Contents tagged with Zakharchenko

  • 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," …

  • 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 …