Contents tagged with DPR

  • Girkin: Russia driving new parties of 'cannon fodder' into Syria

    Militants from the unrecognized Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR & LPR) are leaving en masse as “volunteers” to the war in Syria, where they will serve as cannon fodder, former DPR Defense Minister Igor Girkin (Strelkov) wrote on his VKontakte page.

    “Molkino (a military base where the private military companies involved in combat operations in Syria are trained) is packed with former ‘corps’ fighters and other formations from the ‘separate regions’, who have retired for various …

  • Media: Russian embassy in Kyiv issues documents to sell real estate property in LPR and DPR

    The Russian embassy in Kyiv issues documents for property in the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces not controlled by Ukraine. The Russians are carrying out the property operations contrary to Ukrainian legislation and international agreements, TSN reports.

    Halina, an immigrant from Luhansk, helped to unveil these machinations. The woman wanted to sell her apartment in the separatist-held territory, and contacted an estate agent several times, but the latter referred her to the …

  • Ukrainian official: Leaflets calling for unification with DPR appeared in separatist-held Luhansk

    In the separatist-controlled Luhansk, leaflets were distributed with appeals to unite with the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) into a single republic, as reported by the Deputy Chairman of the Luhansk civil-military administration, Yuriy Klimenko, on 112 Ukraine.

    "The people are slowly being prepared for such unification, the next step will be the dissemination of these appeals in the media in the occupied territories," Klimenko said.

    He is convinced that Russia will benefit from this, …

  • President of the Czech Republic complained about ‘rudeness’ of leader of DPR Zakharchenko

    President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman said that the attitude of the leader of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko is "rude and uncivil", after he asked Zakharchenko to release the Ukrainian historian and religious scientist Igor Kozlovsky, "convicted for espionage."

    According to Zeman, he wrote a letter to Zakharchenko about six months ago. Who, according to Zeman, did not answer the letter, which the Czech president regarded as "rudeness and incivility". Zeman warned that in the future he …

  • Media reports explosions at ammunition depots in Donetsk

    On the evening of November 23rd, explosions at two military facilities resulted in several deaths, as reported by Ukrinform, citing an informed source.

    "Tonight in Donetsk two explosions occurred at two military facilities. There are casualties.

    Zakharchenko forbade officials to comment on the events and warned about preventing information from leaking to the media," the source said.

    According to him, these events are part of the ongoing conflict in Luhansk. Some analysts have assessed the …

  • Peskov speaks of problems in prisoner exchange between Ukraine and separatist republics

    Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has spoken of issues in the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and the two unrecognized republics, the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).  "There are many problems that complicate the exchange itself," TASS reports.

     “The leaders of the unrecognized republics, [while] agreeing in general with this initiative (by Medvedchuk), noted that all details of the exchange with Kyiv still need to be agreed upon. And …

  • Russian lawyer: in prisoner exchange with separatists, Ukraine is ready to hand over former Berkut members and mercenaries from Russia

    In an interview with Radio Liberty, Russian lawyer Mark Feygin said that the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and separatists in the Donbas will continue until the end of 2017 "because of Kyiv’s political reasons".

    Feygin reiterated that the agreement on the exchange of prisoners under the "300 for 80" plan had been achieved as early as 2016. The exchange was planned for the autumn summit of the Normandy Four countries in Berlin. At that moment, the lawyer notes, a "principled agreement …

  • Kremlin: Putin has influence over the separatist republics in eastern Ukraine

    The Russian President Press Secretary has said that Vladimir Putin has influence on the leaders of the LPR and DPR separatist republics.

    Commenting on Putin's recent talks with militants over the exchange of prisoners, Dmitry Peskov said that the influence is "not unlimited."

    "The president has never concealed that he has the opportunity to handle appeals, the ability to exert a certain influence - not unlimited, but definite," the spokesman said.

    Peskov said that the Kremlin "does not have …

  • After speaking with Putin heads of LPR and DPR agreed to prisoner exchange with Ukraine

    DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko and LPR leader Igor Plotnitsky expressed support for a prisoner exchange with Ukraine, which was proposed by "Ukrainian Choice" movement leader Viktor Medvedchuk, during a conversation with President Vladimir Putin, as reported by the Kremlin’s Press Service.

    In their support for the initiative, the heads of the unrecognized LPR and DPR noted that they would need to work out this issue with Kyiv, the report said.

    It became known earlier that Russian President …

  • Volker: Russia controls everything that happens in the Donbas

    During a press briefing in Washington, US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the Russian Federation controls 100% of what is happening in the Donbas.

    In answering a question about the lack of dialogue between Kyiv and the pseudo-republics of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), Volker disagreed with the assumption made by Russian journalists that the situation in the Donbas constitutes an "internal strife".

    "It's …