Contents tagged with DPR

  • Ukraine argues that LPR and DPR representatives at Donbas talks have Russian passports

    On Thursday, May 21, during a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, the Ukrainian delegation showed copies of the Russian passports of the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, and representatives of the Donbas uncontrolled territories which were invited by Russia to participate in the Trilateral Contact Group on the resolution of conflict in the Donbas, stated the Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the international organizations in Vienna, Yevhen Tsymbalyuk.

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  • DPR and LPR threaten Ukraine with escalating hostilities in Donbas

    The heads of the so-called Donets and Luhansk People’s Republic said that they had increased the combat readiness of their troops.

    The leader of LPR Leonid Pasechnik said that on May 16, the shelling damaged the power line, "which was feeding critical infrastructure facilities." He threatened that if the shelling continued, the militants would try to "move the line of contact away from that power line."

    "I have already given appropriate instructions to put the units of the People's Militia on …

  • Girkin: Ukrainian Army can capture Donbas in one week

    Former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic Igor Girkin (Strelkov) said that the Russian authorities "manage" the militias in the Donbas.

    "DPR is a gray area that is completely controlled from the outside. And it is managed disgustingly by people with disgusting moral and business qualities. It’s managed from the outside, from the Russian Federation," he told Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon in an interview.

    At the same time, according to Strelkov, the Russian …

  • Kremlin ‘dissatisfied’ that Kyiv is trying to ‘squeeze’ DPR and LPR representative out of Donbas talks

    Boris Gryzlov, Russia's representative at the talks of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass, said that Ukrainian representatives refuse to negotiate with members of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR),reports TASS.

    According to Gryzlov, the May 14 video conference of TCG was on the verge of failure because of such a position of the Ukrainian side. In particular, he said, the situation on Wednesday escalated at the …

  • Kyiv: almost 200 thousand Donbas residents received Russian passports

    According to preliminary data, about 1.6 million people live in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), but the exact data is no known, stated Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov in an interview LB.ua.

    "Previously, according to the old data, there were about five million people living in the Donetsk region, and about two million in Luhansk. Total - seven. Since 2014, some of them left for Russia, …

  • DPR and LPR to call Donetsk ‘Stalino’ and Luhansk ‘Voroshilovgrad’ three times a year

    The authorities of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) decided to give Donetsk its old name - Stalino. The corresponding decree was signed by DPR head Denis Pushilin, Radio Liberty reports.

    The name “Stalino" will be used on May 9, the day of the victory in World War II, on June 22, the day of Germany's attack on the Soviet Union and on September 8, which is the day of liberation of the city from the Nazis.

    Donetsk bore the name of Stalino from 1924 to 1941, then from 1943 to 1961. …

  • Ukraine exchanges prisoners with DPR and LPR

    The first exchange of prisoners between the Ukrainian authorities and the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" (DPR) took place in the Donbas, Russian media reported on Thursday, April 16, citing the representative of Russia in the trilateral contact group (TKG) Boris Gryzlov.

    "Kyiv's exchange with DPR is over," Gryzlov said. The exchange took place at the Mayorsk border crossing near Horlivka. According to DPR ombudsman Daria Morozova, Ukraine handed over to the self-proclaimed …

  • Kyiv sentences Ukrainian colonel to 13 years in prison for treason

    On April 7, the Shevchenko District Court in Kyiv sentenced Colonel Ivan Bezyazykov to 13 years in prison for treason, according to a statement published on the website of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General.

    During the trial, the prosecution argued that the soldier, having been captured on August 25 2014, had joined the intelligence agency of the pro-Russian militants and had taken up the position of the so-called "deputy head of the 1st Analytical Division".

    This subsection of the Donetsk …

  • Germany and France: OSCE observers in Donbas are not allowed to move freely under the pretext of combating coronavirus

    According to Berlin and Paris, pro-Russian separatists in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics obstruct the work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in eastern Ukraine, under the pretext of protection against the spread of coronavirus, reports Deutsche Welle.

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian said they were "very concerned" about the restrictions faced by OSCE SMM staff in Ukraine from March 21, 2020.

    "Observers should be able …

  • Ukrainian soldier killed by militant sniper in Donbas

    A serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been killed by a militant sniper in the Donetsk region, reported the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation on Facebook.

    "The armed formations of the Russian Federation once again violated the ceasefire and shelled the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas. Unfortunately, today, March 30, Ukraine lost another defender. At one of the positions in the Donetsk region, a soldier of the Armed Forces was killed by enemy …