Alexander Zakharchenko, who heads the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, announced the creation of Little Russia, which unites the DPR and the LPR, as well as in the project, and all the other Ukrainian regions.
Zakharchenko said that Donetsk should be the capital of the united state. He added that the authorities of the self-proclaimed republics are of the opinion that the legitimate authority was preserved only in the territories of the DPR and the LPR. In the rest of Ukraine, Zakharchenko believes, the power is illegitimate, so it must be changed. The head of the DPR also stated the need to impose a state of emergency for three years.
Recall that earlier the DNI and the LC called themselves Novorossia. In 2014, at the height of hostilities in the east of Ukraine, this “project” was actively promoted in the Russian media, but eventually stalled.