Today, Igor Venediktovich Plotnitsky resigned for health reasons. Numerous military injuries and consequences of contusion resulted. In accordance with his decision, I proceed to TAKE the duties of the head of the republic until the upcoming elections. I am grateful to Igor Venediktovich for his decision and trust. Igor Venediktovich made a great contribution to the process of peaceful settlement. He is one of the signatories of the Minsk agreements. Today he is appointed as an authorized representative of the Luhansk People’s Republic for the implementation of the Minsk agreements I also declare my commitment to the Minsk Agreements. The Republic will consistently implement the commitments undertaken in accordance with these agreements. The Council of Ministers, the People’s Council of the Luhansk People’s Republic and other authorities continue to work in the regular mode. For my part, I want to assure the residents of the Luhansk People’s Republic that I will do everything in my power to benefit the people of Luhansk.