Contents tagged with Pasechnik

  • Luhansk leader poisoned, Russia accuses US and Ukraine of violating Chemical Weapons Convention

    Leonid Pasechnik, head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), suffered a serious phenolic compound poisoning in December 2023, said chief of Russian forces for radiation, chemical and biological protection, Igor Kirillov. Furthermore, Kirillov stated that in August 2022, the Russia-installed head of the Kherson regional administration, Saldo, was poisoned with ricin, a substance found in biomedical samples.

    Kirillov highlighted other poisoning incidents involving senior …

  • Pro-Russian militant leaders call on Putin to recognize Donbas republics

    The leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasecniks, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the independence of pseudo-republics, reports RIA Novosti.

    Pushilin said that the Ukrainian authorities allegedly decided to resolve the conflict by force, so he asks Putin to consider concluding a cooperation agreement between Russia and Donetsk People’s Republic.

    Puhsiliyn also asked to include in the agreement between Russia and …

  • 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 …

  • LPR leader invites Zelensky for negotiations

    Leonid Pasechnik, head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), has invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to talks in Luhansk, the separatist-controlled media reported.

    “If he [Zelensky] decides to come to us, we will meet him in accordance with international protocol. He won’t have to fear for his life at all, let him come to us, and let us talk about how to establish peace in the Donbas as quickly as possible, in order to put an end to all this madness,” Pasechnik said.

    The LPR …

  • 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 …

  • Pasechnik: LPR and South Ossetia will fight together for recognition of the republics in the world

    The Luhansk Information Center reports that the head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik, at a meeting with the President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, in Tskhinvali, stated that the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic and South Ossetia would join forces to achieve global recognition.

    “I think we will unite our efforts in order to achieve global recognition, and of course, the ultimate goal of both the leadership of South Ossetia and the leadership of the LPR is raising the standard of …

  • Head of separatist LPR Plotnitsky resigns due to ‘health reasons’

    The Head of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, resigned due to health reasons, announced the Minister of the State Security, Leonid Pasechnik, in a statement posted on Luhansk Informational Center website on Friday.

    "Today, Igor Plotnitsky resigned due to health reasons. He has numerous war wounds, complications after his concussion. Following his decision, I assume the duties of the head of the Republic until the forthcoming elections", the statement of Pasechnik reads. …