|Press Secretary of the DPR Military Command|
|Assumed office |
14 January 2015
|Preceded by||office established|
|Born||27 June 1966|
Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
|Allegiance||Donetsk People's Republic|
|Branch/service||United Armed Forces of Novorossiya|
|Years of service||2014–present|
|Battles/wars||War in Donbass|
Eduard Aleksandrovich Basurin (Russian: Эдуард Александрович Басурин; Ukrainian: Едуард Олександрович Басурін; born 27 June 1966) is the Deputy Defense Minister and Defense Spokesman of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) militia command, which the Ukrainian government has designed a terrorist organization.
Prior to the Russo-Ukrainian War which began in 2014, he worked for a company that produced paint.
In 2014 he served as a political commissar of the Kalmius Battalion, a paramilitary group operating under the Donetsk People's Republic organization. From 2014 onwards, he has worked as press secretary, def facto spokesman for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.
Basurin has been accused of repeatedly attempting to obstruct the OSCE mission in Donbas. In 2015 he was sanctioned by the European Union On January 9, 2016, Basurin was sanctioned under the Ukraine Designations Regarding Separatists (E.O. 13660) sanctions program by the United States "For being responsible for or complicit in, or having engaged in, directly or indirectly, actions or policies that threaten the peace security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine"; "Asserting governmental authority over a part or region of Ukraine without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine; and acting for or on behalf of the previously designated, self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) or the previously designated, self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR)"
During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Basurin called for using chemical weapons against the defenders of Mariupol. On 16 April, Ukraine's military intelligence reported that Basurin had been detained by Russia in connection to revealing chemical weapons use. However, these allegations were not substantiated, and Basurin continued in his duties, prodding Ukrainian troops in SIeverodonetsk to surrender on June 13 in an official capacity as DPR military spokesman.
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