Contents tagged with Plotnitsky

  • Media: Plotnitsky will return to LPR

    Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-proclaimed LPR, who, according to information provided by the separatists, had resigned, will return to Lugansk to work on the Minsk agreements, reports Novaya Gazeta.

    The publication notes that Plotnitsky's successor, LPR ‘Minister of State Security’ Leonid Pasechnik, has no questions for his predecessor. Pasechnik maintained neutrality during the conflict between Plotnitsky and the LPR's Interior Minister, Igor Kornet.

    Additionally, the newspaper's …

  • Head of separatist LPR Plotnitsky resigns due to ‘health reasons’

    The Head of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, resigned due to health reasons, announced the Minister of the State Security, Leonid Pasechnik, in a statement posted on Luhansk Informational Center website on Friday.

    "Today, Igor Plotnitsky resigned due to health reasons. He has numerous war wounds, complications after his concussion. Following his decision, I assume the duties of the head of the Republic until the forthcoming elections", the statement of Pasechnik reads. …

  • Poroshenko convenes emergency meeting of National Security Council as Russian tanks cross Ukrainian Border in Luhansk region

    Due to the aggravation of the situation in certain districts of the Luhansk region, President Poroshenko convened an emergency meeting of the Military Cabinet of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the President.

    Heads of law enforcement agencies reported to the President about the latest developments, in particular the illegal crossing of the Ukrainian border by the Russian tanks in the Krasnodonsky district of the Luhansk region, as well …

  • Head of LRP wants to start gold mining in the republic

    The leader of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic or LPR, Igor Plotnitsky declared that he plans to start gold mining in the territory of the "Republic" in 2018.

    "I will try to get our mine, let's say a gold mine, opened in 2018. We shall try to extract our gold, which is located on the territory of our Republic," Plotnitsky stated.

    The leader of the LPR also noted that "[gold] will not be extremely profitable, but profit will still be there."

    "But that’s also an indicator for us that we …

  • The case of the downed Il-76 against the leader of the LPR Plotnitsky transferred to the High Specialized Court of Ukraine

    The case against the leader of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), Igor Plotnitsky, who is accused of committing a terrorist attack where an IL-76 aircraft transporting 49 Ukrainian service members was shot down, was transferred to the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal cases, as stated by the press service of the Court of Appeal of the Dnipropetrovsk region, where on October 20th hearings on the case were held, Ukrinform reports.

    "The case against Plotnitsky (the leader …

  • Separatist leaders attend 'Donbas integration ceremony' in the Crimea

    In the annexed Crimea, a presentation regarding “the integration of the Donbas into the Russian Federation” was given at the first conference of the Russia-Donbas Integration Committee which was held on March 17th at the Livadia Palace in Yalta, as reported by Radio Liberty.

    The first meeting of the Committee was attended by Igor Carpenter and Alexander Zakharchenko, the leaders of the LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People's Republic), respectively. They arrived in the Crimea …

  • Media: Deputy Head of 'People’s Militia' was killed during interrogation in the LPR

    Vitaliy Kiselev, former deputy head of the Luhansk People’s Militia, known by his call sign “the Communist”, one of the accused for the attempted coup in the so-called “republic”, was killed during interrogation, reports.

    The general public remembers Kiselev because of the old cap with a star which soviet officers wore during the Great Patriotic War. He was seen frequently in front of cameras with this headgear.

    The local prosecutor accused Kiselev and a number of other persons in …

  • Separatist leaders threaten Ukraine with the nationalization of companies because of the trade blockade

    On the 27th of February, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, leaders of the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions not controlled by Ukraine, sent an ultimatum to Kyiv. If on the Ukrainian side the blockade of the Donbas [which was started by war veterans in Eastern Ukraine with the goal of freeing Ukrainian prisoners and putting an end to trade with the separatists] continues, the separatist leaders will take control of the companies under Ukrainian jurisdiction which are in …

  • Another assassination of high-ranking separatist official raises questions over who was behind it

    The motives and reasons for the assassination of the head the so-called People’s militia of Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), Oleg Anashchenko, are still unknown. The separatist accused the Ukrainian Security Services (SBU) of executing the killing. Ukrainian officials believe that the assassination was conducted by the Russian secret services or was just a result of an internal feud.

    According to the head of the Ukrainian social movement Prava Sprava, Dmytro Snegiryov, Anashchenko was …

  • Plotnitsky is facing a possible sentence of life imprisonment for downing of Ukrainian Il-76 aircraft

    The Prosecutor’s Office of the Dnipropetrovsk region reported that the indictment in the case of the downed IL-76 against the two Commanders of the LPR battalions, Andrei Patrushev and Alexander Gureev, and the Head of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, was sent to the court.

    “The Head of the LPR terrorist organization, who was the Commander of the illegal armed group Zarya at the time the crime was committed, together with Patrushev (his then Deputy) and the Commander of the …