Contents tagged with Zakharchenko

  • 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 …

  • Separatist authorities accuse Ukraine of an assassination attempt on their leader Zakharchenko

    Two explosions occurred on the road leading to the Saur-Mogila memorial complex which is currently in the separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s RIA news agency reports.

    The incident allegedly occurred minutes before the convoy of the leader of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, was to travel on the road.

    No one was injured as a result of the explosions but the stretch of the road was closed.

    A source close to the DPR military told the agency that the …

  • 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 …

  • DPR announces its own trade blockade with Kyiv

    Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, residents of the Donbass have learned to live under the Kyiv instituted blockade, now the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has announced their own blockade of Kyiv, the head of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko said.

    “We have cut off all contact with Ukraine, with whom we are fighting. Yes, we are selling coal to get money to pay our wages here. But by virtue of this we have learned to live in the blockade, …

  • Tensions rise as separatist 'nationalize' Ukrainian companies in the Donbas

    On March 1, separatists introduced "external management" to Ukrainian enterprises located in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions not controlled by Kyiv. This action is the fulfilment of an ultimatum given the day before to the organizers of the trade blockade of the Donbas. The blockade is has been manned by veterans of the war in eastern Ukraine since the end of January.

    The separatists placed about 40 Ukrainian companies under "external management." This was stated by the head of …