Contents tagged with DPR

  • Ukrainian Forces target DPR anniversary car rally in Donetsk with HIMARS strike

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces launched strikes using HIMARS multiple rocket launch systems on the Lenin district of occupied Donetsk, targeting participants assembled for a car rally marking the 10th anniversary of the DPR independence, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

    Preliminary reports indicate one person killed and another four injured, according to Russian investigative bodies. The Telegram channel Rybar described “five dead and six wounded.”

    The Telegram channel Mash in Donbass …

  • Russian troops are trying to withdraw from Lyman

    The Russian troops are trying to get out of the Lyman "cauldron", said the Ukrainian journalism, Yuri Butusov.

    According to him, the Russian troops are now withdrawing from Lyman as the city is being encircled by Ukrainian Forces. Russians realize that they cannot hold on to it any longer.

    "Russian troops are fleeing from Lyman. Defensive barriers have been set up to cover the withdrawal," the journalist said.

    He added that the Russian troops are moving to a new defensive line, along the R-66 …

  • The Kremlin has decided to postpone official annexation of Ukrainian territories

    The Kremlin decided not to rush with the official "annexation" of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, and the occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, reports Meduza, citing sources in the Kremlin.

    Earlier, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin announced that meetings on the "annexation" of Ukrainian territories will be held on October 3 and 4.

    "Volodin, as always, was ready to run ahead of the traing and get ahead of the agenda, when there was no clear …

  • Russia begins accession referendums in occupied territories of Ukraine

    "Polling stations" have opened in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. "Voting" in all territories will last until September 27. Also, polling stations also began to open in Russia, where, according to the Kremlin, refugees will vote.

    According to TASS, "in the interests of security", in the first four days, the voting will be done through door-to-door visits.

    In the DPR and LPR the referendum questionnaire also has a question whether …

  • Russia hastily prepares ‘accession referendums’ in occupied territories of Ukraine

    Referendums on accession of the occupied territories to the Russian Federation will be held from September 23 to September 27. This decision was made by the Russia-controlled administrations of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics and also occupied territories of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions. The so-called heads of regions said that joining the Russian Federation "will protect the region."

    The "head" of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, also asked Russian President Vladimir …

  • DPR head Pushilin says Azov commanders were taken to Russia

    The head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, confirmed that the commanders of the Azov regiment, who were captured at Azovstal plant in Mariupol, were taken to Russia.

    "Our investigators have done their work in DPR, now Russian specialists are working on it. Comprehensive information should be gathered in preparation for the tribunal. Its first stage will take place before the end of the summer, this is for sure," Pushilin said on the air of the TV channel Russia 24. …

  • DPR Head: referendum on accession of the republic to Russia will be held by the end of the year

    The authorities of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic will hold a referendum on the accession of the unrecognized republic to Russia after the completion of the "special operation" in Ukraine, the head of DPR Denis Pushilin told RIA Novosti. He himself believes that this will happen by the end of the year.

    "I really hope so," Pushilin said in response to a question whether he agreed with the assessment of the duration of the "special operation" given by State Duma deputy Adam Delimkhanov. …

  • Russian-backed separatists sentence two British and one Moroccan Mariupol defenders to death

    A tribunal in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, which now controls the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, has sentences two UK citizens and one Moroccan to death, Russian state media has reported.

    Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner of Britain and Saadun Brahim of Morocco were charged as working as foreign mercenaries. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic was recognized by Moscow on the eve of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The tribunal is not internationally recognized.

    Russian media …

  • Pro-Moscow separatist leader says tribunal being prepared for captured Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol

    The head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, said the pro-Moscow separatist government will soon hold tribunals for captured Ukrainian servicemen in Mariupol, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

    "Preparations are underway for preliminary tribunals or intermediate tribunals. One of the first will be held in Mariupol, everything is moving towards this," Pushilin said.

    The separatist leader told Rossiya 24 that he does not rule out the death penalty for members of the …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: spokesman of DPR Defense Ministry has been detained by Russian security services

    The spokesman of the Defense Ministry of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Eduard Basurin, has been detained by Russian military.

    Russian security services began reprisals against commanders in the occupied Donbas because of unsuccessful "special military operation". Eduard Basurin is one of such high-ranking military officials who has been detained, reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "After speaking with FSB officers, Eduard Basurin was …