Contents tagged with Alexander Zakharchenko

  • Separatist Commander Bezler returns to Donbas

    The former commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Igor Bezler, known as “Bes,” returned to the uncontrolled part of Donbas, as shown in a photo he posted on VKontakte social network.

    The Novosti Donbasa (News of Donbas) news outlet reported that the photo was posted on the page of Bezler’s wife Angelika. Bezler himself also posts on her account. In one of the photos, Bezler is standing next to a sign that says “Debaltseve.” The other photos show the Gorlovsky Machine Building Plant. …

  • President of the Czech Republic complained about ‘rudeness’ of leader of DPR Zakharchenko

    President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman said that the attitude of the leader of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko is "rude and uncivil", after he asked Zakharchenko to release the Ukrainian historian and religious scientist Igor Kozlovsky, "convicted for espionage."

    According to Zeman, he wrote a letter to Zakharchenko about six months ago. Who, according to Zeman, did not answer the letter, which the Czech president regarded as "rudeness and incivility". Zeman warned that in the future he …

  • Zakharchenko says DPR no longer wants to join Russia

    Oleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the Russian-backed separatist in eastern Ukraine and the head of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic or DPR, stated that joining Russia was not among the goals pursued by the people he represented.

    “The goal of our movement is not to join the DPR to Russia, but to enhance communication between our citizens and authorities to make our people’s lives better,” Zakharchenko said at an on-line press conference.

    According to him, “the people of Donbas must …

  • So-called Donetsk People’s Republic to begin printing passports

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, said that a test batch of DPR passports has been published, as reported by Glavnoye.

    He stated that the first official passport will be issued by the end of February.

    “The end of this month is the deadline for the issuance of the first passport… The amount depends on the capacity of our printing capabilities, but 60 pieces were already printed the day before yesterday, it was the first trial batch,” …