Contents tagged with DPR

  • Poroshenko urges Ukrainians not to participate in the LPR and DPR elections

    During a press-connference in Paris, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainians, who live in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk which are controlled by pro-Russian militants, not to participate in the elections in the  so-called Luhansk and the Donetsk People’s Republic.

    “Russian Federation does [the elections] in its usual manner and only to eliminate former puppets first, who took part in murders, torture, law violations… Russia is accomplishing this step just to choose …

  • EU: elections in Donbas are illegitimate

    Ahead of the elections organized by Russia in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions which are controlled by pro-Russian militants, the European Union reiterated its support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

    In a statement published on Saturday, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Frederica Mogherini said that Brussels will not recognize the results of these elections.

    "The EU considers the “elections” planned for 11 …

  • Ukraine: Russia already prepared the outcome of forthcoming elections in LPR and DPR

    Chairperson of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak stated at a press briefing that the Ukrainian Security Service of Ukraine has the information that Russia already prepared the results of the so-called elections to be held on November 11 in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by pro-Russian militants.

     “Based on the data we have, Russia has faked 55% for Pushilin in DPR and 63% for Pasechnik in LPR. The “turnout” is going to be 70%," he said.

    Earlier, Oleksandr Turchynov,  …

  • US advises residents of LPR and DPR to boycott elections in Donbas

    The US embassy in Ukraine advises residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk territories which are not under Ukraine’s control to boycott “illegal” elections, that will be held on November 11th.

    “While Ukraine is taking positive steps to foster peace, Russia is worsening the conflict by organizing sham “elections.” Residents of eastern Ukraine should boycott these “elections” that do not follow the Minsk agreements or Ukrainian legislation,” the Embassy wrote on Facebook.

    Pro-Russian authorities of …

  • Herashchenko: Russia announced its recognition of 'pseudo-elections' in Donbas

    Representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the issues of the Donbas Iryna Herashchenko stated that Moscow officially announced its intention to recognize the results of the so-called “elections” in the territories of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine's control during the meetings of the working groups and the Trilateral Contact Group.

    “The Ukrainian side  states: the Russian Federation, which launched the pseudo-elections in the occupied Donetsk and Luhansk, “ …

  • European countries call on Russia to cancel elections in DPR

    Representatives from Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland condemned the “illegal elections” in the south east of Ukraine to be held on November 11. They called on Russia to “exert its influence to cancel” the elections. This statement was made prior to an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine.

    In addition, European countries accused Russia of “financing and providing military support for separatists.”

    The elections of the …

  • UN Security Council refuses to hear DPR and LPR representatives

    On Tuesday, October 30, the members of the UN Security Council rejected the proposal of the Russian Federation to invite representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic to participate in the meeting of the Security Council, the news service of the UN stated on Twitter.

    They made their decision during the meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine in New York. Russia’s proposal on the LPR/DPR representatives was not supported.

    Before the meeting, the eight …

  • Russia sends another 'humanitarian convoy' to Donbas

    According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, on October 25, Russia once again sent two convoys into the territory of Donbas under the guise of the so-called "humanitarian cargo".

    "On October 25, Russia illegally sent two convoys of cars which crossed closed Izvaryne and Uspenka border checkpoints into the territory of Ukraine under the pretext of delivering the so-called" humanitarian aid "to the residents of the Russian occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions ", …

  • Ukraine tells Russia to call off elections in LPR and DPR

    Ukraine has demanded that the Kremlin immediately call off the preparations for the so-called elections in the Donbas, Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Chairwoman Iryna Herashchenko wrote on Facebook.

    A session of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) was held on October 17, at which Ukraine was represented by presidential adviser Ruslan Demchenko.

    “Today the Ukrainian party firmly demanded that Russia and the Kremlin’s puppets immediately call off the preparations for the fake, worthless "elections" …

  • Putin's aide Surkov meets with head of DPR in Moscow, promises to visit Donetsk

    Putin’s aide, Vladislav Surkov, met with Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) ringleader Denis Pushilin in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS reports.

    The two met to discuss preparations for the upcoming “elections” in the DPR and social issues in the Donbas.

    “I spoke at length with Vladislav Yuryevich about the situation in the republic. A high appraisal was given of the functioning of all administrative structures during the transitional period. The clear and professional work of the …