Contents tagged with LPR

  • Journalist: Plotnitsky’s people were allowed to leave LPR in exchange for guarantees they would not come back

    The situation in the LPR is heating up; active cleansing is underway, and high-profile arrests are in process. As journalist Sergei Belous reported on Telegram," it should be interesting closer to the New Year." "As for the former Deputy Commander of the People's Militia Corps of the LPR, Vitaliy Kiselev (code name ‘Communist’), who was accused of attempting a coup d'etat  in 2016…he is already free, [and] at home. Though that has not yet been announced; officially he is ‘under house arrest’, …

  • Russia investigates LPR Interior Minister Kornet’s involvement in murder

    “LPR Interior Minister” Igor Kornet, whose efforts led to LPR head Igor Plotnitsky being overthrown, is involved in a court case for the murder of a Russian citizen. Artem Bulgakov, who served in Kornet’s security, died in November last year.

    The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) is investigating Bulgakov’s murder, RBC news agency reports.

    The ICR’s order to conduct investigative and procedural activities in the case on Bulgakov’s death speaks about …

  • New head of LPR speaks about close cooperation with the Kremlin

    Leonid Pasechnik, who replaced Igor Plotnitsky as head of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), has reported on "well-established" cooperation with Moscow.

    Pasechnik said that "I personally, and the entire leadership of the LPR, have constructive interaction with all Russian structures that render humanitarian assistance to our Republic at such a difficult time. I am confident that our cooperation will continue in the future,” reports Luhansk Information Centre.

    According to Pasechnik, the …

  • Girkin: Russia driving new parties of 'cannon fodder' into Syria

    Militants from the unrecognized Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR & LPR) are leaving en masse as “volunteers” to the war in Syria, where they will serve as cannon fodder, former DPR Defense Minister Igor Girkin (Strelkov) wrote on his VKontakte page.

    “Molkino (a military base where the private military companies involved in combat operations in Syria are trained) is packed with former ‘corps’ fighters and other formations from the ‘separate regions’, who have retired for various …

  • Media: Russian embassy in Kyiv issues documents to sell real estate property in LPR and DPR

    The Russian embassy in Kyiv issues documents for property in the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces not controlled by Ukraine. The Russians are carrying out the property operations contrary to Ukrainian legislation and international agreements, TSN reports.

    Halina, an immigrant from Luhansk, helped to unveil these machinations. The woman wanted to sell her apartment in the separatist-held territory, and contacted an estate agent several times, but the latter referred her to the …

  • Ukrainian official says Minister Kornet who led coup in Luhansk has 3,000 people under his command

    There are about three thousand people now subordinated to the "Minister of Internal Affairs" of the self-proclaimed "Luhansk People's Republic," Igor Kornet, as announced by the Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, Heorhiy Tuka on the Freedom of Speech program on channel ICTV.

    "When Kornet became ‘Minister of the Internal Affairs,’ he had 219 subordinates; today there are about three thousand people in his divisions," Tuka stated.

    Tuka …

  • New leader of LPR promised not to disrupt prisoner exchange with Ukraine

    The successor of the former head of LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), Igor Plotnitsky’s, Leonid Pasechnik said that he will not prevent the exchange of prisoners.

    "Of course, the resignation of Igor Venediktovich will not impact the exchange of prisoners, the process continues. The leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the People's Militia verified our people who are detained, who are on our territory, and are subject for an exchange. I will be given a list on Monday and will …

  • Military expert: change of power in separatist LPR is a result of internal struggle between Russian special services and Russian military

    The removal of so-called head of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnisky, from his position is the result of internecine power struggles between Russian proxies in the separatist-controlled Donbas. Recent events in the LPR indicate that Russian military won in a confrontation with Russian security services, military expert Oleg Zhdanov told Apostrof news agency.   

    The events in Luhansk are actually inner fight among the Russian special services. Most likely, Russia wants to create …

  • Ukrainian official: Leaflets calling for unification with DPR appeared in separatist-held Luhansk

    In the separatist-controlled Luhansk, leaflets were distributed with appeals to unite with the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) into a single republic, as reported by the Deputy Chairman of the Luhansk civil-military administration, Yuriy Klimenko, on 112 Ukraine.

    "The people are slowly being prepared for such unification, the next step will be the dissemination of these appeals in the media in the occupied territories," Klimenko said.

    He is convinced that Russia will benefit from this, …

  • New head of separatist LPR speaks about Republic’s political course

    The political course of the unrecognized Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) will remain unchanged despite the resignation of Igor Plotnitsky, says acting head of the Republic Leonid Pasechnik. The Luhansk Information Center has reported this. According to Pasechnik, the LPR will continue to move towards an alliance with Russia, ensuring the Minsk agreement, and establishing economic and political development, as well as maintaining security and "normal life." "We will adhere to the course that we …