Delegates of self-proclaimed LPR and DPR announced the establishment of a new country called Little Russia. In addition to LDPR, it will include 19 more regions of Ukraine. The constitutional act of the new country was read out by the deputy head of the Council of Ministers of the DPR, Alexander Timofeev.
He noted that the ex-regions of Ukraine, except for the Crimea, will have the status of successor to Ukraine.
«We agree that the new state will be called Little Russia, since the very name «Ukraine» discredited itself,» the constitutional act says.
According to the document, the capital of the new country will be the city of Donetsk.
According to open sources, the population of the Lugansk People’s Republic is about 1.5 million people. About 3 million people live in the DPR. The document, in particular, does not explain which 19 regions of Ukraine are at issue. It is worth noting that before the disengagement of the Crimea Ukraine included 27 subjects. Of these, 24 are regions. In addition, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and two cities with a special status — Kiev and Sevastopol.