Contents tagged with Donetsk

  • Czech Republic investigates its citizens’ involvement in Donbas war

    The Czech Republic is investigating the involvement of at least 10 of its citizens in combat in support of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR & DPR) in eastern Ukraine.

    The Czech news outlet Denik N reported that a Czech by the name of Pavel K traveled to the Donbas through Russia at 22 years of age, and stayed there between the summer of 2015 and May 2016.

    The news outlet would not disclose the suspects’ names or cities of origin before the trial, in order to protect …

  • Poroshenko: We will restore Donetsk airport under the Ukrainian flag

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that Ukraine would liberate the Donbas and would be able to restore the Donetsk airport, Interfax-Ukraine reports. 

    “Defenders of the Donetsk airport laid the foundation for our victory and it will come. And God willing, one peaceful day, in the peaceful and liberated Donbas we will all gather on the runway of the Donetsk airport, near its terminals, near the famous tower just to stand there in silence listening to the echoes of relentless fighting …

  • Ukrainian President promises imminent liberation of the Donbas

    The territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not under the Ukrainian’ control will soon be returned to Ukrainian jurisdiction, stated Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with students.

    “I thank those who have come and who continue to be engaged in science and education even when their homes are occupied by the aggressor country. Yes, they are now doing this in Vinnytsia, Lviv and Kharkiv where we moved the educational institutions. They are the anchor that …

  • 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, …

  • Missing US citizen found in DPR

    The American citizen William Paul Reilly, who went missing after he traveled to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) to fight alongside pro-Russian militants, has been found. More specifically, his grave has been found, according to an independent investigation published by the blogger Denis Kazansky.

    On May 15, 2015, Reilly traveled from the US to Moscow, where he was met by a recruiter who was sending Russian militants to the Donbas. After meeting with him, Reilly went to Rostov. There he was …

  • Ukrainian air assault troops carry out exercises in Zhytomyr

    On Wednesday, November 21, the 95th Assault Brigade held brigade tactical exercises in the Zhytomyr region, marking the first anniversary of the creation of the Air Assault Troops, formerly known as Highly Mobile Landing Troops.

    LB.ua reported that the practical part of the drills began with a hypothetical air strike. Then, servicemen with military equipment parachuted out of an Il-26 and An-26 transport planes. On the ground, the paratroopers practiced how to fight when ambushed, walk through …

  • Latvia intends to open a consulate in the Donetsk region

    Latvia plans to open a consulate in the Donetsk region, stated Donetsk Governor Oleksandr Kuts following a meeting between the Parliamentary Secretary at The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Latvia and the leadership of the Donetsk regional state administration.

    Representatives of the National Guard and National Armed Forces of Latvia that were part of the delegation said that they came to learn from Ukraine’s managerial and military experience gained from years of resistance to Russian …

  • Media: Zakharchenko’s associates flee to Russia after his assassination

    Associates of the killed separatist leader of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko started fleeing from Donetsk to Moscow, reported the Ukrainian news program TSN, citing sources in Ukrainian intelligence.

    According to the intelligence information, Zakharchenko’s advisers Alexander Kazakov and another associate with the nom de guerre “Sever” have fled from Donetsk to Moscow. “The Minister of revenues and taxes of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Timofeev, aka Tashkent, who was  …

  • Bomb which killed Zakharchenko was concealed in chandelier

    The explosive device in the Separ restaurant in Donetsk which killed Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, was hidden in a chandelier or floor lamp, according to provisional information, reported the Russian news outlet Kommersant, with reference to its own sources.

    The bomb was apparently cellphone-activated. It is unlikely that it could have been planted without help from Zakharchenko’s “own people”, since the restaurant belonged to his chief of …

  • LPR authorities declare state of emergency after Zakharchenko's assassination

    The Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) has announced emergency measures after the death of the Donetsk People's Republic’s leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, stated the acting leader of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik.

    Pasechnik stated that the situation in the so-called republic is stable and under complete control of local authorities. “We have taken all comprehensive measures on security enhancement. People’s police units are put on high alert, and the MGB (Ministry of State Security), MIA (Ministry of …