19:41 / 14 Feb. 2015 / 1018Expert community finds it impossible to grant independence to the disputed territories in the ATO area. Only 7.9% of the experts state that this option is acceptable in order to resolve the conflict. Even less – 4.1% – believe in the possibility of joining the Donbas to Russia. The given results were obtained by community […]
22:45 / 13 Feb. 2015 / 1062The creation of the Donbas Free Economic Zone would solve issues related to the economic renovation in the region and would be the optimal form of its economic reintegration into Ukraine. Oleksandr Klymenko, the founder of the community initiative “Restoring Donbas” wrote about it in his column «The Devil in the Donetsk Deal Details» Newsweek. During […]
13:29 / 30 Jan. 2015 / 1135Access mode Procedures in the ATO area, approved on January 22, 2015, has a number of issues in terms of practical application. Today access authorization system operates in manual mode, as approved Procedures do not regulate solution to many problematic issues at crossing the boundary line. Additionally, the Procedures have not passed through the official […]
23:51 / 09 Dec. 2014 / 1299More than 1 thousand Donetsk miners with their families took part in the anti-war rally on Lenin Square in Donetsk. The participants were holding signs with the names of their coal enterprises, “Mine name Chelyuskintsev”, “Yuzhnodonbasskaya number 3” and others. There were also people with anti-war slogans: “Withdraw the troops “, “Termination of ATO”, “Horlovks […]
22:50 / 09 Dec. 2014 / 1380The line of women, who were holding placards with the children’s drawings and written appeals, couplets: “I do not want to fall asleep to the roar of fighter jets, I do not want mom crying and parents dying!”, “We want peace, freedom and peaceful sky. This is our Donbass childish credo. “
18:44 / 09 Dec. 2014 / 1053Rally for the unity of Ukraine in Donetsk began at 6 pm near the RSC “Olympic”. People have brought national flags and national stripes. The organizers have decided to pass a march from the monument to Sergey Bubka to the shopping center “Donetsk City”.
15:41 / 09 Dec. 2014 / 2186More than 150 supporters of DNR were going to picket the head office of “Privatbank” in Donetsk. People accused the owner of the bank Igor Kolomoisky in support of right-wing radicals and illegal central power (in their opinion).
14:41 / 09 Dec. 2014 / 861Protesters with DNR and “people’s militia Donbas” flags came to the main “Privatbank” office in Donetsk. They were breaking and burning down their bankcards, holding posters “Kolomoysky is sponsoring fascism”, “Stop to parade ” and “Bring back our money.”
13:40 / 09 Dec. 2014 / 1005Activists DNR cleared the approach to the side entrance of the Donetsk Regional State Administration building and prepared the old session hall of the Regional Council for “cooperation with deputies”. Hosting the session was scheduled for April 30, all members had to agree their presence with DNR.
7:34 / 09 Dec. 2014 / 793In order to prevent the capturing of Donetsk Regional State Administration, at the entrance to the building was put up a double cordon of soldiers of internal troops and police.
7:33 / 09 Dec. 2014 / 784The protesters broke through the cordon of soldiers of internal troops and police. The police attempted to hold back the onslaught by using shields, but the pro-Russian activists knocked out both the main entrance doors and entered the building.
13:26 / 07 Nov. 2014 / 957Insurgents controlling parts of the Donetsk region claim they are energy independent from the rest of Ukraine. The energy minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic says they will be able to survive the winter without Ukrainian energy.
13:18 / 11 Oct. 2014 / 1077In Ukraine’s north eastern city of Kharkiv more permanent homes, which will withstand the winter cold, are being built for the internally displaced people of the Donbas region. German investors have donated funds to buy these ready-made living quarters to help house at least 400 refugees.
13:03 / 09 Apr. 2014 / 979“Donbas – heart of Ukraine,” reads a sign entering the eastern region’s capital Donetsk – complete with monuments to workers and to Lenin. The pro-Russian population increasingly have been asking to join Russia, identifying with it like many in eastern Ukraine.