“We have to harmonise our laws, they should be uniform,” Zakharchenko said adding that it was planned to complete it within the next four or five months. “But I believe we’ll settle the matter within six months,” the DPR leader said.

On 31 January, 2018, DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko and acting LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik signed a protocol of intent to promote closer economic cooperation and establish a common customs space. The commission on harmonising the legislation of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics held a meeting on February 9. *jk