Contents tagged with DPR

  • EU Ambassadors agreed to impose sanctions because of the elections in Donbas

    Ambassadors of twenty-eight EU countries agreed to impose sanctions against nine individuals responsible for the organization and holding of elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, reported TASS and RIA Novosti, citing sources in Brussels.

    “Ambassadors agreed on sanctions against nine individuals who are responsible for the so-called elections in Eastern Ukraine,” TASS’s source reported. The decision to impose sanctions will be ratified by the EU Council, …

  • EU prepares new sanctions for ‘elections’ in eastern Ukraine

    The European Union intends to impose sanctions on those who are politically responsible for the holding of so-called elections in the Donbas. Specific decisions are expected soon.

    The so-called elections organized by pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas, will in all likeliness entail new sanctions from Brussels. The EU High Representative for foreign policy and security Federica Mogherini, after consulting with foreign ministers of EU countries, stated that the EU adheres to a unified …

  • Ukraine prepares sanctions against election organizers in LPR and DPR

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) is working on sanctions against the leaders and organizers of the “elections” in the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions occupied by Russia, stated NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.

    "The NSDC is working on sanctions against those who managed and organized the fake elections. This list may include representatives of selected European countries who, for some provocative motives, pretended that they were legitimate," …

  • DPR head Pushilin announces integration with LPR and accession to Russia

    Newly-elected leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin claimed that borders and customs between territories controlled by the DPR and LPR would be removed, and that in the future, the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions which are controlled by pro-Russian militants will become a part of Russia, the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reports.

    “We can speak about a single Donbas, but it happened so in 2014 l, that it was split into two Republics. We didn’t …

  • Putin's aide Surkov congratulates Pushilin and Pasechnik on their election victory

    Vladislav Surkov, aide to the Russian President congratulated the leaders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik on their election victory, said Alexey Chesnakov, the Director of the Political Conjuncture Center as quoted by TASS.

    “The congratulatory letter said that the high voter turnout showed the world that proud and smart people, who believe in themselves and can defend themselves, live in the Donbas, and strongly …

  • Georgia condemns elections in LPR and DPR

    Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the elections in the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics illegal. “Holding such illegal elections in the regions where Ukrainian authorities cannot exercise legitimate jurisdiction due to Russia’s effective control over them violates the basic rules and principles of international law and is a flagrant interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine,” the Ministry stated.

    According to Tbilisi, “the elections contradict [Russia’s] …

  • Media: Russia wanted to invite DPR representatives to the OSCE meeting

    During the OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna on November 12, Representatives of the Russian Federation proposed to invite the DPR and the LPR representatives to speak at the meeting over Skype.

    According to Novosti Donbasa news outlet, Russians put forward this proposal during a meeting dedicated to "elections" held by Russia in LRP and DPR last Sunday.

    The delegations of Ukraine, the U.S., Canada and the European Union blocked this proposal. The representatives of Italy, which is …

  • NATO: elections in the DPR and LPR contradict the Minsk Agreements

    NATO refuses to legitimize the elections that took place in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, stated the NATO Press Office on their website on November 11. "They run contrary to the letter and spirit of the Minsk Agreements and undermine efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” the statement reads.

    "NATO fully supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We continue to call on Russia to withdraw …

  • Poland urges the European Union to punish Russia for elections in LPR and DPR

    In a statement published on the Polish Foreign Ministry’s website, Warsaw stated that Russia must be punished for conducting  elections in the Donbas.

    “These “elections” in the so-called DPR and LPR are part of the policy of a forced change of the status quo carried out by Russia, that is also manifested in promoting the militarization of the Crimea as well as aggressive activities in the Azov Sea,” stated the Polish Foreign Ministry.

    The Foreign Ministry notes that these “elections” go …

  • Poroshenko urges Ukrainians not to participate in the LPR and DPR elections

    During a press-connference in Paris, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainians, who live in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk which are controlled by pro-Russian militants, not to participate in the elections in the  so-called Luhansk and the Donetsk People’s Republic.

    “Russian Federation does [the elections] in its usual manner and only to eliminate former puppets first, who took part in murders, torture, law violations… Russia is accomplishing this step just to choose …