Contents tagged with separatists

  • Media: Separatists from the Donbas complain about Russia’s indifference towards their fate

    The participants of hostilities in the Donbas have complained to the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation about the indifference of Russian authorities to their fate, as reported in an article in the Russian newspaper, Kommersant, entitled, “Battalions ask for understanding.”

    According to former separatists and Russian mercenaries, the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation has extradited them from Russia at the request of their Ukrainian colleagues. Russian Courts deport …

  • SBU: Russia is sending billions of rubles to separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) made a statement that Russia is financing the self-proclaimed LPR (Luhasnk Peple's Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People's Republic), and that the extent of the aid is calculated to be billions of rubles.

    So far the SBU has inspected channels of such financing within a number of previously opened criminal proceedings. According to authorities, the LNR alone is anticipating revenues of more than 11 billion rubles ($190 mln USD) in the first quarter of 2017, …

  • Turchynov instructed the Ukrainian military to prepare for a counter-offensive

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (RNBO), Oleksandr Turchynov, visited the front line in Avdiivka, and instructed the military to prepare for an attack from the separatists, as well as to be prepare for a counterattack, the press service of the RNBO reported.

    "The military was tasked with refining the operational plans for the times of the offensive of the Russian hybrid troops while taking into account the preparation for effective counteroffensive steps," …

  • Ukrainian police detained three former separatists of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic

    On the 15th of January, Ukrainian police in the Donetsk region reported that they have detained three former separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic. One of them is a 45-year-old resident of the Kostiantynivka region, who was fighting in an industrial area in Avdiivka.

    This man joined the Donetsk People’s Republic in November 2014 in Donetsk. He was first instructed to guard the Vostok battalion’s base, but shortly after he was deployed to Avdiivka. The man received a concussion during …

  • Ukraine to hand over 15 captured separatists to LPR and DPR as a sign of goodwill

    Ukraine decided to release 15 separatists who are on the exchange list for the "DPR" and "LPR" as a “goodwill gesture.” Nine of them are seriously ill, and the others are women, as reported by the representative of Ukraine to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, Iryna Herashchenko, on Facebook.

    "In order to advance the process of releasing hostages before the New Year holiday, as part of the Minsk group we announce the transition of 15 of the 228 people who were requested …

  • OSCE Secretary General declared a split in the organization because of disagreements over Ukraine

    The Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Lamberto Zannier, reported a split among the organization’s 57 member countries. This statement was released on Friday, December 9th, at the meeting of OSCE foreign ministers in Hamburg. Zannier stressed that the split was caused primarily by disagreements over the conflict in Ukraine, but was not limited to that.

    The OSCE Secretary General also stated that organization observers encounter obstacles in …

  • Separatists reject proposal for OSCE armed mission in the Donbas

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine expressed their opposition to the deployment of an OSCE armed police mission in the region. The Chairman of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, stated on the 24th of October in Moscow that the presence of any foreign groups in the territory of the self-proclaimed is contrary to the set of measures taken to consolidate peace.

    Pushilin believes that the deployment of an OSCE armed group in the region would require changing the …

  • Disengagement of separatist forces and the Ukrainian Army in the Donbas has been postponed

    The disengagement of separatist forces the Ukrainian army in the that has been carried out in the village of Zolote has been postponed in other areas due to ceasefire violations, stated the head of the Ukrainian side of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire (JCCC), General Borys Kremenetsky, on the channel 112 Ukraine.

    He said that an increasing number of attacks in the Donbas will affect the terms of disengagement on the border line.

    “Of course it will have an effect, …

  • Investigators determine MH17 was brought down by pro-Russian separatists

    International investigators have determined that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made Buk missile system that was fired from separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reported, citing family members of the victims.

    The surface-to-air missile struck the aircraft on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17th, 2014, killing all 298 people aboard, the majority of whom were Dutch citizens.

    The cousin of one victim said that 100 potential suspects had …

  • Moscow urges Kyiv to respond to separatists' unilateral ceasefire

    Moscow has urged Kyiv to respond to the ‘silence’ mode initiative of Donetsk and Luhansk in order for a long-term ceasefire to be implemented in Donbas. This was reported by the press service of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.

    The ministry noted that the decision of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) to declare this ceasefire is an important step in stabilizing the situation.

    “We regard this decision as an important and …