The transition to the use of the ruble as the main currency proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic associated with the economic blockade imposed by Kiev arranged relative to the region, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"We know enough already about the long-standing economic blockade, economic exclusion and extrusion of economic zone of Ukraine in the region. Naturally, the region is in an economic vacuum cannot live. There are those currencies that are most appropriate in the moment ", – said Sands, RIA "Novosti"
"The ruble, despite everything, remains foreign money that retains its appeal remains foreign money, which can be based, for this reason Naturally, as an International currency it can be used everywhere ", – Peskov said. The leadership of the Luhansk national Republic decided from 1st of September to make the Russian Ruble the main foreign money LNR. According to the decree of the government of the LNR, " the payment of salaries of public sector employees, pensions and other social payments, appointed in Accordance with applicable law, shall be made in Russian rubles." It was furthermore argued that the allocation of salaries, pensions and other social payments, tariffs for housing and communal services and other payments whose size is Designated in hryvnias in need of normative legal acts will be carried out using the scaling factor from the Ukrainian hryvnia to the Russian Ruble in the amount of 2, 0.