Contents tagged with LPR

  • 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 …

  • Kyiv reports attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, accuses pro-Russian militants of violating ceasefire

    Over the past 24 hours, pro-Russian militants in the Donbas opened fire on Ukrainian positions three times, the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reported.

    "During the past 24 hours, three cases of ceasefire violation were recorded at the sites of our units’ responsibility. Ukrainian defenders did not open fire in response. There are no losses among our soldiers as a result of enemy shelling," the summary of the Ukrainian command reads.

    In particular, near Vodyane the enemy …

  • Trilateral Contact Group reaches agreement on full ceasefire in Donbas

    The Trilateral Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine, (Ukraine, OSCE, Russia) agreed on Wednesday, July 22, on a full ceasefire in the Donbas. It is reported that from July 27, additional measures to support and observe the truce for the entire period until the full comprehensive settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine come into force, reports Ukrainian Presidential Administraion.

    These measures include a ban on offensive and reconnaissance and …

  • LPR admits inability to build infrastructure for new entry points to Ukraine

    The recent agreement of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) to open two new checkpoints on the demarcation line is probably doomed to failure, admited the leadership of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic.

    The Telegram channel "Luhansk Insider" reported that the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic is facing problems with the construction of these entry points.

    "Opening of the Shchastya and Zolote entry points... may not take place in part because LPR may have problems with building the …

  • Ukrainian Armed Forced advance 3 kilometers into Donbas

    Militants of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics reported that the Ukrainian troops advanced 3 km into the territory of the Donbas near Stanitsya Siphonna and Donetsky settlment.

    Military correspondent of the militants Marina Kharkova reports that the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces advanced 3 km. The fighters of the Ukrainian army took up new positions and entrenched on new frontiers.

    According to Kharkova, the order for the Russian militants to push the Ukrainian …

  • Ukrainian medic killed during militant shelling in Donbas

    Russian militants in the Donbas open fired on a group of three Ukrainian military medics who were trying to evacuate the body of a Ukrainian soldier who had previously been killed by a mine explosion in the area of Zaitseve on Monday.

    The press service of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reported on Facebook that a group of soldiers in white helmets and with appropriate identification signs advanced to retrieve the body of the deceased after the temporary  ceasefire had been agreed on with …

  • Kyiv rejects Russia’s demands to include Donbas special status in Ukrainian Constitution

    Ukraine is not considering amending the Constitution to consolidate the legal status of certain regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, stated Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with Syohodni news outlet.

    "When Russia is not satisfied with the provision of some Ukrainian law or a bill, it is a problem of Russia. We are an independent state and we will pass the laws that we see fit. We respect our international obligations and always correlate our legislation with …

  • Yarosh: In 2014 Ukrainian volunteers could have liberated Donetsk but were ordered to retreat

    In 2014, Ukrainian fighters could have liberated Donetsk, stated the commander of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army, ex-MP Dmytro Yarosh on air of the TV channel Obozrevatel TV.

    According to Yarosh, Donetsk in 2014 was under the control of "real criminal gangs" and Russian regular forces were not there yet.

    "We even went past the "Donetsk" sign and then we received the order [to withdraw]," Yarosh said.

    Yarosh noted that the order to withdraw came "though the communication channel" of the …

  • Kyiv: 231 people held captive by militants in Donbas

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is informed about 231 people who are held captive by armed groups in the Donbas,said the SBU’s press service.

    As of 12 June, 190 civilians, 37 members of the military and law enforcement officials, as well as four members of volunteer battalions, are considered unlawfully imprisoned.

    The SBU stressed that the Ukrainian side is taking practical measures aimed at the release of all illegally held people in certain areas of the Donbas.

    Ukraine and militants …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine develops strategy of transitional justice in LPR and DPR

    Ukraine is developing a special mechanism for transitional justice in certain areas of the Donbas, stated the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, the first deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group Oleksii Reznikov.

    He noted that transitional measures are meant to restore justice and violated human rights and bring to justice those who committed crimes.

    "For the future, we are working on the possibility of creating a special regime that will provide a special model …