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The Parliamentary hearings on the issue of internally displaced people from the occupied Donbas region took place in the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 17th of February. The representatives of state authorities, local authorities, human rights organizations and the public participated in the meeting. The issue surrounding the reasonability of blocking the occupied territories was raised among others at the Parliamentary hearings.
As stated by the head of the Crimean Human …
The Commissioner of the President for the peaceful settlement of the situation in Donetsk and Lugansk regions and Ukraine’s representative to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine-Russia-OSCE), Iryna Herashchenko, stated at a press conference on the 17th of February that 127 Ukrainians are held captive by militants.
“Currently, we have 137 Ukrainians, who are illegally held captive. Ten of them are held in Russian prisons,” the Ukrainian news quoted her as saying. …
Russian presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov, has visited the occupied region of Donetsk.
This was reported by the Chief of Staff of the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), Alexander Tkachuk.
“On the 16th of February, Putin’s personal adviser, Vladislav Surkov, was in Donetsk. Russia was very careful in trying to hide the preparations for his visit,” Tkachuk said.
“During his visit, Surkov received reports from the heads of local administrations of the so-called Donetsk People’s …
Igor Strelkov (Girkin), the former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, gave a destructive description of the so-called DPR and LPR leaders in an interview with the Novorossiya movement’s website
“For two years they were in limbo, being a kind of a bargaining chip, which everybody wanted to return in exchange for uncertain preferences or some goods. It has led to the fact that favorites came to power, those who were chosen not on the basis of their professional or moral …
The Principal Deputy Chief of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, during a press briefing on Tuesday in Donetsk stated that pro-Russian separatists attempt to deceive monitors by having people who pretend to be local residents talk with members of the SMM. As reported by Ukrinform, the leaders of the separatists organize buses to transport "local residents" from village to village to spread misinformation to the OSCE.
“When we were about to leave the village …
The Court of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) has given out the first death penalty in the self-proclaimed republic. As reported by Interfax on Friday, February 12th, the ruling was made by Lyudmila Strateychuk, Judge of the Supreme Court of the so-called DPR and acting Chair of the Court Martial.
She did not specify who was subjected to the exceptional penalty of capital punishment. “There are cases under consideration and they also may result in such a penalty. These are murder …
The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, has stated that the separatists are ready to cooperate with Ukraine. In return, they demand official recognition of the so-called DPR as an independent state. Zakharchenko detailed these conditions to the RIA Novosti news agency.
Zakharchenko is awaiting the recognition of the so-called DPR as an equal partner. In addition, he hopes that Ukraine will implement all points of the Minsk Agreements, reformat …
The Deputy Director of the Ministry of Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, Vadim Skibitskiy, indicated that the Russian Presidential Advisor, Vladislav Surkov, plans to visit the occupied Donbas region, as reported by Ukrainian TV channels.
Skibitskiy also said that official candidates from the Russian Federation for local government positions of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have not been elected. However, the representatives of the …
Separatists in the Donetsk region are training for offensive ground actions in the area of Torez in eastern Ukraine. This was reported on Monday by the Chief of the Ukrainian Intelligence Agency.
“At the same time as showing a readiness to comply with the provisions of the Minsk Agreements, the Command of the Russian Forces has intensified measures to increase the combat capability of formations of the 1st and 2nd Territorial Army of the South Command,” the report stated.
“The offensive …
The Ukrainian Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Zoryan Shkiryak, has written on his Facebook page that the leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, will be removed from power by March or April.
"In March and April 'Zahar' and 'Ploty' will lose their power. The only question is how they will lose it. Meaning, will they voluntarily resign and escape to Russia with the loot, or will they be physically eliminated by the …