Contents tagged with DPR

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Moscow ordered Russian soldiers stationed in Donbas to hand over their passports

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has published audio recordings of intercepted phone calls made by separatist from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR).

    “The SBU has acquired repeated evidence of the presence of Russian soldiers in the illegal armed formations of the so-called D/LPR. In the audio recordings of the terrorists’ phone calls that were intercepted by the SBU, one can hear an order from Moscow to immediately hand over the Russian citizenship passports of all …

  • Russia makes company of Ukrainian fugitive oligarch Kurchenko sole coal supplier from DPR and LPR

    Russia has named Gaz-Alyans, a company controlled by Sergei Kurchenko, its sole supplier of coal from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), RBC news agency writes.

    RBC cites “DPR people’s council deputy” Vladislav Brig, a source in the management of the coal company Rovenkianthracite, and the appeals of Russian coal traders who previously traded coal from the DPR and LPR.

    The document states that on March 14, 2018, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development sent a …

  • Russia expresses doubt about Volker’s ability to 'contribute to resolving the crisis in the Donbas’ after his statements that LPR and DPR should be disbanded

    U.S. Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker’s call to disband the LPR and the DPR “calls into question” his ability to contribute to the resolution of the crisis in the Donbas, said the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, reported RIA Novosti.

    “Volker's words, of course, do not fit into any framework of the existing Minsk agreements and, in my opinion, quite seriously call into question his readiness and ability to make a real contribution to …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker: DPR and LPR must be disbanded

    US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the occupation establishments that Russia has created in the Donbas, the DPR and LPR, must be dismantled, because they do not comply with Ukraine’s constitution.

    He made a statement to this effect during a panel discussion at the Hudson Institute analytic center, which was broadcast on the institute’s website.

    “The so-called Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic are establishments created by Russia …

  • Russian Gazprom stops charging Ukraine for gas supplies to separatist DPR and LPR

    At the 2018 Ukrainian Energy Forum in Kyiv, Yuriy Vitrenko, Chief Commercial Officer of Naftogaz Ukraine, has announced that Russian conglomerate Gazprom has stopped invoicing Naftogaz Ukraine for gas supplies sent to self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR) , Interfax reported.

    According to Vitrenko, Gazprom did not bill Naftogaz for the entire period of 2017, nor the beginning of 2018.

    Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said that between January 2015 and June 2017, the …

  • DPR Minister of Coal and Energy arrested in Donetsk

    Separatists arrested the so-called Minister of Coal and Energy, Eduard Golenko in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), as reported on Facebook by Konstantin Dolgov, a former spokesman of the so-called Foreign Ministry of the DPR. According to Dolgov, the "arrest" was authorized by Alexander Zakharchenko and his "purse,” the Vice Prime Minister for Economy, Alexander Timofeyev, known also as "Tashkent.”

    "Golenko was inconvenient because he proposed to establish a state enterprise for the sale …

  • Russia says 'Rasmussen plan’ on settlement in the Donbas must be agreed upon with separatist DPR and LPR

    The plan for a settlement of the situation in the Donbas, prepared at the request of former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, will not work without the agreement with the authorities of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, says Aleksey Pushkov, Chair of the Russian State Duma's Committee for International Affairs. The document implies sending 20,000 soldiers from the UN contingent to eastern Ukraine.

    In an interview with Deutsche Welle on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, …

  • US strategic drone conducts reconnaissance flight over Donbas

    On Friday, February 16, a RQ-4 Global Hawk strategic drone from the US Air Force conducted a reconnaissance flight along the line of demarcation in the Donbas, Interfax-Ukraine reported with reference to web sites tracking the air traffic of military aircraft.

     The US long-distance drone with tail number 10-2043, which took off from Sigonella airbase in Sicily, flew from north to south along the line of demarcation separating Ukraine from self-proclaimed LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and the …

  • Russian foreign Minister Lavrov says Russia will not recognize LPR and DPR

    During a broadcast of Russia 1, when asked about whether Russia will recognize the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded that the Kremlin remains committed to Minsk Agreements.

    According to the Russian Minister, deviation from the Minsk agreements would be a “colossal mistake." "You know, unlike some of our international colleagues, we [Russia] are still people of our word; and we always stand by our word, especially when it was the subject of …

  • US expands 'Kremlin List' to include representatives of separatist LPR and DPR

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has expanded the so-called Kremlin List of Russian oligarchs and close confidants of Russian President Vladimir Putin to include the names of separatist representatives of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as reported by Radio Liberty.

    According to the report, the list was expanded to include nine ministers and one deputy minister of the separatist-held Donetsk and Luhansk regions as well a former Luhansk official and his family …