Contents tagged with Donbas

  • PACE demands that Russia cease military interference in Donbas

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) demands that Russia “put an end to its military interference” in eastern Ukraine, according to a resolution adopted on Thursday, January 30, at a meeting during PACE’s winter session in Strasbourg devoted to the assembly’s monitoring procedure between January and December 2019.

    In the document, PACE members call on Moscow to “fully comply with the Minsk agreements” and stop supporting “illegal armed groups” in the Donbas.

    The Russian …

  • Russian mercenary who fought in Donbas killed in Libya

    On January 27, the Imperial Legion society on the Russian social network VKontakte made a post about the death in Libya of a Russian by the name of Vladimir. The Imperial Legion is a division of the Russian Imperial Movement which, as the organization’s coordinator Stanislav Vorobyev admits, sent “about 100 militiamen” to fight in eastern Ukraine during the war in the Donbas. The post about Vladimir’s death states that he is the second Russian who has been killed in Libya: “Libya is continuing …

  • Former DPR 'minister' turns himself in to Ukrainian Security Service

    Igor Ivakin, former “minister of coal industry” of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has been brought into Kyiv-controlled territory in a special operation by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the SBU’s press service reported.

    The man regularly used to attend sessions of the “DPR government” and actively participated in the formation of the ministry’s internal policy.

    In particular, he regulated the activity of companies in the coal mining industry, as well as the distribution of …

  • First Ukrainian President Kravchuk: Donbas could return to Ukraine 'on its own'

    The Donbas could return to Ukraine’s control on its own if the country’s government demonstrates persistence, said Ukraine’s first ever president, Leonid Kravchuk.

    “He (Russian President Vladimir Putin) has not yet taken the Donbas. I believe that the Donbas could come back to Ukraine on its own with the help of the global community, with the help of our active, persistent, goal-oriented, systematic day-to-day work,” Kravchuk told the TV channel Pryamiy in an interview.

    He believes that a …

  • France is unhappy Zelensky not making progress settling situation in Donbas

    France thinks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has not been making enough effort to resolve the conflict in the Donbas after the Normandy Format summit in Paris in December last year, Oleg Voloshyn, a former MP who was part of the Ukrainian delegation to the summit, told 112.Ukraine in an interview.

    “France cannot understand why, after quite a successful summit, held at President Emmanuel Macron’s initiative, there has been another pause,” said Voloshyn. According to him, the …

  • Surkov's work on Ukraine stopped after President Zelensky came to power

    Since January 2018, there has been hardly any Ukraine-related work in the Russian government and it completely stopped after Volodymyr Zelensky became the President of Ukraine, reports the news outlet Meduza.

    According to the source of the publication, who worked together with Putin’s aide Vladislav Surkov, Surkov and his team stopped work with the leaders of public opinion and the elite in Ukraine. They stopped forming an ideology, engaging in projects on federalization and destabilization of …

  • Former LPR prisoner: Ukrainian prisoners paid money to be included on swap list

    Ukrainians held in prisons in the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) but not mentioned by the media actually paid money to be included on prisoner exchange list, former LPR prisoner Denys Sekatsky told Censor.NET in an interview.

    “I paid money for my freedom. That is, they demanded a ransom from me, for them not to kill me, and to confirm that they had included me on the list for exchange from the LPR. People came and handed over money through my attorney… I was not the only one. Perhaps I’m the …

  • Deputy commander of DPR special forces killed in Donetsk

    Deputy commander of the special forces regiment of the Interior Ministry of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic Alexei Krivulya (nom de guerre Green) was shot dead in the evening of January 20 in Donetsk, announced the head of the press service of the DPR Armed Forces, Daniil Bezsonov, on his Twitter.

    According to Interfax, Krivulya "was shot three times in the back near the elevator, in the entrance to his house."

    Alexey Krivula was a member of the command of the battalion Pyatnashka. He …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine ready to retake Donbas by force

    The Ukrainian army must be prepared for a forceful liberation of the Donbas, as this possibility cannot be excluded, Serhiy Kryvonos, Deputy Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), told Radio Liberty in an interview.

    “My opinion: The Armed Forces of Ukraine must be ready for a forceful liberation of Donbas territory, if such a political decision is made,” Kryvonos said. When asked whether the Croatian scenario was possible (retaking separatist-controlled …

  • Ukraine to initiate talks with Normandy Four leaders on deteriorating Donbas situation

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said during a joint press conference with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama that Ukraine plans to initiate new talks with Germany and France regarding the non-implementation of the Donbas ceasefire agreements that were reached in Paris.

    Prystaiko pointed out that this weekend in the eastern part of the Donbas, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 10 were wounded.

    “As for the Minsk process and the intensification of the shooting – we are alarmed by …