Aleksandr Zakharchenko: the enemy is sabotaging the process of military hardware withdrawal

29.08.2015 16:59, DPR.

The process of withdrawal of weaponry of under 100mm caliber has no chance of success, according to DPR head Aleksandr Zakharchenko.

There is no progress. Unfortunately, the enemy does not withdraw weaponry of under 100mm caliber. Of course, we have to do everything alone.

Aleksandr Zakharchenko has also criticized the statements made by the Ukrainian side that the Ukrainian army will completely cease fire by September 1.

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Poverty, war, corruption. Ukrainians chose main symbols of the country

29.08.2015, Ukraine.

One and a half year since the victory of “Euromaydan” have really turned Ukraine into a completely different country. Just like the chiefs of the “revolution of dignity” have promised. Ukraine has moved unimaginably far. However, the direction is just the opposite of what was promised. Instead of prosperity – poverty. Instead of “European standards” – corrupted ineffective government. Add war and devastation to that. This is how, as it turns out, the majority of Ukrainians from all regions of the country see the situation.

The Ukrainian Institute of World Politics (a pro-western organization) has conducted a social research. Citizens of the country were offered to choose out of a dozen answers to the question “What is their country associated with first and foremost?” The results speak for themselves. “Corrupted, ineffective authorities” won the first place. The second place went to “war, conflict, ruination, disaster“. The third place went to a neutral “homeland” answer. Almost as much responses percentage-wise has earned the fourth answer: “poverty, unemployment“. All answers with a positive connotation – from “independence and love of freedom” to “European state” – were much lower.

What is interesting is that the same Institute conducted a similar poll in six of the European countries. The results are somewhat different, but not better. If we add the results together, Europeans associate Ukraine first and foremost with war (46%). They also know that Ukraine has something to do with Russia, “Russia” being the second popular answer (18%). “Poverty” took the third place. All other answers, be it “Europe“, “Crimea” or “Maydan“, were at the margin of a statistical error, earning 2 to 4% of responses. Which means that Europeans, from British to Poles, do not associate Ukraine with Europe. And with Crimea, by the way. And they already forgot about the “Euromaydan”.

Poverty, war, ruin, corruption. And moving further and further away from the “European standards” (whatever you understand by that) instead of a promised triumphant march to Europe. This, it seems, are the main “achievements” of Ukraine for the past one and a half years. The only thing which can console the residents of the independent Ukraine, who have simple-heartedly trusted the “Euromaydan” organizers back in the time, is that both Ukrainians and residents of European countries evaluate this sad situation more or less the same. Well, Ukraine has become closer to Europe at least in something.


Source: RIA Novosti

Eduard Basurin: Bandera Nazis are gathering military hardware at the demilitarized zone

29.08.2015 16:19, DPR.

Bandera Nazis are gathering military hardware at the demilitarized zone, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

A column of up to 30 units tanks and self-propelled artillery guns are spotted arriving to Vershina village area, nine kilometers away from the contact line. Artillery firing positions have been confirmed in Pervomaysky township, six kilometers away from the contact line.

Source: RIA Novosti

Ukrainian border guard who sided with LPR: Kiev is putting pressure on my family

29.08.2015 13:56, Lugansk.

The Ukrainian border guard sergeant Sergey Sergeyev who had moved to LPR yesterday has declared that the Kiev’s secret services are putting pressure on his relatives. The former border guard has asked the international organizations to help his family in Western Ukraine.

After the video address I made that I am siding with Lugansk People’s Republic, Kiev’s secret services have put pressure on my parents and close relatives. I couldn’t assume that they will put pressure on my parents, since this is something sacred for any person.

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DPR Defense Ministry: junta’s militants have fired 170 shells at DPR territory in the past 24 hours

29.08.2015 13:41, Donetsk.

Junta’s militants have violated the ceasefire 39 times in the past 24 hours, according to DPR Defense Ministry, Donetsk News Agency reports.

The Ukrainian military has fired 109 82mm and 120mm mortar shells, 32 artillery shells and 29 tank shells at the peaceful regions of the republic. The punitive forces have violated the ceasefire a total of 39 times in the past 24 hours.

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DPR authorities are counting on a peaceful resolution to the conflict

29.08.2015 11:10, Donetsk.

The head of Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko is counting on a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Donbass, but is prepared to for any scenario.

One way or another, we are prepared for any scenario. A peaceful scenario is preferred, a political scenario of conflict resolution. But if the citizens of Donetsk People’s Republic will have to defend their lives against the punitive forces, we will defend it. If we will have to return the withdrawn military hardware back to the contact line – we will. We didn’t start this war, but we are capable of ending it.


Source: RIA Novosti

Aleksandr Zakharchenko: Local elections in DPR are a threat to Kiev

29.08.2015 08:29, Donetsk.

Local elections in Donetsk People’s Republic, along with the Minsk Agreements, are a threat to the current Ukrainian government, the head of DPR Aleksandr Zakharchenko has told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

Earlier the head of Donetsk People’s Republic has stated that the elections of heads of cities and regions of DPR will take place on October 18. He had explained this decision with the fact that Ukraine is unilaterally adopting the law “On local elections” without coordinating it with DPR and LPR. The content of this law “contradicts the letter and spirit of the Minsk Agreements“, according to the head of the republic.

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Former Kiev junta’s serviceman calls upon fellow military servicemen to side with LPR

29.08.2015, LPR.

Junta’s border guard sergeant Sergey Sergeev, who had voluntarily sided with LPR, has told that people from Donbass who serve in junta’s army and other defense and law enforcement agencies are treated with bias. Specifically, they are being accused of “separatism.” The civilian population is also treated negatively and violently.

Same with the civilians. Take the region where I used to serve, Stanichno-Lugansky – physical force is being used there as well. And if something goes wrong, anybody can disappear.

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Ukrainian junta’s militants have shelled Pervomaysk by mortars and self-propelled artillery guns

29.08.2015 08:51, Pervomaysk.

Kiev’s punitive forces have once again shelled Pervomaysk town. The attack occurred at night, 120mm caliber and 150mm caliber mortars and, presumably, self-propelled artillery guns were fired.

LifeNews reporter has pointed out that, based on the shell trajectory, the shells were fired from the direction of Troitskoye village. It is worth noting that the Ukrainian military often shells DPR from Troitskoye and from Zolotoye village.

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