Contents tagged with LPR

  • Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic claim they are ready to observe ceasefire in Donbas

    Media channels in Donetsk and Luhansk that are controlled by the Russian militants issued statements about their readiness to observe an indefinite truce in the Donbas from July 21, reports Radio Liberty.

    The authorities of Donetsk People's Republic stated that "measures of disciplinary responsibility for violation of a ceasefire and its conditions are explained in due course to all divisions and each serviceman "

    "We express readiness to fulfill the conditions of the truce, and we are ready …

  • Ukrainian Security Service unmasks Russian special ops soldier who killed LPR ringleader and got rid of Plotnitsky

    The counter intelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has unmasked the Russian special forces soldier Alexander “Gray” Sadovy, who has been one of the most active participants in Russian special operations in the occupied Luhansk province since 2014, TSN writes.

    Sadovy was born in Russia on 13 November 1969. A colonel, he is the director of the so-called “Special Forces Center of the LPR Interior Ministry”.

    He was sent by Russia’s intelligence agency to occupied Luhansk …

  • LPR withdraws troops from Stanytsia Luhanska in Donbas

    Ukraine’s representative to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Leonid Kuchma said that the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) will soon confirm whether the Ukrainian military and the militants of the Russia-backed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) have withdrawn from the Stanytsia Luhanska region.

    “According to our provisional information, the troops from the Russian side have been withdrawn. However, the OSCE SMM needs to confirm this fact,” he said.

    Negotiations to separate the …

  • Russia exporting Donbas coal to 19 countries

    Coal mined in the Donbas, the separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine, is being exported by Russia to 19 countries, LIGA.net reports, citing an investigation by a major Ukrainian energy company, whose name is not mentioned.

    The study notes that the primary consumers of Donbas anthracite are Europe and Turkey. In previous studies, only Poland and Turkey were mentioned.

    Between March 2017 and December 2018, Turkey bought more than 3 million tons of anthracite that had been mined in the …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky: No direct dialog with DPR and LPR possible

    Ukraine is not willing to negotiate directly with the Donbas separatists, but will continue to operate in the Minsk format, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a press conference after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

    Macron’s interpreter had said on his behalf: “Zelensky has given signs from his side that he is willing to enter a ceasefire, and is open to dialog with the separatists”.

    The Ukrainian president denied this.

    “There has been a …

  • At the next meeting in Minsk Ukraine to discuss lifting of economic blockade on LPR and DPR

    At its next meeting, the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ukrainian representatives will discuss lifting the economic blockade on territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as  stated by the OSCE Special Representative in the TCG Martin Sajdik in Minsk, as reported by  .

    “Kuchma proposed (lifting the economic blockade) and LNR and DNR representatives voiced their support as well. This proposal will be considered during the next economic session,” Interfax-Ukraine quotes Sajdik as saying. …

  • Kyiv: 120 Ukrainian citizens held captive in Russian, LPR, and DPR prisons

    The representative of the Department for Operations of President's Commissioner on the issues of rehabilitation of combatants Natalia Zaretskaya said that 120 citizens of Ukraine are in custody in Russia and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR).

    "We have about 120 people, both civilian and military, who are in detention centers on the territory of Russia, as well as the territory of the LPR and the DPR," she said.

    Zaretskaya has expressed confidence that the …

  • Similar to Donbas Kremlin could start issuing Russian passports in Transnistria

    The State Duma deputy, Alexander Yaroshuk, told the TSV television channel that a simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship might be organized for Transnistria in the near future.

    The parliamentarian stressed that in the lower house of parliament "they clearly understand the problems of the unrecognized republics." At the same time, amendments were made to all laws for the successful implementation of the initiative, “which had to be amended.”

    “Now there is the political will …

  • Russia faces steel surplus due to supply from Donbas

    The Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) is concerned that there may be a surplus of steel offered on the Russian market due to the growing imports from the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) in eastern Ukraine. The company mentioned this concern in its report for the first quarter of 2019, RBC reports.

    MMK also drew attention to steel imports from the Donbas in its fourth quarterly report for 2018: “The price of thick plates was under pressure due to the excess …

  • Zelensky does not intend to change Ukraine's course to NATO

    Adviser on the Defense of a newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky Ivan Aparshin outlined the priorities and political course of the new head of state, including in relations with Russia.

    On the air of Hromadske television Aparshin called the conflict in the Donbas as the "war with Russia" and promised that Zelensky won't change the attitude to this situation.

    Besides, one of the main priorities under the new leadership will remain Ukraine's accession to NATO, as well as the …