Self-proclaimed Luhansk republic ready to change its name

16:57, 10 November 2017
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The so-called "acting head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs" of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, or "LPR," Vladislav Deynego, has announced that his formation can change its name to the one Ukraine wants and can be called "ORDLO" as a Russian-language acronym for "certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions," the term used in the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas, according to the TV news service TSN.

The flag of the self-proclaimed 'LPR'

"Naming is not always important. Ukraine calls us the way they like it and how the European partners have written. Let it be! Let's use the name in international documents the way the Europeans want," he said, TSN reported.

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Earlier, Deynego said the "LPR" was ready to return to Ukraine, which, as he claims, is demanded by the international community and which Luhansk cannot resist.

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