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Leader of rebel-held Ukraine region resigns amid infighting.

Igor Plotnitsky, the head of Ukraine's rebel Luhansk region, has resigned after accusing a rival of an attempted coup. With tensions simmering in the region, is the conflict in eastern Ukraine about to escalate?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UNIAN: Poroshenko says Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of Donbas 'arrogant slap' in face of international law, EU.

Addressing the plenary session of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels November 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the seizure of Ukrainian land by the Russian Federation is an arrogant slap in the face of international law and European Union, the president’s press service reported. The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko hopes Sweden will support economic sanctions against Russia during next revision in Dec.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have discussed the continuation of economic sanctions against Russia and the future of the Nord Stream 2 project. According to the press service of the Ukrainian president, during a meeting in Brussels Poroshenko briefed the Swedish premier on the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Head of Luhansk People's Republic resigns.

Ihor Plotnytsky, the Head of Luhansk People's Republic  resigned. Luhansk Information Center reported this citing the statements of Leonid Pasechnyk, the so-called Minister of State Security of LPR. The post 112.ua: Head of Luhansk People's Republic resigns appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

OSCE SMM describes situation in Luhansk as calm.

DONETSK - The situation in Luhansk is calm, the number of armed people has fallen, the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has said. Observers saw unidentified people and military equipment in central Luhansk, SMM deputy head Alexander Hug said at a briefing on Friday. ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: Separatist leader in Ukraine's Luhansk resigns amid power struggle.

The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, has stepped down amid a fierce power struggle among the Russia-backed separatists that has unfolded over the last several days. The post RFE/RL: Separatist leader in Ukraine's Luhansk resigns amid power struggle appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Separatist Leader In Ukraine's Luhansk Resigns Amid Power Struggle.

The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, has stepped down amid a fierce power struggle among the Russia-backed separatists that has unfolded over the last several days.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Ukraine reports significant losses in heavy fighting in Luhansk sector in last day.

The situation in eastern Ukraine escalated most in the Luhansk sector in the last 24 hours after a skirmish broke out near the village of Krymske, which lasted about eight hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Plotnitsky's escape leads to speculation about 'LPR'-'DPR' merger – NGO.

The escape of self-proclaimed leader of the terrorist group 'Luhansk People's Republic' Igor Plotnitsky to the Russian Federation as a result of a feud with former 'Interior Minister' Igor Kornet has caused panic among the leadership of the 'administrative bodies' of this pseudo-formation, according to Information ...

- UNIAN - UA

Turchynov: Russian occupation forces massing in Donbas due to local feuds.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov says Russia has increased the military contingent in Donbas due to feuds between different criminal groups in the occupied areas in Ukraine's east, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

Reuters publishes photos of Travneve retaken by Ukraine's army.

Reuters has published photos from the village of Travneve, Luhansk region, which is again under the Ukrainian military's control.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko: Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of Donbas 'arrogant slap' in face of int'l law, EU

Addressing the plenary session of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels November 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the seizure of Ukrainian land by the Russian Federation is an arrogant slap in the face of international law and European Union, the president’s press service reported.

- UNIAN - UA

'LPR' self-styled leader Plotnitsky steps down

Igor Plotnitsky, the self-styled leader of the Russian puppet 'Luhansk People’s Republic' has resigned citing health reasons, as reported by one of the pro-militant information resources.

- UNIAN - UA

Head of Ukraine's rebel Luhansk region resigns: security minister

MOSCOW - Igor Plotnitsky, the head of Ukraine's rebel Luhansk region, resigned on Friday for health reasons, Luhansk's security minister said.

- Reuters - US

Five Ukraine troops die in heavy fighting with Luhansk rebels

There has been a serious escalation of fighting in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine.

