Contents tagged with Luhansk

  • Two local MPs killed in separatist-held Luhansk

    "In the Kamennobrodsky district of the city of Luhansk, on the evening of August 27, on a private housing construction site, there was a killing of two persons who were deputies of the People's Council of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic)," reported LPR media, citing the representative of Prosecutor General’s Office, Grigory Tsevenko. The circumstances of the murder have not been reported.

    The separatist website LuganskInformCenter reported that Anatoly Krivonosov and Inna Kuznetsova were …

  • The US gave Ukraine a television tower to be installed in the Luhansk region

    The United States built a television tower and sent it to Ukraine in order to support the information security of the country in the Luhansk region, as reported by the Minister of Information Policy, Yuriy Stets, according to 112 Ukraine.

    "There is a financial assistance program that supports Ukraine's information security, implemented by, for example, NATO and other countries’ missions, including the US. Presently, the television tower in the Luhansk region is being installed, with technical …

  • UN: Hundreds of thousands of children in the Donbas need psychological help

    Every fourth child in Donetsk and Lugansk regions - that is, more than 200,000 children - needs urgent psychosocial care, as reported by the UN News Center.

    "The world has forgotten about this ‘invisible’ crisis in eastern Ukraine, but hundreds of thousands of children are paying a heavy price, one that could last a lifetime without adequate support," said UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Giovanna Barberis.

    According to her, the children of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions living within a …

  • Prava Sprava: Separatists are planning provocations directed at OSCE monitors in Luhansk

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    The analytical department of the Prava Sprava public initiative says that according to local sources, on March 7th, in a city of Luhansk and near the settlement of Stanytsia Luhanska, employees of the Ministry of State Security of the self-proclaimed LPR, were planning to commit a series of provocative acts against members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) under the guise of Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance …

  • Poroshenko considers holding referendum on autonomy for Luhansk and Donetsk

    The first Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Zerkalo Nedeli, Sergey Rahmanin, wrote an article in which he cited a source that stated that the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, is considering holding a referendum to allow the citizens of Ukraine to decide on the autonomy of breakaway territories of the Donbas. According to him, this referendum would be an alternative to elections in the separated areas of Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

    “According to our sources, Poroshenko occasionally returns …

  • Leaders of so-called LPR say organizers of unsanctioned protest will be brought to justice

    Members of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) stated that entrepreneurs who organized a rally a few days ago in Luhansk will be brought to justice for organizing an unsanctioned protest rally, as reported by Alexei Cherepovski, the Deputy Minister of the Interior of the LPR.

    Cherepovskiy stated that entrepreneurs who went on strike over exorbitant taxes imposed by LPR members actually protected the interests of the Party of Regions’ parliamentary faction leader, Vladimir Landik.

    “ …

  • Shkiryak: Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky will be Removed from Power in the Spring

    The Ukrainian Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Zoryan Shkiryak, has written on his Facebook page that the leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, will be removed from power by March or April.

    "In March and April 'Zahar' and 'Ploty' will lose their power. The only question is how they will lose it. Meaning, will they voluntarily resign and escape to Russia with the loot, or will they be physically eliminated by the …

  • Ceasefire broken in Donetsk; holds in Luhansk

    Andrei Lysenko, the spokesperson of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine on issues related to hostilities in the Donbas region, reported on January 9th that there were no losses or injuries among Ukrainian soldiers on the front line.

    According to the report, in the Luhansk region the ceasefire continues to hold but in the Donetsk region near Svetlodarsk opposing forces fired repeatedly at Ukrainian forces simultaneously from several directions to the south from Luhanskoye. The Ukrainians …