Internal Tensions Grow In Self-Proclaimed Republics In Eastern Ukraine. ‘Unidentified’ Troops Deployed In Lugansk (Video, Photos)

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Internal tensions are growing in the self-proclaimed republics in the region of Donbass in eastern Ukraine.

On November 21, some “unknown” armed men took control over the city center of Lugansk, the capital of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). According to to local sources, these fighters are members of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) military.

It is not clear how much DPR troops were deployed. However, at least one military column of the supposed DPR forces was filmed.

Observers link the ongoing tensions with an attempt of the LPR’s head Igor Plotnitsky to dismiss LPR Interior Minister Igor Kornet under a pretext of opening a criminal case against him.

The LPR Interior Ministry ignored this decision and accused some persons linked to the Ukrainian oligarchs and special services of staging the fake coup in the republic in September 2016. The ministry’s accusations were aimed against Plotnitsky’s circle, but the ministry said nothing against the LPR head himself.

It looks like the LPR Interior Ministry has a support from the DPR in its move. Meanwhile, LPR military forces don’t participate in the standoff.

An alleged DPR military column is entering Lugansk:

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  • RGtz98

    Wonder whats going on there…

    • as

      The forces were most probably were of DPR. There’s a report that they were Russian but by their equipment they’re either a volunteers forces from local region or DPR forces.
      Some LPR upper echelons are either swayed by Ukraine/US funded bribes/deals or this is a successful discord by intelligence organization.
      Well we’ll just have to see how it’s developed since re integrating with Ukraine right now were of a very poor choice for them with Nazis based ultranationalism dominated the ruling government.

  • Tom Tom

    politics

  • Solomon Krupacek

    the traitory politics of moscow brings fruits

    • Gary Sellars

      Fuck off idiot… Terror-sympathiser butt-boy.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        i suggest for zou antipsychotics. then you will not talk with yourself.

        • LR captain

          solomon is it not possible that Russia is investing too much time/effort/resources into the Syria that they are not bothering to moderate the back and fourth political arguments between the DPR and LPR anymore.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            from the beginning russia wanted only buffer zone, like was south lebanon for israel. russia never want neither independence, nor take lugansk and donetsk. moscow simply obeyed the future of people living there. but they want to live normal life. this is the reason, why are looking for conciliation with kiev.

            this scenario was foreseen already in early beginning of revolt. simply check the articles from that time.

            conclusion: never trust moscow!

          • LR captain

            you are right in the sense that Russia only these states as buffer zones.

            But i do disagree with you that they want to rejoin Ukraine even they can see clear as day how things are under kiev the corruption the economic crisis there. plus why would they rejoin the people that have been shelling them from time to time. plus they have been shelling them back too, neo-cons and nazi, (including corrupt officials) are not known to forgive and forget. But they are known to take things by force and pillage and destroy things they get.

          • Gary Sellars

            Shlomoman seeks to view everything thru a lens of “Russia is always to blame”. He’s just another of these Jews that hates Russia because it has thrown off the yoke of Jewish oligarch control.

          • LR captain

            no he is not, he is more like the teacher who knew i was right in my answer but my method to getting the answer was wrong.

            i had a teacher like that once. he really never put me in a crummy mood he always made me think about the “what if” he wanted to see if i could over come the road block that was put in-front of me.

            in sort only thing “”wrong”” about solomon is that he thinks america can be saved.

            i could go on on and about this

          • Tudor Miron

            Are you seriously asking his opinion (meaning that you assume that you can hear something sensible in response to your question)?

          • LR captain

            why not? he is a good counter wight to my arguments beside me and him do get along. We have degree of respect for each other.

            this is what healthy a argument looks like.

            the rest arguments in chat usually end up like.
            (f**k you, you pro-western capitalist,) (no f**k you, you pro-putin f*gs)

            I find funny how we can have a healthy productive discussion were we finaly start making progress and start to reach a common understanding. – this rarely ever happens.

            But honest what starts all these massive collection of insults is when some one stated their opinion on the situation and have no means to counter it so insult start being thrown.

          • Tudor Miron

            I respect your position but I have to disagree regarding this particular creature.

          • LR captain

            solomon is not a creature he is person

          • Tudor Miron

            May be he is but he hides it very effectively.

  • LR captain

    i could see two things that are happening

    (first option) its possible that Russia is investing too much time/effort/resources into the Syria that they are not bothering to moderate the back and fourth political arguments between the DPR and LPR anymore.

    this could make both republics loose trust in each other and this would give the Ukrainians the chance to try and take those cities back.

    the only thing that may have united these two might have been the struggle against the neo cons in Kiev. this would be similar to the way the Ukraine use the threat of Russian occupation of the donbass to hold its country together.

    (second option) the republics are seeing the war in syria winding down as well as Moscow. So could this not be some type of trick. Moscow sadly be using these republics (making them look like they are going to fight each other through covert means) as bait to lure the Ukrainian army into attacking them before springing at trap in another fall back, then pincer them maneuver. This would then bog down western attention like how Syria did. -though this is unlikely, and yet it is something that the Russians could do and that i can see them doing.

    • Brother Ma

      I hope it is the second option.it would be sad to see these freed areas go back to the zioukros.

      • LR captain

        please put a space between option. and it because it is acting as a link

    • TS

      Ground is not hard enough.. It is corruption, the sorts like what Batman was up to..

      • LR captain

        clarify

  • Eskandar Black

    My explanation is that there is a difference in opinion between the LNR and DNR government about the road forward for rebel regions. Lugansk places donetsk into a precarious, strategic situation. It makes sense that when the leaders of LNR started to have a friendlier relationship with the authorities in Kiev than DNR, their bigger brother to the east sent a brigade to lugansk to have a discussion with the pacifists. I am sure in the long run, cooler heads will prevail.