Leonid Pasechnik, who replaced Igor Plotnitsky as head of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), has reported on "well-established" cooperation with Moscow.
Pasechnik said that "I personally, and the entire leadership of the LPR, have constructive interaction with all Russian structures that render humanitarian assistance to our Republic at such a difficult time. I am confident that our cooperation will continue in the future,” reports Luhansk Information Centre.
According to Pasechnik, the Republic "closely cooperates" with Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov in the framework of implementing of the Minsk agreements and on other issues.
Earlier Reuters reported that the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, was allegedly appointed by Surkov to manage the Republic after a personal meeting with the Russian aide at the Kremlin.