From September 1, main foreign money of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic is the Russian ruble.
This decision was made by the Council of Ministers LNR August 18. The head of the Council of Ministers of the Republic Gennady Tsepkalo previously explained, because this measure is related To the economic blockade from Kiev. According to his statement, a multi-currency system in the LC remains in use will remain the ruble, hryvnia, dollar, and Euro, but the main report and will be binding against the ruble.
payments of salaries, pensions and social allowances will be made in rubles without reference to the Ukrainian currency. Previously, the calculation was carried out at the rate of two dollars for one hryvnia. Planning, budget, financial and tax reporting will also be formed in rubles.
More than 52% of residents LNR, according to the sociological research centre " Special status ", agree that the ruble must become the primary foreign money of the Republic. During the research it turned out that 63, 3% of the respondents used the ruble when making purchases and payments in retail outlets.
in the last month of summer, the share of the ruble on the currency market of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic was around 85%.
From 19 August, the FSC began the recalculation of pensions With reference to the Russian ruble. Before retirement residents LNR has already started to pay in roubles, but in relation to the Ukrainian hryvnia. On the first of September all social payments will be made in the ruble.
Chapter LNR Igor Carpenter said that the transition to the Russian ruble will not result in a price increase.
in November 2014, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the document, which is called the " decree on economic blockade ": the territory of Donbass, control of power structures, brought government agencies, banks and even prisons. Payment of the inhabitants of the region of pensions Kiev stops even Earlier - in the middle of summer. To continue receiving payments, pensioners now have to enter your data within, controlled by power structures. Since April, the authorities of the self-proclaimed DND and LNR began to pay pensions to residents.
at rallies in April 2014 residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the development of " people's republics ". After held in may referendum of the Republic declared its sovereignty and later put together their own authorities. Kiev DND and LNR not recognized and began From mid-April 2014 in the area of combat activities. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began More than 6, 8 thousand people.