The Ukrainian party refused to take part in the video-conference in the matter of security that was scheduled for February 21, DPR Delegation Head at the Minsk talks, People’s Council Chairman Denis Pushilin states.
Several hundreds of foreign citizens continue to fight on the side of the DPR and the LPR and say that the Republics became their new home, reports Izvestia newspaper.
Lugansk People’s Republic’s activists gathered more than 11,000 signatures in support of the statement urging the OSCE, Ukrainian lawmakers and Ukrainian ombudsperson to check the resolutions passed by Ukraine’s Verkhovnaya Rada (parliament) in February 2014 for compliance with the Constitution.
The Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko expressed sincere condolences to the family of the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin who died in New York last night.
"Premature death of such an outstanding diplomat as Vitaly Churkin is a big loss not only for Russia, but for Donbass as well," Zakharchenko noted.
16 grateful letters and 16 certificates of appreciation were given by the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, to Afghanistan’s war veterans for the Merits to homeland.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree on temporarily recognizing the documents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics has been an example of respecting and taking care of Donbass residents, DPR Ombudswoman Darya Morozova stated on Monday.
Two years ago, the UN Security Council unanimously supported the Package of Measures on implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Thus, a document signed in Minsk on the background of Ukrainian army's defeat nearby Debaltsevo acquired the status of an international legal instrument.
The Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) is grateful to the Russian authorities for a decision on recognizing the documents issued in the DPR i.e., this will greatly facilitate citizen movement issues, the DPR People's Council Chairman Denis Pushilin stated on Saturday.
Official statement of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, 18.2.2017:
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have discussed the situation in Donbass in a telephone conversation, Poroshenko’s press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko said.
Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Alexander Hug accepted the LPR documents on the weaponry withdrawal that he had refused to take the day before, reports the LPR representative in the Minsk negotiations Vladislav Deinego.
On Friday, February 17, the Heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics held a meeting with the Deputy Head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Alexander Hug.
The meeting took place in the presence of mass media representatives. It wasn’t that interaction of the People's Republic's Heads with the OSCE Representative was fruitful.
Alexander Zakharchenko, the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has expressed his hope for objective coverage of the situation in Donbass by observers of the Special Monitoring Mission OSCE. The Head of State has made a statement on this topic in Lugansk today.
On Friday, February 17, the joint briefing of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko and the Head of the Lugansk People's Republic Igor Plotnitsky took place in Lugansk.
The aid program for residents of the occupied territories of Donbass, announced by the Heads of the DPR and LPR on Friday, is of an exclusively humanitarian character, stated the Acting Foreign Affairs' Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic Natalia Nikonorova.
We can see that our fellow countrymen, Donetsk and Lugansk regions' residents living in the areas temporary controlled by Kiev, find themselves in a difficult situation. Living in the zone of the so-called 'anti-terrorist operation,' they suffer from abuse by military and civil autocratic administrations and atrocities committed by the National Guard squads.