Contents tagged with Igor Plotnitsky

  • Journalist: Plotnitsky’s people were allowed to leave LPR in exchange for guarantees they would not come back

    The situation in the LPR is heating up; active cleansing is underway, and high-profile arrests are in process. As journalist Sergei Belous reported on Telegram," it should be interesting closer to the New Year." "As for the former Deputy Commander of the People's Militia Corps of the LPR, Vitaliy Kiselev (code name ‘Communist’), who was accused of attempting a coup d'etat  in 2016…he is already free, [and] at home. Though that has not yet been announced; officially he is ‘under house arrest’, …

  • Military expert: change of power in separatist LPR is a result of internal struggle between Russian special services and Russian military

    The removal of so-called head of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnisky, from his position is the result of internecine power struggles between Russian proxies in the separatist-controlled Donbas. Recent events in the LPR indicate that Russian military won in a confrontation with Russian security services, military expert Oleg Zhdanov told Apostrof news agency.   

    The events in Luhansk are actually inner fight among the Russian special services. Most likely, Russia wants to create …

  • Media: head of separatist LPR Plotnisky left for Russia

    The motorcade, in which the leader of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), Igor Plotnitsky, the head of his administration, Irina Teytsman, the head of the State Television and Radio Company of the LPR, Anastasia Shurkaeva, and a number of others were traveling, left the Luhansk for Russia on Thursday, Novaya Gazeta reported.

    Earlier, the Interior Minister of the LPR, Igor Kornet, who was dismissed from office by Plotnitsky, refused to leave his post and published a video message in which he …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: events in Luhansk is a dispute between the special services of the Russian Federation

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin believes that recent events in separatist-controlled Luhansk are not just a conflict between the leaders of the LPR but a dispute between Russian special services, reports Censor.NET.

    "It's not only an internal dispute between these gangs; it's also a dispute between the relevant Russian special services. This very clearly proves that Russia controls everything in there. This is another argument for international cooperation," Klimkin said. …

  • Armed persons led by interior minister Kornet arrest prosecutors in separatist LPR

    Divisions of the local LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) Interior Ministry and the DPR’s (Donetsk People’s Republic) Special Forces Vityaz stormed the LPR Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO).

    According to Novaya Gazeta, Vitaly Podobry and LPR military prosecutor Sergey Razno were detained, the rest were dismissed. PGO investigator Leonid Tkachenko was arrested the day before.

    As the Russian news outlet notes, the LPR Interior Ministry arrested all the PGO staff – more than 20 people, including …

  • Media: Kremlin gave LPR leader Plotnitsky final chance to rectify situation in the republic

    In the conflict between the head of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky and LPR Interior Minister Igor Kornet, whom Plotnitsky fired, the Kremlin has sided with the latter, a source close to Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov told RBC news agency.

    The source noted that Plotnitsky is not yet being threatened with dismissal – he has been given a “final chance”.

    “If Donetsk is quite independent from the Kremlin, and essentially their relationship can be …

  • Internal conflict in the separatist LPR: Head of the self-proclaimed republic flees to Russia

    In the separatist-controlled Luhansk unknown armed people cordoned off the building of the so-called "Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Luhansk Republic", as reported on his Facebook page by journalist Andriy Dikhtyarenko.

    "In Luhansk, the BTR [military armored personnel carrier] drove to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the building was surrounded by armed people, and some of them have hand grenades. It seems that Cornet decided to "appeal the decision of the court" about his dismissal …

  • Plotnitsky would meet with Savchenko only if she created her own team in Parliament

    The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, responded to the Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko’s proposal to meet face to face. According to him, their conversation could yield results only if Savchenko is able to create her own team in the Ukrainian Parliament.

    “I appreciate the calls for peace, forgiveness and dialogue that Nadiya Savchenko has made recently. However, peace cannot be achieved by talks and negotiations alone,” Plotnitsky said. The leader of the so- …

  • Court says Video Footage of Nadiya Savchenko's Arrest is Inadmissible Evidence

    The Donetsk City Court in the Rostov region rejected a petition from the lawyers of the Ukrainian servicewoman, Nadiya Savchenko, requesting the admission of a video of the defendant's arrest in the Luhansk region of Ukraine in the summer of 2014. The judge explained his decision indicating that the admission of the video "doesn't mean that the defense will acquire anything," according to Anton Naumlyuk a correspondent for Radio Svoboda.

    Earlier Savchenko’s lawyers presented evidence that the …

  • Senator McCain is not coming to Luhansk Republic.

    Senator John McCain declined the invitation of the leader of Pro-Kremlin Luhansk Republic,Igor Plotnitsky, to come to the elections as an observer.

    The Communication Director of the Senator, Brian Rogers, confirmed this on Monday.

    "Although I don’t usually deal with elections monitoring I am grateful for this unique invitation" - said McCain.

    “If the so called Luhansk Republic is interested in democratic elections I suggest their proponents to surrender their weapons and take part in the …