Contents tagged with DPR

  • Poroshenko wants to confiscate coal imported to Ukraine from the separatist Republics

    President Petro Poroshenko will submit a request the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to confiscate coal mined in the territories of LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s  Republic), which would be sold in Ukraine under the guise of Russian origin.

    This was stated by Irina Lutsenko, the President’s spokeswoman in the Verkhovna Rada, reports UNIAN.

    "The president has said that the next issue he will be weighing at the National Security and Defense Council is …

  • The DPR said SBU officer ordered the murders of separatist commanders Givi and Motorola

    A spokesperson of the so-called Ministry of State Security or MGB of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Maria Petrova, said that the man behind the killings of the separatist leaders Arsen Pavlov, aka “Motorola” and Mikhail Tolstykh, aka “Givi”, is a high-ranking SBU officer named Alexei Petrov, Rossiya 24 TV channel reported.

    Petrova alleges that there are special units in the Department of Counterintelligence of the SBU that are conducting a "terrorist war" against the Donbas. …

  • Missing Ukrainian property was found on the territory of the separatist Luhansk and Donetsk People's republics

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

    On March 23, 2017, the press service of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia published a report indicating that as of March 22, 2017, there are 29,375 freight cars, including 5,879 freight cars owned by other Ukrainian companies in the uncontrolled territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In addition, 226 diesel locomotives, 68 electric locomotives, 49 diesel cars, and 94 electric cars owned by Ukrzaliznytsia remain in the uncontrolled …

  • DPR wants to ban Yanukovych and members of the Party of Regions from entering separatist-held territory

    The leader of the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, suggested banning the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and members of his former party, from entering the republic, as he stated during a briefing in Donetsk.

    "We are better off without traitors. Although, in fact he is still the president of Ukraine, since he did not surrender his powers and what happened in Kyiv was an illegal seizure of power. Anything that happens in the DPR now does not concern him," …

  • Separatist leaders attend 'Donbas integration ceremony' in the Crimea

    In the annexed Crimea, a presentation regarding “the integration of the Donbas into the Russian Federation” was given at the first conference of the Russia-Donbas Integration Committee which was held on March 17th at the Livadia Palace in Yalta, as reported by Radio Liberty.

    The first meeting of the Committee was attended by Igor Carpenter and Alexander Zakharchenko, the leaders of the LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People's Republic), respectively. They arrived in the Crimea …

  • DPR banned the activities of six charitable organizations in separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine

    The leader of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, banned the activities of the Pomozhem Humanitarian Center of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation in the areas of the Donetsk region controlled by the separatists, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    The Rinat Akhmetov Pomozhem Foundation is banned in the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic," he said at a press conference on Tuesday.

    According to the Donbas News, in addition to the Humanitarian Center, separatists also refused permission for the Danish …

  • One of the founders of the DPR, Vladimir Makovich, died

    One of the founders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Vladimir Makovich, has died in Donetsk, as was reported on his Facebook page by the former Deputy Foreign Minister of the DPR, Boris Borisov.

    Interfax cited the head of the News Front agency, Konstantin Knyrik, in reporting that the cause of death was a heart attack.

    In April 2014, Makovich read the declaration on the statehood of the independent republic. In July of the same year he served as a speaker of the Supreme …

  • What is in the cargo trains going from the separatist republics to Ukraine?

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

    The main objective of the economic blockade is to deprive separatist leaders and the separatist administration of funding.  Their main source of revenue is the sale of coal to Ukraine. According to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), 47% of revenue from coal sales was spent on financing armed groups in the separatist republics. In the last year the volume of coal mined in the separatist-held territories increased by 49%, …

  • Ukrainian subsidiary of Sberbank will not provide services to clients using LPR or DPR passports

    The subsidiary bank of Sberbank of Russia in Ukraine, PJSC Sberbank will not provide services to individuals and legal entities based on documents issued in territories beyond the control of the Ukrainian authorities, the bank said in response to a request from Interfax-Ukraine.

    "PJSC Sberbank, being a Ukrainian commercial bank and carrying out its activities on the basis of a license issued by the NBU (The National Bank Of Ukraine), strictly observes the norms of Ukrainian legislation. The …

  • Ukraine to consider imposing sanctions on subsidiary of Russia's Sberbank

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) issued a statement in which it threatened that it would require the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of the country to impose sanctions against the Ukrainian "daughter" of Sberbank. The statement of the NBU followed the reports that Sberbank has begun to serve customers with passports from the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.

    "If this information is confirmed, the NBU will initiate a request to the NSDC to apply sanctions to …