Contents tagged with DPR

  • Media: Putin sent Russian investigators to Donetsk to find Zakharchenko killers

    A group of Russian investigators arrived in Donetsk at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin,  Rosbalt news outlet reports, citing a source from one of the law-enforcement units of the DPR. The group’s task is to find the killers of the Head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko.

    “Last night, the group sent by Putin arrived. Serious guys. The Russian President said, ‘find and punish. Many people still blame the Director of the Republican State Security Service of the DPR and …

  • Media: Zakarchenko was killed because he failed to please Moscow

    Recently Moscow has been blatantly dissatisfied with the “government” of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), but most of the admonitions have been directed at its ringleader, Alexander Zakharchenko, and his right hand man, Alexander Timofeev “Tashkent”.

    Among other things, the bosses in Moscow gave Zakharchenko an ultimatum: to disband all his armed groups and to hand over their weapons to the Russian army, something he categorically refused to do. After all, he himself had led such a group, …

  • Kremlin: tensions in Donbas increasing after Zakharchenko’s murder

    Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman of the Russian President, told journalists that the death of the head of Donetsk People's Republic is “a provocation leading to increased tension in the region” and “does not contribute to the reconciliation of the situation” in the east of Ukraine, TASS reported.

    "The death of Zakharchenko undoubtedly leads to increased tension in the region, which in itself, of course, does not contribute to the formation of conditions for at least a prospect to start …

  • Bomb which killed Zakharchenko was concealed in chandelier

    The explosive device in the Separ restaurant in Donetsk which killed Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, was hidden in a chandelier or floor lamp, according to provisional information, reported the Russian news outlet Kommersant, with reference to its own sources.

    The bomb was apparently cellphone-activated. It is unlikely that it could have been planted without help from Zakharchenko’s “own people”, since the restaurant belonged to his chief of …

  • Ukrainian Security Service lists top theories on Zakharchenko assassination

    Vasyl Hrytsak, head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), denies that Ukraine was involved in the recent assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

    “In my view, the situation is predictable. What is happening is a methodical clean-up of everyone who in 2014 facilitated the bringing of Russian forces into the Donbas, who facilitated the creation of the pseudo people’s "republics"… We believe that this is a methodical clean-up of …

  • Kremlin: Normandy Format talks on Donbas not possible after Zakharchenko's assassination

    During a press conference at Putin’s residence in Bocharov Creek in Sochi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that there could be no discussion about holding future meetings in the Normandy format, because of the murder of the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko.

    According to Lavrov, Zakharchenko’s murder is aimed at disrupting implementation of the Minsk agreements. He also said that Kyiv did not do its part in fulfilling the Minsk …

  • LPR and DPR officials flee after Zakharchenko assassination

    Sergey Kozlov, prime minister of the unrecognized Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), has decided to leave the region following the assassination of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) leader Alexander Zakharchenko, Kozlov himself said on Facebook.

    “In connection with the prevailing situation, for the purpose of security, I am leaving LPR territory for a while… I ask everyone to remain calm and not to succumb to panic. The enemy will be defeated. We will avenge the deaths of our loved ones,” Kozlov …

  • DPR accuses the USA of involvement in Zakharchenko's murder

    The USA is involved in the murder of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, stated the Deputy Commander of Operational Command of the DPR, Eduard Basurin on the TV Channel Russia 1. According to Basurin, the murder happened "with the involvement of the supervisor from the United States of America.”

    On Friday, August 31, an explosion in a restaurant in Donetsk, killed Zakharchenko and at least three other people. Soon after, separatists announced the arrest of …

  • Media: Ukrainian Intelligence Service recruited and brought to Ukraine former DPR Minister

    One of the pro-Russian separatist leaders, Minister of Culture Yuri Lekstutes was evacuated from the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DRP). Ukrainian intelligence had reportedly recruited and brought to the controlled territory the man that should have replaced Alexander Zakharchenko as Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed state, TSN news program reports.

    Lekstutes said that a real war is happening between various Kremlin influence centers—the FSB, GRU, military intelligence—for the …

  • Media: Hundreds of Russians found in DPR prisons

    In the prisons, penal colonies and pre-trial detention centers in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), there are hundreds of Russians who took part in the armed conflict in the Donbas on the militia’s side, according to an article in Novaya Gazeta.

    The news outlet cites various estimates of the number of Russian citizens being held in prisons. A DPR armed forces officer told Novaya that in four years, more than 480 Russians have been arrested. Some of them are even charged with …