Contents tagged with LPR

  • Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine: Witnesses report execution of 134 people by separatists and Russian military in Donbas

    In response to RBC-Ukraine’s inquiry, the Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine (GPU) confirmed that witnesses in the criminal case on the widespread and systematic violation of the laws and conventions of warfare by members of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic)   reported large-scale executions carried out by militants and Russian soldiers in the Donbas.

    The response specifies that in the pretrial investigations more than 900 people have been questioned …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reports 1700 deaths of those fighting for the separatists in the Donbas

    The Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has collected information about the separatist casualties in the Donbas. According to the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) and the Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) of the Ministry of Defense, 35,000-40,000 armed separatists of the self-proclaimed "republics" and 4,000-5,000 of the Russian military are members of the DPR (Dontesk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) army corps.

    "We collect data …

  • Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine accuses state railway company Ukrzaliznytsia of having business ties with separatist republics

    The Main Military Prosecutor General’s Office, in the context of the case on financing terrorism, conducted 28 simultaneous searches of the accommodation and premises of companies, including Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways).

    “It has been established that a number of commercial enterprises and officials of the public company Ukrzaliznytsia organized the shipment of the products of enterprises located in the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), for the needs of …

  • The Ukrainian SBU is ready to exchange 200 prisoners with the DPR and LPR

    The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed to sign an Act of Oblivion that will enable authorities to transfer more than 200 persons to the DPR and LPR in exchange for Ukrainian prisoners.

    The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vasyl Hrytsak informed journalists about the details, reported Interfax Ukraine.

    “When will [there] be a swap? I want it to be today, tomorrow. We prepared for a swap. I’ll tell you the truth. And we are ready to swap more than 200 persons who expressed such …

  • Separatist field commander killed in eastern Ukraine

    The commander of the separatist battalion Hooligan, Vladimir Tsvyah, with the call sign Commander, has been killed in the Donbas, as reported by the journalist from the Russia-1 television channel, Alexander Rogatkin, on his Facebook page. 

    "Volodya Tsvyah, the legendary battalion commander, has died on the front line together with the battalion intelligence chief," wrote Rogatkin.

    The authorities of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) have not officially confirmed the death of …

  • Russian parliament committee proposes creation of tourist zones in separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine

    On Wednesday, May 17, an exhibition titled the “Industrial Heritage of the Donbas” will be opened in the State Duma, RBC news agency reported. It will be organized by MP Iosif Kobzon from the “Yedinaya Rossiya” (United Russia) party and the Lower House Committee for Culture, two sources from the Committee for Culture told RBC. From the unrecognized republics, Eduard Golenko, acting Minister of the Coal Industry of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is expected to speak at the exhibition, one …

  • Germany: military parades in separatist republics violated the Minsk agreements

    Germany said that military parades in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) violated the Minsk agreements and represented a threat to the population of the region, Ukrinform news agency reports.

    The military parades were held in Donetsk and Luhansk on May 9. In the DPR, from 50 to 80 units of military equipment were involved while in the LPR more than 60 units of military equipment and weapons and 1,200 soldiers took part in the parade.

    The German government …

  • Media: Putin’s adviser controls the separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine through his people

    Russian Presidential Adviser Vladislav Surkov appointed his own people to govern the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), and determines the internal policy in the “republics”, Reuters reported.

    Surkov’s role was described to the news agency by three people who previously held high positions in the self-proclaimed republics. Two of the sources wished to remain anonymous, but the third – Alexei Alexandrov – gave permission for his name to be used.

    According to …

  • Media: the Ukrainian factories seized in the Donbas are managed by the former governor of Russia’s Irkutsk region

    Ukrainian factories that have been seized by pro-Russian separatists are managed by Vneshtorgservis Company, headed by the former governor of the Irkutsk region, Vladimir Pashkov.

    This was reported by the Russian magazine Kommersant. The publication notes that the leader of the so-called DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko signed a "decree" in which he appointed Vneshtorgservis as the "temporary administrator" of the seized Ukrainian enterprises.

    The list of enterprises controlled by the Russian …

  • Tender worth 40 million USD or why halting the power supply from Ukraine to LPR was stalled for three years

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On 25 April, 2017, the power supply from the part of the Luhansk region controlled by the Ukrainian government to the uncontrolled part of the region was suspended.

    Electricity was halted in accordance with the demands of the Energorynok State Enterprise following "The order of the implementation of measures for partial or complete cessation of power supply through its metering points" approved by the Ministry of Energy and …