Contents tagged with DPR

  • Italian authorities expose organization recruiting mercenaries for Donbas

    As result of a special operation by Italian authorities, six people were arrested after an investigation revealed that they were recruiting mercenaries to participate in military operations in Donbas on the side of the pro-Russian militants. The Ukrainian embassy in Italy reported that among the arrested there are citizens of Moldova and Albania.

    “On the night of August 1st, Italian law enforcement authorities exposed an organized criminal group, which recruited and financed persons to …

  • Ukraine demands that DPR return 85 rail wagons

    At the Minsk contact group meeting in the Donbas, Ukraine’s representatives demanded the return of 85 rail wagons belonging to Ukrainian Railways that are currently being kept in Donetsk, as announced by the subgroup representative of Ukraine, First Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko.

    “In the economic group, the Ukrainians raised an issue of the Ukrainian property including the theft of 85 rail wagons belonging to the Ukrainian Railways, which were purchased using the …

  • Russian region decides to integrate with DPR and LPR

    Authorities of the Russian Oryol oblast (region) decided to create a working group to facilitate integration and cooperation with the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics, as stated in the decree by acting governor of the region Andrey Klychkov.

    The working group includes officials from provincial and municipal administrations, as well as region representatives. According to the decree, the main task of the group is to coordinate the cooperation of the region with the separatist …

  • Separatist Commander Bezler returns to Donbas

    The former commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Igor Bezler, known as “Bes,” returned to the uncontrolled part of Donbas, as shown in a photo he posted on VKontakte social network.

    The Novosti Donbasa (News of Donbas) news outlet reported that the photo was posted on the page of Bezler’s wife Angelika. Bezler himself also posts on her account. In one of the photos, Bezler is standing next to a sign that says “Debaltseve.” The other photos show the Gorlovsky Machine Building Plant. …

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko threatens to open fire on the UN mission

    If the UN mission is deployed in the Donbas without consent of the DPR authorities,  the DPR military will have to open fire on the UN peacekeepers , said the head of Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko.

     “The UN mission will not enter here without the consent of the DPR. Otherwise… they will become targets. We will just have one more enemy. The more enemies we have, the easier it is to shoot; no need to aim,” he stated.

     During recent meetings in the Normandy format, consensus …

  • DPR head Zakharchenko ready to negotiate with Ukraine after elections

    The head of the DPR, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, is ready to enter into negotiations with Ukraine, but only after the elections. He made this statement during a “Direct Line” with residents of the territories of the Donetsk region that are not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, reported dnr-online news outlet.

    “Despite the rhetoric of our opponents and allies that negotiations with Kyiv are impossible, even if tomorrow Poroshenko, Turchinov and others are gone, even if Ukraine as a state …

  • Donetsk Region Court releases a Russian sniper who fought for the Donetsk People’s Republic

    On May 18, Krasnoarmiisky City District Court of the Donetsk region released a man charged with unleashing and waging aggressive war, involvement in a separatist organization, violating the procedure of entry into and exit from the temporarily annexed territory, illegal handling of weapons and infringement of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.  

    The Court’s ruling was published on May 24 in the Single Registry of the Court’s Decisions.  

    The prosecutor sought an extension of …

  • Putin promises continued support for DPR and LPR

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that he does not intend to abandon continued assistance to the DPR and LPR separatist republics, which control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

    He said this during a "direct line" with Russian citizens while answering a question by writer Zakhar Prilepin, who participated in the war against Ukraine on the side of the militants.

    Prilepin asked Putin his opinion about whether Ukraine will take advantage of the 2018 World Cup in order to …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains DPR militant in the Donetsk region

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported through its press center that SBU officers involved in the Joint Forces Operation detained a militant in the Donetsk region who belongs to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) .

    Law enforcement officers discovered that in 2014, a resident of Mariupol joined illegal armed groups, where he served as a spy. As a member of the separatists’ “mortar squad,” the perpetrator participated in the shelling of Marinka and Krasnohorivka, and counteracted anti- …

  • Putin's adviser on Donbas Surkov may be replaced

    The newspaper Kommersant reported that Russia will appoint a new representative in charge of the so-called to the Donetsk Luhansk People’s Republics, to replace Vladislav Surkov.

    According to the newspaper, government reshuffle in the Kremlin will affect advisers and assistants to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Surkov is Putin’s aide in matters related to the Commonwealth of Independent States, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Ukraine.

    Mikhail Babich, whose appointment as Russia’s ambassador …