Aleksandr Petrovich Kharitonov ( ) is a Ukrainian politician who appeared in media during the pro-Russian unrest in March 2014. He is the first leader of Russian separatists forces in Luhansk region. He is one of the pioneers and founders of the Russian Spring in the Eastern Ukraine.
Since 2005 he was a member of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine and in 2007 unsuccessfully ran for being elected as a People's Deputy of Ukraine from the party.Bratva from "LNR" by name; who "steers" the militants in Luhansk Oblast (Ð‘Ñ€Ð°Ñ‚Ð²Ð° Ð¸Ð· Â«Ð›ÐÐ Â»: Ð¿Ð¾Ð¸Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ð½Ð¾ - ÐºÑ‚Ð¾ Â«Ñ€ÑƒÐ»Ð¸Ñ‚Â» Ð±Ð¾ÐµÐ²Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð¼Ð¸ Ð² Ð›ÑƒÐ³Ð°Ð½ÑÐºÐ¾Ð¹ Ð¾Ð±Ð»Ð°ÑÑ‚Ð¸). The Ukraine Criminal. 9 December 2015 He also actively participate in the PSPU anti-NATO protests for which in 2008 he was awarded a party badge "Fighter of anti-NATO resistance". In the late 2013 Kharitonov actively participated in Anti-Maidan protests, later organized and led "Luganskaya Gvardiya" (Luhansk Gvardiya).
According to Korrespondent, on 5 March 2014 Kharitonov was elected at a multi-thousand gathering as a "Narodny Gubernator" (People's Governor) following the example of the Pavel Gubarev's election.In Luhansk at a meeting was elected "people's governor" (Ð’ Ð›ÑƒÐ³Ð°Ð½ÑÐºÐµ Ð½Ð° Ð¼Ð¸Ñ‚Ð¸Ð½Ð³Ðµ Ð¸Ð·Ð±Ñ€Ð°Ð»Ð¸ "Ð½Ð°Ñ€Ð¾Ð´Ð½Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð³ÑƒÐ±ÐµÑ€Ð½Ð°Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð°"). Korrespondent. 5 March 2014 Kharitonov proposed to elect "Narodny Sovet Luganschiny" ( ) and scheduled a new gathering on Sunday 9 March 2014 to present the People's Soviet. From the stage where Kharitonov spoke, it was announced that there were elected 15,000 signatures to conduct a referendum and appeal for help to Vladimir Putin. The referendum for federalization of Ukraine was scheduled on 30 March 2014. On 9 March 2014 after storming the building of Luhansk Oblast State Administration, Aleksandr Kharitonov read out loud a letter of resignation which as he claimed is signed by Mykhailo Bolotskykh.The leader of Luganskaya Gvardiya read the Bolotskykh letter of resignation (Ð›Ð¸Ð´ÐµÑ€ Ð›ÑƒÐ³Ð°Ð½ÑÐºÐ¾Ð¹ Ð³Ð²Ð°Ñ€Ð´Ð¸Ð¸ Ð·Ð°Ñ‡Ð¸Ñ‚Ð°Ð» Ð·Ð°ÑÐ²Ð»ÐµÐ½Ð¸Ðµ Ð‘Ð¾Ð»Ð¾Ñ‚ÑÐºÐ¸Ñ… Ð¾Ð± Ð¾Ñ‚ÑÑ‚Ð°Ð²ÐºÐµ). Liga.net. 9 March 2014 Bolotskykh himself left the building with a help of militsiya detachment and did not make any official declarations in that regard. The Ukrayinska Pravda printed an article about the event taken from a local newsmedia and showing the whole process in photos.https://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/03/9/7018219/ In Luhansk protesters-Russophiles forced the new governor resign - mass media (Ð£ Ð›ÑƒÐ³Ð°Ð½ÑÑŒÐºÑƒ Ð¼Ñ–Ñ‚Ð¸Ð½Ð³Ð°Ñ€Ñ–-Ñ€ÑƒÑÐ¾Ñ„Ñ–Ð»Ð¸ Ð·Ð¼ÑƒÑÐ¸Ð»Ð¸ Ð½Ð¾Ð²Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð³ÑƒÐ±ÐµÑ€Ð½Ð°Ñ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð° Ð¿Ñ–Ñ‚Ð¸ Ñƒ Ð²Ñ–Ð´ÑÑ‚Ð°Ð²ÐºÑƒ - Ð—ÐœÐ†). Ukrayinska Pravda. 