Contents tagged with LPR
Kiev accuses separatists of blocking the exchange of prisoners
During the meeting of the humanitarian subgroup of Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on Wednesday, March 23rd, representatives of the self-proclaimed republics of the Donbas were "debating absolutely destructively," said a spokeswoman for Ukraine, MP Iryna Herashchenko, as reported by Deutsche Welle. "They, yet again, artificially understate the number of hostages on their territories. We are painstakingly collecting information about the locations of prisoners, whom neither the mission of the …
Media: Adviser to the leader of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic killed
Dmitry Kargaev, the adviser of Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, was found dead in Luhansk. This was reported on CXID.info by a source close to the Administration of the Head of the so-called LPR.
According to the source, Kargaev was killed in his home after being shot four times, including one to the head.
Since November 2014, Kargaev had worked as the Deputy Head of the Administration of Plotnitsky, led by Olga Tarash. After her dismissal, he was …
Ukraine to begin criminal proceedings against leader of so-called LPR in absentia
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has started the criminal proceedings of the Head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR), Igor Plotnitskyi, in absentia. The case against him was brought to court, the Chief of Staff to the Head of SBU, Oleksandr Tkachuk, said."The Security Service has started the criminal proceedings in absentia of Mr. Plotnitskyi. The conviction concerns the kidnapping of Nadezhda Savchenko and her illegal traffic to the Russian Federation. In the framework …
Security Service of Ukraine summons leader of so-called LPR for questioning
The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has called in the head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky, for questioning. According to the official notice, issued on Friday, March 11th, Plotnitsky must appear before investigators on March 17th for interrogation as he is believed to be a suspect in a number of crimes.
The document notes that Plotnitsky has been incriminated in several crimes, including illegal imprisonment or kidnapping, the illegal movement of …
Three Ukrainian prisoners released by so-called LPR
On February 26, 2016 in Schastie, Luhansk region, an exchange of prisoners took place between Ukrainian and representatives of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic. At the boundary line, Ukraine handed over six people. So-called LPR representatives, in turn, released three Ukrainians. Leonid Mazanko, Vitaly Chuprinin and Rostislav Mavrin all gained their freedom and returned to the territory under Ukraine’s control.
Passing the Ukrainian boundary roadblock, the representatives of the …
Three Ukrainians freed from LPR captivity
The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has confirmed that three prisoners have been released by militants of the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). The exchange was conducted as per the “six for three” practice. He received this information from the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU).
On the 26th of February, Poroshenko posted on Facebook that the three released prisoners were on their way home.
Kiev and separatists of the Lugansk region discussed the details of the exchange at …
Representatives of Ukraine and so-called LPR agree to exchange prisoners
Representatives of Ukraine and the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) have agreed to exchange a total of 12 prisoners on the 26th of February. This exchange will occur in Minsk and is a result of the Trilateral Contact Group's meeting on the conflict settlement in the Donbas region. This was reported to Interfax by the OSCE representative, Martin Sajdik.
“On the 26th of February, the release of another group of people is planned,” Sajdik said. He also reported that on February 20th, …
In the Donbas, Surkov Discussed the Possibility of a Renewal of Hostilities
The Assistant to the President of Russia, Vladislav Surkov, has travelled to the occupied Donbas region twice this month and discussed the possible resurgence of hostilities, as reported by the Ukrainian intelligence service.
“The main goal of the Russian occupational forces is to reach the administrative borders of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions,” stated a representative of the Department of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense. Vadim elaborated on the Kremlin’s decisions on the further …
Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada discusses issue of Internally Displaced Persons
The Parliamentary hearings on the issue of internally displaced people from the occupied Donbas region took place in the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 17th of February. The representatives of state authorities, local authorities, human rights organizations and the public participated in the meeting. The issue surrounding the reasonability of blocking the occupied territories was raised among others at the Parliamentary hearings.
As stated by the head of the Crimean Human …
Herashchenko: 127 Ukrainians are still held by separatists in the Donbas
The Commissioner of the President for the peaceful settlement of the situation in Donetsk and Lugansk regions and Ukraine’s representative to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine-Russia-OSCE), Iryna Herashchenko, stated at a press conference on the 17th of February that 127 Ukrainians are held captive by militants.
“Currently, we have 137 Ukrainians, who are illegally held captive. Ten of them are held in Russian prisons,” the Ukrainian news quoted her as saying. …