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Thursday, 1 October 2015

LNR Will Refuse to Extend Accreditation to NGOs that Commit “Gross Violations”



Today, Acting Deputy Chairman of the LNR Council of Ministers Vasili Nikitin, head of the Commission on Accreditation of Foreign Humanitarian Organisations, said that the LNR government intends to refuse accreditation to those international NGOs that grossly violate their mandate. This was in reply to a statement by European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, who noted that the LNR government decision to deny accreditation to the ten humanitarian organisations “would have a very negative impact in humanitarian terms on the civilian population and lead to the suspension of humanitarian operations”. In addition, Stylianides threatened, “All those who have influence should allow these groups to immediately resume much-needed humanitarian operations in Lugansk Oblast (sic), to fulfil their obligations under international humanitarian law”. Nikitin observed:

We only denied accreditation to those organisations that violated the rules and conditions of their mandate in the LNR. Primarily, flagrant abuses by medical groups led us to deny international NGOs accreditation. For instance, take “Doctors without Borders”. We allowed the Red Cross to resume operations after granting them accreditation. As for other NGOs, many of them don’t even operate in our jurisdiction; in fact, they’ve rendered little, if any assistance. A case in point is the Norwegian Union of Refugees; for all the time that they spent here, they didn’t provide us with a single nail or a single kilo of food. However, if we deny accreditation to a group, it needn’t be permanent. According to our regulations, they can reapply for accreditation in three months. We’d cooperate with any international organisation, but only if they comply with the rules and requirements of our Republic, according to our laws, stipulations; they have to consider this… this applies to all institutions, without exception.

Earlier, Nikitin noted that the LNR rejected 10 of 11 applications filed by foreign NGOs for accreditation. The only foreign non-profit NGO that received LNR accreditation was the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In addition, the Commission on Accreditation, together with the LNR MGB and other law enforcement bodies conducted inspections of foreign non-profit NGOs that uncovered significant violations.

28 September 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre



Thursday, 16 April 2015

OSCE, STsKK, and DNR Officials went to Donetsk Airport to Negotiate Ceasefire

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The DNR Minoborony told us, “Joint Centre for Monitoring and Coordination the Ceasefire (STsKK) members, OSCE observers, and VSN commanders went to Donetsk airport to negotiate a ceasefire to remove the dead bodies of Ukrainian soldiers strewn about the area”. Minoborony officials said that they didn’t know whether that they’d be able to get there, as firing in the airport area continues. Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross also planned to be present, but shelling delayed their departure. Joan Audierne, head of the Red Cross office in Donetsk, said, “Now, we’re waiting for confirmation from the STsKK that it’s safe to travel to the airport”. Previously, on 14 April, DNR Deputy Minister of Defence E А Basurin said that after junta forces failed to break VSN positions near Volvo-Tsentra, our officers found the bodies. He emphasised that our troops couldn’t remove the bodies because of continual firing from junta forces.

16 April 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Surrealistic Ceasefire… DNR to Hand Over Dead Bodies of Junta Bandits to Families

00 russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin. 19.01.15

V I Churkin, Russian Ambassador to the UN


On Wednesday, Debaltsevo Mayor Aleksandr Afendikov said that repairs would begin in the town on Thursday. He told reporters, “Repairs in Debaltsevo will begin tomorrow”. Meanwhile, Aleksei Kostrubitsky, the head of the DNR MChS, stated that they’d set up four temporary shelters with electricity and heating in Debaltsevo for local residents. Kostrubitsky added that almost half of the residents have already left the city, saying, “Tomorrow, we’ll evacuate seriously ill people. Those who leave will get shelter in Donetsk, Shakhtyorsk, and Khartsyzsk”.

18 February 2015


On Thursday, Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said that Kiev’s plans to request the deployment of peacekeepers to Novorossiya cast doubt on the junta’s intention to adhere to the Minsk agreements, saying, “If they propose some other schemes [apart from the Minsk agreements], it raises the question of whether they’re going to adhere to the Minsk agreements or not”.


On Thursday, Russkaya Sluzhba news agency cited D V Pushilin, the DNR envoy to the Contact Group, as saying that about 3,000 junta troops died during the battle for Debaltsevo. He said, “We emphasised the issue of resolving the ‘Debaltsevo Pocket’ in Minsk, and the DNR/LNR leadership wanted to find a solution to this problem to save the lives of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers, but Kiev did everything possible to brush this off by saying that the situation was under control and they weren’t interested in the lives of so many military personnel”. Pushilin didn’t specify the timeframe of the battle he referenced. He pointed up that the DNR is ready to guarantee the OSCE mission safe passage into Debaltsevo as soon as the VSN mops up junta stay-behind parties, noting, “Over the last three days, the OSCE mission has tried to get a guarantee of safe passage from us to get to Debaltsevo, but we have to consider the fact that they have to leave from Ukrainian-occupied Soledar, so, we couldn’t give them these guarantees because we don’t have that ability, and we don’t believe it’s appropriate to take on the responsibility that the Ukrainian side wouldn’t fire at them”. He said that junta stay-behind parties remain in Debaltsevo, and as soon as the VSN mops them up, then, the DNR would be able to guarantees the OSCE mission’s safety.


