Contents tagged with DPR

  • Head of Donetsk People's Republic: integration with Russia is a priority

    The chairman of the self-proclaimed  Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, said that republic considers integration with Russia as its primary goal.

    "We have only one task - maximum integration of DPR into the Russian Federation. The perfect scenario would be to become a part of Russia as a federal district. And the people from the Donbas show so much patience about this," said Pushilin.

    According to him, residents of the Donbas "are optimistic" about the signing of the decree on …

  • Head of DPR Pushilin claims that 5,000 residents of Donbas received Russian passports

    In an interview with the Parliamentary newspaper, the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, stated that more than five thousand residents of the Donetsk region which is not controlled by Ukraine received Russian passports.

    He claims that the "migration service" received about 80,000 applications. Among those are applications for Russian and DPR passports and applications for consultations.

    According to him, 33 migration offices are accepting the documents.

    On …

  • Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic claim they are ready to observe ceasefire in Donbas

    Media channels in Donetsk and Luhansk that are controlled by the Russian militants issued statements about their readiness to observe an indefinite truce in the Donbas from July 21, reports Radio Liberty.

    The authorities of Donetsk People's Republic stated that "measures of disciplinary responsibility for violation of a ceasefire and its conditions are explained in due course to all divisions and each serviceman "

    "We express readiness to fulfill the conditions of the truce, and we are ready …

  • Ukrainian Security Service classifies former DPR anti-air commander case

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has classified the criminal case against former Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) anti-air defense commander Vladimir Tsemakh, the SBU said in response to an inquiry from the Ukrainski Novyny News Agency.

    Previously it was reported from the Unified Registry of Court Rulings that the Shevchenkivskiy District Court of Kyiv had chosen on June 28, 2019 to hold Tsemakh in pretrial detention.

    In its response to the inquiry, the SBU did not mention the reason for …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky promises to allow use of Russian language in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the residents of the areas that are not under Ukraine's control should be allowed to speak the language they want, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to the President, there is no language problem in the country.

    "This is the idea of Andrei Bogdan (the Head of the Office of Ukrainian President), but people also discuss that. One day we will stop the war, and I think that we need to allow people in Donetsk to speak the language they want. I don' …

  • Detained DPR anti-air commander complicit in killing of Ukrainian troops in Donbas

    DPR lieutenant colonel Vladimir Tsemakh, captured by agents of the Security Service of Ukraine SBU and taken to a court in Kyiv, will have to answer not only for his involvement in Russia’s operation to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines Boeing, but also for the murder of Ukrainian soldiers, writes journalist Yuriy Butusov.

    In a video interview given in 2015, Tsemakh, under the alias “Borisych”, explains how his division took part in the fight for the 43rd checkpoint near Snizhne on August 6, 201 …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky invites Putin to meet in Minsk

    In a video message, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron to hold a meeting in Belarus.

    "And now, I want to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Do we need to talk? Yes, we do. I propose the following group for the conversation: me, you, the President of the USA, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Chancellor …

  • Journalists discover interview with Former DPR anti-air commander on MH17 air disaster

    Reporters have found an archived video of Vladimir Tsemakh, former commander of anti-air defense in Sloviansk, in which he was interviewed about the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. On 29 June this year, Tsemakh was placed under arrest by a court in Kyiv.

    The news outlet Current Time has found several videos of Tsemakh on a YouTube channel belonging to Russia’s Motherland party, which was founded by Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin, who is under personal …

  • Ukraine captures DPR anti-air commander in Snizhne near MH17 crash site

    Ukrainian intelligence forces have captured Vladimir Tsemakh, a former air defense commander in the separatist-controlled city of Snizhne, which is close to where the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in 2014.

    According to BBC’s Russian service, Tsemakh was arrested in his apartment in Snizhne on 27 July. According to his relatives and attorney, Ukrainian intelligence officers took him to Kyiv-controlled territory, where he was placed under arrest for two months.

    “On 28 June, the …

  • Russian media: Ukrainian Security Service was behind Zakharchenko assassination

    The so-called “intelligence agency” of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) believes that the assassination of DPR ringleader Aleksandr Zakharchenko was orchestrated by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), an anonymous representative of the “agency” told Russia 1 in an interview.

    According to the source, the SBU’s 2nd department organizes operations in the DPR for the 5th directorate (counterintelligence department). The DPR “intelligence agency” claims to know the names of all the employees …