We have the same conditions with the Lugansk People's Republic - war, blockade, non-recognition. For these and other reasons, Republics find it difficult to compete with other countries. Nevertheless, even with such serious challenges, our states are developing. Another thing is that we are not satisfied with the pace of development, we set the goal of rapid qualitative changes in our Republics.
My colleague Leonid Pasechnik and I were asked more than once or twice: why are there customs between fraternal states? It so happened historically that our legislation, especially concerning the economy, was different, and it was not possible to make it unified at once. But all this time we made progress. On our instructions, the joint working group has come a long way, and at the moment the synchronization of the customs, tax and civil legislation of Republics is being completed.
The DPR and LPR have developed programs of socio-economic development for 2022–2024. They have common goals and objectives, common approaches to implementation, as well as indicators that need to be achieved.
Of course, people's standard of living is at the forefront. We have repeatedly stated that we need to reach the level of the Rostov region. Specific values are given in the document: an increase in the average wage in the economy as a whole by 2.3 times to 35 thousand rubles. and an increase in the average pension by 1.3 times to 13.8 thousand rubles; the average salary of state employees will be 29 thousand rubles.
Of course, in order to achieve such indicators, an economic recovery is needed. The Programs pay special attention to this, including the creation of a favorable business and investment climate. Both in the DPR and LPR, we will approach this issue from a unified position.
Since 2014, we have been in the same political field with the fraternal Lugansk People's Republic, now we are ready to interact according to common economic rules, in the same economic space.
Today, following the talks with the Lugansk colleagues, we signed a declaration. I am sure such agreements will benefit all of us.
DPR Head Denis Pushilin