Contents tagged with pro-russian separatists

  • Military commander from DPR detained in Crimea on suspicion of killing a Ukrainian activist in Donetsk

    Vadim Pogodin, the commander of the battalion of pro-Russian separatists, Kerch, was detained in the annexed Crimea.

    Ostrov web site reported, citing the information in social networks, that Pogodin had been detained in Yalta on June 20th and then sent to the Simferopol pre-trial detention center.

    The pre-trial statement issued by of the Yalta City Court, indicates that Kramatorsk police are looking for Pogodin on suspicion of murder (Article 151 of the Criminal Code) and kidnapping (Article 1 …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia Continues to Supply Arms to Separatists

    Officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are providing training for militants in Torez according to the Intelligence Agency.

    "On a training ground near Torez, they are training tank and mechanized infantry units. There are assault troops practicing offensive maneuvers under the leadership of senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation who have recently arrived in Torez," the statement said.

    In addition, Russia continues to supply pro-Russian separatists in the …

  • Prisoners in Ukraine won’t be exchanged before 2016

    A prisoner exchange between the Ukrainian government and the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) won’t happen before the New Year, despite the fact that the two sides agreed on the need carry out an such an exchange during a video conference on November 24th.

    At the time, both parties agreed on the need to complete this process by late 2015, according to Daria Olifer, spokeswoman for Leonid Kuchma, Kiev’s envoy to the negotiations. “First, the exchange should take place for the most …

  • Doctors without Borders have been banned from working in Pro-Kremlin separatist territories.

    An international organization, Médecins Sans Frontières, has received an official ban from the authorities of the Pro- Kremlin Donetsk Republic

     Bart Janssens, MSF Director of Operation, said that the ban took effect on October 19th and there was no explanation for the ban.

    Janssens stressed the importance of the work of the organization in Donetsk region.

    MSF employees have been helping mostly Diabetics and people suffering from kidney diseases.

    In addition since 2011 MSF employees have …

  • Coup in Pro-Kremlin Donetsk Republic

    Andrei Purgin, President of the National Council of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has been ousted from his position and his  deputy Denis Pushilin has taken over his seat.The arrest warrant has been issued for a head of the National Council of Donetsk Republic,  Mr. Alexandrov. Mr. Purgin and Mr. Alexandrov were initially prevented from entering Donetsk Republic at the Uspenka border crossing with Russia on Friday. After several hours they managed to make their way to Donetsk. …