On Thursday, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E А Basurin said that over the last 24 hours fighting in Novorossiya caused junta casualties, saying, “Ukrainian military casualties over the last 24 hours are 40 dead and 50 wounded”. He added that the VSN also destroyed junta matériel, including a tank, 2 MICVs, 3 APCs, and 3 mortars. Both conflicting parties reported sporadic clashes across Novorossiya since they agreed to a ceasefire deal in Belarus last week.


On Thursday, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E A Basurin said, “In regard to peacekeepers… from the beginning, when this whole conflict began, we suggested to the Russian Federation and to all the other UN Security Council member-countries that they consider the issue of sending peacekeepers. Then, they refused us. If they want to send them, then, we’re not against it, let them send them”. Earlier, D V Pushilin, the DNR envoy to the Contact Group, said that the deployment of UN peacekeeping troops to Novorossiya would violate the Minsk ceasefire deal.


00 Debaltsevo. Novorossiya. 01. 19.02.15

“A Knife for the Moskali!” “The Ukraine for Ukrainians Only!” Look at this and realise what those slogans mean. By the way, when “Ukrainian Catholics” and “Ukrainian Orthodox” scream, “Slava Ukraina!”… THIS IS WHAT THEY MEAN. They call themselves “Christians”… they lie…


Pascal Cuttat, the head of the ICRC regional delegation to Russia, Belarus, and Moldova, said that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is ready to mediate prisoner exchanges in Ukraine, but as of today neither of the sides to the conflict has approached them with such a request, saying, “We welcome any agreement between the sides that leads to the release and to the return of those deprived of their liberty in relation to the conflict. We offered our services to both parties of the conflict, and shared procedures on how to do that. We’re ready to serve as a neutral intermediary in the event of any simultaneous release of prisoners”. Cuttat added that no one has made such request yet. He added that the ICRC mission in the Ukraine visited prisoners in both junta and patriot detention camps in Kiev, Zaporozhe, Odessa, Poltava, Mariupol, Donetsk, and Lugansk. An all-for-all prisoner exchange was part of the deal reached during talks in Minsk last week. The deal also calls for a ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons, and constitutional changes. On Wednesday, D V Pushilin, the DNR envoy to the Contact Group, said that the junta and the DNR/LNR are preparing lists for prisoner exchanges.


On Thursday, A V Zakharchenko, the Chairman of the DNR Government, said that the DNR is ready to hand over the bodies of junta militants killed in Debaltsevo, saying, “We finished cleansing Debaltsevo of illegal armed formations. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian authorities didn’t accept our wise invitation to lay down their weapons. Between 3,000 and 3,500 Ukrainian troops died in the Debaltsevo Pocket. We’ve invited the relatives and mothers of the Ukrainian soldiers to come to Debaltsevo to collect the bodies”.


On Thursday, Vladislav Deinego, LNR Envoy to the Contact Group, told RIA Novosti over the phone that the parties should discuss the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in Novorossiya only if the ceasefire fails, saying, “We have to analyse the situation, to look for a possible stabilisation without engaging external forces; if there isn’t such a such possibility, then, we might resort to the peacekeeping option”.


The OSCE monitoring mission can only confirm that the sides are moving equipment along the frontlines in Novorossiya, but not a full pullback of heavy artillery. Last week, the junta and the LNR/DNR agreed to cease fire and pull their artillery back from the zone of contact. They reached the same agreement back in September 2014, but hostilities didn’t stop then.


On Thursday, P A Klimkin, the junta’s so-called “Foreign Minister”, said that Russia shouldn’t be part of a peacekeeping mission in Novorossiya, saying, “This isn’t just a matter of trust and efficiency, but also an issue of principle, values, and respect for norms of international law”.


I’ll bite… then, we should also bar Americans and Canadians, as there are too many organised Galician Uniate nutters in those countries… we should bar Germans for their role in war crimes in the area in the VOV… we should bar all countries taking part in the crackbrained American-fomented “sanctions”. They’re not objective, dontcha know! As usual, the dreamy Uniates don’t know what they’re talking about. They shot themselves in the foot with this one. What a buncha maroons!



