Contents tagged with DPR separatists

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko threatens to open fire on the UN mission

    If the UN mission is deployed in the Donbas without consent of the DPR authorities,  the DPR military will have to open fire on the UN peacekeepers , said the head of Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko.

     “The UN mission will not enter here without the consent of the DPR. Otherwise… they will become targets. We will just have one more enemy. The more enemies we have, the easier it is to shoot; no need to aim,” he stated.

     During recent meetings in the Normandy format, consensus …

  • Captured separatist: I fought against the Ukrainian military because I needed money

    A separatist soldier captured by Ukrainian military during the fighting near Avdiivka on January 29 said that the he fought against the Ukrainian military because of lack of money.

    He said this during questioning by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

    "I was born on June 16, 1988 in Makiivka. In 2014 I fought against the Ukrainian Forces on the side of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic in Vostok battalion. I was a gunner. My call sign was Golova (Head). In 2016, after I left, I worked …

  • Separatist leader: Hostilities in the Donbas could resume if Ukraine does not implement Minsk Agreements

    The Chairman of the People's Soviet of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, warned that open hostilities in the Donbas could resume if Kiev fails to implement the Minsk Agreements, Izvestia reported.

    Pushilin told the newspaper that the situation remains tense in the Donbas, and there has been no progress on reaching a political settlement for the war that has lasted for more than two years.

    “Over the last five to six days, the situation has worsened as much as is possible. …

  • Russia extradites DPR separatist to Ukraine

    Russia will extradite Anton Larkin, a fighter of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), to Ukraine. This was reported by Chetverta Vlada.

    Larkin had the call sign “Belka” and fought against the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the spring of 2014 near the city of Sloviansk.

    Larkin and his family moved to Russia after the Ukrainian army freed Sloviansk from the separatists. He was arrested at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow on the 29th of June 2016 at the request of Interpol. …

  • OSCE observers detained in eastern Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) reported on Friday that a group of their observers was detained by pro-Russian separatists of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) near the city of Horlivka, 40 kilometers northeast of Donetsk.

    “In Horlivka… armed ‘DPR’ members stopped an SMM patrol and forced the SMM monitors to the ground. The SMM vehicle was searched for video material and SMM monitors were taken to a ‘military- …