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MOSCOW, September 11. /TASS/. Residents of the Prevalsky district in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) want to start a movement for joining Russia, head of the local administration Vitaly Mikhaylov told Luhansk Inform Center on Friday.
On Thursday, Mikhaylov attended a meeting at the local branch of the public movement "Peace to Luhansk." "After the meeting, local residents came up to me — an initiative group that wants to launch a movement for joining Russia. And this really has grounds to exist. For the population of the republic, the Russian Federation is a certain guarantor of preventing humanitarian catastrophe toward which current Ukranian authorities are pushing us," he said.
Mikhaylov noted that "if there is such request from our residents, it cannot be ignored because authorities should hear its people and take their opinion into consideration."
"The Russian ruble is the main currency in the republic. With expanding economic blockade from Ukraine, Russia remains our only trade partner. I am confident that the majority of republic’s residents will support the initiative of the people from out district," he said.
The head of local administration stressed that LPR residents "always felt as part of Russia." "If accession to Russia takes place, it will be like returning to homeland for the republic’s population," he concluded.