Contents tagged with LPR

  • Italian journalist creates news agency in the so-called Luhansk People's Republic

    A separatist information agency, LNR Today-Italia, has begun work in the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR).

    The agency was created by the Italian journalist, Vittorio Nicola Rangeloni, the Ukrainian activist group, Stop Terror, reports.

    "The newly created agency is aimed at reporting on events taking place in the ‘LPR/DPR’, and waging an information war against the government and armed forces of Ukraine,” LNR Today-Italia agency stated.

    In addition to articles, the information …

  • Lavrov: Moscow's recognition of breakaway republics in eastern Ukraine would be 'counterproductive'

    The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has said that recognizing the independence of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) in eastern Ukraine would be “counterproductive” at the moment. He said this during an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda.

    “Recognizing the independence of the DPR and the LPR is counterproductive. It will give the West a reason to stop pressuring Kiev to implement the Minsk II agreements,” TASS quoted Lavrov as saying.

    Lavrov also …

  • Kiev will not pay Gazprom for gas supplies to separatist republics

    Ukrainian company, Naftogaz, has refused to pay Gazprom for gas delivered to the separatist-controlled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk.

    On the 18th of May, Naftogaz reported that the Russian gas company had demanded a payment of $670 million for gas supplied to the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) from February 2015 to April 2016.

    The report also stated that Naftogaz had not purchased gas from Gazprom since November 2015. Before that, it had …

  • Kuchma: Prisoner exchange before Orthodox Easter failed due to changes in the position of separatists

    Leonid Kuchma, the representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group and the former Ukrainian President, said that the exchange of prisoners before the Easter holidays was disrupted due to a change in the separatists’ position.

    "They are not interested in this. They always want to get some mechanisms to influence Ukraine, the mood of the people," he told journalists in Kiev on Friday, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    Kuchma said in this regard everything depends on the position of the …

  • OSCE: May 9th military parade in Donetsk would be a violation of the Minsk Agreements

    The deputy head of the OSCE SMM commented on the presence of military vehicles during the parade in Donetsk on May 9th. Alexander Hug made it clear that the participation of military equipment in Donetsk’s Victory Day Parade will be considered a violation of the Minsk Agreements.

    "There is another holiday: May 9th. I want to be very clear about this. Weapons in the security zone is clearly a violation of the Minsk agreements," he said at a briefing in Kiev.

    Hug reiterated that the OSCE SMM …

  • Donetsk to hold Victory Day military parade on May 9th

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, said that this time more military equipment will take part in the parade.

    On Wednesday, RIA Novosti quoted Zakharchenko as saying that the parade on the Victory Day of the Great Patriotic War will be held in Donetsk and restored military vehicles from the 1940s will participate. "This will be the usual parade of our technology... We have restored several pieces of equipment that participated in the liberation of our …

  • In a framework of the program 'Come Home', more than 50 separatists returned to Ukrainian-held territory from DPR and LPR

    More than 50 people who were members of separatist groups returned to Ukraine from the so-called DPR and LPR as a result of the Security Service of Ukraine’s (SSU) program ‘Come Home’.

    "This program is becoming more successful. Today we can say that more than 50 separatists have returned to Ukrainian territory under the program,” the Chief of Staff of the Head of the SSU, Olexandr Tkachuk, said at a briefing in Kiev on Monday.

    He said that these people went through "a very difficult path of …

  • Ukrainian Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories supports providing benefits to the Donbas

    According to the head of the newly created Ministry, an economic blockade of the Donbas is not appropriate because it distances people from Ukraine.  

    The head of the newly created Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territory Issues, Vadim Chernysh, supports the full payment of pensions and other social assistance for Ukrainian citizens that live in the Donbas."All Ukrainian citizens have equal rights. This is the key message. It is a priority. My position is clear and uncompromising – we will …

  • Bild: Russia directly controls the Donbas

    The editors of the German newspaper Bild have documents at their disposal proving that the Russian Federation has adopted complete political and economic control over the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine. The results of the journalistic investigation were published on the night of Wednesday, March 30th, on their website.

    According to the existing minutes from the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission in the State Duma of the Russian Federation on October 23rd, 2015, the actual …

  • Another separatist official dismissed as the power struggle in the so-called LPR continues

    Last week, members of the People’s Council of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic voted to dismiss Chairman Aleksey Kariakin, who was also one of the leaders of the “Army of the South-East”, which was instrumental in seizing parts of the Luhansk region in the beginning of the war, Radio Svoboda reported. Kariakin’s removal is the latest in a series of forced resignations of commanders of so-called LPR forces, the majority of whom were involved in the early battles of the war.

    Moreover, …