioning the gold medal he was awarded for his role in the occupation of Crimea.

    According to Novaya Gazeta, the auction will be held on 13 April on a Russian website. Girkin hopes to fetch at least 1 million rubles ($15,000) for his 79 gram, 18 karat medal.

    “Yes, it is my medal, a non-state [medal]. It was awarded to me by [Konstantin] Malofeev in the spring of 2014, before the start of …

  • Kyiv: Russian military cadets ‘undergo practice’ in Donbas

    The spokesman for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Maxim Prauta stated at a press conference, with reference to data provided by the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, that the reason for the increase of the frequency of shillings in the Donbas is the arrival of Russia cadets from military academies for field testing.

    “One of the reasons why shelling in the Donbas has intensified is due to the cadets who undergo training and combat shooting tests after finishing higher education …

  • Ukrainian Security Service confirms evacuation of DPR tank battalion commander from Donbas

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has confirmed that Svetlana Dryuk aka “Veterok”, a former tank battalion commander for the “People’s Militia” of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has been evacuated to government-controlled territory.

    “The SBU confirms that a mercenary from the Russian illegal armed groups in the Donbas, tank battalion chief of staff Svetlana Dryuk, has been brought into Ukraine-controlled territory,” the SBU’s press department stated.

    According to the …

  • Former DPR propaganda heroine joins Ukrainian counter intelligence

    Svetlana Dryuk, the former commander of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) People’s Militia who was the archetype of the heroine in the propagandist film Opolchenochka (“Militiawoman”), has left the Donetsk territory and is now collaborating with Ukrainian counterintelligence, TSN reports.

    TSN reports that recently Dryuk gave important information to the Ukrainian intelligence agency, and that counterintelligence subsequently arranged the evacuation of the “people’s heroine of …

  • Nephew of Kremlin propagandist Kiselev sentenced in Germany

    The nephew of the host of “News of the Week” program, Dmitry Kiselev was sentenced at a German court. According to RTVi, Sergey Kiselev was sentenced to a prison term for participating in hostilities in the Donbas.

    Kiselev Jr., who is a German citizen, was accused of preparing “a serious crime against the Ukrainian government,” as well as a violation of the law on weapons possession.

    According to investigators, in 2014, Kiselev underwent combat training in St. Petersburg. He then used the …