Contents tagged with Luhansk

  • Ukraine: Luhansk airport was destroyed by Tochka tactical missiles launched from Russian territory

    Luhansk airport was destroyed in 2014 as a result of shelling by Tochka tactical missiles launched from Russian territory, said Deputy Minister of Justice and Commissioner for European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Ivan Lishchyna in an interview with the newspaper Fakty.

    Lishchyna said that the Ministry of Justice continues to gather evidence of Russia's participation in the fighting in the Donbas as part of its ECHR case. In particular, they were able to establish proof of the shelling of …

  • Ukraine intends to stop water supply to separatist-controlled areas of Luhansk region

    The Luhansk Energy Association (LEA) is preparing to shut down the Zapadna (Western) filtering station, which supplies water to the separatist-held territories of the Luhansk region, as announced by the Director General of the LEA, Volodymyr Hrytsay, Hromadske Radio reports.

    "Permission from the Ukrainian National Power Company, UkrEnergo is needed to disconnection this facility. We have been requesting permission from UkrEnergo for a year and have not received any response. Today, the debt …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko says he was nearly killed in the Luhansk region in 2014

    President Petro Poroshenko said that border guards saved his life while he was in the Luhansk region in the spring of 2014.

    "Even during my presidential campaign, when I was in Luhansk, just 200 meters from the seized Security Service building at [the] Izvarino and Dovzhansky [checkpoints], in fact, I can say that the border guards, border intelligence simply saved my life,” Poroshenko said during a meeting with border guards in the Kyiv oblast.

    The night after his victory in the presidential …

  • Media: 'Representative office' for the 'Russian community of the Crimea' opened in Luhansk

    In the separatist-held Luhansk, representative offices for the "Russian Community of the Crimea" and the “Russia – Donbas Committee” were opened. They are expected to be able to provide information on the registration of documents required by Russia, as well as Crimean information, in particular, about tourist routes to the annexed peninsula, as reported by RIA Novosti news agency.

    According to the agency, the main goal of the representative offices will be the development of economic ties …

  • SBU detains director of the ammunition factory from separatist-held Luhansk

    Employees of the Main Investigation Administration of the Security Service of Ukraine together with the counterintelligence of the SBU detained the separatist ex-director of the PJSC (Private Joint-Stock Company) Luhansk Cartridge Works.

    “Law enforcement officials discovered that in June 2014, by order of the so-called Prime Minister of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), a Ukrainian citizen was appointed as the plant’s Acting Director. Special Service employees recorded that the malefactor, …

  • Two local MPs killed in separatist-held Luhansk

    "In the Kamennobrodsky district of the city of Luhansk, on the evening of August 27, on a private housing construction site, there was a killing of two persons who were deputies of the People's Council of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic)," reported LPR media, citing the representative of Prosecutor General’s Office, Grigory Tsevenko. The circumstances of the murder have not been reported.

    The separatist website LuganskInformCenter reported that Anatoly Krivonosov and Inna Kuznetsova were …

  • The US gave Ukraine a television tower to be installed in the Luhansk region

    The United States built a television tower and sent it to Ukraine in order to support the information security of the country in the Luhansk region, as reported by the Minister of Information Policy, Yuriy Stets, according to 112 Ukraine.

    "There is a financial assistance program that supports Ukraine's information security, implemented by, for example, NATO and other countries’ missions, including the US. Presently, the television tower in the Luhansk region is being installed, with technical …

  • UN: Hundreds of thousands of children in the Donbas need psychological help

    Every fourth child in Donetsk and Lugansk regions - that is, more than 200,000 children - needs urgent psychosocial care, as reported by the UN News Center.

    "The world has forgotten about this ‘invisible’ crisis in eastern Ukraine, but hundreds of thousands of children are paying a heavy price, one that could last a lifetime without adequate support," said UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Giovanna Barberis.

    According to her, the children of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions living within a …

  • Prava Sprava: Separatists are planning provocations directed at OSCE monitors in Luhansk

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

    The analytical department of the Prava Sprava public initiative says that according to local sources, on March 7th, in a city of Luhansk and near the settlement of Stanytsia Luhanska, employees of the Ministry of State Security of the self-proclaimed LPR, were planning to commit a series of provocative acts against members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) under the guise of Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance …

  • Poroshenko considers holding referendum on autonomy for Luhansk and Donetsk

    The first Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Zerkalo Nedeli, Sergey Rahmanin, wrote an article in which he cited a source that stated that the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, is considering holding a referendum to allow the citizens of Ukraine to decide on the autonomy of breakaway territories of the Donbas. According to him, this referendum would be an alternative to elections in the separated areas of Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

    “According to our sources, Poroshenko occasionally returns …