- BBC - UK

Ukrinform: Poroshenko, Merkel discuss escalation in Donbas and release of hostages

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the aggravation of the situation in Donbas and coordinated further actions for deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission. The post Ukrinform: Poroshenko, Merkel discuss escalation in Donbas and release of hostages appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Leader of Russian-occupied part of Luhansk Oblast seen in Moscow amid coup attempt

Igor Plotnitsky, the Kremlin-installed leader of the Russian-occupied part of Ukraine’s Luhansk Oblast, was seen arriving in Moscow on Nov. 23 after a rival warlord, Igor Kornet, apparently launched an attempt to overthrow him. Plotnitsky was seen in a YouTube video arriving at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko, Danish PM discuss mandate of peacekeeping mission in Donbas, Nord Stream 2 project

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen have coordinated their positions regarding the mandate of the future UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas. The talks between Poroshenko and Rasmussen were held within the framework of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit. The president briefed ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

At least five troops killed in eight-hour battle with pro-Russian rebels in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine

The Ukrainian military said in a statement they suffered their biggest loss of life since July during the clash near the small village of Krymske.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Reuters: Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine

Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed when Russian-backed separatists attacked government positions mostly in the Luhansk region on Nov. 24, the Ukrainian military said. The post Reuters: Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia’s war against Ukraine has killed at least 2,774 soldiers

Fighting picked up again along the war front in late October and continued sporadically through November. Russian-led forces had as of noon on Nov. 23 attacked Ukrainian army positions in the Donbas at least 12 times in the previous 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action. The Luhansk Oblast ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Reuters publishes photos of Travneve retaken by Ukraine's army

Reuters has published photos from the village of Travneve, Luhansk region, which is again under the Ukrainian military's control. The post UNIAN: Reuters publishes photos of Travneve retaken by Ukraine's army appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Euronews: No respite in east Ukraine as another war winter approaches

In its fourth year, the war in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas continues to blight the light of ordinary Ukrainians. “The conflict deprives the most vulnerable of basic necessity, and most importantly their safety and protection,” – UN monitoring mission reports. The post Euronews: No respite in east ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrainian Separatist Chief Accuses Another of Plotting Coup

A separatist leader in Ukraine's east on Thursday accused a former official of trying to unseat him as a showdown between the two entered its third day. Breaking almost a week of silence, Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, claimed that former Interior Minister Igor Kornet "tried to ...

- Voice of America - US

112.ua: Russian mass media report leader of Luhansk People's Republic escaped to Russia

Ihor Plotnytsky, the Head of the pro-Russian militants of the Luhansk People's Republic  and his entourage escaped from occupied Luhansk to Russia as Novaya Gazeta reported. The post 112.ua: Russian mass media report leader of Luhansk People's Republic escaped to Russia appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Euronews: No respite in east Ukraine as another war winter approaches

In its fourth year, the war in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas continues to blight the light of ordinary Ukrainians. “The conflict deprives the most vulnerable of basic necessity, and most importantly their safety and protection,” – UN monitoring mission reports. Readmore here The post Euronews: No ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Joint Staff reports pro-Kremlin media in Donbas spread fake news about Ukrainian army

Luhansk-based militants spread fake information about the sabotage group of Ukrainian troops, allegedly detained in the combat area. This is the way for them to divert the attention from the current internal hostilities between those loyal to Ihor Plotnitsky and those serving with his Interior Minister Ihor Kornet. The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Groysman says 'let militant gangs wipe each other out' in showdown in Luhansk

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman says the Ukrainian side is ready to repel any potential threats that could arise over the conflict between militant groups in the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”. The post UNIAN: Groysman says 'let militant gangs wipe each other out' in showdown in Luhansk ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 12 enemy attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 12 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Attempted coup in 'LPR:' Security outside Plotnitsky's 'White House' stepped up

Militants of the so-called 'Luhansk People's Republic' in Ukraine's east have withdrawn the cordons in several districts in the center of the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk, but simultaneously stepped up security outside the building of the so-called 'White House,' the former Luhansk Regional State Administration, where ...

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine border guards intensify checks amid escalation in Luhansk

The Ukrainian border guards have tightened security on the contact line due to the aggravation of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

- UNIAN - UA

'LPR' leader Plotnitsky reportedly flees to Russia – media

A motorcade with self-proclaimed leader of the terrorist group 'Luhansk People's Republic' Igor Plotnitsky, head of his 'administration' Irina Teizman, head of the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of the 'LPR' Anastasia Shurkaeva and some other individuals have left the occupied city of Luhansk reportedly ...

