Russian President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony for the inauguration of Sergei Sobyanin as Moscow Mayor thanked the city authorities for patronage assistance to the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, the Kremlin website reported.
“Today the capital is helping to establish normal life in the new regions of Russia, taking patronage over Donetsk and Lugansk,” Putin said. “Mr Sobyanin, colleagues, I would like to sincerely thank you for this necessary and noble work.”
On June 3, 2022, Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin and Lugansk administration head Manolis Pilavov signed a joint declaration on establishing twin city ties between the capitals of Russia and the LPR. The Moscow mayor and LPR government chairman Sergey Kozlov signed an bilateral agreement on trade and economic, scientific and cultural cooperation.*i*ie