Contents tagged with DPR

  • US strategic drone conducts reconnaissance flight over Donbas

    On Friday, February 16, a RQ-4 Global Hawk strategic drone from the US Air Force conducted a reconnaissance flight along the line of demarcation in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported with reference to web sites tracking the air traffic of military aircraft.

     The US long-distance drone with tail number 10-2043, which took off from Sigonella airbase in Sicily, flew from north to south along the line of demarcation separating Ukraine from self-proclaimed LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and the …

  • Russian foreign Minister Lavrov says Russia will not recognize LPR and DPR

    During a broadcast of Russia 1, when asked about whether Russia will recognize the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded that the Kremlin remains committed to Minsk Agreements.

    According to the Russian Minister, deviation from the Minsk agreements would be a “colossal mistake." "You know, unlike some of our international colleagues, we [Russia] are still people of our word; and we always stand by our word, especially when it was the subject of …

  • US expands 'Kremlin List' to include representatives of separatist LPR and DPR

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has expanded the so-called Kremlin List of Russian oligarchs and close confidants of Russian President Vladimir Putin to include the names of separatist representatives of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as reported by Radio Liberty.

    According to the report, the list was expanded to include nine ministers and one deputy minister of the separatist-held Donetsk and Luhansk regions as well a former Luhansk official and his family …

  • Security Service of Ukraine accuses cryptocurrency miners of financing DPR and LPR

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office have conducted searches on crypto-currency mining "farms" in Kyiv, Kyiv Oblast and Cherkassy. Law enforcement says that the miners are financing the DPR and LPR.

    This was mentioned at a joint briefing with Oleksandr Klimchuk, head of the SBU’s Cyber-Security Department, said Chief Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios.

    According to Matios, equipment was seized from 400 farms during the searches at PJSC Kvazar in …

  • Assassination attempt on DPR Defense Minister rocks Donetsk

    Unknown persons shelled the “Defense Ministry” of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Donetsk at roughly 19:00 local time on Thursday.

    The DPR military said that they believe the explosion in the Defense Ministry building was an assassination attempt on “Minister” Vladimir Kononov, Interfax reports.

    “This act of terror is considered an assassination attempt on DPR Defense Minister Vladimir Kononov,” a representative of the DPR Defense Ministry told reporters.

    According to the …

  • Journalist: US and EU intend to recognize spring elections in separatist-held territories of Ukraine

    According to information from inside the circles of the Russian President’s confidant, Vladislav Surkov, and the United States Special Representative for Ukrainian Negotiations, Kurt Volker, Surkov and Volker have already agreed on conducting Ukrainian Parliamentary elections this Spring in the separatist-held territories of Ukraine, under the oversight of the OSCE monitoring mission and with open borders, as Sergey Garmash, a journalist from Donetsk relayed to InfoResist news website.

    “The U. …

  • Ukrainian government official: trade with separatist-held territories of Donbas is ‘absolutely legal’

    During the Government Question Hour TV program, the representative of the Samopomich (Self-Reliance) party, Yehor Soboliev asked First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and simultaneously Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Stepan Kubiv, when the trade with the uncontrolled territories of Ukraine would be stopped.

    Kubiv replied that trade with the separatist-held territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions is not inconsistent with existing Ukrainian legislation, Ukrayinska Pravda …

  • Ukrainian Parliament refuses to recognize separatist DPR and LPR as ‘terrorist organizations’

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine refused to recognize the self-proclaimed Donetsk [DPR] and Luhansk People's Republics [LPR] as "terrorist organizations" without collecting sufficient votes during the consideration of amendments to the bill on the reintegration of the Donbas, as NewsOne reports.

    76 out of the 340 present in the hall deputies voted for the adoption of the amendments.

    On January 16th, the Parliament of Ukraine discussed in the second reading a bill “On the peculiarities of state …

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko bans state officials from travelling to Ukraine

    Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has banned the DPR’s state officials from travelling to territory controlled by Kyiv. According to the website of the Ministry of State Security, this decree was signed on December 15 in 2017.

    According to the decree, the restriction was implemented due to “massive recruitment by Ukrainian special services of the DPR’s residents who cross the demarcation line with Ukraine” including government and local …

  • President of South Ossetia says he often comes to eastern Ukraine to support Ossetians fighting on the side of separatists

    In an interview with the WarGonzo project, the president of the self-proclaimed South Ossetia, Anatoliy Bibilov, admitted that during almost every trip to the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) he visits the front line and advises "volunteers" on the front line.  

    "As for my visit to the front line... I actually go there on almost every visit, especially when it concerns those guys from South Ossetia, and neighbors [in the Caucasus region] overall. Of course, I care about Ossetians. I'm …