Contents tagged with Zakharchenko

  • DPR accuses the USA of involvement in Zakharchenko's murder

    The USA is involved in the murder of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, stated the Deputy Commander of Operational Command of the DPR, Eduard Basurin on the TV Channel Russia 1. According to Basurin, the murder happened "with the involvement of the supervisor from the United States of America.”

    On Friday, August 31, an explosion in a restaurant in Donetsk, killed Zakharchenko and at least three other people. Soon after, separatists announced the arrest of …

  • Putin condemns Zakharchenko's assassination

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called the death of the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko a "vile murder" and a "terror" attack.

    According to the Kremlin website, Putin considers that the Zakharchenko "killers" chose "the path of terror, violence, intimidation" and allegedly "do not want to seek a peaceful, political solution to the conflict, do not want to conduct a real dialogue with the inhabitants of the southeast [of Ukraine]".

    The Russian president believes …

  • Kremlin accuses Ukraine of assassinating DPR Head Zakharchenko

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the assassination of the leader of DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko a “terrorist act,” and officially accused Kyiv of his killing.

    “In Donetsk, the leader of the DPR, Zakharchenko has died as a result of a terrorist act. We have reasons to believe that the Kyiv regime is behind this murder,” said the official speaker of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

    She also officially accused the Ukrainian authorities of abandoning the Minsk …

  • DPR chooses a successor to Zakharchenko

    Successor to Zakharchenko has been quickly chosen in Donetsk. Dmitry Trapeznikov, who until now has been deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the DPR became the head of the DPR, as announced at an emergency briefing in the press center of the Donetsk news agency.

    The Chairman of the National Council of DPR, Denis Pushilin presented Trapeznikov to journalists. Trapeznikov read a statement after Pushilin’s presentation.

    "The Territorial Defense command has made a decision. In …

  • Assassination of Zakharchenko: 11 more people injured and killed in the explosion

    In addition to the leader of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, there are 11 injured and killed people in the explosion in the restaurant Separ in Donetsk, , including the head of the youth movement "the stronghold of the Donbass" Natalia Volkova, Russian Interfax news agency reports. She received severe burns and was taken to Donetsk Trauma Center.

    Earlier, the Investigative Committee of Russia, which began investigation into the murder of the DPR Leader, reported that in the the explosion that …

  • DPR head Zakharchenko ready to negotiate with Ukraine after elections

    The head of the DPR, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, is ready to enter into negotiations with Ukraine, but only after the elections. He made this statement during a “Direct Line” with residents of the territories of the Donetsk region that are not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, reported dnr-online news outlet.

    “Despite the rhetoric of our opponents and allies that negotiations with Kyiv are impossible, even if tomorrow Poroshenko, Turchinov and others are gone, even if Ukraine as a state …

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko agrees to deploy peacekeepers in the Donbas on Russia’s terms

    The head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko is ready to consider the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission to the Donbas on terms previously voiced by the Russian authorities.

    "If this is conducted within the format voiced by Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, my position does not change. I am ready to consider and submit to the People's Council a proposal to ensure the security of the OSCE mission and to put the OSCE patrols, which will be protected by the UN, on the line of demarcation with us. …

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko bans state officials from travelling to Ukraine

    Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has banned the DPR’s state officials from travelling to territory controlled by Kyiv. According to the website of the Ministry of State Security, this decree was signed on December 15 in 2017.

    According to the decree, the restriction was implemented due to “massive recruitment by Ukrainian special services of the DPR’s residents who cross the demarcation line with Ukraine” including government and local …

  • Zakharchenko: DPR cannot export any goods because no country recognizes it

    The head of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, said that he does not like the state of industry in the separatist-controlled territory of the Donetsk region.

    "Any enterprise - machine building, machine tool construction - assumes a certificate. These are documents that are recognized throughout the world. Unfortunately, at the moment we do not have this. The development of our industry is hampered not only by a lack of finance - we don’t have that either. But …

  • LPR and DPR leaders and head of annexed Crimea are still Ukrainian citizens

    Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Leonid Pasechnik,leaders of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republics) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republics), are still Ukrainian citizens. The same applies to former Luhansk leader Igor Plotnitsky, as well as the Russian-appointed “heads” of annexed Crimea Sergey Aksyonov and Vladimir Konstantinov.

    This was confirmed by the Ukrainian Presidential Administration’s response to’s information request.

    “Materials on the termination of the Ukrainian citizenship of the …