Contents tagged with DPR

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker: DPR and the LPR are 'wholly sustained' by Russia

    The conflict in the Donbas has recently moved into an active phase - a "hot war" - and responsibility, as well as the keys to the end of the conflict, lies with Russia.

    US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker noted this from London during a telephone press briefing to international journalists, writes Krym.Realii.

    "This is still a very hot war. This past week we had virtually a record number of ceasefire violations. OSCE calculated over 7,000 for the week. That is …

  • Former DPR Minister of Culture deported from Russia

    On May 19, when crossing the Russian border in Sochi, the former Minister of Culture of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, Natalia Voronina was detained.

    Quoting sources in the Sochi Adler Court, Kommersant reported that the "official" was transferred to the temporary detention center for illegal migrants in the city of Gulkevichi, Krasnodar Krai in Russia.

    The court ruled on May 20 to deport Voronina with a five-year entry ban to Russia. However, the decision did not come into force …

  • DPR commander Mamai killed during filming for Russian TV

    The commander of the Pyatnashka battalion, Oleg Mamiyev, was killed by a Ukrainian volunteer with the call sign “Kipish” while being filmed for the Rossiya TV station, journalist Yuriy Butusov reported on his Facebook page.

    “Mamiyev personally took the film crew to forward positions in the region of Krutaya Balka near Avdiivka. Mamiyev wanted to show off. He drove the car himself, didn’t wear a helmet, and then it turned out that he wore a bullet proof vest without armor plates, in order to …

  • DPR ‘thanks’ Right Sector leader for information on killers of commander Mamai

    Journalist Zakhar Prilepin says that he does not doubt the reliability of the information provided by Dmytro Yarosh, former head of the Right Sector, concerning the death of Oleg Mamiyev, commander of the Pyatnashka battalion, RBC news agency reports.

    “What Yarosh wrote is really true. Yarosh is a serious person. They do not hesitate and are not worried about their safety, but of course, we are not worried either,” Prilepin said.

    Earlier the leader of the Right Sector posted on Facebook the …

  • DPR military commander Mamai killed in Donbas

    Oleg Mamiev aka Mamai, Commander of the Donetsk People's Republic and head of Pyatnashka battalion, was killed during an exchange of fire in Donbas, RIA Novosti reports.

    Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin, who fights on the side of the separatists, said in a Facebook post that Mamai was killed by a grenade explosion from the automatic grenade launcher.

    Mamiev came to the Donbass from Ossetia in 2014. He fought in the Vostok battalion, later he became a commander of the battalion Pyatnashka. …

  • Media: Putin’s aide Surkov responsible for LPR and DPR might resign

    Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Vladislav Surkov, who is in charge of the Ukrainian direction and cooperation with the self-proclaimed Abkhazia and South Ossetia, may leave his post as a result of reshuffle in Putin’s administration, RBC news agency reports, citing several sources.

    The sources provided different reasons for Surkov’s possible resignation. This may be due to the fact that "the strategy in the Ukrainian direction overall has reached a deadlock, the Minsk …

  • SBU to investigate Ukrainian media broadcasting of Victory Day parade in DPR

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) will conduct an investigation regarding broadcasts of a military parade in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on May 9 by a number of Ukrainian media outlets, SBU reported via its Facebook page.  

     “The State Security Service of Ukraine will consider a request from National Security and Defense Council Secretary, Oleksandr Turchynov, regarding a live broadcasting of the so-called military parade from annexed Donetsk by certain Ukrainian …

  • DPR fighter from Brazil now lives in a monastery in Kyiv

    Rafael Lusvarghi, the Brazilian national who was convicted of participating in the illegal, separatist organization DPR was released and now lives in the Holy Protection Holosiivsky Monastery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. A Donbas.Realii journalist met with the former separatist fighter there. Lusvarghi initially tried to deny who he was but later agreed to talk.

    According to the former separatist fighter, he first became interested in Orthodoxy when he was in custody in the Kyiv detention …

  • Czech court orders to shut down Representative Office of Donetsk People’s Republic

    According to Ceske Noviny news outlet, the Czech Republic court has ruled to shut down the so-called “Representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic.”

    According to the court ruling, the activities of the so-called “DRP’s Representative office” are illegal. The Representative Office is located in Ostrava and was allegedly opened in 2016.

    The Czech Republic court rejected previous appeals against the closure of the DPR Representative office. Pro-Russian activist Neli Liskova urged the …

  • Russian court orders the deportation of a DPR separatist to Ukraine

    Russia intends to deport to Ukraine Nikolai Tregub, a separatist who fought for the Donetsk People’s Republic, Radio Free Europe reports, citing a judgment issued by the Moscow District Court.

    “Nikolai Tregub was born in 1989 in Zhmerynka, Vinnytsia region [of Ukraine]. There is a wealth of information about him on the Myrotvorets website (an online resource of a Ukrainian center that collects and studies evidence of crimes committed against national security of Ukraine—Ed.). In 2014, Tregub …