On Wednesday, DNR Deputy Defence Minister E A Basurin said that the DNR doesn’t rule out provocations on the part of junta militants against members of the OSCE monitoring mission deployed in the DNR, saying, “We noted an Intensification of activity of pro-Kiev subversion groups in all areas and we don’t rule out provocations on their part against the OSCE special monitoring mission working on the territory of our republic”. He said that junta forces continued to shell the remnants of the Donetsk airport from positions in Vidnoye and Opytnoye. Besides this, junta forces were quiescent near ​​Mariupol.


On Thursday, A V Zakharchenko, the Chairman of the DNR Government, told journalists that the gunshot wound to the leg he received in Debaltsevo on 17 February 17 was the work of a sniper, saying, “it was a gunshot wound to the leg. A sniper tracked me from the area near the city hospital”. When asked about his state of health, Zakharchenko said the wound wouldn’t let him get enough sleep, noting, “In Debaltsevo, I didn’t sleep for three days”. He confirmed his willingness to take part in the upcoming Defender of the Motherland Day celebrations on 23 February. Zakharchenko suffered a flesh wound in the leg; doctors say that the bullet went right through without hitting the bone.


On Thursday, the Donetsk Gorsoviet stated that junta forces resumed shelling the city, violating the ceasefire agreements, noting, “Shells hit Kievsky Raion”. Authorised registered at least six shelling incidents, giving no details on possible casualties.


A V Zakharchenko, the Chairman of the DNR Government, told reporters that junta militants abandoned massive quantities of munitions in their panicked retreat from Debaltsevo. He said, “The amount of equipment units the Ukrainians lost here is beyond description. We captured much ammunition, both in Debaltsevo and Uglegorsk”. Zakharchenko added that section of the Debaltsevo-Artyomovsk motorway in the Logvinovo area became “death road” for junta militants who attempted to break through the encirclement, saying, “According to our estimates, we defeated about two Ukrainian battalions in the area, and we buried the soldiers there as well. The Ukraine has lost its best units and a large amount of hardware and ammunition in the Debaltsevo pocket. Once again, the Ukraine shows its inability to fight. It abandons its people… we almost completely destroyed the 128 Mountain Rifle Brigade that Poroshenko claimed broke out of Debaltsevo. He abandoned them in the pocket as expendables. We can say the same about the 8 Spetsnaz Regiment and all the other Ukrainian armed forces and ‘National Guard’ units that fought in Debaltsevo area”. Previously, the VSN reported that a junta force totalling 8,000 effectives opposed them in Debaltsevo when they launched their encirclement operation.

19 February 2015

Sputnik International

















Thursday, 5 February 2015

Red Cross Appalled by Uniate Junta Shelling of Hospitals in Novorossiya

00 donetsk. hospital hit by junta shellfire. 05.02.15

The illegitimate Uniate/schismatic terrorist junta fires its artillery indiscriminately into civilian neighbourhoods in an attempt to cow the people. This is WORSE than deliberately targeting hospitals, as heinous as that is. It means that the Uniate/schismatic filth don’t care who they kill… people in hospital beds… kids in kindergartens… oldsters playing bingo… the firemen playing cards between calls.


Reflect on that whenever you pass a “Ukrainian Catholic” or “Ukrainian Orthodox” church or if you hear them defending the junta and the Ukrainian pseudo-state. When you praise those who do evil, you do evil yourself. Ponder that…


On Wednesday, a media release from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) stated that damage caused to medical facilities in Novorossiya appalled the agency, following the shelling of a hospital in Donetsk. Joan Audierne, head of the ICRC office in Donetsk, said in the release, “This isn’t the first time that hospitals and other medical facilities have come under fire. Medical staffs work under very difficult conditions to save lives. They must be able to do their work. We must spare civilian infrastructure and patients. If you’re not safe in a hospital, where can you be?” Earlier in the day, junta forces shelled a hospital in Tekstilshchik Raion of Donetsk. DNR authorities said that the incident claimed the lives of at least four people.

4 February 2015

Sputnik International



If you pass a “Ukrainian Catholic” or “Ukrainian Orthodox” church, you pass a parish controlled by those who support shelling hospitals, killing canonical Orthodox priests, and brutalising Russian civilians. No, not all the people support that, not by a long shot… but the hierarchies do. They’re shameless lickspittle running dogs of Langley. Lebedeff admitted in public that the ROCOR took Langley’s pieces of silver (“We were grateful for it”)… it’s fair to assume that the “Ukrainians” did likewise (and, probably, to a greater extent). Don’t take it out on this-or-that individual… but do bear in mind that their bishops enthusiastically support the illegitimate putschist junta in Kiev and that the priests must give at least lip-service support of it. “Knife the Moskali!” “The Ukraine for Ukrainians only!” Note well that the clergy of these groups MUST support such racist hatred… they call themselves “Christians”… fancy that…


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