The head of Lugansk resigns from his post


November 25, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

LUGANSK, Ukraine – The head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky has resigned, LPR State Security Minister Leonid Pasechnik claiming in a statement published on the Lugansk Media Center website on Friday that it was because of health problems.

“Today, Igor Plotnitsky has resigned due to health problems, aggravated by numerous battle injuries and concussion consequences, the statement said. 

“In accordance with his decision, I come into office as the republic’s head until the coming election,” the statement continued.

“Igor Plotnitsky has made a great contribution to the peaceful settlement process. He is one of the Minsk accords signers. He has been appointed plenipotentiary of the Lugansk People’s Republic for execution of the Minsk accords,” he noted.

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“He is among the signatories to the Minsk agreements and was appointed today the Lugansk People’s Republic’s envoy for the implementation of the Minsk agreements,” the statement said.

“I also state my adherence to the Minsk accords. The republic will be consistently executing the obligations taken under these agreements,” Pasechnik pointed out.

In his statement, he also stressed that “the Board of Ministers, the LPR People’s Council and other power structures continue operating on a routine basis.” 

“For my part, I want to assure the LPR residents that I will do everything possible for the Lugansk people’s welfare,” Pasechnik concluded.

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