Contents tagged with Igor Plotnitsky

  • Internal conflict in the separatist LPR: Head of the self-proclaimed republic flees to Russia

    In the separatist-controlled Luhansk unknown armed people cordoned off the building of the so-called "Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Luhansk Republic", as reported on his Facebook page by journalist Andriy Dikhtyarenko.

    "In Luhansk, the BTR [military armored personnel carrier] drove to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the building was surrounded by armed people, and some of them have hand grenades. It seems that Cornet decided to "appeal the decision of the court" about his dismissal …

  • Plotnitsky would meet with Savchenko only if she created her own team in Parliament

    The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, responded to the Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko’s proposal to meet face to face. According to him, their conversation could yield results only if Savchenko is able to create her own team in the Ukrainian Parliament.

    “I appreciate the calls for peace, forgiveness and dialogue that Nadiya Savchenko has made recently. However, peace cannot be achieved by talks and negotiations alone,” Plotnitsky said. The leader of the so- …

  • Court says Video Footage of Nadiya Savchenko's Arrest is Inadmissible Evidence

    The Donetsk City Court in the Rostov region rejected a petition from the lawyers of the Ukrainian servicewoman, Nadiya Savchenko, requesting the admission of a video of the defendant's arrest in the Luhansk region of Ukraine in the summer of 2014. The judge explained his decision indicating that the admission of the video "doesn't mean that the defense will acquire anything," according to Anton Naumlyuk a correspondent for Radio Svoboda.

    Earlier Savchenko’s lawyers presented evidence that the …

  • Senator McCain is not coming to Luhansk Republic.

    Senator John McCain declined the invitation of the leader of Pro-Kremlin Luhansk Republic,Igor Plotnitsky, to come to the elections as an observer.

    The Communication Director of the Senator, Brian Rogers, confirmed this on Monday.

    "Although I don’t usually deal with elections monitoring I am grateful for this unique invitation" - said McCain.

    “If the so called Luhansk Republic is interested in democratic elections I suggest their proponents to surrender their weapons and take part in the …