Contents tagged with DPR militants

  • DPR militants extract confessions under torture from Zakharchenko assassination suspects

    Militants in Donetsk have arrested 14 people on charges of planning the assassination of their leader, Alexander Zakharchenko. Four suspects confessed under torture to collaborating with Ukraine, reported Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Pavel Lisyanskiy on Facebook, citing his own source in Donetsk.

    “Behind all the arrests in Donetsk and the DPR after Zakharchenko’s death is the operational headquarters of the DPR Ministry of State Security, which was created to ‘investigate’ …

  • Media: DPR militants to buy WEX cryptocurrency exchange

    Dmitry “Moryachok” Khavchenko, a former militiaman close to the previous DPR prime minister, intends to purchase WEX, a Russian cryptocurrency exchange with a daily trading volume of $20 million. WEX was previously BTC-e, which was shut down by the FBI. Khavchenko plans to turn the exchange into a “powerful and patriotic project”.

    An investigation by RBC news agency showed that Konstantin Malofeev may be behind the deal. Khavchenko made a provisional agreement with WEX founder Dmitry Vasilyev …

  • Separatist commander known as Motorola killed in eastern Ukraine

    Separatist commander Arsen Pavlov, known by the call sign ‘Motorola,’ died in Donetsk. This was reported by local separatist media with reference to the Ministry of Defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The information was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense of the DPR itself.

    As reported in the microblog “Reports of militia of New Russia,” Motorola died in an elevator, where an improvised explosive device went off. According to separatist media, it is suspected that the …

  • Rogue Separatist Unit Defeated by DPR Forces

    The headquarters of a separatist splinter unit within the DPR, "Troy", has officially confirmed reports regarding the defeat of the group.

    The group reported via the Vkontakte social network that after 30 days of siege, the force reconnaissance company was destroyed by the superior force of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).  The exact number of deceased, wounded and prisoners taken have not yet been revealed.

    The report noted that the order for the assault “was given by the …

  • Stratfor: Russian FSB Purges Belligerent Separatist Commanders

    The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) has started to remove uncontrollable DPR-LPR (Donetsk People's Republic – Lugansk People's Republic) militants in the occupied Donbas region, as concluded by the American private intelligence analysis company, Stratfor.

    "The decrease in the attacks on the Ukrainian forces, which was observed by the private U.S. intelligence company, coincides with the reports of Ukrainian intelligence. There are an increased number of Russian FSB agents along the …