Denis Pushilin: DPR will hold not only elections, but also referendum

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. "The possibility of postponing the elections and extending the powers of the Head of State and deputies of the People's Council of the Republic is widely discussed in
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Contact Group proposes to introduce “school truce”

On August 22, a regular meeting of the Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbass took place in the capital of the Republic of Belarus. In the framework of today's meeting, the current truce was summed up and the proposal to introduce another one on the eve of the new school year was considered in addition to a traditional discussion of ceasefire issues.Also, the agenda of the meeting included questions concerning the
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Denis Pushilin’s statement on introduction of ‘school truce’

In the context of the forthcoming start of the academic year, the Contact Group agreed and supported a stable and comprehensive truce on the contact line of the parties in the Donbass starting from 00 hours 01 minutes on August 29, 2018.We hope that the renewed obligations of the parties to observe the regime of silence will, as before, contribute to strengthening stability in the Donbass and allow us to focus on resolving economic and
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Denis Pushilin: Issue of introducing ‘school truce’ to be discussed in Minsk

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.The Contact Group meeting on the
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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”.ʺA special attention is paid to children’s sport, sports
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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."Kiev's statement on the strengthening of security measures on the borders with the Republics and
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#Commentary of Ekaterina Martyanova on illegal circulation of weapons in Ukraine

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 problem of illegal circulation of weapons, which the Ukrainian authorities are facing, has been pressing for four years.
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Commentary of Denis Pushilin on shelling of international humanitarian organization by AFU

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.Ukraine continues to ignore all previously reached agreements hating on the people of Donbass, violate the rules of international humanitarian law and deprive people of the most basic things
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#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.The statements of the 'Hyperloop Minister' may seem like a mad's talking.
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#Commentary of Alexander Kostenko on reasons for deterioration of crime situation in Ukraine

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.The Kiev
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