Contents tagged with DPR

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Separatists are Training for New Offensive

    Separatists in the Donetsk region are training for offensive ground actions in the area of Torez in eastern Ukraine.  This was reported on Monday by the Chief of the Ukrainian Intelligence Agency.

     “At the same time as showing a readiness to comply with the provisions of the Minsk Agreements, the Command of the Russian Forces has intensified measures to increase the combat capability of formations of the 1st and 2nd Territorial Army of the South Command,” the report stated.

     “The offensive …

  • Shkiryak: Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky will be Removed from Power in the Spring

    The Ukrainian Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Zoryan Shkiryak, has written on his Facebook page that the leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, will be removed from power by March or April.

    "In March and April 'Zahar' and 'Ploty' will lose their power. The only question is how they will lose it. Meaning, will they voluntarily resign and escape to Russia with the loot, or will they be physically eliminated by the …

  • Pro-Russian Separatists Detain Well-Known Scholar in Donetsk

    Members of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic have allegedly arrested the famous scholar Igor Kozlovsky and have detained him for several days. Kozlovsky specializes in religious studies. This was confirmed by friends and acquaintances of the scholar who are currently in occupied Donetsk, as reported by a Ukrinform correspondent to Glavnoye.

    According to them, Kozlovsky remained in Donetsk as he was caring for his sick son. According to his friends, he was arrested after "law enforcement …

  • OSCE: Situation in Donbas region remains highly volatile

    Deputy Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, held a news conference in Kiev in which he outlined the general security situation in the Donbas region. Hug highlighted several areas in eastern Ukraine where tensions are rising between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Russian-backed separatists of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR).

    The …

  • Donetsk's Shevchenko Boulevard to be renamed after Kadyrov

    According to Glavnoe, the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, took the decision to rename the Boulevard Shevhenko as part of the ongoing “de-Ukrainization" campaign in areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.  It is to be renamed in honor of the leader of the Chechen Republic, also known as the “patriot of Russia”, Ramzan Kadyrov. Glavnoe reported that this information was posted in the newspaper of the DPR.

    It should however be noted …

  • Shkiryak: Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky Ordered Each Other's Assassination

    The Ukrainian Advisor to the Minister of the Interior, Zorian Shkiryak wrote on his Facebook page that the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, ordered the murder of each other.

    “It became known from the sources close to the leaders of the terrorists that the leader of Lugansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitsky ordered the murder of the leader of Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko. Zakharchenko, in …

  • Russia Spend €1 Billion per Year on State Salaries and Pensions in DPR and LPR

    An investigation conducted by the German magazine, Bild revealed that Russia spends about 1 billion Euros on the salaries and welfare of citizens of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. According to Bild, this amount corresponds to 0.6% of the annual expenses of the Russian budget.

    Moscow spends nearly 79 million Euros every month on salaries of state employees and pensions in so-called DPR and LPR, Bild wrote. About 2.4 billion Rubles (approximately 30 million Euros) …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence Thwarts Attack on City in the Donbas Region

    A cache of munitions was found in the city of Popasnaya in the Luhansk region which the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) suspects was intended for a terrorist attack.

    Employees of the SSU, together with the National Guard, the police, border guards and the military conducted a large-scale special operation in the city, according to the press center of the SSU.

    The purpose of the special operation was the "prevention of acts of sabotage in the city and the identification of members of …

  • OSCE Observers Recorded Thirty-two Tanks in Occupied Donbas Region

    On the 9th of January, observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM)to Ukraine recorded 32 tanks (T-72 and T-64) in the temporarily occupied territories which are under the control of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). The tanks were seen in Ternov, 57 km east of Donetsk, the report says.

    The report notes that observers also found a T-64 tank the next day on the 10th of January in the territory that is controlled by the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), in Uspensk, …

  • DPR Leaders Call for Resignation of French President

    The leadership of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) has called for the President of France, François Hollande, to resign due to crimes committed in the Donbas region and Syria. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR, Alexander Kofman, and the Deputy of the People’s Council of the DPR, Vladislav Berdichevskiy, asked Hollande to tender his resignation during a video conference.

    “In fact, the coup d’état that happened in Ukraine has led to the military showdown between the eastern …