The Donetsk People's Republic may hold not only regular elections of the Head of State and Parliament, but also a new referendum on its state status. Such a point of view in a conversation with TASS was expressed by the Chairman of the People's Council of the DPR, Denis Pushilin.Read more
Representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic at the upcoming meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk intend to initiate the introduction of a "school truce" in the Donbass on the eve of the new academic year. This was announced today, on August 21, by the Chairman of the DPR People's Council, the Permanent Representative of the DPR to the talks of the Contact Group in Minsk, Denis Pushilin, RIA Novosti reports.
Yuri Sivokonenko: One of Donetsk’s People’s Republic’s merits is access of general public to amateur sports
Currently, the government and the Head of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko pay close attention to the involvement of large number of citizens in sports. This was stated by the DPR People’s Council’s deputy, the Chairman of the People’s Council’s Committee on Youth, Physical Education, Sport and Tourism Yuri Sivokonenko in a programme “Republic’s in touch” on a radio station “Comet”.
Alexander Kostenko: Ukraine steps up security measures on borders with Republics and Crimea due to deterioration of domestic crime situation
Earlier, the press centre of the State Border Service of Ukraine reported on the enhancing of security measures on the state border, the contact line with the Donbass and the "administrative border with the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea" during the celebration of the National Flag Day and the 27th anniversary of Independence Day.
The Ukrainian press continues to be saturated with reports of armed attacks, arms trafficking and even weapon and explosive stashes. The latest news on the subject is an armed attack near a city hall in Kharkov and illegal weapon stash in Odessa, the owner of which was selling ammunition and weapons through the Internet.
The shelling of Staromikhaylovka, which is located near the line of contact, when the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross came to provide assistance to civilian population there, is another cynical provocation of Ukrainian forces.
#Commentary of Vladislav Berdichevsky on patriotism in Ukrainian way, or: Hypocrisy as a way of life of Ukrainian politicians
Not so long ago, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Omelyan made a ‘patriotic suggestion’ – to cease the railway communication with Russia. Of course, this proposal is dictated exclusively by a passionate love for the motherland. It is for sure that this ardent love for Ukraine forces the official to educate his children in the US, and his wife to trade with Russia.
In Ukraine, an increase in the number of firearms owned by citizens of the country was noted. According to the Department of the National Police of Ukraine, at the moment there are about 900 thousand weapons on hand. An impressive figure, but we are talking only about registered units. And if you consider how many weapons were imported from abroad as a result of illegal trafficking, this figure will be twice as much as official figures.
Law enforcement agencies have increased security measures due to the reduction of curfew hours. This was stated by the DPR People’s Council deputy Sergey Zavdoveyev in a programme “Important Subject” on a radio station “Comet”.
The main task of parliamentarians is still to create a qualitative, fair, socially-oriented legislative base. This was stated in an interview to the First Republican TV channel by the Deputy Chairman of the DPR People's Council, Olga Makeyeva.