Contents tagged with Luhansk

  • Putin extends Russian passports to entire Donbas

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Ukrainians who have previously resided in the Luhansk or Donetsk regions to obtain Russian passports through a simplified procedure, Kommersant reports.

    “This is related to the large number of applications for Russian citizenship from the inhabitants of these regions,” the news outlet notes.

    According to Kommersant, as of 17 July, 10,000 residents of the regions of eastern Ukraine which are not under Kyiv’s control had obtained …

  • Ukrainian Security Service unmasks Russian special ops soldier who killed LPR ringleader and got rid of Plotnitsky

    The counter intelligence department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has unmasked the Russian special forces soldier Alexander “Gray” Sadovy, who has been one of the most active participants in Russian special operations in the occupied Luhansk province since 2014, TSN writes.

    Sadovy was born in Russia on 13 November 1969. A colonel, he is the director of the so-called “Special Forces Center of the LPR Interior Ministry”.

    He was sent by Russia’s intelligence agency to occupied Luhansk …

  • Kyiv: Russia delivered 600 tons of ammunition to militants in Donbas over the summer

    During a press briefing, the speaker of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Maxime Prout said that during this summer, Russia has already provided the pro-Russian militants in the Donbas with 600 tons of ammunition.

    "During June-July of this year, more than 600 tons of ammunition, including multiple rocket launchers, artillery systems, mortars, and dozens of tanks with fuel and lubricants, were delivered by rail from Russia to the first and the second Army Corps [ of the militants],” he said.

    Also, …

  • LPR withdraws troops from Stanytsia Luhanska in Donbas

    Ukraine’s representative to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Leonid Kuchma said that the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) will soon confirm whether the Ukrainian military and the militants of the Russia-backed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) have withdrawn from the Stanytsia Luhanska region.

    “According to our provisional information, the troops from the Russian side have been withdrawn. However, the OSCE SMM needs to confirm this fact,” he said.

    Negotiations to separate the …

  • President Zelensky visits Ukrainian Armed Forces on the Donbas frontlines for the first time

    Ukrainain President Vladimir Zelensky took his first business trip to the Luhansk region where he inspected the positions of the military forces near the villages of Stanytsia Luhanska and Schastia, as reported by the press service of the president.

    “The head of state discussed living conditions, food quality, equipment supplies, housing and social benefits and recruitment with the soldiers,” the statement read.

     It should be noted that Zelensky visited the frontlines in Luhansk, specifically …

  • European Investment bank provides 200 million Euro loan to Ukraine

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) granted the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine a long-term loan with low interests in an amount of 200 million euros as part of the project “Emergency Credit Program to Restore Ukraine,” reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    These funds will be invested in the restoration of key infrastructure in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as to provide proper living conditions for internally displaced persons.

    The corresponding financial agreement between Ukraine and the EIB …

  • Kremlin publishes decree on simplified issuance of Russian passports to Ukrainians

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree regarding the simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship and passports for migrants from the Crimea and the Donbas.

    According to the document published on the official Kremlin website, the simplified procedure will apply to Ukrainian citizens as well as their children, spouses and parents, and stateless persons who were born and permanently resided in the Crimea and Sevastopol, but left these territories before March 18, 2014. …

  • Mine accident in LPR takes the lives of 17 miners

    Seventeen people were killed in an accident that took place at the Schidkarbon mine in Yurivka, located in the so-called “LPR”, TASS reported, citing the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.

    A Russian rescue party, including a detachment from the Emergency Situation Ministry, was sent to the scene of the accident to assist and conduct rescue operations, the ministry’s press service reported.

    According to previously reported information, the rescuers lifted 13 people to …

  • Russia will not pay pensions to Russian passport owners in LPR and DPR

    Russian pensions will be granted only to those Russian passport owners who will leave the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk which are not under Ukraine’s control and undertake permanent residence in Russia, stated the representatives of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation as quoted by RBC news agency.

     “Citizens permanently residing in Ukraine, including in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, will not receive a Russian pension. When these citizens undertake permanent residency in Russia, …

  • Kyiv: about 20 Russian soldiers poisoned by polluted water in Donbas

    About 20 Russian soldiers were hospitalized with poisoning due to sewage entering the water supply system in the territory of the Luhansk region controlled by pro-Russian militants, reported speaker of the Ministry of Defense Alexander Motuzyanyk at a press briefing, referencing foreign intelligence data.

    “Due to a lack of funding for repairs, the water supply system in the Luhansk region malfunctioned and sewage contaminated the water. Many local residents have fallen ill due to the use of …