The Head of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky has resigned due to the reasons of health, the Minister of State Security (MGB) of the Republic Leonid Pasechnik said in a statement published on the LuganskInformCenter website on Friday, November 24.
Moscow is committed to the Minsk peace deal on Ukraine despite the events in the Lugansk People’s Republic, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday, reports TASS.
The meeting of the Head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, with the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, is appointed for Thursday, Nobember 23, reported the press service of the Head of the Republic.
Ukraine needs to wait for a suitable moment and attack Russia, first weakening the country from the inside, said Verkhovna Rada deputy Andrey Biletsky.
A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, said that the issue of the possibility of the Donbass republic's unification is an internal affair of the republics.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump during a telephone conversation discussed the situation in the Donbass, the Kremlin's press service reported.
The admission of the law on the state language in Ukraine will only strengthen the split in society and will lead to an escalation of aggression, said Victor Medvedchuk, the leader of the Ukrainian choice – People’s Right public movement.
Russia is interested in the close monitoring of the Kiev authorities' compliance with its commitments in the field of education, culture and minority rights by the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Russian Roreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on Friday following the talks with the OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger.
The next meeting of Russian Presidential Assistant Vladislav Surkov and US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker will take place in December, reported the US Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman.
Belarus is keen to establish peace and stability in Donbass as soon as possible in Donbass and ready to send the relevant peacekeeping contingent to the region if this is acceptable to all interested parties, the Head of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus Vladimir Makey, who had arrived in Moscow to hold a talk with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said, answering the que
The Ombudsman of the Donetsk People's Republic Daria Morozova claims that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) tortures the common-law wife of a Russian national Sergey Sokolov, a Ukrainian national Daria Mastikasheva, who had been detained in Dnepropetrovsk [now Ukrainian Dnyepr – ed.] on suspicion of "high treason" and "illicit acquisition of ammunition".
The position of Kiev, which wants to turn UN peacekeepers into occupants of Donbass, has no prospects, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The prisoner exchange between the Donbass republics and Kiev is expected before the end of this year, Izvestia writes with reference to representatives of the two republics’ leadership.
Political dialogue absence at negotiations in Minsk has caused escalation of the situation on the contact line in Donbass, DPR Representative Office Head to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov states.
The atmosphere at the Minsk negotiations on Donbass is quite negative, but the OSCE’s striving to get out of the bad situation gives some hope for positive results, reports the DPR representative in the JCCC.
Moscow cannot put pressure on Donetsk and Lugansk, but is has certain influence, which, however, has limits, reports the Russian President’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, commenting upon the resent talk, held between Vladimir Putin and the DPR and LPR Heads.