Contents tagged with LPR

  • Detained LPR militant talks about Russian military in the Donbas

    The servicemen of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a former militant of the Luhansk People’s Republic who confirmed the presence of Russian troops in the separatist-held territories of the Donbas, as reported on the SBU website.

    The operatives of the SBU have determined that the unnamed man from Kharkiv joined illegal armed groups in April 2017. He served in one of the separatist battalions in the occupied Alchevsk as a driver-mechanic for a BMP infantry fighting vehicle. He …

  • Putin promises continued support for DPR and LPR

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that he does not intend to abandon continued assistance to the DPR and LPR separatist republics, which control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

    He said this during a "direct line" with Russian citizens while answering a question by writer Zakhar Prilepin, who participated in the war against Ukraine on the side of the militants.

    Prilepin asked Putin his opinion about whether Ukraine will take advantage of the 2018 World Cup in order to …

  • LPR militants capture two Ukrainian soldiers

    A sabotage group of the pro-Russian forces captured two soldiers from the 14th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during a military assignment, reported the press service of the 14th Mechanized Brigade on Facebook.

    “On May 26, two of our soldiers were treacherously captured by a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the enemy while they were advancing to a forward observation post. For a week, nothing was known about the fate of our soldiers. The enemy did not make such a …

  • Putin's adviser on Donbas Surkov may be replaced

    The newspaper Kommersant reported that Russia will appoint a new representative in charge of the so-called to the Donetsk Luhansk People’s Republics, to replace Vladislav Surkov.

    According to the newspaper, government reshuffle in the Kremlin will affect advisers and assistants to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Surkov is Putin’s aide in matters related to the Commonwealth of Independent States, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Ukraine.

    Mikhail Babich, whose appointment as Russia’s ambassador …

  • Russia continues to reinforce Donbas border

    Russian border guards are placing barbed-wire barriers and digging anti-tank ditches on the border with the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR), Alexander Belokobylsky wrote in an article for Radio Liberty.

    There is evidence for this in stories on YouTube and in satellite images from Google. Russia’s border construction process can also be monitored using information from the country’s state purchases website.

    The official explanation is the fight against smuggling. …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker: DPR and the LPR are 'wholly sustained' by Russia

    The conflict in the Donbas has recently moved into an active phase - a "hot war" - and responsibility, as well as the keys to the end of the conflict, lies with Russia.

    US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker noted this from London during a telephone press briefing to international journalists, writes Krym.Realii.

    "This is still a very hot war. This past week we had virtually a record number of ceasefire violations. OSCE calculated over 7,000 for the week. That is …

  • Unknown saboteurs destroy one of the main bridges of LPR

    According to Interfax, the Ministry of State Security (MSS) of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) claims that the road bridge on the 50th kilometer of the Khrustalny-Luhansk route has been blown up by saboteurs.

    The press service of the MSS stated that the Ministry of State Security of the LPR, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs is searching for subversive and terrorist groups responsible for the bridge explosion on the night of May 20. The report notes that …

  • LPR and DPR residents to be banned from entering Russia during FIFA 2018 World Cup

    Russia intends to ban residents of the separate regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces from entering the country during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. A statement to this effect was made by Oleh Slobodyan, spokesman for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS), on his Facebook page.

    “As the SBGS has learned, as part of preparation for the FIFA-2018 football World Cup, security measures in Russia are being tightened. And so, in the period between June 1 and July 17, 2018, restrictions …

  • Media: Putin’s aide Surkov responsible for LPR and DPR might resign

    Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Vladislav Surkov, who is in charge of the Ukrainian direction and cooperation with the self-proclaimed Abkhazia and South Ossetia, may leave his post as a result of reshuffle in Putin’s administration, RBC news agency reports, citing several sources.

    The sources provided different reasons for Surkov’s possible resignation. This may be due to the fact that "the strategy in the Ukrainian direction overall has reached a deadlock, the Minsk …

  • SBU detains Deputy of LPR People’s Council who came to collect Ukrainian pension

    Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), who take part in the military operation in the Donbas, detained the Deputy of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) in the Luhansk region, the press-service of the SBU reports.

    According to the SBU, a resident of the city of Khrustalny (before – Krasnyi Luch) in the Luhansk region, joined illegal armed groups where he was elected a deputy of the so-called People’s Council.

    “Operatives of the special service documented that the perpetrator …