Plotnitsky resigns as head of Lugansk People’s Republic; state security minister takes charge


November 24, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
–, translated by Tom Winter –

Lugansk. The head of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitsky, has resigned for “health reasons.”

Today, the head of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky, resigned for health reasons. This was spelled out in a statement by the head of the Ministry of State Security (MGB) of the republic, Leonid Pasechnik, posted on Friday on the site of Lugansk Information Center. 

Igor Plotnitsky

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The statement reads as follows: 

Numerous military injuries, and the consequences of a concussion were cited [as the reasons for resignation]. In accordance with his decision, I will assume the duties of the head of the Republic until the forthcoming elections. 

“I am grateful to Igor Venediktovich for his decision and his trust. Igor Venediktovich made a great contribution to the process of peaceful settlement. He is one of the signatories of the Minsk agreements, today he is appointed as an authorized representative of the Lugansk People’s Republic for the implementation of the Minsk agreements. 

“I also declare my commitment to the Minsk Agreements. The Republic will consistently implement the commitments undertaken in accordance with these agreements. The Council of Ministers, the People’s Council of the Lugansk People’s Republic and other authorities continue to work in the regular mode. 

For my part, I want to assure the inhabitants of the LPR that I will do everything that is in my power for the benefit of the inhabitants of Lugansk.

State Security Minister Leonid Pasechnik

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