Contents tagged with DPR

  • Separatist commander Givi promised to avenge death of Motorola

    One of the commanders of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Mikhail Tolstykh, known by the call sign ‘Givi,’ vowed to level the cities of Ukraine to the ground in retaliation for the death of his comrade, Arsen Pavlov (call sign ‘Motorola’). He stated this in an interview with Russian NewsFront portal.

    “Whoever did this, they will pay. The whole of Ukraine will pay. Each city besides Donetsk People’s Republic, that we will continue to capture, I will level to the ground for this …

  • Zakharchenko accuses Ukraine's Security Service of assassinating Motorola

    The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, said that it was the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) that organized the assassination of Arseny Pavlov—call sign “Motorola”—one of the separatist military leaders, reports.

    "Today I can state the following: this operation was worked out by the Ukrainian Security Service. I would even say that this is terrorism on a national scale,” Zakharchenko emphasized. According to him, an investigation of …

  • Separatists arrest Russian battalion leader

    Russian journalist, Marina Akhmedova, has confirmed that the so-called Ministry of State Security (MGB) of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has arrested Alexei Smirnov. He is the commander of the so-called Angel battalion. She posted this on her Facebook page.

    “Alexei Smirnov, also known as Angel, was arrested. He is now in the custody of the MGB of the DPR. The charges are theft of humanitarian aid. It's hard to do it, but at this point I will refrain from making angry …

  • Plotnitsky says separatist republics averted coups

    The head of the self-proclaimed LPR, Igor Plotnitsky, stated that the leadership of the DPR and the LPR could have averted the impending "revolution." According to him, as reported by DonPress, it is possible that such “revolutionary” preparations were managed not only in Ukraine but also in Russia.

    "It was another attempt at a coup. However, it's not so much the fact of the coup in the LPR. The main goal was to create a precedent for the alleged indignation of the Ukrainian people and the …

  • Separatist commander: Accession of the Donbas to Russia is impossible

    Influential military commander of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Khodakovsky, has reported that Russia will not be incorporating the Donbas into its territory and that this issue is no longer relevant in Russian society. This was said by Khodakovsky during his video conference in Donetsk. The commander is also known as being at the forefront of the uprising of the new government in 2014.

    “I don’t think that we can talk about the accession in the near future as it’s …

  • Separatists to introduce unilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

    On the 13th of September, the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Aleksandr Zakharchenko, announced the introduction of a unilateral ceasefire.

    Separatists have promised to cease shooting from the 15th of September at midnight. A similar statement was made by the head of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky.

    Plotnitsky added that his servicemen are strictly prohibited from returning fire in the event of an attack from the Ukrainian forces. However, …

  • Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada proposes banning use of names of separatist republics in media

    A bill was submitted in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) calling to classify the names “DPR” (Donetsk People’s Republic)  and “LPR” (Luhansk People’s Republic) as those which promote criminal organizations, which in turn would prohibit the use of the names in the media, reported.

    Instead of the abbreviations “DPR” and “LPR” the initiator of the bill proposes the terms “criminal organization, self-proclaimed in the territory of the Donetsk region” and “criminal organization, …

  • Czech Foreign Minister promises to use legal mechanisms against 'DPR consulate' in Ostrava

    Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek promised to use legal measures against the diplomatic mission of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic in Ostrava. This was communicated by the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, on Twitter after meeting with his Czech counterpart.

    "Lubomir Zaoralek assured that the Czech Republic will use legal mechanisms against the fake offices in Ostrava and prevent the recurrence of such cases," he wrote.

    As previously reported the Ukrainian Foreign …

  • Separatist leader threatens to attack Kiev

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, threatened to attack Kiev, as reported by the separatist Donetsk News Agency website.

    Zakharchenko asserts that at the forefront of the Donbas, Ukraine has divisions that allow it to "start the offensive." He was not able to give the approximate dates when Ukraine "will start the offensive," but stated that the separatists "are ready for this and have been waiting for it for several months already."

    "The military …

  • Donetsk People's Republic to open representative office in Czech Republic

    The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) reported on the opening of its first representative office in the Czech Republic. According to the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs press service, the official opening ceremony for the DPR-representative center in the Czech Republic will take place on September 1.

    Earlier, the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a Protocol of Intentions to cooperate with public organizations in the Czech Republic and announced the opening of a DPR- …