The Lugansk People’s Republic has adjusted its rebuilding plans taking into account Russian government recommendations, LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik said.
On Thursday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, accompanied by Pasechnik and LPR government chairman Sergey Kozlov visited Lisichansk, Severodonetsk, Popasnaya and Rubezhnoye.
“Today, we’ve reported on the work we have completed on our tracks,” Pasechnik said. “Of course, we adjusted the implementation of our measures. It was recommended to us to try other, more effective solutions to restore our ruined territories and power, gas, heat and water supply.”
Of course, the interests of the LPR population have been taken into account, he said.
“We continue to register our population and record and ascertain the precise number of persons eligible for retirement benefit; we carry out their verification working on this track,” the LPR leader added.
LPR militia units began to advance towards Severedonetsk and Lisichansk in early March. Supported by Russian forces, they gained a foothold in Severodonetsk on May 29. On June 25, they took under full control the industrial zone of the Azot works in the town. On the same day, the coalition forces entered Lisichansk. Both towns were liberated by early July.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression. Earlier, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance. On July 3, the LPR militia and Russian armed forces fully liberated the LPR territory from Ukrainian armed formations.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The Donbass peace talks participants have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords. *i*s