Contents tagged with LPR

  • Media: Russia increased import of coal from separatist-held territories of eastern Ukraine

    In September, about 208,000 tons of coal, mined in the separatist-held territories of eastern Ukraine, were exported from Russia to Europe.

    This is 18% increase or about 33,000 tons more than in August, which was about 175,000 tons. The estimates were provided by, with reference to the available data of Russian Railways and Russian Federal Customs Service.

    Four Russian companies - Gas Alliance Company, Petroleum Capital, Anthracite Trade House and Russian Anthracite, accounted for 77. …

  • Separatist LPR introduces criminal liability for failure to pay social security tax

    Authorities of the so-called LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) have introduced criminal liability for non-payment of unified social contribution to compulsory state insurance, also known as the Unified Social Tax or UST, reported the terrorist-controlled online-resource LIC.

    The corresponding decision was made by "the deputies of the People's Council of the LPR", adopting the so-called law “On Introducing Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the LPR."

    The so-called legislative act amends " …

  • Ukraine asks Poland to stop buying coal from LPR separatists

    Poland must stop buying coal from the occupied Donbas, said Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk.

    “This is not at all partnership-like, and we hope that the Polish government will react to this situation,” Nasalyk said on Wednesday during a meeting with a Polish business in Warsaw, Ukrinform reports.

    According to the minister, the origin of the coal can easily be tested with chemical indicators. Nasalyk reiterated that Ukraine does not use anthracite coal from the …

  • Media: 'Representative office' for the 'Russian community of the Crimea' opened in Luhansk

    In the separatist-held Luhansk, representative offices for the "Russian Community of the Crimea" and the “Russia – Donbas Committee” were opened. They are expected to be able to provide information on the registration of documents required by Russia, as well as Crimean information, in particular, about tourist routes to the annexed peninsula, as reported by RIA Novosti news agency.

    According to the agency, the main goal of the representative offices will be the development of economic ties …

  • Kremlin: Russia’s assistance to separatist republics in eastern Ukraine will continue

    Russia has promised to continue providing assistance to residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, as stated by Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian President.

    In response to information that Russia intends to abandon the humanitarian support of the Donbas in favor of the Crimea and Kaliningrad, Peskov said that Russia would not do this.

    "Of course, no one will abandon in a difficult situation the inhabitants of the unrecognized republics of the DPR (Donetsk People’ …

  • Kremlin to 'restructure' its financing of the separatist republics in eastern Ukraine

    The Kremlin admitted that it is "restructuring" the financing for the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), but stated that it would not stop providing the separatists with "humanitarian assistance."

    The Press Secretary for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov said, "There is definitely redistribution" of funds, but this "does not mean a reduction in some areas" of financing, RBC news agancy reports.

    In clarifying the question about the amount of financing for …

  • LPR: introduction of peacekeepers in the Donbas is a declaration of war

    The representative of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LPR), Vladyslav Deynego stated that the US State Department proposal to deploy UN peacekeepers throughout the Donbas region would mean "a declaration of war."

    "Any attempt to promote the armed forces on the territory of another state is a declaration of war. Do they want to declare war? They will receive it," Deynego told RBC news agency.

    Deynego has not ruled out that the US State Department would give orders to the UN …

  • Russia: Introduction of peacekeepers in Donbas must be coordinated with DPR and LPR

    According to the Kremlin, the DPR’s (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR’s (Luhansk People’s Republic) consent must be one of the conditions for peacekeeping forces to be deployed in the Donbas.

    The Kremlin’s position was voiced by Dmitry Peskov, press secretary to the Russian president, RBC reports.

    “The conflict in south-eastern Ukraine is something to be negotiated primarily between Kyiv and the authorities of the unrecognized republics – LPR and DPR. This is, perhaps, the core modality …

  • Authorities of separatist LPR called Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘Ukrainian agents’

    Alexander Basov, the so-called Minister of State Security of the Luhansk People’s Republic stated that members of the religious organization Jehovah's Witnesses who are in the uncontrolled areas of Luhansk region are really agents of the Security Service of Ukraine.

    The LPR officials claim that the religious organization was "an active agent of the Security Service's influence in the LPR." According to separatist authorities, searches conducted on the premises belonging to the Jehovah's …

  • Two local MPs killed in separatist-held Luhansk

    "In the Kamennobrodsky district of the city of Luhansk, on the evening of August 27, on a private housing construction site, there was a killing of two persons who were deputies of the People's Council of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic)," reported LPR media, citing the representative of Prosecutor General’s Office, Grigory Tsevenko. The circumstances of the murder have not been reported.

    The separatist website LuganskInformCenter reported that Anatoly Krivonosov and Inna Kuznetsova were …