Contents tagged with Igor Kornet

  • Russia investigates LPR Interior Minister Kornet’s involvement in murder

    “LPR Interior Minister” Igor Kornet, whose efforts led to LPR head Igor Plotnitsky being overthrown, is involved in a court case for the murder of a Russian citizen. Artem Bulgakov, who served in Kornet’s security, died in November last year.

    The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) is investigating Bulgakov’s murder, RBC news agency reports.

    The ICR’s order to conduct investigative and procedural activities in the case on Bulgakov’s death speaks about …

  • Ukrainian official says Minister Kornet who led coup in Luhansk has 3,000 people under his command

    There are about three thousand people now subordinated to the "Minister of Internal Affairs" of the self-proclaimed "Luhansk People's Republic," Igor Kornet, as announced by the Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, Heorhiy Tuka on the Freedom of Speech program on channel ICTV.

    "When Kornet became ‘Minister of the Internal Affairs,’ he had 219 subordinates; today there are about three thousand people in his divisions," Tuka stated.

    Tuka …

  • SBU: mercenaries of Wagner private military company arrived in Luhansk from Russia

    The Security Service of Ukraine reported that additional forces from the private military company Wagner arrived at the separatist-controlled territory of the Luhansk region. The website of the SBU states that they came to support the separatist Igor Kornet, after the conflict between him and former head of LPR Igor Plotnitsky which resulted in Plotnitsky fleeing to Russia.

    The special service reported that in 2015, Kornet and the head of the Wagner private military company under the …

  • Head of the LPR Ministry of Internal Affairs states that he saved separatist republic from returning to Ukraine

    During a “work conference”, the head of the Interior Ministry of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), Igor Kornet, who organized a mutiny against LPR leader Igor Plotnitsky, said that his military coup saved the "Republic" from returning to Ukraine.

    According to Kornet, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were ready to move into Luhansk with the support of the “top leadership” of the LPR.

    "But we did not miss a blow in the back this time. We were only a few weeks away from returning to Nenka [mother …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: events in Luhansk is a dispute between the special services of the Russian Federation

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin believes that recent events in separatist-controlled Luhansk are not just a conflict between the leaders of the LPR but a dispute between Russian special services, reports Censor.NET.

    "It's not only an internal dispute between these gangs; it's also a dispute between the relevant Russian special services. This very clearly proves that Russia controls everything in there. This is another argument for international cooperation," Klimkin said. …

  • Armed persons led by interior minister Kornet arrest prosecutors in separatist LPR

    Divisions of the local LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) Interior Ministry and the DPR’s (Donetsk People’s Republic) Special Forces Vityaz stormed the LPR Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO).

    According to Novaya Gazeta, Vitaly Podobry and LPR military prosecutor Sergey Razno were detained, the rest were dismissed. PGO investigator Leonid Tkachenko was arrested the day before.

    As the Russian news outlet notes, the LPR Interior Ministry arrested all the PGO staff – more than 20 people, including …

  • Media: Kremlin gave LPR leader Plotnitsky final chance to rectify situation in the republic

    In the conflict between the head of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky and LPR Interior Minister Igor Kornet, whom Plotnitsky fired, the Kremlin has sided with the latter, a source close to Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov told RBC news agency.

    The source noted that Plotnitsky is not yet being threatened with dismissal – he has been given a “final chance”.

    “If Donetsk is quite independent from the Kremlin, and essentially their relationship can be …

  • LPR Interior Minister: Special operation underway in the republic

    Igor Kornet, head of the so-called Interior Ministry of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) refuted the information concerning his resignation, and reported that a special operation was being conducted to arrest a number of high-ranking militants. This was reported on the official website of the LPR’s Interior Ministry.

    “This evening the forces of the LPR Interior Ministry stopped a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group which was trying to infiltrate the republic’s territory in order to …