Contents tagged with LPR

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains former MP of Luhansk People’s Republic

    Counterintelligence of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has detained a former "MP" of so-called Luhansk People’s Republic.

    SBU officials found that in 2014 this individual took part in establishing illegal government bodies in the territory of the Luhansk region which is not under Ukraine’s control. The individual was also involved in the creation and adoption of the "LPR constitution".

    While executing the arrest warrant, the SBU found a "LPR passport ", as well as "LPR registration …

  • Kyiv warns Lukashenko against allowing LPR to interrogate Protasevich

    Alexander Lukashenko will face a tough response from Ukraine if representatives of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic are allowed to interrogate the Belarusian opposition journalist, Roman Protasevich, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    "It will hurt Alexander Lukashenko. We have enough tools to make it painful for people and countries that do not respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine," the Minister said on air of the TV program "Breakfast with 1.1."

    He reminded that …

  • Kyiv: 400,000 residents of Donbas received Russian passports

    At least 400,000 residents of the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are not under Kyiv’s control, have received Russian passports, said Ukrainian Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Olekii Reznikov in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda.

    "The statistics are constantly changing, the Russians say one thing, we check, find another. But there are at least 400,000, it is true," Reznikov said.

    Back in December, he said that there are 300,000 Ukrainians …

  • Kremlin promises to defend residents of Donbas and predicts ‘the end of Ukraine’

    Russia will stand up for the residents of the Donbas if it is forced to do so, said Dmitry Kozak, the deputy head of the Russian presidential administration.

    The decision, he said, will be made "depending on the scale of the conflict."

    Kozak said that Russia intends to protect Russian citizens in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, where the Kremlin issues Russian passports en masse.

    Back in 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on granting Russian …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: 50 Russian snipers currently operate in Donbas

    Russian military snipers use the Donbas as a testing ground for Russia’s latest sniper weapons, reported Radio Liberty with reference to the Ukrainian General Military Intelligence Directorate.

    According to Ukrainian intelligence, Russian military snipers have been fighting in the Donbas since 2016. These sniper units are usually accompanied by instructors from Russia.

    According to the representative of the Ukraine’s Military Intelligence Directorate, Vadim Skibitsky, about 50 snipers of …

  • Ukraine wants to regain control over Donbas by 2025

    The Ukrainian government has approved changes to the Integrated Border Management Strategy until 2025. The document includes a clause on the restoration of control over the border between Russia and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. The relevant decision was made at the meeting of the Ukrainian Government, Ukrinform reports.

    According to the government's order to amend the strategy, Ukraine should be ready to protect this section of the border once it regains control …

  • LPR leader preparing to resign and leave Donbas

    The leader of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Leonid Pasechnik may soon leave his post, reported the separatist Telegram channel "Secrets of the Luhansk Republic" with reference to informed sources.

    The channel admitted that Pasechnik has no power in LPR. Because of this, he wants to leave Luhansk. However, according to the Telegram channel, Moscow has been refusing to give him permission.

    "Pasechnik has been trying unsuccessfully for two years to leave the post of the head of …

  • Kyiv: 600,000 LPR and DPR residents receive Ukrainian pensions

    About 660,000 residents of the uncontrolled Donbas territories receive Ukrainian pensions, Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Marina Lazebnaya said in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "I believe that those who have earned their pension in Ukraine should receive it. And to do this, we need to simplify or provide conditions and opportunities for them. Therefore, today, for example, such service centers will be opened at the two entry points in Shchastia and Zolote. We know that employees of the …

  • Ukrainian Army Commander: It would be easier if we were given command to attack in Donbas

    The Ukrainian government wants to regain control of the Donbas, and in these conditions, it would be easier for the military if they received an order to attack, said Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak in an interview with Obozrevatel.

    Khomchak believes, there is currently a question whether Ukrainian society is ready for active actions of its army in the Donbas.

    "In 2014, mobilization was a dissonance for an ordinary Ukrainian. Everyone was screaming that they …

  • Kyiv: Russia blocks Ukraine’s prisoner exchange with LPR and DPR

    Russia continues to block the exchange of detained persons, demanding that Ukraine adopt the "peace plan" proposed by representatives of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, announced the representative of the Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Serhiy Garmash on air of the channel "Ukraine 24".

    "We have submitted four lists. there are more than 200 people, 11 of them are in serious physical condition. Russia has never filed any lists in the six months …