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DPR Head proposes to call 'Easter truce'

Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has out forward an initiative to declare an "Easter truce" in Donbass. "On March 5 this year, the 'spring truce', which can be called one of the most successful ceasefires, came into effect. It has been generally observed and there is hope that it would be permanent. On the eve of the great Christian holiday, I propose an 'Easter truce' be declared already from…

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Russian MFA warns of large-scale offensive by Ukrainian army in Donbass

The Russian Foreign Ministry welcomes the beginning of another ceasefire in Donbass, but fears that Kiev is preparing for a large-scale offensive operation, Russian permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said. "According to the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), the number of shootings in Donbass has dramatically decreased," Lukashevich said, speaking at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on March…

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Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine Create New Anti-Russian, Pro-NATO Alliance

The Strategic Culture reports about GUAM security conference in the Moldovan capital, titled "Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges," which was held on March 2 and attended by about 150 senior officials and experts from different countries, including US officials. The…

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Severe provocations expected on contact line before March 10 – Command

Several days ago, the Director of CIA, accompanied by related intelligence units’ representatives, visited the town of Avdeyevka, located on the territory temporarily controlled by Ukraine. The above mentioned event was carried out under the guise of “acquaintance of the high-ranking US military with the Donbass operational situation”. During the meeting president Poroshenko received the following orders from the CIA…

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'Donbass republics DPR and LPR must be eliminated' - US special representative for Ukraine

Special representative of the US State Department for Ukraine Kurt Volker stated that the DPR and the LPR must be liquidated, since they do not correspond to the Constitution of Ukraine. He expressed this opinion during a panel discussion at the analytical center of the Hudson Institute. "The so-called Lugansk People's Republic and Donetsk People's Republic are the formations created by Russia in order to help disguise…

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Alexander Zakharchenko: "Republic's development strategy to be designed by people"

A conference of activists of the Donetsk Republic Public Movement, chaired by Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Chairman of the Movement Alexander Zakharchenko and Head of the Central Committee of the Donetsk Republic public movement Natalia Volkova, was held in Donetsk on March 1. 520 activists from all cities and districts of the DPR attended the event. Chairman of the Public Movement Alexander Zakharchenko assessed the…

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Captive AFU soldier visits shelled Donetsk and Spartak - “This war is meaningless”

The head of the press service of the DPR army, captain Daniil Bessonov, held a captured serviceman from AFU, Vasiliy Zhemelinsky in the shelled quarters of Donetsk and in Spartak. The soldier voluntarily accepted to do this video report, to show to Ukrainian people, what he already discovered: that the Ukrainian authorities told lies to their soldiers about what they are fighting for, and against whom. The prisoner was allowed to…

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Donetsk Defense: Weekly Situation Report, 03/02/2018

The Armed Forces of the Donetsk People's Republic maintain a high readiness for a possible exacerbation of the situation. During the past week, assemblies were held with the rank-and-file officers and medical service specialists, and the process of coordinating the battalions, divisions and separate companies continued. Over the past day, the enemy continued to violate the ceasefire, there was detected a slight decrease in fire…

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Ukraine hinders foreign journalists' work in Donbass

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 17:05 The press service of the DPR Information Ministry has recently published the following statement concerning Ukraine's interference into the work of foreign journalists covering the situation in Donbass: “On 14 February 2018, at the Alexandrovka checkpoint, the Ukrainian side prohibited journalists of the Austrian WIENER Zeitung newspaper from entering the territory of the…

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Lugansk reports four ceasefire violations

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:56 Over the past day, the Kiev forces attacked the positions of the LPR People's Militia four times. This was reported by the defense department of the Republic. The localities of the Kalinovo, Kalinovka and Krasny Liman were targeted. The fire was fired from 120mm and 82mm mortars, weapons of the IFV, automatic grenade launchers, hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms. The…