Contents tagged with LPR

  • DPR prepares to hold large-scale exercises in Donbas

    Pro-Russian militants in the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) announced preparations for “command post training exercises” in the Donetsk region. The “exercises” will start on Tuesday, September 11, involving more than three hundred units of military equipment and four thousand troops.

    “The command post training exercises on terrain are planned to be held starting September 11, 2018 on the Republic’s military training ranges,” reports DAN news, citing Deputy Operational Commander of …

  • LPR ready to hand over 44 prisoners to Ukraine

    Prisoners from the Sukhodolsky penal colony in the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) who were convicted before 2014 have expressed the desire to be transferred to Kyiv’s territory to serve the remainder of their sentences.

    The prisoners made this known when they were visited by Toni Frisch, coordinator of the OSCE’s Humanitarian Working Group, separatist media outlets report. Roman Vedmedenko, head of the LPR’s interdepartmental commission for transmission of persons convicted prior to …

  • Kyiv: Russia refused to provide information about investigators it sent to Donbas to find Zakharchenko killers

    At the meeting in Minsk, Ukraine demanded that Russia provide full information regarding media reports that Russia sent investigators to the Donbas to investigate the assassination of the separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko. Russia categorically refused to answer, reported Iryna Herashchenko, Ukraine’s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) and First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

    Herashchenko noted that sending Russian …

  • Lavrov: holding Normandy format talks is 'sacrilege' after the assassination of Zakharchenko

    To hold Normandy format negotiations would be sacrilege after the assassination of the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the TV show Bolshaya Igra (“Big Game”) on Channel One, RIA Novosti reports  .

    “We don’t refuse the Normandy format but now it will be just inappropriate and sacrilege to gather for such a meeting, especially when neither Berlin nor Paris have expressed their condemnation of this …

  • Russia considers recognizing LPR and DPR

    Russia should have long recognized the so-called LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), said Leonid Kalashnikov, the head of the Russian Federation Council committee on Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs.

    “In my opinion, LPR and DPR should have been recognized long ago. No need to build any illusions – unfortunately, Ukraine continues to destroy itself according to the Yugoslav scenario,” he said.

    In addition, the deputy said that in the event of “ …

  • LPR authorities declare state of emergency after Zakharchenko's assassination

    The Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) has announced emergency measures after the death of the Donetsk People's Republic’s leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, stated the acting leader of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik.

    Pasechnik stated that the situation in the so-called republic is stable and under complete control of local authorities. “We have taken all comprehensive measures on security enhancement. People’s police units are put on high alert, and the MGB (Ministry of State Security), MIA (Ministry of …

  • LPR and DPR officials flee after Zakharchenko assassination

    Sergey Kozlov, prime minister of the unrecognized Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), has decided to leave the region following the assassination of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) leader Alexander Zakharchenko, Kozlov himself said on Facebook.

    “In connection with the prevailing situation, for the purpose of security, I am leaving LPR territory for a while… I ask everyone to remain calm and not to succumb to panic. The enemy will be defeated. We will avenge the deaths of our loved ones,” Kozlov …

  • Putin's aide Surkov and Donbas separatist leaders visit South Ossetia to celebrate ‘independence’ anniversary

    At a ceremony in honor of the 10th anniversary of Russia’s recognition of South Ossetia’s “independence”, Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, who was previously Russia’s authorized representative for the Donbas, called the self-declared republic of South Ossetia a “lifeline” for the militant-occupied separatist regions of Ukraine, the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (L/DPR), TASS reports.

    The event was attended by the leaders of the separatist territories in Ukraine, …

  • Ukraine lays charges against former LPR leader Plotnitsky

    On August 13, the judge read out the charges on the case of the downed IL-76 aircraft against the ex-head of the LPR, Igor Plotnitsky and two leaders of the armed formations, Alexander Gureyev and Nikolai Patrushevm, as stated on Facebook by the lawyer of the families of killed paratroopers and crew members of IL-76, Vitaly Pogosyan.

    "Today, an indictment on Plotnitsky, Patrushev and Gureyev has been announced at the Krasnohvardiisky district Court in Dnipro,” he wrote. The lawyer added that …

  • LPR deputy receives 8 years sentence after returning to Ukraine to collect pension

    The Security Service of Ukraine [SBU] reported that the District Court of Lysychansk in Luhansk region sentenced a Deputy of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) to eight years’ imprisonment after he was detained after crossing the demarcation line in the Donbas of contact in May.

    “Law enforcement officers established that the resident of Khrustalnyi (previously named Krasnyi Luch) joined the ranks of illegal armed groups in 2014. The criminal actively supported the Russian armed …