Contents tagged with DPR

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko says the detainees accused of murder attempt on Tax and Collections Minister will be executed

    Authorities of the so-called DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), most likely, will execute the captured Ukrainian "saboteurs," as stated by the leader of the separatist DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, in an interview with a Russian online news agencies.

    "We caught the saboteurs who came from the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic). Most likely we will have to shoot these saboteurs. The authorities must show their strength, otherwise we might have more fearless betrayals," Zakharchenko said.

    He noted …

  • Media: Russia increased import of coal from separatist-held territories of eastern Ukraine

    In September, about 208,000 tons of coal, mined in the separatist-held territories of eastern Ukraine, were exported from Russia to Europe.

    This is 18% increase or about 33,000 tons more than in August, which was about 175,000 tons. The estimates were provided by, with reference to the available data of Russian Railways and Russian Federal Customs Service.

    Four Russian companies - Gas Alliance Company, Petroleum Capital, Anthracite Trade House and Russian Anthracite, accounted for 77. …

  • SBU: the DPR ‘representative office’ in France was opened by politicians sponsored by the Kremlin

    Marginal French politicians and experts financed by the Kremlin took part in the opening of a fake "representative office" of the separatist DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) in Marseilles, as reported by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on their Facebook page. The report notes that the SBU knows well the identities of five French citizens who attended the opening ceremony of the DPR center in Marseilles.

    "Huber Fayyar, the chairman of the center, together with like-minded people Christian …

  • Separatist DPR opens its ‘representative office’ in France

    Separatists of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) announced the official opening of their representative office in Marseille, France, which took place on September 25th.

    According to Radio Liberty, on September 21st, a representative of Europe and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the so-called representation of separatists from eastern Ukraine in France is not officially recognized by the authorities of the country and has no diplomatic status. The French Foreign Ministry …

  • Assassination attempt on top separatist official rocks Donetsk

    According to Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency, there were two explosions on a Saturday morning in Donetsk. According to the agency's source in the local security agencies, an assassination attempt was made on the so-called “Minister of Revenue and Taxes” of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Timofeyev.

    As a result of the attack, the official was injured and was taken to hospital in critical condition, said the agency's interlocutor.

    The local Donetsk News agency also reported the …

  • Kremlin: Russia’s assistance to separatist republics in eastern Ukraine will continue

    Russia has promised to continue providing assistance to residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, as stated by Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian President.

    In response to information that Russia intends to abandon the humanitarian support of the Donbas in favor of the Crimea and Kaliningrad, Peskov said that Russia would not do this.

    "Of course, no one will abandon in a difficult situation the inhabitants of the unrecognized republics of the DPR (Donetsk People’ …

  • Former commander of Vostok Battalion Khodakovsky believes the 'right-hand man' in the DPR Pushilin has fallen into disgrace

    Alexander Khodakovsky former Security Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) believes that the DPR's representative at the Minsk talks, Chairman of the People's Council Denis Pushilin, "fell into disgrace".

    "Pushilin was removed from the leadership of the Donetsk Republic social movement; on City Day they were told not to allow him at the podium, the mayors of cities were forbidden to invite him to events…. everything is curiouser and curiouser. Have you thought why …

  • Kremlin to 'restructure' its financing of the separatist republics in eastern Ukraine

    The Kremlin admitted that it is "restructuring" the financing for the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), but stated that it would not stop providing the separatists with "humanitarian assistance."

    The Press Secretary for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov said, "There is definitely redistribution" of funds, but this "does not mean a reduction in some areas" of financing, RBC news agancy reports.

    In clarifying the question about the amount of financing for …

  • Zakharchenko: The ideal option for a peaceful resolution with Ukraine is independence for the DPR

    In an interview with NTV, Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has said he is not satisfied with a new law on the reintegration of the Donbas that is being prepared by the Ukrainian government.

    "The ideal option for a peaceful resolution is [for us] to gain independence, and for Kyiv to recognize it. Thus we would be able to decide for ourselves who we want to live with, how we want to live, with whom we will be friends, [and] which state to join," …

  • Russia: Introduction of peacekeepers in Donbas must be coordinated with DPR and LPR

    According to the Kremlin, the DPR’s (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR’s (Luhansk People’s Republic) consent must be one of the conditions for peacekeeping forces to be deployed in the Donbas.

    The Kremlin’s position was voiced by Dmitry Peskov, press secretary to the Russian president, RBC reports.

    “The conflict in south-eastern Ukraine is something to be negotiated primarily between Kyiv and the authorities of the unrecognized republics – LPR and DPR. This is, perhaps, the core modality …