Lugansk People’s Republic elects its leader


Valery Bolotov was on Sunday elected as head of the Lugansk People’s Republic, the press service of the combined army of the Ukrainian southeast said.

He was elected at a session of the republic’s assembly, which also approved a temporary constitution of the republic.

Vasily Nikitin has been elected Prime Minister of the Lugansk Peope’s Republic. The first-priority move of the head of government is to form a Cabinet of Ministers of the proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, Nikitin told TASS on Monday in an interview.

“My first steps at the post of the Republic’s Prime Minister will be to form a government. I shall announce specific candidacies later on,” he said.


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