Alexander Zakharchenko congratulates new Acting LPR Head on assuming office

The Head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, yesterday expressed his congratulations to the new Acting Head of the Lugansk People's Republic Leonid Pasechnik in connection with taking office.

"Dear Leonid Ivanovich, I congratulate you on taking up the post of Acting Head of the Lugansk People's Republic! In the conditions of war and economic blockade it is a difficult task, but I am confident that you will cope with it with honour. I am also confident that we will effectively withstand the Kiev aggression and build a peaceful life together," the text of the congratulation says.

Yesterday evening it became known that Igor Plotnitsky, on health grounds, resigned from the post of the LPR Head. LPR Minister of State Security Leonid Pasechnik started acting as the Head of the Republic until the upcoming elections. Plotnitsky, meanwhile, was appointed as an authorized representative of the Lugansk People's Republic on implementation of the Minsk agreements.

DONi News Agency