Contents tagged with LPR

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Three prisoners handed over to Kyiv in December were recruited by the LPR

    The counterintelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has discovered that three out of the 42 prisoners from Luhansk who were handed over to Ukraine at the start of December had been recruited by the Luhansk People’s Republic’s (LPR) Ministry of State Security. 

    The SBU press service reported that prisoners had been coerced to sign tacit collaboration pledges through threats and psychological pressure. Presumably, they were expected to collect information about the …

  • Lavrov: Russia will lose rest of Ukraine if it recognizes the DPR and LPR

    If Russia recognizes the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics (the DPR and LPR), it will lose relations with Ukraine, which will remain in the hands of the current regime, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on the air of the Komsomolskaya Pravda Radio Station, explaining why Russia does not recognize the DPR and LPR.

    “You want to recognize the DPR and LPR? What then? Do you want to lose the rest of Ukraine and leave it to the Nazis?” he said.

     “We are not at war …

  • EU Ambassadors agreed to impose sanctions because of the elections in Donbas

    Ambassadors of twenty-eight EU countries agreed to impose sanctions against nine individuals responsible for the organization and holding of elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, reported TASS and RIA Novosti, citing sources in Brussels.

    “Ambassadors agreed on sanctions against nine individuals who are responsible for the so-called elections in Eastern Ukraine,” TASS’s source reported. The decision to impose sanctions will be ratified by the EU Council, …

  • Ukraine initiates criminal proceedings against organizers of LPR elections

    The Prosecutor’s office of the Luhansk region initiated criminal proceedings for organizing and holding the “regular elections for the head of the LPR and deputies of the People’s Council” by the separatist administration of Russia on the temporarily annexed territories of the Luhansk region, reported the press service of the Prosecutor’s Office. 

    The criminal proceedings are based on articles on forcible change or overthrowing constitutional order, violation of the territorial integrity of …

  • Putin's aide Surkov congratulates Pushilin and Pasechnik on their election victory

    Vladislav Surkov, aide to the Russian President congratulated the leaders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik on their election victory, said Alexey Chesnakov, the Director of the Political Conjuncture Center as quoted by TASS.

    “The congratulatory letter said that the high voter turnout showed the world that proud and smart people, who believe in themselves and can defend themselves, live in the Donbas, and strongly …

  • Georgia condemns elections in LPR and DPR

    Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the elections in the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics illegal. “Holding such illegal elections in the regions where Ukrainian authorities cannot exercise legitimate jurisdiction due to Russia’s effective control over them violates the basic rules and principles of international law and is a flagrant interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine,” the Ministry stated.

    According to Tbilisi, “the elections contradict [Russia’s] …

  • Media: Russia wanted to invite DPR representatives to the OSCE meeting

    During the OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna on November 12, Representatives of the Russian Federation proposed to invite the DPR and the LPR representatives to speak at the meeting over Skype.

    According to Novosti Donbasa news outlet, Russians put forward this proposal during a meeting dedicated to "elections" held by Russia in LRP and DPR last Sunday.

    The delegations of Ukraine, the U.S., Canada and the European Union blocked this proposal. The representatives of Italy, which is …

  • NATO: elections in the DPR and LPR contradict the Minsk Agreements

    NATO refuses to legitimize the elections that took place in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, stated the NATO Press Office on their website on November 11. "They run contrary to the letter and spirit of the Minsk Agreements and undermine efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” the statement reads.

    "NATO fully supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We continue to call on Russia to withdraw …

  • 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 …