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Primaries in DPR and LPR: today was a historical day for Donbass

Today, at 8 AM, the polling stations opened in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR), and remained opened until 8 PM, to allow a maximum of persons to vote for their local representatives. This election is not the first one in the two young republics, there was the referendum of 11 May 2014, and the presidential…

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Triumph of freedom: Janus Putkonen casts vote in DPR primaries as official Republic's citizen

Today a significant event took place in the Donetsk People's Republic. Polling stations finally opened their doors for the Republic's residents to cast their votes in primary elections. Another important step was taken in the DPR today. Janus Putkonen, the Director and Chief-Editor of the Donbass DONi News Agency and the first ever foreigner to have received the Republic's…

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Zaitsevo, the Donbass village which never sees the truce (Video)

On 29 September 2016, we are back in Zaitsevo to see if the new ceasefires, which entered into force on the 1st and 15th of September, changed the situation of the residents and soldiers of this little village located in the North of Gorlovka. The commander Jelezny accompanies us to see his guys in one of the trenches from which his soldiers protect the village from the Ukrainian army, and mainly from the special battalions which are…

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"Ukraine is responsible for downing of MH17" - the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic

"We haven't shot down the Boeing. The responsibility lies with Ukraine for the downed plane," said Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the Head of the Donetsk People`s Republic in the press conference, which took place on 29 September in Donetsk capital. Zakharchenko gave his comments on the situation at the front line and also the foreign policy situation. I have watched the animated movie made by Netherlands. I will say that the…

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Lugansk Taras Shevchenko State University in Lugansk People’s Republic to open a Finland-center

A Finland-center will be opened in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) capital’s Lugansk Taras Shevchenko State University. The university is the largest in the county and is attended by approximately 10 000 students from ten faculties. The center will also offer one volunteer an opportunity to live and work in LPR for a fixed-period of time. The center is open for all and…

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Interview of a DPR soldier: We are waiting for Ukrainian army attack, but they change the date all the time because they are afraid

In August 2016, during our visit of the front line in Luganskoye, we were able to interview several soldiers, as well as the commander of the unit located here. At the checkpoint located on the front line, we have interviewed the soldier known as "Said", who serves here since almost two years. As many soldiers we met before, he describes army, and mostly his…

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As Kiev authorities refused peaceful settlement of Donbass conflict, the split of Ukraine is inevitable

As Ukraine collapses more and more, and some troubles appeared in Kiev and Odessa during the last 24 hours, some experts and journalists try to ring the alarm bell about the future of Ukraine as a state. Thus, the political analyst Alexei Chesnakov, leader of the Centre for Political Studies, stated that if the Ukrainian…

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Fail of Minsk-2 would lead to a war which will spread to Europe, and this scenario is unacceptable...

On 19 August 2016, the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) organised an international round table on the theme: "The life of the Republic: socio-political and socio-economical aspects." Representatives of various civil movements, MPs and ministers of LPR attended it, along with representatives of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Crimea, the Russian Federation, and also international observers and journalists from Finland,…

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Refugees from Donetsk open the Big Week of the European Capital of Culture 2016

San Sebastian, Basque Country. Kateryna Kirsanova, citizen of the People's Republic of Donetsk and Hassanna Aalia, Saharawian refugee, opened the festival (known as ‘The Great Week’) of the current European Capital of Culture 2016. This year, the Great Week of the Basque capital is being encompassed within the European Cultural Capital, in which traditionally, different relevant characters are invited to start the opening of seven…

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Alexander Zakharchenko - Foreign civilian volunteers will also be able to receive DPR passport - Video

During a weekly press conference, we were able to ask to the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, if the DPR authorities planned to vote a law about foreign volunteers who are not engaged in the army or in the law enforcement agencies, but work for the Republic in civilian activities (humanitarian help, journalists, hospitals), and who would like to obtain the DPR citizenship and passport. Here is his…