Contents tagged with LPR

  • Russia begins opening passport issuance centers to service LPR and DPR residents

    In the Russian city of Novoshakhtinsk (Rostov Oblast), a Russian passport center has been opened to service the residents of the territory of the Luhansk region which is under control of pro-Russian militants. It will be able to receive up to 200 applications a day, said the representative of the Main Migration Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Kirill Alzinov, as quoted by Russia’s Interfax.

     “As the number of requests grows, we will increase the number of centers,” …

  • Russia not yet granting citizenship to Donbas residents

    Following a decree by the Russian President to simplify the passport issuance process for people living in the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LDPR) in eastern Ukraine, the Migration Service in Rostov has been bombarded with applications – all of which have been rejected, said Russian MP from Rostov-on-Don Anatoly Kotlyarov in a Facebook post.

    “Citizenship? Aha. You’re getting ahead of yourselves! The Interior Ministry has received 1309 appeals concerning rejected citizenship …

  • Mine accident in LPR takes the lives of 17 miners

    Seventeen people were killed in an accident that took place at the Schidkarbon mine in Yurivka, located in the so-called “LPR”, TASS reported, citing the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.

    A Russian rescue party, including a detachment from the Emergency Situation Ministry, was sent to the scene of the accident to assist and conduct rescue operations, the ministry’s press service reported.

    According to previously reported information, the rescuers lifted 13 people to …

  • Zelensky's comments on ‘LPR and DPR insurgents’ outrage Poroshenko

    After the debate with the presidential candidate Zelensky that was held before the second round of the elections, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko condemned his opponent for the “terribly” chosen descriptor for the opponents of the Ukrainian armed forces conducting operations in the Donbass.

    According to Poroshenko, his opponent “called the Russian mercenaries and the regular forces of the Russian Federation “LPR insurgents” and “DPR insurgents” during the debate,” writes Interfax-Ukraine. …

  • Russia prepares 500 thousand forms to issue passports in LPR and the DPR

    Five thousand forms have already been prepared for the distribution of Russian passports to residents of the occupied areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, reports in the article “Operation passportization”: the motivation behind Kremlin distribution of Russian citizenships to residents of the LPR and the DPR”.

    “According to sources in law enforcement agencies, the estimated number of forms appears to be 500 thousand. Local security officials (“siloviki”) were told …

  • Putin replaced overseer of Donbas, Abkhazia and South Ossetia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced the head of the presidential directorate, supervisor of the DPR, LPR as well as Georgian breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. According to Putin’s decree, Aleksey Filatov was appointed to replace Oleg Govorun.

    The new head of the presidential directorate has been working with South Ossetia. Last year, in his role as deputy head of the directorate, Filatov became involved with the DPR and LPR.

    Earlier, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported …

  • Zelensky’s team will not negotiate with DPR and LPR in the event of victory

    ​The spokesperson for the Ukrainian presidential candidate, Volodymyr Zelensky, Dmitry Razumkov, in an interview with the BBC, announced that Zelensky’s team is not going to negotiate with the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) and the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) in the event of his victory in the presidential elections in Ukraine.

    “We, of course, do not conduct such negotiations. Negotiations should be held, and pressure should be placed on those who can make decisions. The so-called DPR and …

  • Medvedchuk claims DPR and LPR agree with his plan for 'autonomous Donbas'

    The Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk, chairperson of the Opposition Platform – For Life party’s political council and a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has claimed that the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) have provisionally agreed to the plan he proposed for the Donbas.

    “I am confident that, if we implement the possibility of peace in the Donbas and end the combat, our plan concept, for which Donetsk, Luhansk and Moscow have already given their …

  • Ukrainian military: in recent days situation in Donbas has escalated significantly

    Over the past 24 hours, pro-Russian militants have violated the ceasefire in the Donbas 19 times, while using weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements 16 times.

    During the day, the militants used 100 artillery munitions of calibers 152, 122, 120 and 82 mm.

    "The Russian-occupying forces shelled positions of the Ukrainian Joined Forces Operation using artillery systems, mortars, armament of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small fire arms," reports …

  • LPR threatens to block checkpoint in Zolote after it is opened by Ukraine

    The leader of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Leonid Pasechnik, stated that the LPR authorities intend to block the checkpoint in the village of Zolote in the Luhansk region, writes RBC-Ukraine, citing separatist media.

    Pasechnik stressed that the checkpoint Zolote will be opened only after an acceptable agreement in Minsk is reached.

    “Despite the lack of agreements between the LPR and Ukraine regarding the opening of the Zolote checkpoint, Kyiv intends to unilaterally open the …