Contents tagged with Zakharchenko

  • 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, Life.ru 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," …

  • DPR head Zakharchenko says there will be no 'Malorossiya'

    The so-called “leader” of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko stated that the public did not like the name “Malorossiya” (“Little Russia”), but the very idea of “re-establishment” of the country aroused great interest.

    “The very idea of re-establishment of the state, which is plunged into a deep economic and political crisis and not attempting to carry out radical reforms to federalize the country and find ways out of the collapse, received broad support,” said …

  • Head of DPR Zacharchenko wants to introduce death penalty for corruption

    The head of the separatist, self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, said during the broadcast of Donetsk Format TV program, that he plans to introduce the death penalty for corrupt officials.

    "I have been thinking about it and I'm going to do it in the near future. I will toughen laws that deal with corruption and the punishment will be very serious. We will issue an order imposing the death penalty if necessary. More precisely this will be the highest measure …

  • Zakharchenko: The discussion about the creation of the state of Malorossiya continues

    The final decision to create the Malorossiya state hasn’t been made yet, but the discussion will go on, according to a statement made by Olexandr Zakharchenko, head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on one of the DPR’s TV channels.

    Zakharchenko believes that this "initiative has caused great resonance. We did not create a new state; we suggested a discussion. But this idea requires the development of certain proposals. We’ll continue working on them." He added that some complaints were …

  • Media: the plan of the separatist republics to create a new state of Malorossia was not coordinated with the Kremlin

    The idea of Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the DPR (Donetsk Peoplle’s Republic) to create a federal state Malorossiya had been the initiative of his environment. It was completely unexpected by the Kremlin, RBC news agency reports with reference to two sources close to the presidential administration.

    For Vladislav Surkov, the assistant of the Russian President, who is responsible for Ukraine, Zakharchenko’s initiative came as a surprise, the sources of the agency state. “The initiative …

  • Separatists in Eastern Ukraine announced intention to create a 'state of Malorossiya'

    Separatists in Eastern Ukraine have declared the creation of the “state of Malorossiya” with its capital in Donetsk.

    The DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) separatists’ information web site “DAN” claims that aside from the members of these organizations, representatives of 19 regions of Ukraine took part in the ceremonial reading of the “constitutional act of the new state”. “We, representatives of former regions of Ukraine (excluding the Crimea) declare the founding of a new state which is …

  • Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine: Separatist leader's parents receive a Ukrainian pension

    The parents of the leader of the so-called DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, receive a pension and live in the Kyiv-controlled part of Ukraine, as stated in interview with Censor.net by the Minister of Social Policy, Andriy Reva.

    "Their son, he calls himself the president there, and for some reason they do not go to the 'Novorossiya' paradise," the Minister said. He noted that it is virtually impossible to prevent the so-called "pension tourism" that occurs when residents of the separatist Donbas …