Contents tagged with DPR

  • Kyiv develops program to check if any Donbas residents committed crimes against Ukraine

    Ukraine is developing a computer-based program which will help to determine if a resident from the self-declared Donetsk or Luhansk People's Republics committed crimes against Ukraine, said the Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine, Anatolii Matios. According to Matios, the application will be ready in less than six months.

    "Together with one of the powerful scientific centers, using the existing computer and psychological technologies, we are developing a computer-based screening test for …

  • Media: Ukraine started purchasing Russian coal through Belarus

    Russian coal companies had to resort to indirect supplies of coal to Ukraine through Belarus because of trade restrictions imposed by Russia, RBC news agency reports, citing sources in the coal companies. 

    “We cannot supply them directly. Quotas prevent us from doing so,” one of the interlocutors stated. 

    According to one of RBC’s sources, Russian companies used to export coal to Ukraine under the guise of export to Europe. Raw materials were delivered to Ukrainian ports ostensibly for export, …

  • Three explosions set off near DPR leader’s residence in Donetsk

    Three powerful explosions blasted in the center of Donetsk. Two of them took place not far from the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) leader’s residence building, reports RIA Novosti, citing the DPR authorities. 

    DPR's Ministry of Internal Affairs clarified that one of the explosions was set off several hundred meters from the hotel where the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission staff is stationed. Another one went off nearby on a vacant lot. According to preliminary data, nobody was hurt. 

    The DPR …

  • Former DPR head Borodai claims that more than 400 Donbas militants were saved from being deported from Russia to Ukraine

    The head of the Donbas Volunteers Union, former Prime Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Rebublic Alexander Borodai stated during the congress of the Council of Donbas Volunteer Commanders in Moscow that more than 400 members of pro-Russian armed groups that are fighting in the Donbas could have been deported from Russia at Ukraine’s request.

    He alleged that thanks to the activities of the Russian organization Donbas Volunteers Union (DVU), they avoided getting deported. Its members …

  • Putin’s adviser Surkov and former DPR head Borodai hold Donbas militants congress in Moscow

    On Friday, February 15, the so-called “Council of Donbass Volunteer Commanders“ congress was held in the President-Hotel in Moscow. The Assistant to the President of Russia, Vladislav Surkov, as well as the former leader of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Borodai, attended the congress, as reported on the “Union of Volunteers of Donbass” website.

    “In the midst of the election race, you can expect anything from Kyiv. Should the situation require it, we will mobilize volunteers as …

  • Ukraine sends a note of protest to Italy after DPR representative office opens in Verona

    The Ukrainian Embassy to Italy  reported on Facebook that a note was sent to the Italian Foreign Ministry regarding a DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) representative office which opened in Verona. 

    It is noted that the Ukrainian embassy condemns and considers the support of pro-Russian militants in Italy unacceptable, in particular, the opening of a DPR representative office in Verona on February 9th. 

    “In connection with, the Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine presented …

  • Russian media: ‘DPR representative office’ opened in Verona, Italy

    Russian media reported the second “representation” of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People's Republic” (DPR) in Italy, which opened in Verona, writes TASS with reference to the head of the representative office "Palmarino Zoccatelli.

    The opening ceremony took place on Saturday.

    "Our task will be to disseminate truthful information about what is happening in the Donbas, which is still ignored by the official media. Our goal is to draw public attention to the problem that remains unsolved," said …

  • Yanukovych says he is ready to discuss Ukrainian prisoners exchange with Putin

    During a press conference in Russia, Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych announced that he is ready to initiate a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the exchange of prisoners according to the “all for all” procedure. 

    “If necessary, if there is such initiative on the Ukrainian side, I am ready to talk with Putin and submit such proposal,” said Yanukovych. 

    According to him, for this to happen he needs some initiative from the President Petro Poroshenko, and the order …

  • Kyiv classifies the list of Russians who fell under new Ukrainian sanctions

    The Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons refused to disclose the list of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Russian companies that fell under Kyiv’s new sanctions, reported the Ukrayinska Pravda. 

    The ministry’s response to the official request of reporters stated that “the requested information is classified and is not subject to disclosure”. The document was signed by Serhiy Mokrenyuk, Head of Department for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian soldier captured by pro-Russian militants in the Donbas

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed the fact that a soldier of the 128th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade of Zakarpattia was captured by pro-Russian militants in the Donbas, reported the Brigade’s press-service on Facebook on Thursday, January 3.

    The separatists’ website published a video of the captured Ukrainian soldier. The Brigade Command confirmed that it was indeed their soldier, Andriy Kachynskyi from Berestivka village of the Volodymyrets district in the Rivne region. Kachynskyi …