9 March 2014 Over the building raised a Russian tricolor and the crowd sang the Russian anthem. The local militsiya that was present at the scene stood without reaction stating that cannot arrest everyone. The Euromaidan community informed that many buses from Russia arrived to Luhansk and the "local princes" Oleksandr Yefremov, Arsen Klinchaev, Aleksandr Kharitonov, and chief of SBU Tretiak facilitated intensification of situation. That fact was later confirmed by a former chief of militsiya in Luhansk Oblast.http://www.dsnews.ua/politics/eks-glava-militsii-luganshchiny-polnostyu-sdal-efremova-v-31082017202900 Ex-head of militsiya of Luhansk region completely gave away Yefremov in court (ÐÐºÑ-Ð³Ð»Ð°Ð²Ð° Ð¼Ð¸Ð»Ð¸Ñ†Ð¸Ð¸ Ð›ÑƒÐ³Ð°Ð½Ñ‰Ð¸Ð½Ñ‹ Ð¿Ð¾Ð»Ð½Ð¾ÑÑ‚ÑŒÑŽ "ÑÐ´Ð°Ð»" Ð•Ñ„Ñ€ÐµÐ¼Ð¾Ð²Ð° Ð² ÑÑƒÐ´Ðµ ). DS News. 31 August 2017
On 13 March 2014 Kharitonov was arrested by the Security Service of Ukraine.In Luhansk the Security Service of Ukraine detained Aleksandr Kharitonov (Ð£ Ð›ÑƒÐ³Ð°Ð½ÑÑŒÐºÑƒ Ð¡Ð»ÑƒÐ¶Ð±Ð° Ð±ÐµÐ·Ð¿ÐµÐºÐ¸ Ð£ÐºÑ€Ð°Ñ—Ð½Ð¸ Ð·Ð°Ñ‚Ñ€Ð¸Ð¼Ð°Ð»Ð° ÐžÐ»ÐµÐºÑÐ°Ð½Ð´Ñ€Ð° Ð¥Ð°Ñ€Ð¸Ñ‚Ð¾Ð½Ð¾Ð²Ð°). Security Service of Ukraine. 14 March 2014 He was convicted to 5 year with probationary period of 3 years for an attempt of violent change of the constitutional order and seizure of government buildings.http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:k6Z_5y87FNEJ:informator.media/archives/60707+&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us The Plotnitsky's militants have taken away a wife of the Luhansk "guardsman" Kharitonov "for conversation" (Ð–ÐµÐ½Ñƒ Ð»ÑƒÐ³Ð°Ð½ÑÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾ Â«Ð³Ð²Ð°Ñ€Ð´ÐµÐ¹Ñ†Ð°Â» Ð¥Ð°Ñ€Ð¸Ñ‚Ð¾Ð½Ð¾Ð²Ð° Ð±Ð¾ÐµÐ²Ð¸ÐºÐ¸ ÐŸÐ»Ð¾Ñ‚Ð½Ð¸Ñ†ÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾ ÑƒÐ²ÐµÐ»Ð¸ Â«Ð½Ð° Ð±ÐµÑÐµÐ´ÑƒÂ»). informator. In the case of mass riots in Luhansk on 9â€“10 March 2014 Kharitonov appeared along with Arsen Klinchaev. Later Kharitonov was exchanged for hostages and left for Moscow where he organized few pro-separatist Donbass demonstrations titled as "Za Novorossiyu" ( ). On 7 November 2014 he returned to Luhansk where he reregistered his Luganskaya Gvardiya and joined the local "Kazak National Guard" led by Nikolay Kozitsyn (see Republic of Stakhanov). Following the conflict with Anastasiya Paterikova, Kharitonov left the Kazaks. Category:1971 births Category:Living people Category:People from Luhansk Category:People of the Luhansk People's Republic Category:Pro-Russian people of the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine Category:Pro-Russian people of the war in Donbass Category:Ukrainian prisoners and detainees Category:Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine politicians Category:People of Anti-Maidan Category:Prisoners and detainees of Ukraine Category:Heads of government who were later imprisoned