Contents tagged with Luhansk Republic

  • Russia to make it easier for Donbas residents to obtain Russian citizenship

    The Russian government intends to make it easier for inhabitants of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) to obtain Russian citizenship, Kommersant reports, citing sources in the Russian government.

    According to the sources, everything has been worked out, and all that remains is for Russian President Vladimir Putin to sign the relevant decree. This could be done immediately after the presidential elections in Ukraine.

    “What other options are there? The people …

  • Pro-Russian LPR authorities begin early voting in Donbas 'elections'

    Authorities of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic began early voting in the elections for the leader of the republic, reports Ostrov news outlet, citing the separatists’ media. 

    Elections sites opened at 8:00 AM. LPR authorities encouraged residents to come to the polling stations where voting would last for three days. "Residents of the region who cannot come to the polling stations on November 11 can get absentee voter certificates to vote at other polling stations,” the LPR statemen …

  • Commander of the Ukrainian Forces in Donbas: All commanding military positions in the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics are held by Russian officers

    All military positions in the DPR (Luhansk People's Republic) and the LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) in the uncontrolled territories of Ukraine are held by Russian officers, reported Lieutenant-General Serhiy Naiev, commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces, in his interview to news outlet.

    According to Naiev, the 1st and 2nd army corps, created by Russia in the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, are in fact subordinate to the Southern Military District of the Russian …

  • OSCE mission obstructed in eastern Ukraine

    On Friday, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reported several instances in which members of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) were denied access to important investigative areas in parts of the Luhansk region not controlled by the Ukrainian government.

    During a press statement on Friday, Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE’s SMM to Ukraine Alexander Hug reported that the monitoring mission has found it increasingly difficult to gain access to areas in the so-called …

  • Pyaterikova: Plotnitsky responsible for Cossack commander's murder

    Anastasia Pyaterikova, leader of the Luhansk Guard and famous for her fiery speeches given at separatist demonstrations in eastern Ukraine, blamed Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the so-called Luhansk Peoples Republic (LPR), for the death of Pavel Dremov. Killed by an apparent car bomb on the way to a celebration of his wedding, Dremov was the commander of the Sixth Separate Motorized Rifle Cossack Regiment of the People's Militia of the LPR.

    As the "Fourth Authority" news outlet reported, a …