• Tender worth 40 million USD or why halting the power supply from Ukraine to LPR was stalled for three years

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On 25 April, 2017, the power supply from the part of the Luhansk region controlled by the Ukrainian government to the uncontrolled part of the region was suspended.

    Electricity was halted in accordance with the demands of the Energorynok State Enterprise following "The order of the implementation of measures for partial or complete cessation of power supply through its metering points" approved by the Ministry of Energy and …

  • The decision of the authorities to terminate the power supply to the separatist-held territories of Ukraine is purely political in nature

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On the evening of April 25th, the National Power Company, Ukrenergo, halted the power supply to the Luhansk region. "Tonight the power supply to the temporarily uncontrolled territories of the Luhansk region was completely stopped," the head of the company, Vsevolod Kovalchuk, said.

    The suspension of electric service to the separatist-held territories of the Luhansk region was confirmed on Channel 5 by the head of the Luhansk …

  • Teenaged girl snipers are in the ranks of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    At a recent meeting with Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the self-proclaimed LPR, Alexandra Soroka reported about the direct involvement of a fifteen-year-old girl sniper in the fighting against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "A fifteen-year-old girl sniper was killed. When she was still alive, she decided to take her father's name. Her mother left for Ukraine," Soroka said during the meeting.

    On September 10, 2016, the …

  • Ukrainian authorities lack the commitment and resolve to indict former government officials who contributed to the start of the war

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On July 30, 2016, the former head of the Party of Regions faction, Oleksandr Yefremov was detained at Boryspil airport on suspicions of infringing on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.

    According to the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, Yefremov is charged with embezzling Luhanskvuhillya company property, committing intentional actions that aimed to change the borders of Ukraine, violating the Constitution, …

  • Russian political scientist: Trump ‘has driven Russia into a corner’

    The new American president is “effectively putting TNT under foundation of the Russian system”, causing disappointment in the Kremlin circles, writes political scientist Lilia Shevtsova in her article published on Echo of Moscow web site, while commenting on the decision of US President Donald Trump to carry out a missile strike on the Syrian airbase, and to drop the ten-ton “mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan.  

    According to her, “Trump has violated the Russian monopoly on unpredictability,” …