Contents tagged with Zakharchenko

  • Russian media: Ukrainian Security Service was behind Zakharchenko assassination

    The so-called “intelligence agency” of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) believes that the assassination of DPR ringleader Aleksandr Zakharchenko was orchestrated by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), an anonymous representative of the “agency” told Russia 1 in an interview.

    According to the source, the SBU’s 2nd department organizes operations in the DPR for the 5th directorate (counterintelligence department). The DPR “intelligence agency” claims to know the names of all the employees …

  • DPR Deputy Minister of Revenues and Taxes arrested in Donetsk

    Mikhail Kalin, the former First Deputy Minister of Revenues and Taxes of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic was arrested in Donetsk on charges of unlawful seizure of property, reported journalist and blogger Denis Kazansky on Twitter.

    “Cleansing continues in Donetsk. Another associate of Zakharchenko-Timofeev has been arrested. Right after the Ukrainian secret subversive group blew up Zakhar [Zakharchenko], the arrests of his people began . It turned out that they all were scumbags, …

  • European countries call on Russia to cancel elections in DPR

    Representatives from Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland condemned the “illegal elections” in the south east of Ukraine to be held on November 11. They called on Russia to “exert its influence to cancel” the elections. This statement was made prior to an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine.

    In addition, European countries accused Russia of “financing and providing military support for separatists.”

    The elections of the …

  • Russia refuses to call off Donbas ‘elections’

    Russia has refused to call off the elections scheduled for November 11 in the occupied territories of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, said Oleksandr Motsyk, Ukraine’s representative to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG).

    According to the Ukrainian official, the likelihood that “elections” will be held in the DPR and LPR is at 99%.

    “We could not persuade Russia to call off the “elections” it wants to hold in the occupied Donbas territories on November 11… We see that Russia is going …

  • Putin's aide Surkov meets with head of DPR in Moscow, promises to visit Donetsk

    Putin’s aide, Vladislav Surkov, met with Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) ringleader Denis Pushilin in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS reports.

    The two met to discuss preparations for the upcoming “elections” in the DPR and social issues in the Donbas.

    “I spoke at length with Vladislav Yuryevich about the situation in the republic. A high appraisal was given of the functioning of all administrative structures during the transitional period. The clear and professional work of the …

  • Separatist leader Khodakovsky confirms that Ukrainian Security Service recordings of Zakharchenko's assassination are genuine

    Former separatist commander of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander Khodakovsky confirmed the authenticity of the Ukrainian Security Service’s recordings of conspirators plotting the assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko, reports the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) on Facebook, citing Khodakovsky’s posts in social networks.

    “We still haven’t learnt to keep secrets. We cut off all communications with Ukraine and they take information from our communication channels anyway. We are …

  • Strelkov confirms authenticity of the Ukrainian Security Service recording discussing Zakharchenko’s assassination

    The former Defense Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor “Strelkov” Girkin stated on his VKontakte post that the audio recording published by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) was authentic. The recording captured an assistant to Denis Pushilin discussing the assasination of then DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko with unknown people.

    Pushilin was chosen to succeed Zakharchenko a week after the latter was assassinated on August 31.

    “I have just received confirmation …

  • Media: Kremlin refuses to support Zakharchenko’s former associates

    The Donetsk People’s Republic’s Minister of Revenues, Alexander Timofeev, ex-adviser Alexander Kazakov and the failed head of the republic, Dmitry Trapeznikov all fled to Russia after the assassination of DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko to ask the Kremlin for support. Novaya Gazeta reports that they were categorically denied assistance.

    None of the three could get an audience with any member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration. Timofeev had fled to the Crimea and tried to …

  • DPR finds a replacement for fugitive Minister of Revenues and Duties

    Authorities of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) found a replacement for Alexander Timofeev aka Tashkent, the minister of Revenues and Duties who fled to Russia.

    According to Russian media and separatist sources, Evgeny Lavrenov from Nikopol City has become the Donetsk People’s Republic’s new Minister of Revenues and Duties.

    Lavrenov resides in Donetsk but is a registered resident of Pervomaiskaya street in the city of Nikopol. Ukrainian Myrotvorets website states that Lavrenov …

  • Putin complains to Merkel about the situation in DPR after Zakharchenko's death

    Russian president Vladimir Putin conducted a conversation over the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during which the parties discussed the situation in Ukraine and Syria. 

    As reported on the Kremlin website, the conversation was initiated by the German side. It is also noted that Putin “expressed concern” about the situation in the DPR after the murder of the separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko.

    “The mutual willingness to further facilitate the settlement of the conflict is …