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LNR Head Valery Bolotov said at a news conference on Thursday, June 19, that the republic was thankful to South Ossetia and personally to its President Leonid Tibilov “for the understanding of the situation in the LNR”.
“No one can understand us better than those who have lived through a war,” Bolotov said. “We are beginning negotiations on the establishment of diplomatic relations with South Ossetia and their formalisation in the relevant documents”.
On June 18, Tibilov signed a decree recognising the independence of the LNR.
“I believe it is a good and right decision, which was passed after numerous consultations. We considered each appeal from Luhansk very carefully. They keep coming from ordinary people who are asking us to recognise the Luhansk People’s Republic,” Tibilov stressed.
The LNR intends to build a democratic, rule-of-law and welfare state, according to the note to the programme of priority actions announced by the LNR government.
The program also sets the task of bringing the quality of life in the republic “to that in Russia and the European Union”.
The document is divided into three stages. The main priority at the first stage (June-August 2014) is “urgent measures to protect citizens and normalise life in the republic”.
The second stage (until the end of 2015) will include “stabilisation of the economic and social sphere, the strengthening of ties with Russia and the development of modern and transparent legislation”.
At the final stage (until the end of 2016) the main attention will be riveted to “developing the economy, raising social standards, creating modern and fair pension and social welfare systems, and modernising industry and agriculture”.
The LNR government also intends to “conclude agreements with Ukraine and other states” during this period.
The LNR has asked Russia and 14 other countries to recognise its independence.
“The document was adopted on Tuesday evening at a meeting of the LNR Supreme Council,” the republic’s spokesperson told ITAR-TASS.
Similar requests have been sent to Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Serbia, Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.