Contents tagged with DPR

  • Ukraine handed over 15 prisoners to separatists

    On the 29th of December, the Ukrainian authorities unilaterally returned 15 people who were subject to criminal persecution in Ukraine, to the representatives of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The Security Service of Ukraine and the DPR confirmed the transfer of the 15 people, eight men and seven women.

    According to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), they were previously detained for their participation in illegally armed groups. The transfer took place between Horlivka and …

  • Separatists stated that two thousand Russians are kept in Donetsk detention facility

    A Russian writer, who supports the activity of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, Natalya Makeeva, stated that about 2,000 Russians are being held in a Donetsk detention facility. It is reported that they came to the Donbas in 2014 to join the illegally armed groups. According to Makeeva, she deals with issues related to prisoners of war in separatist-controlled areas and the territory controlled by Ukrainian Government.

    Natalya Makeeva claims that the detained Russians came to the …

  • Pushilin does not exclude the unification of the DPR and LPR in the future

    A representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, is not excluding the possible unification of the LPR and DPR in the future; however, this issue is not currently on the agenda, as reported by Russia's Interfax news agency.

    "No one sees the usefulness of such a unification at this stage as both the LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) and the DPR have signed the Minsk Agreements. For now, we do not see any circumstances under which reunification should occur. …

  • Ukrainian SBU detains one of the top managers of supermarket chain for relations with separatist republic

    In Kyiv, employees of the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained one of the top managers of a supermarket chain through which the self-proclaimed DPR was financed, as the statement of the SBU press center reads.

    “At the end of November, employees of the special service disclosed that merchants in the capital are part of a business which continued to function in the temporarily occupied territory. Law enforcement officers found that part of the income from these shops was being sent …

  • Ukrainian activists and military veterans vow to stop illegal trade with separatist-held areas

    According to the second commander of Donbas volunteer battalion, Anatoly Vinogradsky, the  veterans of the volunteer battalions have started setting up check points along the contact line in eastern Ukraine to prevent the “illegal flow of goods” into the separatist-held territories.

    “There was an ultimatum demanding the return of the prisoners. The separatist leaders have not responded to it. That is why we have started the blockade of the occupied areas in eastern Ukrain,“ Vinogradsky stated …

  • The DPR and LPR decided to hand over two prisoners to Savchenko

    The leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, decided to hand over two captive Ukrainians to the People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Nadiya Savchenko, according to a statement published on one of the separatists' websites.

    “On New Year’s and Christmas Eve, we handed over two women, Angelica Presnyakova and Olga Svorak, to the representative of the Ukrainian people, Nadiya Savchenko, without any conditions as a gesture of …

  • Savchenko was questioned by the Security Service of Ukraine after her meeting with separatist leaders

    Nadiya Savchenko, a Verkhovna Rada deputy, gave a testimony to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) after her meeting with the leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.

    This was stated by the head of the SBU, Vasyl Hrytsak, on channel 112.

    "The Security Service invited Nadiya, and she gave a testimony in the framework of criminal proceedings," he said.

    At the same time, Hrytsak was critical of the fact that an MP negotiated with the separatists.

    "I cannot forbid a …

  • US Global Hawk drone carried out reconnaissance mission at the demarcation line in the Donbas

    A RQ-4A Global Hawk Strategic U.S. Air Force drone made an almost 10-hour reconnaissance flight along the line dividing the sides in the Donbas on Friday, as was reported by Interfax-Ukraine citing a source in western information portals that monitor the movement of military aircraft.

    According to them, the American long-range drone, before leaving Ukraine in the west to its border with Romania, had shuttled north to south along the demarcation line for hours without crossing it.

    During its …

  • So-called DPR claims they have opened a representative office in Italy

    The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) claims that they have established a representative office in the Italian city of Turin. This information was confirmed by the Italian team of Stopfake.org project, which addresses and refutes false information about events in Ukraine. Stopfake confirmed that this information is accurate.

    "We have learned that the official opening of the DPR’s representative office in Italy would be held on December 14 at 6.30 p.m. on the premises of the …

  • Ukraine to hand over 15 captured separatists to LPR and DPR as a sign of goodwill

    Ukraine decided to release 15 separatists who are on the exchange list for the "DPR" and "LPR" as a “goodwill gesture.” Nine of them are seriously ill, and the others are women, as reported by the representative of Ukraine to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, Iryna Herashchenko, on Facebook.

    "In order to advance the process of releasing hostages before the New Year holiday, as part of the Minsk group we announce the transition of 15 of the 228 people who were requested …