Contents tagged with LPR

  • Ukraine takes 60 prisoners from LPR

    On Wednesday, March 20, Ukraine took 60 prisoners who were serving sentences in correctional facilities in the districts of the Luhansk region under the control of pro-Russian militants, wrote on her Facebook the Ombudsman for Human Rights, Lyudmila Denisova.

    "Today, in the town of Schastia, we took custody of 60 people, who were held in penitentiary institutions in certain areas of the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region. They will continue serving their sentences in the …

  • Kyiv: almost 300 prisoners have been transferred to Ukraine from Crimea and Donbas

    The Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Justice, Denys Chernyshov, announced that 286 prisoners were transferred from the penitentiary institutions in the uncontrolled regions of Donbas and the annexed Crimea to serve their sentence in Ukraine's controlled territories, reported Ukrinform .

    “The majority of the convicts, 199 people, were transferred from the so-called DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and 12 persons were transferred from the Crimea. Last year and in February of this year, there were …

  • Another LPR militant defects to Ukraine

    The press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation reported that another militant has defected to Ukraine. In Severodonetsk, Ukrainian military noticed a man headed in the direction of the Ukrainain positions. They let him approach and reach the trench, and then he was detained.

    The unnamed detainee was carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, an LPR military identity card issued in Alchevsk and some Russian rubles. He is a Ukrainian citizen born in 1976, a native of the city of Mykolaiv, as …

  • Media: head of LPR is terminally ill and Kremlin is already looking for a replacement citing anonymous sources reported that the head of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) Leonid Pasechnik is terminally ill and, based on doctor’s prognosis, he has no more than six months to live.

    The source said that the Kremlin is already looking for a replacement for Pasechnik. As a replacement for Pasechnik, Moscow could use the former LPR militant leader Igor Plotnitsky, who at the moment, is hiding in Russia.

    “Maybe Deynego (Minister of Foreign Affairs of the LPR). All decisions …

  • Kyiv develops program to check if any Donbas residents committed crimes against Ukraine

    Ukraine is developing a computer-based program which will help to determine if a resident from the self-declared Donetsk or Luhansk People's Republics committed crimes against Ukraine, said the Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine, Anatolii Matios. According to Matios, the application will be ready in less than six months.

    "Together with one of the powerful scientific centers, using the existing computer and psychological technologies, we are developing a computer-based screening test for …

  • Media: Ukraine started purchasing Russian coal through Belarus

    Russian coal companies had to resort to indirect supplies of coal to Ukraine through Belarus because of trade restrictions imposed by Russia, RBC news agency reports, citing sources in the coal companies. 

    “We cannot supply them directly. Quotas prevent us from doing so,” one of the interlocutors stated. 

    According to one of RBC’s sources, Russian companies used to export coal to Ukraine under the guise of export to Europe. Raw materials were delivered to Ukrainian ports ostensibly for export, …

  • Yanukovych says he is ready to discuss Ukrainian prisoners exchange with Putin

    During a press conference in Russia, Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych announced that he is ready to initiate a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the exchange of prisoners according to the “all for all” procedure. 

    “If necessary, if there is such initiative on the Ukrainian side, I am ready to talk with Putin and submit such proposal,” said Yanukovych. 

    According to him, for this to happen he needs some initiative from the President Petro Poroshenko, and the order …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Three prisoners handed over to Kyiv in December were recruited by the LPR

    The counterintelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has discovered that three out of the 42 prisoners from Luhansk who were handed over to Ukraine at the start of December had been recruited by the Luhansk People’s Republic’s (LPR) Ministry of State Security. 

    The SBU press service reported that prisoners had been coerced to sign tacit collaboration pledges through threats and psychological pressure. Presumably, they were expected to collect information about the …

  • Lavrov: Russia will lose rest of Ukraine if it recognizes the DPR and LPR

    If Russia recognizes the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics (the DPR and LPR), it will lose relations with Ukraine, which will remain in the hands of the current regime, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on the air of the Komsomolskaya Pravda Radio Station, explaining why Russia does not recognize the DPR and LPR.

    “You want to recognize the DPR and LPR? What then? Do you want to lose the rest of Ukraine and leave it to the Nazis?” he said.

     “We are not at war …

  • EU Ambassadors agreed to impose sanctions because of the elections in Donbas

    Ambassadors of twenty-eight EU countries agreed to impose sanctions against nine individuals responsible for the organization and holding of elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, reported TASS and RIA Novosti, citing sources in Brussels.

    “Ambassadors agreed on sanctions against nine individuals who are responsible for the so-called elections in Eastern Ukraine,” TASS’s source reported. The decision to impose sanctions will be ratified by the EU Council, …