More Details Appear About Ongoing Crisis In Lugansk People’s Republic In Eastern Ukraine


More Details Appear About Ongoing Crisis In Lugansk People's Republic In Eastern Ukraine

Igor Kornet

The Minister of Internal Affairs of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Igor Kornet has denied the rumors of his resignation, according to the Russian news agency Rosbalt. The minister noted that lately the media had been actively criticizing the ministry, as “a result of destructive actions of select officials.”

“These select individuals provided the Head of LPR with deliberately inauthentic information of alleged illegal activities by Ministry of Internal Affairs staff. This was caused by coming across undeniable proof that some high-ranking LPR officials were involved in criminal activities to the disadvantage of the republic and the Lugansk people,” said Kornet.

According to the minister, there is proof of collusion between head of the LPR TV and radio network Anastasiya Shurkayeva and the Ukrainian special services.

“The Chief of the Administration of the Head of LRP Irina Teytsman and Head of Government Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Evgeniy Seliverstov are confirmed to have been complicit in organizing the attempted takeover of LPR government in September of 2016,” Kornet added.

According to the minister, these individuals, being aware that the ministry was in possession of proof of their illegal activities, tried to “discredit the ministry and fire key personnel, who had taken part in uncovering their schemes.” Kornet said that all the information was transferred to Head of LPR Igor Plotnitsky, who decided to arrest and bring charges to all the participants in the schemes.

Kornet also said that LPR police had stopped Ukrainian saboteurs, who had tried to “enter the republic in order to commit several acts of terror and sabotage.” According to the minister, most of the saboteurs were detained, with the search for the rest still ongoing. He noted that currently LPR is “in full control of law enforcement“, with the Ministry of Internal Affairs “functioning as normal”.

Kornet’s remarks follow the reports of armed military uniformed unmarked personnel took over the Lugansk center, allegedly under Kornet’s orders, and refuse to leave despite Plotnitsky’s demands.

According to Rosbalt, there is an established opinion that the current tensions in the LPR are a result of some kind of standoff between Vladislav Surkov [a personal advisor of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin] and FSB Colonel General Sergei Beseda [FSB – the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation]. Rosbalt says that Surkov is working with the administrative apparatus of the LPR, while Beseda works with the security and military block of the republic.

A number of experts from the region assign responsibility for the creation of the corrupt clan administrative system of the LPR to Surkov. It looks the recent changes in the eastern Ukraine conflict has led to the situation when local new oligarchs have started attempts to get an access to the means and resources of the Kiev government and the West (through Kiev). At the same time, these local oligarchs cotninue sucking in Kremlin funds.


  • FlorianGeyer

    Irina Teytsman and Evgeniy Seliverstov are very likely to be Jewish.
    ‘There lies the rub ‘ :)

    • Brother Ma

      You took the words right out of my mouth!
      Any one on the ground that can tell us if we are right?

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  • RGtz98

    Hope they get over a crisis especially when they’re at war , and by miracle they might be doing it in order to seem weak to Ukraine and thus pushing them to attack due to said percieved weakness and justify heavy gains or something later on. (but I doubt it)

  • Derrick Bonsell

    Not good!

  • Barba_Papa

    How come when there’s an accident in a military installation in the Ukraine, or when some general is caught stuffing his own pockets at the expense of the Ukraine, SF posts articles ridiculing Ukrainian incompetence and corruption. But when the incompetence and corruption is in these socalled ‘Peoples Republics’ the Ukrainians suddenly turn from incompetent buffoons into evil mastermind ‘Just as planned!’

    So are they competent, or incompetent?

    • Gary Sellars

      You’re coming across as a supporter and/or apologist of the Kiev banderites… if you are, kindly fuck off and don’t come back.

    • GroundlessAir

      I assume there’s various people there, just like in every country… Okay maybe more incompetent, considering Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries on the planet, on par with the likes of Nigeria and Afghanistan. Though I’d assume it’s just internal power-struggle emerging from disagreements, still even though rebels are flawed, some may be incompetent and corrupt themselves, they’d never screw up so much and provide such abysmal governance and total mismanagement as the oligarchs in Kiev who care only about themselves and their inner circles.

      • Barba_Papa

        Never underestimate internal power squables. Just look at the constant Jihadi infighting in Syria. It’s one thing to be united against a common foe, once you have achieved your objective that unity tends to fall away, exposing bitter divides. There’s probably hardliners who want to keep fight Ukraine, those who think mission accomplished. And just because you can lead an uprising doesn’t mean you know how to run a country. Especially one that no one other then Russia recognizes, so there’s squat you can do in regards to international trade. Which basically turns these ‘People’s Republics’ into terra nullus, places that don’t exist on the map. Which is perfect breeding ground for criminals and those who are eager to make an illegal buck. Not good places for a thriving legal economy and for people to make an honest living.

  • Starlight

    Putin didn’t invade and end the farce- big mistake. Peaceful partition (that only Russia could have facilitated) wasthe only good solution for Ukraine. Now the West can work any number of ‘can of worm’ plays there, all of which neatly demonise Russia and the pro-Russian section of Ukraine’s population.

    A festering wound, rather than a long since healed cauterised one.

    The majority of Ukraine is in NATO’s hands, with a significant minority being actual nazis who will happily engage in any terror projects against E Ukraine. Partition, which happened to Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, allows sectarian tensions to be safely defused.

    Who here can claim the tin-pot politics of what is now novorussia can do anything but harm Russian interests. Russia cannot officially appoint people to power in E Ukraine. And solving ‘problems’ with assassinations just makes things far worse. Only a fully independent E Ukraine can heal this sore.