Contents tagged with LPR

  • Russian parliament committee proposes creation of tourist zones in separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine

    On Wednesday, May 17, an exhibition titled the “Industrial Heritage of the Donbas” will be opened in the State Duma, RBC news agency reported. It will be organized by MP Iosif Kobzon from the “Yedinaya Rossiya” (United Russia) party and the Lower House Committee for Culture, two sources from the Committee for Culture told RBC. From the unrecognized republics, Eduard Golenko, acting Minister of the Coal Industry of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is expected to speak at the exhibition, one …

  • Germany: military parades in separatist republics violated the Minsk agreements

    Germany said that military parades in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) violated the Minsk agreements and represented a threat to the population of the region, Ukrinform news agency reports.

    The military parades were held in Donetsk and Luhansk on May 9. In the DPR, from 50 to 80 units of military equipment were involved while in the LPR more than 60 units of military equipment and weapons and 1,200 soldiers took part in the parade.

    The German government …

  • Media: Putin’s adviser controls the separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine through his people

    Russian Presidential Adviser Vladislav Surkov appointed his own people to govern the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), and determines the internal policy in the “republics”, Reuters reported.

    Surkov’s role was described to the news agency by three people who previously held high positions in the self-proclaimed republics. Two of the sources wished to remain anonymous, but the third – Alexei Alexandrov – gave permission for his name to be used.

    According to …

  • Media: the Ukrainian factories seized in the Donbas are managed by the former governor of Russia’s Irkutsk region

    Ukrainian factories that have been seized by pro-Russian separatists are managed by Vneshtorgservis Company, headed by the former governor of the Irkutsk region, Vladimir Pashkov.

    This was reported by the Russian magazine Kommersant. The publication notes that the leader of the so-called DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko signed a "decree" in which he appointed Vneshtorgservis as the "temporary administrator" of the seized Ukrainian enterprises.

    The list of enterprises controlled by the Russian …

  • Tender worth 40 million USD or why halting the power supply from Ukraine to LPR was stalled for three years

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On 25 April, 2017, the power supply from the part of the Luhansk region controlled by the Ukrainian government to the uncontrolled part of the region was suspended.

    Electricity was halted in accordance with the demands of the Energorynok State Enterprise following "The order of the implementation of measures for partial or complete cessation of power supply through its metering points" approved by the Ministry of Energy and …

  • LPR said that Ukraine has cut water supply by 85%

    Ukraine has cut the water supplied by the Zapadnaya Water Treatment Plant to the separatist-held areas of the Luhansk region by 85%, according to the separatist website, Lugansk Media Center, citing reports from the Luganskvoda water supply company.

    “On May 4th at two o'clock in the morning, Ukraine reduced the feed from the Zapadnaya Water Treatment Plant by 85%; as usual, no reasons were given,” the report said.

    Kyiv supplies water to the Luhansk region from two main water intakes - the …

  • The decision of the authorities to terminate the power supply to the separatist-held territories of Ukraine is purely political in nature

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On the evening of April 25th, the National Power Company, Ukrenergo, halted the power supply to the Luhansk region. "Tonight the power supply to the temporarily uncontrolled territories of the Luhansk region was completely stopped," the head of the company, Vsevolod Kovalchuk, said.

    The suspension of electric service to the separatist-held territories of the Luhansk region was confirmed on Channel 5 by the head of the Luhansk …

  • Teenaged girl snipers are in the ranks of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    At a recent meeting with Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the self-proclaimed LPR, Alexandra Soroka reported about the direct involvement of a fifteen-year-old girl sniper in the fighting against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "A fifteen-year-old girl sniper was killed. When she was still alive, she decided to take her father's name. Her mother left for Ukraine," Soroka said during the meeting.

    On September 10, 2016, the …

  • Russia has allocated money for the celebration of the third anniversary of the DPR and LPR

    The Federal Directorate of Music and Festival Programs, Rosconcert commissioned a theatrical spectacle for the third anniversary of the creation of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic.

    According to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, the event will be held on May 11 at the Regional Sports Complex Olimpiyskyi in Donetsk and on May 12 it will be held in Luhansk at the Theater Square.

    1.14 million rubles or about 20,000 USD is being allocated from the Russian …

  • Ukraine has stopped the electricity supply to LPR

    Ukrenergo was informed that the decision was made in connection with the lack of payment for electricity supplied and consumed.

    National energy company Ukrenergo announced on Facebook that beginning April 25 the electricity supply to the territory of the DPR and LPR has ceased.

    It is noted that the actions will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the state-owned enterprise Energorynok. The decision to stop the supply of electricity was made in connection with the lack of …