Contents tagged with DPR

  • Russia Spend €1 Billion per Year on State Salaries and Pensions in DPR and LPR

    An investigation conducted by the German magazine, Bild revealed that Russia spends about 1 billion Euros on the salaries and welfare of citizens of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. According to Bild, this amount corresponds to 0.6% of the annual expenses of the Russian budget.

    Moscow spends nearly 79 million Euros every month on salaries of state employees and pensions in so-called DPR and LPR, Bild wrote. About 2.4 billion Rubles (approximately 30 million Euros) …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence Thwarts Attack on City in the Donbas Region

    A cache of munitions was found in the city of Popasnaya in the Luhansk region which the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) suspects was intended for a terrorist attack.

    Employees of the SSU, together with the National Guard, the police, border guards and the military conducted a large-scale special operation in the city, according to the press center of the SSU.

    The purpose of the special operation was the "prevention of acts of sabotage in the city and the identification of members of …

  • OSCE Observers Recorded Thirty-two Tanks in Occupied Donbas Region

    On the 9th of January, observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM)to Ukraine recorded 32 tanks (T-72 and T-64) in the temporarily occupied territories which are under the control of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). The tanks were seen in Ternov, 57 km east of Donetsk, the report says.

    The report notes that observers also found a T-64 tank the next day on the 10th of January in the territory that is controlled by the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), in Uspensk, …

  • DPR Leaders Call for Resignation of French President

    The leadership of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) has called for the President of France, François Hollande, to resign due to crimes committed in the Donbas region and Syria. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR, Alexander Kofman, and the Deputy of the People’s Council of the DPR, Vladislav Berdichevskiy, asked Hollande to tender his resignation during a video conference.

    “In fact, the coup d’état that happened in Ukraine has led to the military showdown between the eastern …

  • Kiev could revoke citizenship from separatists

    Ukrainians have requested that the President revoke the citizenship of all separatists and their collaborators. On the 24th of September, a petition in support of this request was posted on an electronic petition website. Ukraine can make the decision to provide amnesty to some of the separatists from the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and at the same time revoke their citizenship.

    The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, fears that those involved in …

  • ATO command names Russian agent in charge of removing insubordinate separatist officers

    Gangs suspected of being accomplices to the terrorist Evgeny Wagner were recently found in occupied territory in the region of Ozeryanovki near Horlivka. The ATO press-center reported this discovery, citing a source living in militant-controlled territory. Wagner is a Colonel in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, and has taken part in many conflicts since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    The Ukrainian military belives that groups are involved in the elimination of pro- …

  • Internal strife becoming a major problem for Russian-backed separatists

    The conflict is rapidly developing in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), both in terms of skirmishes with Ukrainian forces and internal power struggles. Certain DPR military units, under the auspices of the Russian Federal Security Bureau (FSB), have been engaged in “mop up operations” of other militant units, effectively removing belligerent commanders, Tyzhden.ua reported.

    “We observed the arrival of unknown special units in Dokuchaievsk, apparently for disciplining several …

  • Zakharchenko prepared to go to war with Europe

    Alexander Zakharchenko, Prime Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, addressed the DPR People’s Council, saying that he is ready to fight with any European army.

    "Let's face it—knowing the level of training of our forces, technical equipment, high morale and proficiency, we can say with confidence that the forces of the Donetsk People's Republic are able to not only beat the Ukrainian army but also to put up a fight against almost any European army," said the leader of the …

  • Prisoners in Ukraine won’t be exchanged before 2016

    A prisoner exchange between the Ukrainian government and the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) won’t happen before the New Year, despite the fact that the two sides agreed on the need carry out an such an exchange during a video conference on November 24th.

    At the time, both parties agreed on the need to complete this process by late 2015, according to Daria Olifer, spokeswoman for Leonid Kuchma, Kiev’s envoy to the negotiations. “First, the exchange should take place for the most …