The head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko said that it was unprofitable to start production in the breakaway region's own passports.
"to spend millions of money on a piece of paper the DNI is not appropriate," He said Thursday at a meeting in Donetsk with the students.
"Print of the passport is a week time. Yes, in Lugansk (in the neighboring Luhansk people's Republic - ed.) have a passport, but It goes nowhere, and the money spent. We passports are not printed, but the salary to state employees have raised, " - said Zakharchenko.
He also noticed that the Donetsk national Republic already developing foreign economic relations, despite being unrecognized.
"We sell at the present time, grain, seeds, coal, metal, harvesters, spare parts for cars, construction foam. I sit Bulgarians, Germans, poles. And We - the unrecognized Republic? Us recognized South Ossetia