Contents tagged with DPR

  • Ukraine detains former head of the Central Election Commission of Donetsk People's Republic

    The Prosecutor General's office and the Security Service of Ukraine detained the former head of the Central Election Commission of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Roman Lyagin, reported Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko on his Facebook page.

    He recalled that in 2014 the detainee organized and held a referendum in the DPR. "Citizen Lyagin is charged with treason against the country. Now he will have to pay for his actions," the Prosecutor General said.

    In May 2014, …

  • At the next meeting in Minsk Ukraine to discuss lifting of economic blockade on LPR and DPR

    At its next meeting, the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ukrainian representatives will discuss lifting the economic blockade on territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as  stated by the OSCE Special Representative in the TCG Martin Sajdik in Minsk, as reported by  .

    “Kuchma proposed (lifting the economic blockade) and LNR and DNR representatives voiced their support as well. This proposal will be considered during the next economic session,” Interfax-Ukraine quotes Sajdik as saying. …

  • Kyiv: 120 Ukrainian citizens held captive in Russian, LPR, and DPR prisons

    The representative of the Department for Operations of President's Commissioner on the issues of rehabilitation of combatants Natalia Zaretskaya said that 120 citizens of Ukraine are in custody in Russia and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR).

    "We have about 120 people, both civilian and military, who are in detention centers on the territory of Russia, as well as the territory of the LPR and the DPR," she said.

    Zaretskaya has expressed confidence that the …

  • Kyiv reports that eight Ukrainian soldiers were detained in DPR

    The Joint Forces Operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that eight Ukrainian servicemen were detained near Donetsk, according a message posted to the Facebook page of the operation’s command.

    This happened near the settlement of Novotroitsk in the early morning of May 22. The detainees were driving a truck near Novotroitsk, but, “deviated from the set route and entered the temporarily occupied territory.”

    At the same time, People's Militia authorities in the self-proclaimed Donetsk …

  • Similar to Donbas Kremlin could start issuing Russian passports in Transnistria

    The State Duma deputy, Alexander Yaroshuk, told the TSV television channel that a simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship might be organized for Transnistria in the near future.

    The parliamentarian stressed that in the lower house of parliament "they clearly understand the problems of the unrecognized republics." At the same time, amendments were made to all laws for the successful implementation of the initiative, “which had to be amended.”

    “Now there is the political will …

  • Russia faces steel surplus due to supply from Donbas

    The Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) is concerned that there may be a surplus of steel offered on the Russian market due to the growing imports from the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) in eastern Ukraine. The company mentioned this concern in its report for the first quarter of 2019, RBC reports.

    MMK also drew attention to steel imports from the Donbas in its fourth quarterly report for 2018: “The price of thick plates was under pressure due to the excess …

  • Zelensky does not intend to change Ukraine's course to NATO

    Adviser on the Defense of a newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky Ivan Aparshin outlined the priorities and political course of the new head of state, including in relations with Russia.

    On the air of Hromadske television Aparshin called the conflict in the Donbas as the "war with Russia" and promised that Zelensky won't change the attitude to this situation.

    Besides, one of the main priorities under the new leadership will remain Ukraine's accession to NATO, as well as the …

  • Poroshenko asks Merkel to increase sanctions against Russia in response to 'Putin's passport decrees’

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, called on the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to strengthen sanctions against Russia in connection with the decree on the simplified issuance of the Russian Federation citizenship to residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. In addition, the Ukrainian President said that Berlin should put pressure on Moscow due to the case of Ukrainian sailors , who were detained in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.

    “President of Ukraine Petro …

  • Kyiv: Russia forces citizenship on LPR and DPR militants

    The Ukrainian Defense Ministry claims that the Russian command has ordered the militants fighting for the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR) to obtain Russian citizenship.

    “The Russian command has instructed the personnel of units 1 (Donetsk) and 2 (Luhansk) of the Russian Armed Forces Army Corps that it is mandatory for all soldiers to obtain Russian citizenship,” said Ukrainian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Oleksandr Motuzyanyk.

    Citing intelligence information, Motuzyanyk …

  • Putin simplifies process for residents of Syria and Afghanistan to obtain Russian passports

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree simplifying the process for obtaining a Russian citizenship for the resident of several countries. The document is published on the Kremlin’s legal information website.

    Following the simplified procedure, citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Syria will be able to apply for a Russian passport. The decree also extends to those born on the territory of the RSFSR, former citizens of the USSR, their children, spouses and relatives.

    In addition …