Donetsk, Sep 15 - DAN. The leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik signed a treaty on Wednesday on establishing a common customs zone, the Office of the DPR leader reported.

“On September 15, Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin and Head of the Lugansk People’s Republic had an online meeting where they signed a treaty on establishing a common customs territory and developing economic integration,” the report said.

In early September, the DPR and the LPR agreed to establish a common economic space. The signing of a treaty on one customs space had to become the first step on this track, said the declaration on the results of the top level meeting. The Republics also adopted programs of socio-economic development for 2022-2024 that envisioned a significant increase in wages and pensions, dozens of thousands of new jobs, business support measures, export potential increase etc.

The LPR State Customs Committee earlier announced plans to abolish all customs points on the border between the Republics on October 1. *jk