Contents tagged with DPR

  • Russian parliament committee proposes creation of tourist zones in separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine

    On Wednesday, May 17, an exhibition titled the “Industrial Heritage of the Donbas” will be opened in the State Duma, RBC news agency reported. It will be organized by MP Iosif Kobzon from the “Yedinaya Rossiya” (United Russia) party and the Lower House Committee for Culture, two sources from the Committee for Culture told RBC. From the unrecognized republics, Eduard Golenko, acting Minister of the Coal Industry of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is expected to speak at the exhibition, one …

  • Germany: military parades in separatist republics violated the Minsk agreements

    Germany said that military parades in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) violated the Minsk agreements and represented a threat to the population of the region, Ukrinform news agency reports.

    The military parades were held in Donetsk and Luhansk on May 9. In the DPR, from 50 to 80 units of military equipment were involved while in the LPR more than 60 units of military equipment and weapons and 1,200 soldiers took part in the parade.

    The German government …

  • Separatist leader: the goal of DPR is reunification with Russia

    At the meeting of the Russia-Donbass Integration Committee which took place on May 12 in Donetsk, the head of the self-proclaimed DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, stated that the purpose of “the republic" is to join Russia, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

    "We have one goal, reunification with the motherland, and the motherland is Russia. The ultimate objective of this Committee, all of its work, is to return to our only homeland," stated Zakharchenko.

    Previously, the …

  • Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine: Separatist leader's parents receive a Ukrainian pension

    The parents of the leader of the so-called DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, receive a pension and live in the Kyiv-controlled part of Ukraine, as stated in interview with by the Minister of Social Policy, Andriy Reva.

    "Their son, he calls himself the president there, and for some reason they do not go to the 'Novorossiya' paradise," the Minister said. He noted that it is virtually impossible to prevent the so-called "pension tourism" that occurs when residents of the separatist Donbas …

  • Media: Putin’s adviser controls the separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine through his people

    Russian Presidential Adviser Vladislav Surkov appointed his own people to govern the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), and determines the internal policy in the “republics”, Reuters reported.

    Surkov’s role was described to the news agency by three people who previously held high positions in the self-proclaimed republics. Two of the sources wished to remain anonymous, but the third – Alexei Alexandrov – gave permission for his name to be used.

    According to …

  • Separatist authorities accuse Ukraine of an assassination attempt on their leader Zakharchenko

    Two explosions occurred on the road leading to the Saur-Mogila memorial complex which is currently in the separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s RIA news agency reports.

    The incident allegedly occurred minutes before the convoy of the leader of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, was to travel on the road.

    No one was injured as a result of the explosions but the stretch of the road was closed.

    A source close to the DPR military told the agency that the …

  • Media: the Ukrainian factories seized in the Donbas are managed by the former governor of Russia’s Irkutsk region

    Ukrainian factories that have been seized by pro-Russian separatists are managed by Vneshtorgservis Company, headed by the former governor of the Irkutsk region, Vladimir Pashkov.

    This was reported by the Russian magazine Kommersant. The publication notes that the leader of the so-called DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko signed a "decree" in which he appointed Vneshtorgservis as the "temporary administrator" of the seized Ukrainian enterprises.

    The list of enterprises controlled by the Russian …

  • DPR separatists sentenced Ukrainian scientist Kozlovskyy to prison

    On May 3, the so-called military tribunal of the DPR sentenced Donetsk scientist-theologian Ihor Kozlovskyy to two years and eight months of imprisonment. This was reported by his son Alexander on Facebook.

    Ihor Kozlovskyy is a Ukrainian scientist with a PhD in historical sciences who taught religious studies at Donetsk National Technical University and the head of the Donetsk branch of the Ukrainian Association of Theologists. Neither Ihor Kozlovskyy’s age nor the disabled son in his care was …

  • Media: Representatives of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic are visiting Ukrainian prisons

    Representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic are already visiting Ukrainian prisons to verify convicts and detainees held there for crimes against Ukraine, as reported by Hromadske TV, citing sources in the Ukrainian government.

    According to the media, the process of verifying convicts and detainees from the self-proclaimed DPR who are being held in prison for crimes against Ukraine is already under way, and representatives of the "republic" have already visited several …

  • Teenaged girl snipers are in the ranks of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    At a recent meeting with Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the self-proclaimed LPR, Alexandra Soroka reported about the direct involvement of a fifteen-year-old girl sniper in the fighting against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "A fifteen-year-old girl sniper was killed. When she was still alive, she decided to take her father's name. Her mother left for Ukraine," Soroka said during the meeting.

    On September 10, 2016, the …