Contents tagged with Luhansk

  • President Zelensky visits Ukrainian Armed Forces on the Donbas frontlines for the first time

    Ukrainain President Vladimir Zelensky took his first business trip to the Luhansk region where he inspected the positions of the military forces near the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Schastia, as reported by the press service of the president.

    “The head of state discussed living conditions, food quality, equipment supplies, housing and social benefits and recruitment with the soldiers,” the statement read.

     It should be noted that Zelensky visited the frontlines in Luhansk, specifically …

  • European Investment bank provides 200 million Euro loan to Ukraine

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) granted the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine a long-term loan with low interests in an amount of 200 million euros as part of the project “Emergency Credit Program to Restore Ukraine,” reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    These funds will be invested in the restoration of key infrastructure in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as to provide proper living conditions for internally displaced persons.

    The corresponding financial agreement between Ukraine and the EIB …

  • Kremlin publishes decree on simplified issuance of Russian passports to Ukrainians

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree regarding the simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship and passports for migrants from the Crimea and the Donbas.

    According to the document published on the official Kremlin website, the simplified procedure will apply to Ukrainian citizens as well as their children, spouses and parents, and stateless persons who were born and permanently resided in the Crimea and Sevastopol, but left these territories before March 18, 2014. …

  • Mine accident in LPR takes the lives of 17 miners

    Seventeen people were killed in an accident that took place at the Schidkarbon mine in Yurivka, located in the so-called “LPR”, TASS reported, citing the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.

    A Russian rescue party, including a detachment from the Emergency Situation Ministry, was sent to the scene of the accident to assist and conduct rescue operations, the ministry’s press service reported.

    According to previously reported information, the rescuers lifted 13 people to …

  • Russia will not pay pensions to Russian passport owners in LPR and DPR

    Russian pensions will be granted only to those Russian passport owners who will leave the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk which are not under Ukraine’s control and undertake permanent residence in Russia, stated the representatives of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation as quoted by RBC news agency.

     “Citizens permanently residing in Ukraine, including in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, will not receive a Russian pension. When these citizens undertake permanent residency in Russia, …

  • Kyiv: about 20 Russian soldiers poisoned by polluted water in Donbas

    About 20 Russian soldiers were hospitalized with poisoning due to sewage entering the water supply system in the territory of the Luhansk region controlled by pro-Russian militants, reported speaker of the Ministry of Defense Alexander Motuzyanyk at a press briefing, referencing foreign intelligence data.

    “Due to a lack of funding for repairs, the water supply system in the Luhansk region malfunctioned and sewage contaminated the water. Many local residents have fallen ill due to the use of …

  • Poroshenko claims his ratings are rising ahead of second round of Ukrainian presidential election

    Poroshenko took part in the live broadcast on 112 Ukraine TV channel during which the audience was shown the results of a public opinion poll. According to the results, on April 12-13, the current president lagged behind Volodymyr Zelensky by 27% of the votes, and then two days later this difference was reduced to 23% of the votes. Based on this, Poroshenko said that he has a chance to win the second round.

    “Seeing these figures, one can say that my support among citizens is growing, and the …

  • OSCE detects newest Russian weapons in Donbas

    The representatives of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the OSCE announced on Twitter that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded the newest Russian weapons systems in the territory of Donbas which is not under Ukraine’s control.

    OSCE stated that these weapons are located in the Luhansk region.

    "The newest Russian military equipment systems – the R-330Z Zhytel (Resident) automated jamming station and the Tirada-2 electronic warfare system were spotted by the OSCE Special …

  • Ukraine takes 60 prisoners from LPR

    On Wednesday, March 20, Ukraine took 60 prisoners who were serving sentences in correctional facilities in the districts of the Luhansk region under the control of pro-Russian militants, wrote on her Facebook the Ombudsman for Human Rights, Lyudmila Denisova.

    "Today, in the town of Schastia, we took custody of 60 people, who were held in penitentiary institutions in certain areas of the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region. They will continue serving their sentences in the …

  • Ukrainian Security Service uncovers Russian intelligence group in Donbas

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced that it has uncovered a Russian military intelligence group code-named “Sapphire” operating in Luhansk.

    Information about the Sapphire group was disclosed by SBU head of military counterintelligence Serhiy Levchenko during a press briefing. The SBU believes that the intelligence group was established by Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).

    According to Levchenko, the Sapphire group was involved in preparing and carrying out anti- …