Contents tagged with DPR

  • Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin joined the Donetsk People’s Republic

    Russian writer, Zakhar Prilepin, joined the Donetsk People’s Republic and is the Deputy Commander of one of the armed groups. Zakhar Prilepin stated in his commentary to Dozhd TV that his battalion was formed in the summer of 2016 and is currently stationed at the frontline. The Russian writer claims that he is waging war against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    “If you understand what you are asking, I, as Deputy Commander of the battalion, can’t refuse to participate in anything. The battalion …

  • Court in Kyiv approved detention of separatist leader Zakharchenko

    On 8 February, the Court of Appeal in Kyiv approved the detention of the separatist leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, as reported by the press service of the Court.

    The decision was made based on a complaint filed by the General Prosecutor’s Office against the decision of the Shevchenko District Court of Kyiv on 14 December 2016, when judges refused to detain Zakharchenko.

    Zakharchenko should be detained in order to be brought before the court to determine whether he should be remanded to …

  • A US drone conducted a reconnaissance mission over the Donbas

    On Tuesday, February 7th, a strategic unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk with the call sign UAVGH000 conducted another reconnaissance flight along the demarcation line in the Donbas, as stated by Western websites that track the movement of military aircraft.

    According to their data, the drone was flying from the north to the south along the boundery line of Ukraine with the so-called DPR and LPR, but without crossing it. The reconnaissance vehicle was flying …

  • Separatist field commander ‘Givi’ assassinated in Donetsk

    According to the Ministry of Defense of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, field commander and leader of the Somalia battalion, Mikhail Tolstykh, known by the call sign ‘Givi,’ was killed by an explosion in his office on Wednesday morning. There were reportedly two other people in his office at the time of explosion, both of whom were killed. Subsequently, reports emerged that RPO-A Shmel flamethrower was used in the killing.

    The Ministry of Defense of the so-called DPR accused Ukraine …

  • One of the founders of the Donetsk People’s Republic was removed from the DPR Parliament

    On the 6th of February, Deputies of the DPR People’s Council voted for the dismissal of the co-founder of the Donetsk Republic organization and former Spokesman for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Andrei Purgin.

    According to information released at the website of the DPR People’s Council, they decided unanimously on the early termination of the authorities of Andrei Purgin and his associate, Dmitry Luchin. As Donetsk News Agency wrote, Purgin missed all of the meetings of …

  • Zakharchenko invited Aksyonov to visit the DPR

    During a meeting with the Kremlin-controlled Crimean authorities, the leader of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, invited the Russian-appointed Prime Minister of the Crimea to visit the territory controlled by their group in eastern Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the current Crimean government on 19 January.

    Aksyonov, in turn, promised to invite the leaders of the DPR and LPR more often.“In the future, we will always invite them to participate in significant events. I’m sure that …

  • Members of Berkut Special Forces who were involved in Maidan killings are being protected by Russia

    In Kyiv, five employees of the Berkut special police force who are accused of shooting Euromaidan activists in 2014 are being tried. Despite this, Russia and the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) have included them in the prisoner exchange list. The Russian Federation has also granted citizenship to another ten who are wanted in Ukraine. 

    Advisor to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Yuriy Tandit confirmed that the DPR wants to exchange the accused Berkut special police members through …

  • Ukrainian police detained three former separatists of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic

    On the 15th of January, Ukrainian police in the Donetsk region reported that they have detained three former separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic. One of them is a 45-year-old resident of the Kostiantynivka region, who was fighting in an industrial area in Avdiivka.

    This man joined the Donetsk People’s Republic in November 2014 in Donetsk. He was first instructed to guard the Vostok battalion’s base, but shortly after he was deployed to Avdiivka. The man received a concussion during …

  • Former separatist leader proposed uniting the two breakaway republics and making Zacharchenko a 'president'

    The First head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, Valery Bolotov, considers it necessary to return the whole territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions to the DPR and LPR jurisdiction in order for both republics to unite.

    "It is my opinion that the first thing to do, is to return the territory of the former Luhansk and Donetsk regions to the LPR and DPR. I also believe that it is necessary to unite the two Republics,” he wrote on his page on Vkontakte.

    As for the head of the …

  • Savchenko published the lists of POWs despite SBU’s opposition

    Despite the opposition of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Nadiya Savchenko has published on her Facebook page a list of the Ukrainians who are imprisoned by the LPR and DPR, as well as those who are considered missing. She also posted the names of those who the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) demand to be released. The SBU believes that this move could harm the prisoner exchange process and their families. Savchenko herself believes the opposite: that …