Contents tagged with Pushilin

  • 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 …

  • Media: DPR’s fate decided in Rostov, Surkov backed Pushilin

    Following the assassination of its leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has found itself in a state of complete uncertainty, writes Russian publication the Insider. Initially, at an urgently convened session of the DPR government, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Dmitry Trapeznikov was appointed as interim leader, the Russian news outlet The Insider reports. Rumors spread that the regional elections planned for autumn would be postponed or …

  • New DPR leader accuses Ukraine and foreign intelligence services of assassinating Zakharchenko

    The assassination of the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko was organized by Ukrainian counterintelligence and Foreign Intelligence Services, stated newly appointed DPR leader Denis Pushilin.

    “Our law enforcement agencies have carried out investigative activities. It is absolutely clear who has done this. The terrorist attack was carried out with the involvement of the 5th Department of SBU (Ukrainian Security Service) Counterintelligence,” separatist-controlled DAN …

  • New head of DPR Pushilin dissolves the Ministry of Defense

    Denis Pushilin, newly appointed leader of the so-called DPR dissolved the Ministry of Defense of the Republic, according to information in the Russian media and social networks.

    During the rule of recently murdered leader Alexander Zakharchenko, Igor Kononov was the head of the separatist Ministry of Defense. Now, neither Kononov nor the Ministry of Defense is included in Pushilin’s new list of ministers. The journalist Sergei Belous, working in the annexed Donetsk deducted that the abolition …