Contents tagged with Zakharchenko

  • DPR head Zakharchenko ready to negotiate with Ukraine after elections

    The head of the DPR, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, is ready to enter into negotiations with Ukraine, but only after the elections. He made this statement during a “Direct Line” with residents of the territories of the Donetsk region that are not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, reported dnr-online news outlet.

    “Despite the rhetoric of our opponents and allies that negotiations with Kyiv are impossible, even if tomorrow Poroshenko, Turchinov and others are gone, even if Ukraine as a state …

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko agrees to deploy peacekeepers in the Donbas on Russia’s terms

    The head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko is ready to consider the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission to the Donbas on terms previously voiced by the Russian authorities.

    "If this is conducted within the format voiced by Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, my position does not change. I am ready to consider and submit to the People's Council a proposal to ensure the security of the OSCE mission and to put the OSCE patrols, which will be protected by the UN, on the line of demarcation with us. …

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko bans state officials from travelling to Ukraine

    Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has banned the DPR’s state officials from travelling to territory controlled by Kyiv. According to the website of the Ministry of State Security, this decree was signed on December 15 in 2017.

    According to the decree, the restriction was implemented due to “massive recruitment by Ukrainian special services of the DPR’s residents who cross the demarcation line with Ukraine” including government and local …

  • Zakharchenko: DPR cannot export any goods because no country recognizes it

    The head of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, said that he does not like the state of industry in the separatist-controlled territory of the Donetsk region.

    "Any enterprise - machine building, machine tool construction - assumes a certificate. These are documents that are recognized throughout the world. Unfortunately, at the moment we do not have this. The development of our industry is hampered not only by a lack of finance - we don’t have that either. But …

  • LPR and DPR leaders and head of annexed Crimea are still Ukrainian citizens

    Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Leonid Pasechnik,leaders of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republics) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republics), are still Ukrainian citizens. The same applies to former Luhansk leader Igor Plotnitsky, as well as the Russian-appointed “heads” of annexed Crimea Sergey Aksyonov and Vladimir Konstantinov.

    This was confirmed by the Ukrainian Presidential Administration’s response to’s information request.

    “Materials on the termination of the Ukrainian citizenship of the …

  • Ukrainian journalist: Khodakovsky directly threatens DPR head Zakharchenko and prepares a coup

    Former commander of the separatist Vostok battalion Alexander Khodakovsky directly threatens the head of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) Alexander Zakharchenko and prepares a coup following the example of the former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR, Igor Kornet, in Luhansk, wrote Journalist Yuri Butusov on his Facebook page.

    "The situation in Donetsk is not much better [than in LPR]," Khodakovsky says about Zakharchenko's leadership. If in Luhansk the main opponent of …

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko says the detainees accused of murder attempt on Tax and Collections Minister will be executed

    Authorities of the so-called DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), most likely, will execute the captured Ukrainian "saboteurs," as stated by the leader of the separatist DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, in an interview with a Russian online news agencies.

    "We caught the saboteurs who came from the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic). Most likely we will have to shoot these saboteurs. The authorities must show their strength, otherwise we might have more fearless betrayals," Zakharchenko said.

    He noted …

  • Journalist: Putin’s aide Surkov is a godfather of Zakharchenko’s son

    The Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladislav Surkov, who oversees the separatist republics in the Donbas, became a godfather to a child of the leader of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, as reported on Facebook by journalist Denis Kazansky.

    "I heard earlier that Zakharchenko and Surkov have already become related. Now it is confirmed. Surkov baptized the son of Zakharchenko, who was born two years ago. So while Surkov oversees the Donbas in the …

  • Kremlin: Putin does not want to meet with Zakharchenko

    Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to meet with the leader of the separatist organization DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, as stated by Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s Press Secretary, RIA Novosti reported. "No," Peskov said when asked about the possibility of Putin's meeting with Zakharchenko.

    Previously, reported that Zakharchenko arrived in the Kremlin to attend the anniversary concert of Russian singer Joseph Kobzon.

    Earlier, Zakharchenko said that if …

  • Zakharchenko: The ideal option for a peaceful resolution with Ukraine is independence for the DPR

    In an interview with NTV, Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has said he is not satisfied with a new law on the reintegration of the Donbas that is being prepared by the Ukrainian government.

    "The ideal option for a peaceful resolution is [for us] to gain independence, and for Kyiv to recognize it. Thus we would be able to decide for ourselves who we want to live with, how we want to live, with whom we will be friends, [and] which state to join," …