Representatives of self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics signed a joint document at a session of its Supreme Soviet, declaring the “Constitutional Act of the confederal merger of the DRP and LNR into a Union of People’s Republics.” Separatist leaders announced that their republics will be rebranded “People’s Union Republics,” acting in a new Soviet-styled “Union of People’s Republics.” The two ‘Union Republics’ would then form what they call “New Russia.”
The DNR and LNR remain legally classified as terrorist organizations in Ukraine.
“Today members of the DNR Supreme Council voted for a single constitution of New Russia. It means that the DNR and LNR will share the same constitution,” prime minister of the Donetsk Republic, Alexander Borodai, said. Borodai is a Russian citizen with ties to anti-semitic organizations.