Today, on September 30, at the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs an exchange of instruments of ratification took place between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People's Republic Natalia Nikonorova and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lugansk People's Republic Vladislav Deinego.
This exchange was carried out on the basis of the Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters on the creation of a single customs territory and the development of economic integration and is the final stage of the entry into force of this act.
In early September, the DPR and LPR joined forces to create a single economic space. The first step towards this implementation was the signing of an agreement on a single customs space, as stated in the Declaration following the results of the interstate summit of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. In addition, programs of socio-economic development for 2022-2024 were adopted, including an increase in wages and pensions, the creation of thousands of jobs, measures to support business, an increase in export potential, etc.