Donetsk, Jan 12 – DAN. DPR and LPR-made products are actively entering Russian market, as many Donbass enterprises are shifting their focus on exports, the DPR Ministry of Industry and Trade told said Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.

"The decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin creates new economic reality for our industrial enterprises, as it officially opens up market opportunities necessary for the industries. This political decision tears down the economic blockade imposed by Ukraine," the statement reads.

It says that DPR industry is currently shifting its focus to export: in the last 10 months of 2021 exports grew by 10 pc, with shipments to Russia contributing 80.1 pc to the total exports.

The Yenakiyevo meat processing plant has shipped the first 1,500 kilograms of sausage products to Russia’s Rostov region, the Donetsk People’s Republic Agro-industrial Policy and Food Ministry reported on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on November 15 to ease access of Donbass-made products to Russian markets.

The decree orders to develop the legislation to recognise DPR and LPR certificates of origin and make Donbass-made products eligible, on equal terms with Russian goods, for state and municipal procurement, and purchases by certain types of legal entities. *ot