Contents tagged with LPR

  • LPR leader preparing to resign and leave Donbas

    The leader of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Leonid Pasechnik may soon leave his post, reported the separatist Telegram channel "Secrets of the Luhansk Republic" with reference to informed sources.

    The channel admitted that Pasechnik has no power in LPR. Because of this, he wants to leave Luhansk. However, according to the Telegram channel, Moscow has been refusing to give him permission.

    "Pasechnik has been trying unsuccessfully for two years to leave the post of the head of …

  • Kyiv: 600,000 LPR and DPR residents receive Ukrainian pensions

    About 660,000 residents of the uncontrolled Donbas territories receive Ukrainian pensions, Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Marina Lazebnaya said in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "I believe that those who have earned their pension in Ukraine should receive it. And to do this, we need to simplify or provide conditions and opportunities for them. Therefore, today, for example, such service centers will be opened at the two entry points in Shchastia and Zolote. We know that employees of the …

  • Ukrainian Army Commander: It would be easier if we were given command to attack in Donbas

    The Ukrainian government wants to regain control of the Donbas, and in these conditions, it would be easier for the military if they received an order to attack, said Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak in an interview with Obozrevatel.

    Khomchak believes, there is currently a question whether Ukrainian society is ready for active actions of its army in the Donbas.

    "In 2014, mobilization was a dissonance for an ordinary Ukrainian. Everyone was screaming that they …

  • Kyiv: Russia blocks Ukraine’s prisoner exchange with LPR and DPR

    Russia continues to block the exchange of detained persons, demanding that Ukraine adopt the "peace plan" proposed by representatives of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, announced the representative of the Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Serhiy Garmash on air of the channel "Ukraine 24".

    "We have submitted four lists. there are more than 200 people, 11 of them are in serious physical condition. Russia has never filed any lists in the six months …

  • Kremlin rejects possibility of recognizing LPR and DPR

    The Kremlin considers it impractical to contemplate about under what conditions Russia can recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR) People’s Republics, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

    "We consider such musings impractical," Peskov said, adding that "Kyiv's delay in fulfilling the terms of the Minsk agreements will only further complicate the situation in terms of these two self-proclaimed "republics." …

  • Strelkov: Ukrainian Army will wipe out pro-Russian militants during offensive on Donbas

    "Ex-Defense Minister" of the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic Colonel Igor Strelkov (Girkin) believes that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are now fully capable to retake control of the Donbas by force.

    "If Ukraine launches an offensive, the entire existence of DPR and DPR will depend only on one thing: whether the Russian Armed Forces will come to their rescue," Strelkov said in an interview with the Russian TV channel Roy TV. According to him, not only Russia’s help but also the time of …

  • Pro-Russian militants attack Ukrainian positions in Donbas

    At midnight on October 30, pro-Russian troops twice opened fire on Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodyane in the Donbas.

    The militants used various types of grenade launchers and small arms, the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reports.

    As a result of the attack, two Ukrainian servicemen were injured and succumbed to their wounds. The Joint Forces Operation Command offered its condolences to the families of the victims.

    According to Ukrainian military command, …

  • Another pro-Russian militant commander killed in Donbas

    Another pro-Russian militant commander was killed in Donbass, reported Journalist Denis Kazansky on his Telegram channel.

    According to Kazansky, Alexei Markov, who was originally from Moscow and commanded the Prizrak (Ghost) battalion in the Luhansk region, was killed.

    Kazansky recalled that the previous commanders of the battalion, Kostin and Mozgovoy, were killed earlier by their own comrades.

    "The Ghost turned to be unlucky,"" the journalist writes.

    At the same time, the militants claim …

  • Kyiv: 235 Ukrainians are held captive in DPR and LPR

    As of August 14, 235 people are being held captive in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics, said the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) , as quoted by Radio Svoboda.

    "The release of Ukrainian citizens, who have been illegally deprived of their liberty by the law enforcement and judicial bodies of the Russian Federation, is brought to the level of international contacts and is closely followed by of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs," the SBU said.

    As of April 30, …

  • Kremlin: Russia will supply weapons to Donbas in response to U.S. military assistance to Ukraine

    Leonid Kalashnikov, chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, said that if the United States passes a bill to allocate military assistance to Ukraine, it "could make" Russia think about arms supplies to the territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control, reports Interfax.

    "I believe that $300 million in the U.S. military assistance to Ukraine opens the door for us to help the people against whom they want to use …