Contents tagged with Plotnitsky

  • Ukrainian Security Service unmasks Russian special ops soldier who killed LPR ringleader and got rid of Plotnitsky

    The counter intelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has unmasked the Russian special forces soldier Alexander “Gray” Sadovy, who has been one of the most active participants in Russian special operations in the occupied Luhansk province since 2014, TSN writes.

    Sadovy was born in Russia on 13 November 1969. A colonel, he is the director of the so-called “Special Forces Center of the LPR Interior Ministry”.

    He was sent by Russia’s intelligence agency to occupied Luhansk …

  • Kyiv: Russia refused to provide information about investigators it sent to Donbas to find Zakharchenko killers

    At the meeting in Minsk, Ukraine demanded that Russia provide full information regarding media reports that Russia sent investigators to the Donbas to investigate the assassination of the separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko. Russia categorically refused to answer, reported Iryna Herashchenko, Ukraine’s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) and First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

    Herashchenko noted that sending Russian …

  • Ukraine asks Russia to provide information on the fate of former LPR leader Plotnitsky

    During the talks in Minsk in the light of the murder of Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the DPR, the Ukrainian side of the Tripartite Contact Group asked for information about the location of the ex-head of the LPR Igor Plotnitsky, said Iryna Herashchenko, the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the TCG.

    “The Ukrainian side was interested to find out where Plotnitsky has disappeared. Plotnitsky is involved in a number of criminal cases in Ukraine and he will sooner …

  • Former head of LPR Plotnitsky jailed in Russia

    Novosti Donbassa news outlet reported that Igor Plotnitsky, the former head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, is in St. Petersburg's Kresty prison, as indicated by Vladlen Zaruba, a colleague of Valery Bolotov, the late ex-head of the LPR.

    According to Zaruba, in the detention facility, Plotnitsky has provided evidence and testimony. Bolotov’s associate also suggested that it was because of these statements that Oleg Mkrtchian, General Director of the Industrial Union of Donbas, …

  • Media: Plotnitsky will return to LPR

    Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-proclaimed LPR, who, according to information provided by the separatists, had resigned, will return to Lugansk to work on the Minsk agreements, reports Novaya Gazeta.

    The publication notes that Plotnitsky's successor, LPR ‘Minister of State Security’ Leonid Pasechnik, has no questions for his predecessor. Pasechnik maintained neutrality during the conflict between Plotnitsky and the LPR's Interior Minister, Igor Kornet.

    Additionally, the newspaper's …

  • 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. …

  • Poroshenko convenes emergency meeting of National Security Council as Russian tanks cross Ukrainian Border in Luhansk region

    Due to the aggravation of the situation in certain districts of the Luhansk region, President Poroshenko convened an emergency meeting of the Military Cabinet of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the President.

    Heads of law enforcement agencies reported to the President about the latest developments, in particular the illegal crossing of the Ukrainian border by the Russian tanks in the Krasnodonsky district of the Luhansk region, as well …

  • Head of LRP wants to start gold mining in the republic

    The leader of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic or LPR, Igor Plotnitsky declared that he plans to start gold mining in the territory of the "Republic" in 2018.

    "I will try to get our mine, let's say a gold mine, opened in 2018. We shall try to extract our gold, which is located on the territory of our Republic," Plotnitsky stated.

    The leader of the LPR also noted that "[gold] will not be extremely profitable, but profit will still be there."

    "But that’s also an indicator for us that we …

  • The case of the downed Il-76 against the leader of the LPR Plotnitsky transferred to the High Specialized Court of Ukraine

    The case against the leader of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), Igor Plotnitsky, who is accused of committing a terrorist attack where an IL-76 aircraft transporting 49 Ukrainian service members was shot down, was transferred to the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal cases, as stated by the press service of the Court of Appeal of the Dnipropetrovsk region, where on October 20th hearings on the case were held, Ukrinform reports.

    "The case against Plotnitsky (the leader …

  • Separatist leaders attend 'Donbas integration ceremony' in the Crimea

    In the annexed Crimea, a presentation regarding “the integration of the Donbas into the Russian Federation” was given at the first conference of the Russia-Donbas Integration Committee which was held on March 17th at the Livadia Palace in Yalta, as reported by Radio Liberty.

    The first meeting of the Committee was attended by Igor Carpenter and Alexander Zakharchenko, the leaders of the LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People's Republic), respectively. They arrived in the Crimea …