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27 February 2017, 15:07

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LPR launches receivership transition control board for Ukrainian companies in Donbass

LPR launched the receivership transition control board for the enterprises currently operating in Donbass under Ukrainian jurisdiction, said the chairman of LPR People's Council Vladimir Degtyarenko.

"To execute control over the Ukrainian enterprises receivership transition process the board was established, which includes me, trade unions leaders, Mir Luganschine leaders and others."

"All employees will maintain their jobs, we will support them," he promised.

"The task is to develop enterprises and rearrange the production lines so that they meet the demands of Russian markets."

Former participants of the offensive against Donbass, the so-called ATO, mostly radicalized participants of nationalistic squads, are blocking railroad stretches in Donbass since the end of January, aiming to interrupt the restoration of communications between Ukraine and the Republics.

The issue of railroad connection restoration has been discussed during the Contact Group meetings.

The members of the Contact Group at the meeting in Minsk on December 21st agreed to enforce a comprehensive and durable ceasefire in effect from December 24th. The deal has become the 10th truce agreement since the autumn of 2014. Earlier, Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 27 February — Lugansk