The self-proclaimed Lugansk people's Republic does not want to completely abandon the hryvnia and move towards the use of the ruble, informs the head of the Republic Igor Carpentry.
first Power DND and LNR announced the introduction in the field of multi-currency zone. One reason for this step was the lack of cash hryvnia.
"The hryvnia at the current moment is not foreign money, which is the maximum used by our residents, but to talk about the fact that just because we dislike obliged to abandon it and throw this currency is wrong," he was quoted Luhansk information center.
Carpenter explained that in the future the Republic will continue to use a multi-currency system.
Finance Minister LNR Eugene Manuilov was first reported that more than 80% of tax revenues in the budget LNR is carried out in Russian rubles.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".