Contents tagged with Pushilin

  • DPR head Pushilin announces integration with LPR and accession to Russia

    Newly-elected leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin claimed that borders and customs between territories controlled by the DPR and LPR would be removed, and that in the future, the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions which are controlled by pro-Russian militants will become a part of Russia, the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reports.

    “We can speak about a single Donbas, but it happened so in 2014 l, that it was split into two Republics. We didn’t …

  • Putin's aide Surkov congratulates Pushilin and Pasechnik on their election victory

    Vladislav Surkov, aide to the Russian President congratulated the leaders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik on their election victory, said Alexey Chesnakov, the Director of the Political Conjuncture Center as quoted by TASS.

    “The congratulatory letter said that the high voter turnout showed the world that proud and smart people, who believe in themselves and can defend themselves, live in the Donbas, and strongly …

  • Georgia condemns elections in LPR and DPR

    Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the elections in the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics illegal. “Holding such illegal elections in the regions where Ukrainian authorities cannot exercise legitimate jurisdiction due to Russia’s effective control over them violates the basic rules and principles of international law and is a flagrant interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine,” the Ministry stated.

    According to Tbilisi, “the elections contradict [Russia’s] …

  • European countries call on Russia to cancel elections in DPR

    Representatives from Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland condemned the “illegal elections” in the south east of Ukraine to be held on November 11. They called on Russia to “exert its influence to cancel” the elections. This statement was made prior to an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine.

    In addition, European countries accused Russia of “financing and providing military support for separatists.”

    The elections of the …

  • Putin's aide Surkov meets with head of DPR in Moscow, promises to visit Donetsk

    Putin’s aide, Vladislav Surkov, met with Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) ringleader Denis Pushilin in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS reports.

    The two met to discuss preparations for the upcoming “elections” in the DPR and social issues in the Donbas.

    “I spoke at length with Vladislav Yuryevich about the situation in the republic. A high appraisal was given of the functioning of all administrative structures during the transitional period. The clear and professional work of the …

  • Separatist leader Khodakovsky confirms that Ukrainian Security Service recordings of Zakharchenko's assassination are genuine

    Former separatist commander of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander Khodakovsky confirmed the authenticity of the Ukrainian Security Service’s recordings of conspirators plotting the assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko, reports the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) on Facebook, citing Khodakovsky’s posts in social networks.

    “We still haven’t learnt to keep secrets. We cut off all communications with Ukraine and they take information from our communication channels anyway. We are …

  • Media: DPR’s fate decided in Rostov, Surkov backed Pushilin

    Following the assassination of its leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has found itself in a state of complete uncertainty, writes Russian publication the Insider. Initially, at an urgently convened session of the DPR government, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Dmitry Trapeznikov was appointed as interim leader, the Russian news outlet The Insider reports. Rumors spread that the regional elections planned for autumn would be postponed or …

  • New DPR leader accuses Ukraine and foreign intelligence services of assassinating Zakharchenko

    The assassination of the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko was organized by Ukrainian counterintelligence and Foreign Intelligence Services, stated newly appointed DPR leader Denis Pushilin.

    “Our law enforcement agencies have carried out investigative activities. It is absolutely clear who has done this. The terrorist attack was carried out with the involvement of the 5th Department of SBU (Ukrainian Security Service) Counterintelligence,” separatist-controlled DAN …

  • New head of DPR Pushilin dissolves the Ministry of Defense

    Denis Pushilin, newly appointed leader of the so-called DPR dissolved the Ministry of Defense of the Republic, according to information in the Russian media and social networks.

    During the rule of recently murdered leader Alexander Zakharchenko, Igor Kononov was the head of the separatist Ministry of Defense. Now, neither Kononov nor the Ministry of Defense is included in Pushilin’s new list of ministers. The journalist Sergei Belous, working in the annexed Donetsk deducted that the abolition …