Contents tagged with LPR

  • Russia considers recognizing LPR and DPR

    Russia should have long recognized the so-called LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), said Leonid Kalashnikov, the head of the Russian Federation Council committee on Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs.

    “In my opinion, LPR and DPR should have been recognized long ago. No need to build any illusions – unfortunately, Ukraine continues to destroy itself according to the Yugoslav scenario,” he said.

    In addition, the deputy said that in the event of “ …

  • LPR authorities declare state of emergency after Zakharchenko's assassination

    The Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) has announced emergency measures after the death of the Donetsk People's Republic’s leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, stated the acting leader of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik.

    Pasechnik stated that the situation in the so-called republic is stable and under complete control of local authorities. “We have taken all comprehensive measures on security enhancement. People’s police units are put on high alert, and the MGB (Ministry of State Security), MIA (Ministry of …

  • LPR and DPR officials flee after Zakharchenko assassination

    Sergey Kozlov, prime minister of the unrecognized Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), has decided to leave the region following the assassination of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) leader Alexander Zakharchenko, Kozlov himself said on Facebook.

    “In connection with the prevailing situation, for the purpose of security, I am leaving LPR territory for a while… I ask everyone to remain calm and not to succumb to panic. The enemy will be defeated. We will avenge the deaths of our loved ones,” Kozlov …

  • Putin's aide Surkov and Donbas separatist leaders visit South Ossetia to celebrate ‘independence’ anniversary

    At a ceremony in honor of the 10th anniversary of Russia’s recognition of South Ossetia’s “independence”, Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, who was previously Russia’s authorized representative for the Donbas, called the self-declared republic of South Ossetia a “lifeline” for the militant-occupied separatist regions of Ukraine, the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (L/DPR), TASS reports.

    The event was attended by the leaders of the separatist territories in Ukraine, …

  • Ukraine lays charges against former LPR leader Plotnitsky

    On August 13, the judge read out the charges on the case of the downed IL-76 aircraft against the ex-head of the LPR, Igor Plotnitsky and two leaders of the armed formations, Alexander Gureyev and Nikolai Patrushevm, as stated on Facebook by the lawyer of the families of killed paratroopers and crew members of IL-76, Vitaly Pogosyan.

    "Today, an indictment on Plotnitsky, Patrushev and Gureyev has been announced at the Krasnohvardiisky district Court in Dnipro,” he wrote. The lawyer added that …

  • LPR deputy receives 8 years sentence after returning to Ukraine to collect pension

    The Security Service of Ukraine [SBU] reported that the District Court of Lysychansk in Luhansk region sentenced a Deputy of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) to eight years’ imprisonment after he was detained after crossing the demarcation line in the Donbas of contact in May.

    “Law enforcement officers established that the resident of Khrustalnyi (previously named Krasnyi Luch) joined the ranks of illegal armed groups in 2014. The criminal actively supported the Russian armed …

  • LPR declares Baptists an extremist organization

    The Ministry of State Security of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) banned the activities of the All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christian Baptists (AUC ECB) and declared the organization extremist, Novosti Donbasa (News of Donbas) news outlet reports, citing separatist media.

    The organization was accused of “spreading the ideas of forcible seizure of the [separatist] Republics by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, maintaining contact with Ukrainian nationalist …

  • Russian region decides to integrate with DPR and LPR

    Authorities of the Russian Oryol oblast (region) decided to create a working group to facilitate integration and cooperation with the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics, as stated in the decree by acting governor of the region Andrey Klychkov.

    The working group includes officials from provincial and municipal administrations, as well as region representatives. According to the decree, the main task of the group is to coordinate the cooperation of the region with the separatist …

  • Detained LPR militant talks about Russian military in the Donbas

    The servicemen of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a former militant of the Luhansk People’s Republic who confirmed the presence of Russian troops in the separatist-held territories of the Donbas, as reported on the SBU website.

    The operatives of the SBU have determined that the unnamed man from Kharkiv joined illegal armed groups in April 2017. He served in one of the separatist battalions in the occupied Alchevsk as a driver-mechanic for a BMP infantry fighting vehicle. He …

  • Putin promises continued support for DPR and LPR

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that he does not intend to abandon continued assistance to the DPR and LPR separatist republics, which control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

    He said this during a "direct line" with Russian citizens while answering a question by writer Zakhar Prilepin, who participated in the war against Ukraine on the side of the militants.

    Prilepin asked Putin his opinion about whether Ukraine will take advantage of the 2018 World Cup in order to …