Contents tagged with DNR
Separatists hand over 23 prisoners to Ukrainian authorities
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has transferred 23 detainees to Ukraine who wished to serve their sentence within the territories controlled by Ukrainian authorities, as stated by the Press Service of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Valeriya Lutkovska.
"Today, on the 21st of July, 2016 a regular transfer of prisoners was made from the uncontrolled territory of the Government of Ukraine", the message stated.
It is reported that the convicts served …
Strelkov: DPR and LPR Would Be Quickly Defeated By Ukraine If Not for Russian Support
The former Minister of Defense of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Strelkov, believes that the armed forces of Novorossiya (New Russia) would be rapidly destroyed without the support of the Russian Army should the armed forces of Ukraine decide to attack. Strelkov stated this in his interview, published on the separatists’ social network page.
“Based on available information, I regret to say that the DPR Army would be destroyed in few days. The DPR and LPR Armies, the so-called …
Ukrainian Authorities: the Situation in the Donbas Region is Critical
Pro-Russian separatists of the DPR and the LPR are trying to create a "political system that shows signs of a totalitarian regime" in the occupied territories, the head of the ATO of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vitaliy Malikov, said.Social and living conditions as well as economic and humanitarian situations in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions which are occupied by militants, can be described as critical, Malikov said in an interview with ZN.ua. According to him, the fuel and energy sector, …
Separatist leaders visit Moscow
Defense Intelligence reported on Monday that the leaders of the militants from the occupied part of the Donetsk region went to Moscow to receive instructions.
"The so-called leader of the DNR, Alexander Zakharchenko and Secretary of Security Council of DNR Alexander Khodakovsky traveled to Moscow on December 26th in order to receive instructions from Kremlin curators," the statement said.
Intelligence further reported about the deaths of Russian soldiers in the Donbas region, citing new …
UN Urges Rebel Leaders to allow Humanitarian Organizations in Donbas Region
In his address to the UN Security Council on December 11th, the Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, called on the pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region to allow free access to humanitarian missions in the area.
According to Ging, there are currently only two international humanitarian organizations that are allowed to operate in the regions of Eastern Ukraine that are controlled by pro-Russian separatists, the AFP …
Poroshenko pardons captured Russian major
Russian officer, Vladimir Starkov, detained in the Donetsk region in July, was exchanged for the Ukrainian soldier, Andrey Grechanov, who has been detained by DNR (Donetsk People’s Republic) separatists. Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, signed a decree to pardon Russian Major, Vladimir Starkov, sentenced to 14 years in prison for participation in hostilities against Ukraine. This was reported on the first of December in the statement published on the Ukrainian President’s website.
Widespread human rights violations in Pro-Kremlin separatist republics
The majority of Ukrainian prisoners of war were roughly treated and even outright tortured in the detention centers of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, areas which are out of the Ukrainian government’s control. Ukrinform, the National News Agency of Ukraine reports that this information was made public on Friday by the representatives of public organizations together with the Verkhovna Rada's (Parliament of Ukraine) representative for human rights.
Human rights defenders interviewed more than 1 …
'Power struggle' in Donetsk prompts flurry of speculation in Kyiv and beyond
According to Euan MacDonald of Kyiv Post,
An apparent power struggle among Russia’s proxy authorities in separatist-controlled parts of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast has left experts speculating about its causes, and what the Kremlin’s future intentions for the region now might be.
Reports came on the evening of Sept. 4 that Denis Pushilin, the vice-speaker of the pseudo parliament in the part of Donetsk Oblast controlled by Russian-backed separatists, had ousted the body’s speaker, Andrey Purgin …
Coup in Pro-Kremlin Donetsk Republic
Andrei Purgin, President of the National Council of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has been ousted from his position and his deputy Denis Pushilin has taken over his seat.The arrest warrant has been issued for a head of the National Council of Donetsk Republic, Mr. Alexandrov. Mr. Purgin and Mr. Alexandrov were initially prevented from entering Donetsk Republic at the Uspenka border crossing with Russia on Friday. After several hours they managed to make their way to Donetsk. …