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrainian troops improve 'tactical position' in Luhansk region

Separate subunits of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have improved their tactical position in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

OSCE monitors maintain restricted patrolling in occupied Luhansk

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has said its monitors maintained restricted patrolling in the occupied city of Luhansk on November 21 and November 22 due to the blocking of a number of streets by armed men.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine Def. Ministry: All cash from Luhansk withdrawn to Russia

There is no cash money in banks and ATMs in the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk, according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman.

- UNIAN - UA

UNDP in Ukraine: Luhansk entrepreneur uses innovative method to rebuild roads in Donbas

The United Nations Development Programme will present on November 24 16 video stories showing successful enterprises from the east of the country. The stories feature ordinary people who have managed to start or develop a business and create new jobs. The stories are motivating, and the business ideas they are implementing ...

- UNIAN - UA

Groysman on showdown between militant gangs in Luhansk: Let them wipe each other out!

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman says the Ukrainian side is ready to repel any potential threats that could arise over the conflict between militant groups in the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”.

- UNIAN - UA

UNIAN: Ukrainian Defense Ministry says all cash from Luhansk withdrawn to Russia

There is no cash money in banks and ATMs in the separatist-held city of Luhansk, according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman. The post UNIAN: Ukrainian Defense Ministry says all cash from Luhansk withdrawn to Russia appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrainian army reported to have advanced near occupied Horlivka

Ukrainian combat units are reported to have retaken the village of Hladosove in no-man’s land near the Russian-occupied Donetsk Oblast city of Horlivka, some 590 kilometers southeast of Kyiv. According to Russian-led forces in occupied Donetsk, Ukrainian troops belonging to the 54th Mechanized Brigade and the Aidar ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: OSCE monitors maintain restricted patrolling in Luhansk

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has said its monitors maintained restricted patrolling in the separatist-held city of Luhansk on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 due to the blocking of a number of streets by armed men. The post UNIAN: OSCE monitors maintain restricted patrolling in Luhansk appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Security outside Luhansk separatist chief Plotnitsky's 'White House' stepped up

Armed men have withdrawn the cordons in several districts in the center of the Ukrainian separatist-held city of Luhansk, but simultaneously stepped up security outside the building of the so-called “White House,” the former Luhansk Regional State Administration, where leader of local separatists Igor ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Ukraine border guards intensify checks amid escalation in Luhansk

The Ukrainian border guards have tightened security on the contact line due to the aggravation of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The post UNIAN: Ukraine border guards intensify checks amid escalation in Luhansk appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: What in the world is going on in separatist-held Luhansk?

Residents of separatist-controlled Luhansk awoke on Nov. 21 to an all-too-familiar and distressing scene: masked, heavily armed men on armored vehicles patrolling the streets of the war-wracked eastern Ukrainian city. The post RFE/RL: What in the world is going on in separatist-held Luhansk? appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

Russia-backed separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 12 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Ukrainian military. The post UNIAN: Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine reports 2 WIA's amid 12 enemy attacks in last day

Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 12 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action , according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

Rival Factions Battle for Control in Eastern Ukraine

With armored vehicles on streets, civilians fled a showdown between rival Moscow-backed political leaders in the breakaway Luhansk region.

- International NY Times - US

Power struggle in eastern Ukraine threatens peace process

Armed men in unmarked uniforms in Luhansk: The power struggle seems to be intensifying in this separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Scenes in the center of the city are reminiscent of the annexation of Crimea.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Kremlin backs pro-Russia minister in Ukraine power struggle

The Kremlin is supporting Ukraine Interior Minister Igor Kornet amid tensions in the east region of Luhansk -- which is controlled by Moscow-backed separatists.

- UPI - US

112.ua: OSCE continues to note military equipment, armed men in Luhansk

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission  continues to note the presence of military-type vehicles and unidentified armed men – many of them with white arm-bands and covered faces – in the centre of Luhansk city. This was reported by the OSCE press service. The post 112.ua: OSCE continues to note military ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Kremlin 'Following' Situation In Ukraine's Russia-Backed Separatist-Controlled Luhansk

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said Moscow is closely following the situation in the parts of Ukraine's eastern region of Luhansk that are controlled by Russia-backed separatists following reports that local separatist leader Igor Plotnitsky has fled to Russia.

- Radio Free Europe - US

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