#Commentary of Sergey Rura on Kiev trying to justify change ‘ATO’ format by intensifying shelling of Donbass localities

The serious aggravation of the situation on the demarcation line, especially in Gorlovka, planned by the Kiev authorities, may be due to the recent change in the scenario of military aggression against the Donbass. Now it is important for Kiev to justify the change of the 'ATO' format and show what the Ukrainian army is capable of.However, a stake on the AFU does not at all mean the victory of Kiev. Rather, it is a strategic step in order to
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Denis Pushilin: Kiev demonstrates lack of negotiating mood and aggression

The resource of diplomatic solutions in the negotiations on Donbass in Minsk are almost depleted, the Donetsk People’s Republic and Russia have taken every possible steps to resolve the conflict. This was reported by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of the DPR in the Contact Group’s negotiations in Minsk Denis Pushilin to RIA Novosti.ʺThe position of Kiev in the negotiations in Minsk and the
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#Commentary of Marina Zheynova on illusory support of Donbass economy by US

The modern war is waged not only at the front with the help of weapons. The main battle in the Donbass is for the minds and hearts of people. And while the DPR consistently pursues a humanitarian programme for residents of the Donbass territories temporarily controlled by Ukraine, within which our countrymen are provided with free medical care, quotas for free higher and secondary specialized education, financial and legal support is provided,
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Denis Pushilin: Reintegration of Donbass into present-day Ukraine is impossible

To raise the question of the reintegration of the Republics of Donbass into Ukraine is blasphemous towards the citizens of the DPR. This was reported by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of the DPR in the Contact Group’s negotiations in Minsk Denis Pushilin to the Federal News Agency.ʺI am sure that the coming of pro-Russian forces to power in Ukraine is just a matter of time. The surreal
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Relevant committee reviews changes in tax legislation to support agricultural sector of DPR

On May 17, a meeting of the Committee of the DPR People’s Council on Budget, Finance and Economic Policy took place, where its participants discussed a draft bill “On amendments to the Law of the Donetsk People’s Republic “On the tax system””, which is aimed at supporting agricultural taxpayers. The event was intended by the representatives of the Ministry of Inland Revenue, as well as by the Acting Representative of the Head of the DPR in the
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DPR and LPR representatives in Contact Group propose take series of steps for implementation of cease-fire regime and in field of environmental safety

On May 16, a regular meeting of the Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbass took place in Minsk. The agenda included issues related to the observance of cease-fire regime, withdrawal of forces and means, preparation of the next phase of prisoner exchange, discussion on mechanisms of the payment of pensions, implementation of “Steinmeier Formula”, as well as the discussion on environmental situation in Donbass.
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#Commentary of Vladislav Berdichevsky on searches in offices of Ukrainian media and detention of head of RIA Novosti Ukraine

Today in Kiev the SBU (the Security Service of Ukraine) broke into the offices of the TV channel Russia Today and the news agency RIA Novosti Ukraine. In addition, the head of RIA Novosti Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky was detained. Apparently, Ukraine has decided that since the World Press Freedom Day has passed, it is quite possible to start full-scale persecutions against the press and journalists.The news of the searches and detention of Kirill
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Denis Pushilin congratulates LPR citizens on fourth anniversary of Lugansk People’s Republic’s foundation

Residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics have for four years been shoulder to shoulder with one common goal. This was announced yesterday, May 12, by the Chairman of the DPR People's Council, Denis Pushilin. The Speaker of the DPR Parliament appealed to the audience of 30,000 gathered at a concert at the Theater Square of Lugansk with congratulations on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the founding of the LPR."Since 2014
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#Commentary of Elena Melnick on Ukrainian ideological dead-end

Some Ukrainian writer and political figure Vasily Shklyar made a statement on TV channel Espreso.TV that Ukraine did not need Crimea. He also emphasized that there were far more “conscientious” Ukrainians in the US than in Crimea, which was overcrowded with “natural” Russians.Ukrainian mass media could attribute this statement to so-called “Kremlin propaganda” and accuse him of separatism, but his writer is a blatant Ukrainian nationalist. Many
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DPR deputies lay floral tributes to mass grave of Lugansk citizens died from AFU attacks

On May 12, the representatives of the DPR delegation honoured memory of the citizens of the Lugansk People’s Republic, who died from the AFU attacks and laid floral tributes to a memorial called “We will not forget, we will not forgive!”, which was erected in Lugansk. This was reported by the correspondent of the official website of the DPR on the spot.ʺWe are at a memorial, a mass grave of the inhabitants of the Republic. This is not a burial
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